When most people think of nice homes near the beach in Florida, they immediately think of Miami, however, a word that does not come to mind when thinking of Miami is cheap. But people looking for affordable housing in Florida close to the water are in luck. Jacksonville offers a budget-minded person with the average home in Jacksonville listed for $159,990, as compared to the average home in Miami $224,750, homes in Jacksonville are a bargain, and with the average time on the market only 65 days, 130 in Miami, the market is hot.
In Jacksonville there are currently 7559 homes listed for sale. Median price per square foot of house space is only $100, minimum is $3, and maximum is $1,190. The most expensive property is listed at $10M, while the lowest priced property is at $7,500. The properties are:
This is proof that the homes available in Jacksonville include every home type imaginable, so the right home is out there for you.
Since the year 2000 Jacksonville has experienced a 10% growth in population size whereas in Miami it’s only 6%. This is because people are realizing that for a fraction of the price of Miami they can have just as many luxuries in Jacksonville.
Also, Jacksonville is home to seven of the nation’s best high schools according to Newsweek Magazine, and recently The College Board selected Duval County as one of three counties throughout the state for the EXCELerator Schools’ Project, an initiative that promotes college going culture in schools.
The night life that made Miami so popular is not lacking in any way in Jacksonville. Information is readily available to new residents looking to go out and have fun at night. And after a great night on the town Jacksonville is a safe place to be after dark. Crime statistics list violent crime in Jacksonville as only 1.45 times the national average while in Miami violent crime is 3.14 times the national average.