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23 Photos Of Jacksonville That Will Make You Want To Move There

Be careful—these shots of J-ville might just steal your heart.

Ian Douglass

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1. Welcome to Jacksonville!

Jacksonville Photos

Source: Flickr user Kirk Olson

St. Johns River

2. The city Where Florida Begins…

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Source: Flickr user Don Dearing

3. And a city that’s not afraid to be bold.

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Source: Flickr user Landon

4. A city with a big story behind its name…

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Source: Flickr user Jeff Wright

5. Where one moment you could be walking along the river…

Jacksonville Photos

Source: Flickr user drewTHAT

6. And the next under a looming oak tree.

Jacksonville Photos

Source: Flickr user James Willamor

Treaty Oak

7. The busy streets are intoxicating…

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Source: Flickr user Craig ONeal

8. … but that doesn’t mean you won’t get a few moments to yourself too.

Jacksonville Photos

Source: Flickr user Kirk Olson

Riverwalk

9. And the piers are the perfect place to catch the perfect sunrise.

Jacksonville Photos

Source: Flickr user Craig ONeal

10. The landing is gorgeous by day…

Jacksonville Photos

Source: Flickr user James Willamor

11. And electric by night.

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Source: Flickr user Rob Bixby

12. And the fountains are especially friendly…

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Source: Flickr user jaxbot

Friendship Fountain

13. … Particularly in the dark.

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Source: Flickr user jaxbot

14. And don’t think you won’t have your breath taken away…

Jacksonville Photos

Source: Flickr user James Hawley

15. … By beauty in the big city.

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Source: Flickr user taberandrew

16. While you might expect to find these guys lounging around the zoo…

Jacksonville Photos

Source: Flickr user Rob Bixby

17. That’s not the only place you can go…

Jacksonville Photos

Source: Flickr user Joe Shlabotnik

18. … To find Jaguars.

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Source: Jacksonville Jaguars Facebook

19. Jaxons are a colorful group of folks…

Jacksonville Photos

Source: Flickr user Rob Bixby

20. … Some who never really grow up…

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Source: Flickr user Jon Dawson

21. …And others who never stop hugging.

Jacksonville Photos

Source: Flickr user Don Dearing

22. And why shouldn’t everyone want to live in a place like J-ville…

Jacksonville Photos

Source: Flickr user Rob Bixby

23. … Where every day ends like a dream.

Jacksonville Photos

Source: Flickr user Don Dearing

What’s the most beautiful spot in Jacksonville? Tell us in the comments below!

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posted on: July 11, 2014
21,261 views, 5 comments

5 Comments

  1. Bernard

    This BOLD city is still being molded. The people make it beautiful come be part of the beauty that is JACKSONVILLE !

  2. BisFitty

    5. Fun fact: This photo is taken so far to the left because if they showed ANY more to the right, you would see a bunch of homeless beggars!

    6. Yeah, that looming oak tree is nice, the true sight, with all the begging homeless people you no doubt shooed away to take this photo is not.

    7. The streets of downtown Jax are FAR from busy (unless you count all the beggars on foot). Our downtown area is dying FAST, I can show you dozens of photos from this area that look like Detroit 5 years ago.

    8. Its a BAD thing that that beautiful exercise path is empty. This should be full of people reading on benches, walking, jogging and bicycling.

    9. … Yeah, as people have pointed out, you are an idiot if you think you can watch the sunset on our beaches -.-

    10. The landing is full of trashy people and beggars by day…

    11. …And by night there are stabbingshttp://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/…/football-fan…/ … and beggars!

    12. To be fair, the fountain is cool as shit

    13. Seriously, it even has its own wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friendship_Fountain

    17. How is this photo of an EMPTY NFL STADIUM supposed to drum up town pride?

    Overall, yes, you can find some nice PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES in Jacksonville, but not only would I not suggest anyone move here, my wife and I are saving to move far away and we ADAMANTLY warn people against moving to this terrible, crime ridden cesspool of a place.

    This is an honest opinion of a longtime Jacksonville native who cant wait to change that for good!

  3. LG3

    Whoa there buddy, fair enough that Jacksonville isn’t always a bright and sterling place, but as a native you should honestly appreciate someone taking initiative to model the scenic parts of our city. And they even missed the best part: The people. The people who live out near the beach and the ones in Arlington, the ones who live Downtown. Everywhere you go around here you can meet awesome people. I’d venture to say that a lot of them live quiet and content with the beauty of the place, while others are eager to get out and make adjustments and change this city for the better.
    No, skill wise our football team isn’t the Steelers, and no, scenery wise we arent Miami. But the people around here that I know see Jacksonville’s immense potential to grow into something spectacular over the next decade. And you can bet that it will.

  4. Adam

    Great shots. I used to live there as well. I miss living there. but my question is did the author of this article ask for permission to use the photos. It’s great photo credit was given. But it’s always mice to ask first. Just saying. I do know one of the photographers listed here personally.

    As far as comments about stabbings, homeless and beggars. They are are in every city. No matter where you go. Jacksonville is know as a growing city or it was at one point. I haven’t lived there in 4 years, but I never had a problem while I lived there for 9 years. But in any city you find theses things and it is just something you have to accept. Some of the homeless choose to be this way. As far as the football stadium is concerned, that’ not a reason to move there.Never was a fan of the Jaguars. But really not a fan of football either. More baseball and soccer fan.

    I also agree with LG3 saying that someone is taking the time to display the city in it’s brightest ways. Enjoy it and make the best of it. If the homeless, beggars and crime bother you in the downtown area. Move to out to Orange Park, Mandarin or the beach. Stay away from downtown.

  5. Bud

    Great pics of mostly downtown in its best light. I live downtown and can see the explosive progression of desirable venues taking place every day. Of course, there is SO much more to Jax than just downtown.
    Everything considered, Jax is a very good place to live. Compare the annual weather here – moderated as it is by both the Atlantic and the Gulf -with just about any other place in the USA and you’ll find that it is excellent. Jax has a very young spirit. We have most of the advantages and land area of a big city (first or second in the USA?) with the pleasantness of a smaller Southern town with a large Navy mix of ethnics..an international port city. Educational and big time entertainment opportunities abound. If you don’t see all that, or get bored, you aren’t paying positive attention. GO JAGS!

 

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