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Old 02-05-2015, 11:53 PM
 
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Thanks for all the info, everyone.
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Old 02-07-2015, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Actually that's incorrect. Jacksonville has a very diverse economy with much less tourism focus than other cities in Florida. There are three Fortune 500 companies based in Jacksonville ( CSX, Fidelity National Financial and Fidelity National Information Services), umpteen other large companies are based in Jacksonville as well (EverBank, Florida Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Gate Petroleum, Nemours Foundation, Rayonier, Saft Group, Vistakon (Acuvue products), Tree of Life (health food products), Associated Tennis Professionals (ATP), Professional Golf Association (PGA) as well as major offices for CB Richard Ellis, Citibank, Convergys, DeutscheBank, Norfolk Southern and Wells Fargo to name a few.

Forbes: Jacksonville #2 for tech job growth - Florida Technology Journal
Funny, I was gonna offer to help if you had any questions about Jax but Kyle seems to have things covered. He's completely right that Jax's economy is very diverse, and what he listed is just the tip of the iceberg. If you like cheap, family-friendly suburban living then Jax is great. For the urban lifestyle it is sorely lacking but the situation is improving.

I would also consider Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, and Austin. Neither TX nor FL have a state income tax, which is nice. But 3 bedroom for $1200 will be easiest to find in Jax.
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