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Old 06-11-2010, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Hello all I am originally from NYC but now I am in VA Beach. I am planning to move to Jacksonville for a possible Job that my step dad is going to get me. I am almost finished with my Master's degree. How is Jacksonville? Is it country, is it a city? Are people racist there? If I move over there do I need to remove the Big Yankees sticker that I have on my car? Inputs are highly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Jacksonville is a geographically large city, so there are all different types of areas here: redneck, ghetto, wealthy, artsy, historic, brand new, river-front, ocean front, in the woods, in the city, in the suburbs, etc.

Your Yankees sticker will be just fine.
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:26 PM
 
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Hello all I am originally from NYC but now I am in VA Beach. I am planning to move to Jacksonville for a possible Job that my step dad is going to get me. I am almost finished with my Master's degree. How is Jacksonville? Is it country, is it a city? Are people racist there? If I move over there do I need to remove the Big Yankees sticker that I have on my car? Inputs are highly appreciated. Thanks.
1. Jacksonville is great!
2. It is both city and country and beach....you can find just about any setting you want here, urban, contemporary, laid back, just depends on what part of town you want to live in.
3. Despite it's reputation, J'ville is no more or less racist than any other city. It depends on what part of the city you live in. We are the largest city land wise in the country, you can find parts that aren't racist.
4. You can keep your Yankees sticker....just add either a Gators or Jaguars sticker beside it and you'll be fine.

But like any where you decide to live, life is what YOU make it, not what it makes you!
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:02 AM
 
Location: St. Augustine Area
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I have met a lot of people in my neighborhood that relocated here from the New York area. Yankee fans are everywhere, we aren't even from NY and are Yankee fans. I do hope you can convert to being Jag fans though, we need all the help we can get. I lived in VA Beach when I was in the military, and Jax is somewhat similar, so it won't be much of a culture shock. I don't think you'll find racism worse here than in VA. Congrats and good luck!
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Thanks for all your inputs! I really appreciate it.
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:01 PM
 
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I'm moving to Jacksonville as soon as an apartment becomes available. I hope it's not a real Southern city and has a lot of diversity like Atlanta, Georgia where I'll be moving from. I love to meet people of all races and from other countries. We have a lots of African-Americans here in Atlanta and I have African-American friends as well as several other friends from New York, Philadelphia and Washington and one from Japan who has lived in my apartment complex for a long time, but is moving back to Japan with her husband so she can be close to her 100-year old mother. I'll be calling all these friends and skyping with my Japanese friend when I move to Jacksonville. I hope that Jacksonville will be a little similar to Atlanta. I am moving there to be near the ocean since all my life I've wanted to do this and now am finally make the move.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Black Hammock Island
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Jacksonville is very different from Atlanta in many respects. But if you're an outgoing and friendly person, then I doubt you'll have problems getting to know people. There is diversity here in my opinion. As a whole I wouldn't call Jacksonville a typical southern city (although there are pockets, again expressing my personal non-native/outsider opinion), but it is probably less cosmopolitan than Atlanta. But I don't see that as a negative nor as a detriment to living here.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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On the whole Jax is far less diverse and cosmopolitan than Atlanta. But it's not devoid of those things, you'll just have to be the type of person that can seek them out.
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:55 PM
 
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As a Mets fan (originally from Long Island) there's enough frickin' Yankees fans here...we don't need anymore!!

I love it here, we live St. Johns - I'm puerto rican too (but most people don't realize it) - I've worked in Jax and for the school system and haven't noticed any overt racism. Nothing I haven't seen anywhere else, especially in NY! There are tons of Northeasterners here too.
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I am so unbelievably confused right now after reading these forums. I am a single 59 year old woman who finally went back to school to get a masters in social work. I am going to graduate at about the same time as my upside down house is going to be foreclosed on or will be sold short. I am going to be faced with having to rent for the first time in 15 years and on top of that I have 3 dogs. I have an excellent resume so I believe I will get a job, but I have been trying to decide if I should move south. I am in Maryland now and I get bronchitis several times a year in this weather. I have read about Tampa ( people talking about bugs, snakes, smelly bays, and just about every scary thing you can think of, i read about Jacksonville (no music, expensive housing or crime in inexpensive housing) so maybe I should just stay in Maryland and die of pneumonia. Any one have any uplifting things to say about any city in Florida?
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