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Old 02-19-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Metropolis, USA
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Honestly, I think Jax and Atlanta are very similar in most respects. Just take into account that Atlanta is 4 times bigger than Jax, and the comparison works pretty well. Similar culture, similar built environment, similar crime and education issues. Jax is just 1/4 the size, warmer, and closer to the beach.
In Population not in size, you gotta specify Joe. 285 Length: 63.98 mi (102.97 km) & 295 Length: 61.096 mi (98.33 km) are about the same distance.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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LOL ... I thought the OP was asking about moving from Atlanta to Jacksonville due to a job offer. Why are we talking about Miami and Orlando and TN and NC. I know some people want to get some things off their chests but it's not fair to the OP.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:22 PM
 
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I think other states came up with the talk of southern hospitality, and how it is pretty much non-existent in FL now, unfortunately. And although Atlanta shares some of the problems of a Miami and Orlando (crime, traffic, etc.) the people just seem to be a lot friendlier and it's much easier to drive in Atlanta due to the fact the people arent honking their horns all day, they actually let you merge, whereas in places like Miami and Orlando, people just basically driving without any courtesy at all. So, it is indirectly about Atlanta, and it is (somewhat) pertaining to the discussion.

Now, back to the OP's question... sorry...
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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I’m not sure where you stand politically, but you have to realize if you move to certain parts of Jacksonville, you should be prepared for very conservative attitudes.

I live in Orange Park and my 10 year old son attends a school with a good reputation in Clay County. Academically I’m pleased with it, but the teachers have been known to push their belief systems on the children. They have crossed moral lines too many times.

Also, this is a recent news event in Jacksonville. Should serve as food for thought:

http://www.news4jax.com/news/18286355/detail.html

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Old 02-20-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL (jax beach)
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threads have been going in a weird direction lately....
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Well I am from Jax and lived in ATL for 8 yrs before moving back in 2003. In many ways I like and dislike both places. I like being back in Florida not necessarily Jax, and I do miss the social life I had established in ATL. I dont miss the taxes there though and the horrible commute times. I can always visit ATL. I wouldnt worry about Hurricanes I say that becuase unlike most other natural disasters H-canes you know well in advance when a storm is approaching and have time to evacuate.
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:22 PM
 
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Thank you for all your responses. I'll possibly be working on Riverside Ave with the zipcode of 32204. Does anyone have any recommendation of where I should concentrate as far as living goes and where I should stay away from. Of course, I don't want too much of a commute but also be close to a nice beach.
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Black Hammock Island
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Working in Riverside gives you many options for looking for housing. You might want to first create a Wish List of sorts: maximum length for a commute; older established neighborhood or newer subdivision; as close as possible to the beach or just a decent-length drive to get there, etc. With some hints about your preferences, the folks here on the Jax Forum can give you some suggestions.
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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I would like my maximum length of commute to be hopefully no more than 30 minutes. I would prefer new subdivision but older is okay as well. I just want to be in a safe neighborhood. I would also like to be very close to shopping centers and grocery markets (10-15 mins.).
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Old 02-21-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Hendersonville NC
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You could consider the San Jose area of Jax, across the river from Riverside. That's where I live, and I like the area. Seems to meet your criteria. Also, there are endless beaches to choose from within driving distance of 25 to 45 minutes away. And they are lovely!
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