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Old 04-05-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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I moved from Atlanta to Jax in 2003...love it.
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Metropolis, USA
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Hello community,

I'm considering of moving my family from ATL, GA to Jacksonville, FL. Why? Reason is because of a possible job offer and I enjoy going to the beach. However, my wife doesn't care too much for it. I also have an infant with a second due in three months. We like diversity and enjoy all types of ethnic food. I was wondering if anyone have recently move to Jacksonville and what they think of the city and such. My wife is also concern about Hurricane. Any response would be greatly appreciated.
Move.
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:32 AM
 
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hello everyone and for the note i really dont like doing this but........... i see alot of people posting from orange park and clay co. and all that, but....... these people are asking about JACKSONVILLE!

i live near the business district of jacksonville (ballpark:http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...=16&iwloc=addr) and i will say that in contrast to atl, it is really just a scaled down version of it as one already mentioned. i walk across the main st and the acosta bridge every night and walk to the landing and such and i dont see the crime to be a problem as many say and dont think its that slow of a city as one also mentioned. i grew up in clay county and it is a very rural part of outer jax. i believe those outskirt parts like (orange park, mandrain, middleburg,fleming island) do offer better schooling and a lower crime rate than where i reside however downtown does have its perks and if you didnt have a child i would highly advise a move to san marco, or somewhere nearby but i think when having a childs interest in mind you may possibly want to consider somewhere like the above mentioned parts of jax/clay as the duval/downtown schools are not that great and to be even more honest......... the way the J.S.O has been known in the local media lately for shooting people without rightful cause makes me more scared of the police than the criminals

ps. im not trying to scare you away, i love where i live and i LOVE being in downtown jax however i am also a single 23 year old man as well and do not have a family. if i did i may consider moving back to the 32065 area (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...=12&iwloc=addr)
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I have a friend looking to move to Jacksonville. He is looking to find a nice neighborhood for his family. He has one son who is about to turn three (he will be in school in about a year). What do you recommend?
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:20 PM
 
Location: The last refuge of the scoundrel
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hey, you may wanna start a new thread with that question. go back to Jax page (where all the topics are) and click on, "start new thread" or "new thread" ... i cant remember exactly...
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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Smile Hope this helps!

We moved to the Jax/St. Aug area last summer from Atlanta. It's better than I could have ever imagined. St. Johns County schools are among the best in the United States, my kids are thriving in school. Before we moved down here the idea was terrifying, especially with all of my family and friends being in the Cobb/Paulding/Cherokee County areas of Georgia. But now that we are in our home down here and making more new friends and setting up our lives down here, it is so awesome. Your not far from the beautiful beach and there are alot of things to do, and it just keep getting better. It's like being on vacation all the time! Not to mention how beautiful it is donw here in the right areas. Hope this helps!
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:57 AM
 
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Hello community,

I'm considering of moving my family from ATL, GA to Jacksonville, FL. Why? Reason is because of a possible job offer and I enjoy going to the beach. However, my wife doesn't care too much for it. I also have an infant with a second due in three months. We like diversity and enjoy all types of ethnic food. I was wondering if anyone have recently move to Jacksonville and what they think of the city and such. My wife is also concern about Hurricane. Any response would be greatly appreciated.

Well here is my two cents. I moved from South Florida two summers ago to Jax to be closer to family in S.E. Georgia and here in Jax. I have found Jax to be very limited in the diversity dept, different cultural groups here are very closed off and cliqueish(no opportunity for any real diversity), entertainment is limited, and it's full of racist rednecks and salaries are much lower. Sorry, but again this is just MY two cents. I am also making moves to re-locate BACK to South Florida where the weather, culture, and diversity, are all intact. Sure S. FL has it's problems and issues too, but it really just boils down to your own personal perceptions and opinions about things. Maybe if you enjoy the beaches you would be fine here. I personally never swam in these beaches. I usually wait until I go to S. FL or the Caribbean. But that's a whole other forum. Goo d luck with your move!!!!

Last edited by FinallyReady; 06-19-2010 at 12:01 PM.. Reason: Typos
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:04 PM
 
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I think people have been relatively tolerant of your trolling so far. However, please do not dig up threads that are over a year old just to post a bunch of impotent hatred. The last response was in April of 2009.
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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we moved from ATLANTA to jacksonville not so very long ago and we like it very muchh. lived in atlanta for 13 years before coming downe here

i wasnt sure at first what to expect but we live near downtown and enjoy it!!!
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:48 AM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Hello community,

I'm considering of moving my family from ATL, GA to Jacksonville, FL. Why? Reason is because of a possible job offer and I enjoy going to the beach. However, my wife doesn't care too much for it. I also have an infant with a second due in three months. We like diversity and enjoy all types of ethnic food. I was wondering if anyone have recently move to Jacksonville and what they think of the city and such. My wife is also concern about Hurricane. Any response would be greatly appreciated.
Whats your wifes issue specifically? Is it moving or Jax reputation?
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