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Old 10-20-2019, 10:15 AM
 
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Ok, now that I have your attention..... I will be moving to the Jacksonville area in the next 60 days, I have a job lined up in the 32208 zip code. I'm looking for an area that is safe, middleclass, and the traffic is not horrendous. Additionally, someplace where there is something to do dining, entertainment and bike trails and parks. What do you think? Please feel free to add anything else that is relevant. Tia
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:28 AM
 
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^^^ Now that we have your attention, assuming you are an adult : check with your new employer, and remember to state whether you want to buy or rent. If you want to buy, check with a good Realtor.
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:09 AM
 
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Renting first, to see if the job works out and to learn the city, then possibly buy. I know these threads get monotonous, and I've read through a lot of them but not everyone is looking for the same thing. What are some web links for neighborhood stats? High traffic areas? Thank you. Btw, I'm most definitely an adult. I wish I was a kid again.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:11 AM
 
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Somewhere buried in this forum is a post that wonderfully describes all of Jacksonville's neighborhoods. I can't find it nor can I remember who posted it ... hopefully that member will see this and repost!

Because Jacksonville land-wise is so big, it can feel overwhelming trying to figure the city out. It takes some work especially when one has to do it from afar. To meet everything on your wish list - safe, middle class, nonhorrendous traffic, nearby things to do (entertainment, dining, parks, etc.) - may require some compromises (such as driving a bit to get to parks and bike trails or to go shopping or to go out to eat). It depends on the type of rental (house, townhouse, apartment), your budget, if you have a family with or without kids, and your personal definition of horrendous traffic and what you may consider a maximum timeframe for a commute.

You might try googling "jacksonville neighborhoods". There are many links to all kinds of sites that describe Jacksonville. While on the 'net, use spotcrime.com or crimemapping.com to get a sense of areas in our city that are more prone to problems, and conversely the areas that aren't. Again looking at a map, maybe set a five-mile radius around where you will be working and then jump onto a rental or real estate site to see what housing is available.

If you can come up with a list of specific places or locations and bring it back here to the forum, members can then give opinions.

Yes, this is time-consuming, and you don't have a ton of time, but diving into the internet to do some research is really the only way if you cannot come here for a visit before making your move. Visiting first and renting first are always the main suggestions.
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:02 PM
 
Location: NNJ --> NE FL 2015
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Somewhere buried in this forum is a post that wonderfully describes all of Jacksonville's neighborhoods. I can't find it nor can I remember who posted it ... hopefully that member will see this and repost!
Enjoy (still applies for the most part even though it's from 2014):

//www.city-data.com/forum/jacks...ville-map.html
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:15 AM
 
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The person that started this thread has been talking about moving to FL for years. Titles a new thread Urgent then vanishes. I am guessing he/she isn't really all that serious about moving but starts thinking about it every fall when it gets colder.
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Old 10-28-2019, 03:16 PM
 
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I'm still around, but to be honest nothing posted has been of much use. I've found better resources on facebook. Besides you(Gromicide) jump on this thread just to critique me? I sure hope you're not representative of the people down there.LOL
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:53 AM
 
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I'm still around, but to be honest nothing posted has been of much use. I've found better resources on facebook. Besides you(Gromicide) jump on this thread just to critique me? I sure hope you're not representative of the people down there.LOL
I'm not here to 'critque' anyone. In fact I am pretty straight forward most of the time and have lived here all over northeast FL my entire life. You are right though. Not a lot of useful info was provided.

As for 32208, I won't even drive through it much less suggest anyone live there. Hope that helps.
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Old 10-29-2019, 03:27 PM
 
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I'm not here to 'critque' anyone. In fact I am pretty straight forward most of the time and have lived here all over northeast FL my entire life. You are right though. Not a lot of useful info was provided.

As for 32208, I won't even drive through it much less suggest anyone live there. Hope that helps.
It's all good, not here for a pissing contest. I know 32208 is a bad area but that is where the job is. I'm trying to find neighborhoods that are safe, affordable and close enough with not a horrendous rush hour traffic to deal with. Things to do close by is secondary for the time being.
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Old 10-29-2019, 06:20 PM
 
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It's all good, not here for a pissing contest. I know 32208 is a bad area but that is where the job is. I'm trying to find neighborhoods that are safe, affordable and close enough with not a horrendous rush hour traffic to deal with. Things to do close by is secondary for the time being.
I would suggest a little south in 32204. Safer, a lot more culture, tons of walkable dining, entertainment, etc and still a short commute to work. The prices obviously reflect this as well but there is a huge range here too.
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