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Old 10-30-2019, 06:43 PM
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Does it seem worth it to move to San Marco or St. Nicholas for 8 - 9 months to see if I like it?

Let me provide some background info: Three years ago I accepted a job in Jax sight unseen and moved to East Arlington to be equidistant from the beach and the downtown area. My idea was to get the lay of the land and pivot from there.

3 years later I've built up quite the social circle, most of whom live within a 3 mile radius in the San Marco/St. Nicholas area.

I may possibly go back to school in the fall of 2020 putside of Jacksonville but am so sick and tired of feeling alone in East Arlington. Should I test out a new place in San Marco/St. Nicholas for 8 or 9 months? Or should I just stick it out in East Arlington? Is there too much transaction cost involved in the move?

Part of me wants to see if I like it enough living in San Marco/St. Nicholas (by all my friends) to stay in Jax for longer. Up until now my plan has always been to get out of Jax. I love the weather and proximity to the beach but it's a bit small for me and the cultural amenities a bit scarce.

I realize I'm asking strangers on the interwebs to make a decision for me, but hey, if you can't do that on a forum where else can you.

Residents of San Marco/St. Nicholas - any thoughts? What do you like/dislike about living there?

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Old 10-31-2019, 08:33 AM
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100% I would make the move, but seeking an 8-9 month lease may be limiting. San Marco was my preferred neighborhood in Jax and it's worth living there (or one of the other urban core neighborhoods) even for a short time. The fact that your friends are already there is a bonus.
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:44 AM
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There is certainly more culture in the San Marco area than there is in east arlington. Aside from being close to the beach, east arlington to me is kinda like the perfect 1st home, just starting a family, navy relocate type of area. Tons of retail, close to stuff but really not much in the way of culture or history.

You have to decide if the cost is worth it and yeah can you get a lease that short if that's what you end up needing.
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