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View Poll Results: Which city in Florida will we find it easiest to get a 5000 sq ft + home for 700K-1.2M in that feeds
Jacksonville 6 54.55%
Naples-Fort Myers 3 27.27%
Orlando 0 0%
Greater Tampa Bay Area 0 0%
Fort Lauderdale 0 0%
Daytona Beach area 1 9.09%
Other 1 9.09%
Voters: 11. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-07-2020, 10:41 PM
 
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Hi,

I'm considering relocating to Jacksonville.

So, the main reasons for our moving are warmer weather and lower taxes.

I'd also like to get a nicer, larger home in the 4500 sq ft + range.

I work from home, often spending ~ 10+ hrs per day, at least 6 days per week, so I'd like to get a larger home with 1 or 2 home offices.

Having extra room for visiting family and/or babysitters wouldn't hurt, either.

My wife is a physician. She's considering an offer from St. Vincent's Ascension - Riverside - Hospital.

Can we find homes in the 4500 sq ft + range that are close-by? Target price range is 700K-1.2M. I'm very nervous about spending more than 1.2M because I've noticed that it's difficult to sell expensive homes outside of San Jose, San Francisco, DC, and NY.

We have 2 young kids under 3, so good schools and childcare are important, too.

I enjoy sporting activities, including tennis and racquetball. Does Jacksonville have a big sporting community?

Can we get a large home with good schools within 15-30 minutes of St. Vincent's Ascension - Riverside - Hospital?

We're also looking at Naples and Fort Myers. Does Jacksonville compare favorably to Naples for family-friendliness, weather, housing, and sporting activities? Are the beaches comparable? I did notice that the property taxes in Collier County are some of the lowest statewide. How big a factor should that be?

Are there other cities in Florida that you'd suggest looking into?
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Old 03-08-2020, 01:14 AM
 
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You're wanting to spend a million dollars on housing for your family....and you resort to an anonymous internet message board?

Good luck, pal.
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Old 03-08-2020, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Ponte Vedra Beach would fit the bill nicely. We are planning to relocate there in the very near future. We didn't care for Naples, its very seasonal and seniors oriented.
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Old 03-09-2020, 09:47 AM
 
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Ocala
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Old 03-10-2020, 02:01 AM
 
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Hi,

I'm considering relocating to Jacksonville.

So, the main reasons for our moving are warmer weather and lower taxes.

I'd also like to get a nicer, larger home in the 4500 sq ft + range.

I work from home, often spending ~ 10+ hrs per day, at least 6 days per week, so I'd like to get a larger home with 1 or 2 home offices.

Having extra room for visiting family and/or babysitters wouldn't hurt, either.

My wife is a physician. She's considering an offer from St. Vincent's Ascension - Riverside - Hospital.

Can we find homes in the 4500 sq ft + range that are close-by? Target price range is 700K-1.2M. I'm very nervous about spending more than 1.2M because I've noticed that it's difficult to sell expensive homes outside of San Jose, San Francisco, DC, and NY.

We have 2 young kids under 3, so good schools and childcare are important, too.

I enjoy sporting activities, including tennis and racquetball. Does Jacksonville have a big sporting community?

Can we get a large home with good schools within 15-30 minutes of St. Vincent's Ascension - Riverside - Hospital?

We're also looking at Naples and Fort Myers. Does Jacksonville compare favorably to Naples for family-friendliness, weather, housing, and sporting activities? Are the beaches comparable? I did notice that the property taxes in Collier County are some of the lowest statewide. How big a factor should that be?

Are there other cities in Florida that you'd suggest looking into?
This one hits most of your requirements and Google says it's nine minutes to the hospital. Extremely nice area that I've had my eye on for a while but you'll need to touch base with some people who are already there to find out about the schools, etc..

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3...44499550_zpid/

Here's another, also nine minutes to work, but on foot...

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2...82979599_zpid/

You might want to look on the other side of the river in the San Marco area to be a little closer to the beach if that's important to you.

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Old 03-10-2020, 08:37 AM
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IMHO, why live in Florida if you can't be close to the beach? It depends on how much you wife likes to drive and if the commute from a beach area is a non starter. St Johns schools are consistently rated the best in Florida. We have a lot of Mayo Doctors here in PVB, maybe she can get a job there. Some people love San Marco and Ortega with the gorgeous old houses and really nice neighborhoods. PVB is a but more sterile and not really neighborhoodish (is that a word?) with most things a drive but close to the beach and cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter but also more likely to evacuate in case of a hurricane. In the end its up to you. Good luck.
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Old Today, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Atlantic Beach, Florida
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Hi, a bit late to this post. Hope it helps.

Healthcare is abundant for jobs here in Jax. We are the least expensive coastal city in Florida. Period.

To give you an idea, here are the homes that have already sold in that type of criteria:

[url]https://www.flexmls.com/link.html?1isevaj63xru,15,1[/url]

Public information, I just made it easier to find.

Our of those, four of them have tennis courts in their neighborhood, which is probably a good start because they will have some good community amenities, etc. The ones in St. Johns, FL you may like.

Super affordable in Jax, but it gets colder in the winter than Naples. Two different worlds.

I love Jax, we moved here from Ohio 15 years ago and I raised my kids here. We live a mile from the beach and honestly that's the place to be because it's warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Hope this helps!



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Originally Posted by florida_239_904 View Post
Hi,

I'm considering relocating to Jacksonville.

So, the main reasons for our moving are warmer weather and lower taxes.

I'd also like to get a nicer, larger home in the 4500 sq ft + range.

I work from home, often spending ~ 10+ hrs per day, at least 6 days per week, so I'd like to get a larger home with 1 or 2 home offices.

Having extra room for visiting family and/or babysitters wouldn't hurt, either.

My wife is a physician. She's considering an offer from St. Vincent's Ascension - Riverside - Hospital.

Can we find homes in the 4500 sq ft + range that are close-by? Target price range is 700K-1.2M. I'm very nervous about spending more than 1.2M because I've noticed that it's difficult to sell expensive homes outside of San Jose, San Francisco, DC, and NY.

We have 2 young kids under 3, so good schools and childcare are important, too.

I enjoy sporting activities, including tennis and racquetball. Does Jacksonville have a big sporting community?

Can we get a large home with good schools within 15-30 minutes of St. Vincent's Ascension - Riverside - Hospital?

We're also looking at Naples and Fort Myers. Does Jacksonville compare favorably to Naples for family-friendliness, weather, housing, and sporting activities? Are the beaches comparable? I did notice that the property taxes in Collier County are some of the lowest statewide. How big a factor should that be?

Are there other cities in Florida that you'd suggest looking into?
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