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Old 07-02-2009, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Utopia
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I read over and over that Jax has one of the lowest tax bases in the country for retirees (#3 according to Kiplinger's), so why so few retirees living there? Jax seems to be a pretty young population overall.
Without reading thru all the threads, is the crime there so high it discourages retirees? Is there little to do for older folks?
I just don't get it, so thought I'd ask here.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I dunno. Crime isn't really an issue unless you live in certain areas.

I think it has to do with a retiree infrastricture already in place in other close by areas (Tampa, St. Pete, The Villages, Palm Beach, Naples, Boca, etc). That and marketing. Jax markets itself as a family-friendly, outdoors friendly, mid-level city, with great healthcare systems, football, and a beach. Anything besides that image doesn't really get out there I don't think.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: FL
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I read over and over that Jax has one of the lowest tax bases in the country for retirees (#3 according to Kiplinger's), so why so few retirees living there? Jax seems to be a pretty young population overall.
Without reading thru all the threads, is the crime there so high it discourages retirees? Is there little to do for older folks?
I just don't get it, so thought I'd ask here.
Technically, there are a good number of retirees/old folks from the midwest/northeast/west coast/southwest/northwest that live in the area. However, generally speaking they tend to live in St Johns, Nassau, or Flager counties which encompass the Jax metro area. And if you look at where the retirement developments are in the area you'll likely see that those counties have them even though Duval has them as well.

And yes you're right. Jax/Duval county is fairly young.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Jax
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Retirees mix into the neighborhoods along with families and singles here, for the most part.

If anything, this city caters to - and markets towards - families above all else. Sometimes to the city's detriment.
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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I was under the impression that there were jillions of military retirees in Jax, like my dad, who "retired" from Mayport and then had a second career teaching school. Military retirees tend to be young enough to have second careers, thus are not recognized as "retirees" until they stop working all together.
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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Interesting question and as a northerner I can't say I care for the imbalance that is present in many Florida communities. I have been looking at the Jacksonville area because of Shands and medical specialist at Gainesville, which is just down the road.

Comparing:
Jacksonville - In the city, the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older


Indianapolis - In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who are 65 years of age or older.





Indy is my city of birth though I've not lived there for 30 years. I like this distribution and think it's a plus for Jacksonville.
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