Jacksonville is the 13th most-populated city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Florida. Jacksonville is the largest city in terms of area in the United States, spanning 874.3 square miles, 757.7 of which is land. There are more than 1.3 million residents of the Jacksonville metropolitan area. Located in the north eastern portion of Florida, Jacksonville lies very near the Georgia border and also borders the Atlantic Ocean.
With the St. Johns River flowing through Jacksonville, there are many beautiful outdoor activities available to those renting in Jacksonville. And with the subtropic climate characterized by warm winters and hot summers, getting outside is high on many Jacksonville renters' list. Add the nearby Atlantic Ocean to the mix and Jacksonville becomes a very attractive place to rent an apartment or house.
Jacksonville was cited by Forbes.com as one of the best 10 cities to relocate to when looking to find a new job.
National Football League-- Jacksonville Jaguars (Jacksonville Municipal Stadium)
Roller Derby-- First Coast Fatales (Mandarin Skate Station)
There are also various colleges and universities in and around Jacksonville including the University of North Florida, Edward Waters College, and Jacksonville University.
Jacksonville boasts the largest urban park system in the United States, facilitated by "joint management agreements with national and park services."