Jacksonville, FL

Greater Jacksonville Area Map

The Greater Jacksonville Area, At Large

Jacksonville is the largest city in the state of Florida, based upon population. And, it is also classified as the largest city [by area/land mass] within the state of Florida…and the contiguous United States. Jacksonville is also the primary city in the Greater Jacksonville Metropolitan Area, which boasts a population of 1,345,596 (based on 2010 census data).

Jacksonville is in the “First Coast” region of Northeast Florida and is centered on the banks of the St. Johns River — about 25 miles South of the Georgia state line and about 340 miles North of Miami. The Jacksonville Beach communities are nestled along the adjacent Atlantic coast.

There are more than 500 neighborhoods within Jacksonville’s vast area. These neighborhoods include Downtown Jacksonville, which is made up of the Riverside, Avondale, Springfield, Eastside, and San Marco areas. Additionally, greater Jacksonville is divided into several more ‘named’ areas, making up the remainder of Duval County. These areas are affectionately referred to as the Northside, Westside, Southside, and Arlington, as well as the Jacksonville Beaches.

Near the Atlantic coast, areas such as Baldwin, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and Jacksonville Beach. Additionally, four of Jacksonville’s neighborhoods (Avondale, Ortega, Springfield, and Riverside) have been identified as U.S. historic districts and are in the National Register of Historic Places. These affluent areas usually boast homes with more ‘character’ than standard residential properties.

Learn more about Jacksonville

Much more information about Jacksonville’s culture, history, military facilities, demographics and business opportunities can be found by clicking on the following links:

The City of Jacksonville (official site)
Visit Jacksonville
Jacksonville via Wikipedia
Jacksonville’s Primary Newspaper