The community is diverse as well both in its people and types of housing - everything from downtown high rises to beach front apartments to active adult communities (see link at top right). The city is huge geographically with many very different neighborhoods. An historic neighborhood that gets a lot of favorable press is the Riverside/Avondale area, where there is a lot of historic preservation. Surrounding towns like Orange Park and Fleming Island are other possible places to live.
The NAR reports the 2nd quarter 2015 median sales price of a home in Jacksonville was $204,000. Prices tend to be lower closer to the downtown and higher in the beach communities of Jacksonville Beach or Vilano Beach.