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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:36 pm    Post subject: Discuss what its like to live in Jacksonville Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:11 pm    Post subject: Retired in Jacksonville Reply with quote

My wife and I, (66 and 64) retired to Jacksonville last year and we are very happy here. We picked Jacksonville because our children came here, one to go to college who stayed and the other to get out of the cold north. So we picked Jacksonville because of our kids, but we already knew a lot about it and had no hesitation.
Jacksonville is a big city which makes it a great place to be if you like to do a lot of things. Arts and entertainment abound. Golf is everywhere, home of the PGA Tour and then there is the beach.
We live 5 miles from the beach so we are close enough to be there in 10 minutes when we want and far enough away that we don\'t have the beach traffic issues in the peak season.
We live in a gated golf and tennis community Jacksonville Golf and Country Club and love it. If you are a golfer or tennis player this is a fabulous club and great neighborhood. The neighborhood is a mix of young families and retirees which makes for a very vibrant community. The community is about 25 years old and extremely well kept. Many houses have or are going through the refresh or remodel stage after 25 years adding new life. That should not imply tired and rundown, just the opposite. The golf course is a Fuzzy Zeller design and is one of the best in the city.

The climate is highly manageable. Yes it\'s hot in the summer but it is very mild in the winter. We are glad to have traded hot and air conditioning for cold and heating. I like to joke to my old northern friends that one thing I hate I still have to mow the lawn in the winter; once a month.
We don\'t regret one minute of our choice to retire in Jacksonville, we have only scratched the surface of all there is to do. I highly recommend Jacksonville if you don\'t want to be bored, like a city and a little traffic once in awhile and a plethora of restaurants and things to do.
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