Welcome to JAX!
Each city has an interesting fact about it. Do you know that Jacksonville is the largest city in the contiguous United States? In an infographic made by RENTCafe, other major US cities like Boston, Miami, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and the island of Manhattan can all fit inside Jacksonville’s 874.3 square miles land area.
Jacksonville is founded in 1791, named after the seventh US president, Andrew Jackson, but its history can be traced back all the way to 2500 BC after a team from University of North Florida discovered some of the oldest remnants of pottery in Black Hammock Island in the national Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.
Jacksonville is a melting pot. It is the most populous city in Florida and the 12th in the whole United States. As of 2010 census, there were 821,784 people and 366,273 households in the city. It houses the largest Filipino-American community in Florida with about 25,033 people living in the metropolitan area. Arabs are also one of the primary nations contributing to the city’s demographics, in fact, Jacksonville is the country’s tenth-largest Arab population.
How about the economy? Can I find a good job in Jacksonville? Though I don’t hold any degree in economics, and not an expert in this topic, based from what I can observe, the answer is YES. Jacksonville being divided by St. Johns River, and the Atlantic Ocean in the east has made it into an essential hub for import and distribution. Four of Fortune 500 companies – CSX Corporation, Fidelity National Financial, Fidelity National Information Service, and Southeastern Grocers are headquartered here, giving thousands of jobs to the locals.
There are tons of fun things about this city that made me fall in love with it, and I promise to continue to post more stories about it. By the way, try visiting my FAQ page to find more interesting facts.
As a welcome post,
I want to share this beautiful aerial footage of Jacksonville that I saw on YouTube. The opening of the video features Downtown Jacksonville area, and the famous Main Street bridge.
The next scene features the beautiful white sandbar of Jacksonville Beach. There are a lot of beaches you can choose from, but Jacksonville Beach is my favorite because, from my experience, it has the best waves. And also it is the nearest from my home.
That’s it for now. I hope that you enjoyed this breathtaking drone video.