Living in Jacksonville

For Applicants or New Residents and Fellows
Long beloved by its residents, Jacksonville Florida is recognized nationally as one of the most desirable cities in which to live and work.

Welcome to beautiful Jacksonville. Almost a million people call this city home — here are just a few reasons why.

Located in the Northeastern part of the state on the Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville’s weather is sunny and pleasant. We enjoy an average of 320 days of sunshine each year, yet have the coolest summers in the state. Known as the River City, Jacksonville is a major port city with numerous waterways, two Naval bases, several nature preserves, marshes, lakes, wetlands and miles of beaches. Flowing through Jacksonville is the 310-mile St. Johns River, which plays a major role in our work and play.

Jacksonville is the youngest-aged city in the state, making this the place for up-and-coming professionals as well as young families. With no state income tax and the cost of housing 15 percent lower than the national average, Jacksonville is an appealing place for many people. The total cost of living for the area is 9.3 percent below the national average and 4.7 percent below Florida’s average. We also pay less for healthcare, goods and services, housing and transportation compared to many other cities in the state.

Housing Assistance

The following online options are provided to assist in your search for off-campus housing in the Jacksonville area. Inquiries and applications must be made directly to the hotel, apartment complex, landlord, or listing service.

Relocation services

Julia Fattahi (904) 728-8992

Long-term housing

Short-term housing

The listing of off-campus housing resources is provided as a service. The University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville does not inspect or offer any guarantee of the condition or quality of listed properties or the completeness or accuracy of any information provided. The listing should not be construed as an endorsement, approval or recommendation by the University and the University expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any problems that may arise with regard to such property or rental units or with regard to disputes between landlords and tenants concerning such property or rental units.