Living in Jacksonville Applicants - New Residents and Fellows Top 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. Learn More 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 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Julia Fattahi (904) 728-8992 Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org JuliaSellsJacksonville.com Long-term housing ABODO Apartments ApartmentGuide.com ApartmentList.com Apartments.com ForRent.com MyCheapApartments.com Rent.com SoBAJax.com Short-term housing Extended Stay Hotels (Homestead Studio Suites, Extended Stay America, Extended Stay Deluxe Hotel) Fairfield Inn Jacksonville Airport Hampton Inn Southside Boulevard Hyatt Place Jacksonville Airport Springhill Suites Jacksonville Airport 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.