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Cape House
4460 Hodges Blvd
Jacksonville, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,214
870 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,401
1287 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,589
1561 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 07:40 PM
Located close to Chet's Creek Elementary School. Beautiful community includes a tennis court, basketball court and swimming pool. Apartments feature a patio, a modern, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with bathtub.
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59 Units Available
Country Club Lakes
4090 Hodges Blvd
Jacksonville, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,188
863 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,111
1179 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,629
1350 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 07:40 PM
Country Club Lakes is located in Jacksonville's trendy intracoastal area on Hodges Blvd. about 10 minutes from Jacksonville's Beaches.
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3 Units Available
Evergreen Club
9611 Southbrook Dr
Jacksonville, FL | Deercreek
1 Bedroom
$959
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 29 at 07:40 PM
Ideally situated close to Highway 98 and I-295. Elegant apartment homes include carpeting, a patio/balcony, fireplace and fully appointed kitchen. Community includes a volleyball court, pool, clubhouse and basketball court.
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23 Units Available
The Links at Windsor Parke
13700 Sutton Park Dr N
Jacksonville, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,149
949 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,369
1314 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,519
1605 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 07:00 PM
Comfortable apartments in a modern apartment building, just 20 minutes from downtown Jacksonville. Vaulted ceilings, screened patios or balconies and walk-in closets. Business center, car wash station and resort-style swimming pool.
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13 Units Available
Village Walk
7651 Gate Pkwy
Jacksonville, FL | Deerwood
1 Bedroom
$1,199
876 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,369
1160 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,559
1439 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 07:00 PM
Close proximity to I-295, shopping, dining, and nightlife. Pet friendly units have walk in closets, in-unit laundry, and patio/balcony. Outdoor living offers pool, playground, dog park, car wash area. Gym, clubhouse, hot tub.
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30 Units Available
Citigate
8451 Gate Pkwy W
Jacksonville, FL | Secret Cove
1 Bedroom
$1,110
833 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,225
1163 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 29 at 06:56 PM
Located off Gate Parkway West with easy access to I-95 and restaurants. Apartment community features include pool table and clubhouse for recreation. Fireplace and air conditioning in every unit for comfort and relaxation.
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2 Units Available
Broxton Bay
12900 Broxton Bay Dr
Jacksonville, FL | Jacksonville North Estates
1 Bedroom
$1,250
848 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,410
1189 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 29 at 06:57 PM
This complex offers luxury living and impressive amenities. Just off I-95, this is a commuter's paradise. Features include walk-in closets, 9-foot ceilings, granite counters and custom cabinetry.
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2 Units Available
The Forest Apartments
6756 103rd St
Jacksonville, FL | Oak Hill
Studio
$690
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 29 at 06:56 PM
Tranquil living with easy access to I-295. Choose from five spacious floor plans that feature ample storage and a private patio or balcony. Pet-friendly community with a pool and on-site laundry for convenience.
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26 Units Available
Cabana Club
8680 Baymeadows Rd E
Jacksonville, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,299
1044 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,519
1317 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,719
1550 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:52 PM
Just a few minutes from St. Johns Town Center, these units offer one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans. Amenities include private balconies, wood flooring, 1/2 bath options, and soaking tubs.
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4 Units Available
Ortega Village
4754 Ortega Hills Dr
Jacksonville, FL | Ortega Hills
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$925
1035 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:49 PM
Welcome home to Ortega Village Apartments in Jacksonville, Florida. Our quaint community is situated in the Ortega Hills neighborhood, across from Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
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31 Units Available
Sur at Southside Quarter
7385 Park Village Drive
Jacksonville, FL | Miramar
1 Bedroom
$1,290
744 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,599
1120 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,111
1371 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:49 PM
We're OPEN and can't wait to see you by appointment! Please contact us to schedule your visit today - Now offering up to two months free!* Smart architecture, inspired interiors, and best-in-class service await at SUR at Southside Quarter
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19 Units Available
The Strand
1401 Riverplace Blvd
Jacksonville, FL | Southside
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,470
1263 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:48 PM
Luxurious high-rise community with unsurpassed views. Situated along the Riverwalk in downtown Jacksonville. Lifestyle enhancements include 24-hour concierge, pool, hot tub and gym. EverBank Field is a brief water taxi ride away.
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15 Units Available
JTB Apartments
8876 A.C. Skinner Parkway
Jacksonville, FL | Baymeadows
Studio
$1,185
640 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,325
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,590
1129 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:48 PM
Discover the newest luxury apartments in Jacksonville, featuring studio, one, two, and three bedroom apartments to complement an upscale lifestyle.
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Fusion
8283 Baymeadows Rd E
Jacksonville, FL | Deercreek
Studio
$1,115
585 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,299
910 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,645
1304 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:48 PM
Fusion is Fort Family Investment’s newest community that is locally owned and managed in Jacksonville, Florida! Fusion offers you a superb collection of homes including studios, one, two, and three bedrooms.
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20 Units Available
Timucuan Lakeside at Town Center
10135 Gate Pkwy N
Jacksonville, FL | Windy Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,239
917 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,327
1417 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,752
1601 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:48 PM
Pet-friendly apartment community offers fitness amenities for recreation, including tennis court and volleyball court. Recently renovated units include hardwood floors and extra storage. Close to Big Island Swamp, Markets at Town Center and I-295.
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7 Units Available
The Palms at 2800
2800 University Blvd S
Jacksonville, FL | Spring Glen
1 Bedroom
$890
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,215
1300 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:48 PM
Enjoy the lifestyle, unique features, and fabulous amenities that make The Palms at 2800 one of Jacksonville’s premier places to live.
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2 Units Available
The Palms at Ortega
4800 Ortega Farms Blvd
Jacksonville, FL | Ortega Farms
1 Bedroom
$870
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$965
880 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 29 at 06:48 PM
Welcome to The Palms at Ortega, a residential community featuring one, two and three bedroom apartments in Jacksonville, FL.
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134 Units Available
Tapestry Westland Village
6505 Collins Rd
Jacksonville, FL | Ortega Hills
Studio
$1,120
725 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,199
812 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
1172 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:04 PM
Explore our newly developed, luxury apartments spanning across 28 acres on the west side of Jacksonville.
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Cue Luxury Living
13504 Citicards Way
Jacksonville, FL | Greenland
1 Bedroom
$1,339
916 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,524
1235 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 29 at 06:48 PM
Welcome to Cue Luxury Living Apartments! We are a BRAND NEW community and are NOW OPEN! You will enjoy the upscale and inviting atmosphere of our brand new community, located in Jacksonville, Florida.
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89 Units Available
Mandarin Bay
9047 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL | Beauclerc
1 Bedroom
$999
900 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,099
1150 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,499
1500 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:48 PM
Get 1 month Free! Learn More About Our Community Mandarin Bay Apartments is a luxury apartment community located in one of the most desireable neighborhoods in Jacksonville, FL.
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The Menlo
11390 Square St
Jacksonville, FL | Deerwood
1 Bedroom
$1,265
727 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,460
1060 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,965
1360 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:47 PM
Elevate your standards of luxury apartment living at The Menlo – Jacksonville’s newest and most innovative apartment community at eTown.
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20 Units Available
Deerwood Park Apartments
4435 Touchton Road
Jacksonville, FL | Windy Hill
1 Bedroom
$962
795 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,282
1143 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,434
1550 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:47 PM
Upscale apartments with oversized garden tubs, maple cabinetry and 9-foot ceilings. Play sand volleyball, exercise, grill out, and more on-site. Close to St. Johns Town Center for convenient shopping. Near I-295.
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11 Units Available
CENTURY BARTRAM PARK
13525 Bartram Park Blvd
Jacksonville, FL | Mandarin
1 Bedroom
$1,053
857 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,499
1284 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,418
1499 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:47 PM
$25/reserved parking$150/garage
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29 Units Available
Townsend Apartments
3450 Townsend Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL | Fairways Forest
Studio
$800
333 sqft
1 Bedroom
$800
718 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$905
1089 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 06:47 PM
Find the Garden Style apartment you’ve been searching for at Townsend Apartments. We offer Studio, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments for rent in Jacksonville, FL.
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How much is rent in Jacksonville?
In Jacksonville, the median rent is $788 for a studio, $952 for a 1-bedroom, $1,137 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,341 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Jacksonville, check out our monthly Jacksonville Rent Report.
How much is rent in Jacksonville?
In Jacksonville, the median rent is $788 for a studio, $952 for a 1-bedroom, $1,137 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,341 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Jacksonville, check out our monthly Jacksonville Rent Report.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Jacksonville. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Edward Waters College, Jacksonville University, University of North Florida, and Florida State College at Jacksonville.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Jacksonville. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Edward Waters College, Jacksonville University, University of North Florida, and Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Median Rent in Jacksonville

Last updated Sep. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Jacksonville is $952, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,137.
Studio
$788
1 Bed
$952
2 Beds
$1,137
3+ Beds
$1,341

City Guide

Jacksonville
Jacksonville: Where Florida begins! OK, maybe not technically, but that’s the city’s official marketing slogan and who are we to nitpick?
Jacksonville: Where Florida begins! OK, maybe not technically, but that’s the city’s official marketing slogan and who are we to nitpick?

Nestled in the northeastern corner of the state, Jacksonville is geographically one of the largest cities in the U.S., with 841 square miles of canvas for the city’s 841,000 people to work with. (OK, again, there may be more than 841,000 people, but our poetic license says it’s close enough). The city’s culture and climate is more South Georgia than South Florida, with a strong military presence, warm weather, the St. Johns River, and the NFL’s Jaguars. And here’s a fact that catches many non-Floridians by surprise: It’s just 20 miles from downtown to the Atlantic Ocean. Wait! Before you slip on that speedo, how bout we get you situated first, hmm?

Having trouble with Craigslist Jacksonville? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Big Talbot Island State Park

Cpl. Jody Carter playing guitar at the downtown Riverwalk Park

Jacksonville's 250 year-old Treaty Oak Tree

Renting in Jacksonville

There’s an Apt. for Jax: Apartments make up the majority of your rental options in Jacksonville. There’s a good amount of condos, too, but many of those are former apartments that have been converted. Self-sustaining holographic bubble pods haven’t been invented yet, so as you might imagine, there aren’t many of those to choose from in Jacksonville.

The Cost: You know how that three-year-old copy of Super Mario’s Modern Warfare costs less than its shiny new sequel? Well the same holds true for Jacksonville apartments. You can find 1-bedroom units for $600-$750 in many of the city’s older complexes, while the newer ones with ahh-inducing appliances will run you $800-$900. And take heart, Kiplinger rates the Cost of Living Index for Jacksonville at 94 (U.S. average is 100), so that means more money in your pocket for savory beef jerky or crisp carrot sticks, depending on your persuasion.

When to Pounce: For a better deal, pick your pad in the fall or winter. With Jacksonville University, University of North Florida, and Edward Waters College, thousands of students are competing with you for an apartment in the spring and summer. If you can home in on your home-to-be between October and February, you may be able to save a few bucks; but please, spend that money on something other than beef jerky.

Renting in Jacksonville
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There’s an Apt. for Jax: Apartments make up the majority of your rental options in Jacksonville. There’s a good amount of condos, too, but many of those are former apartments that have been converted. Self-sustaining holographic bubble pods haven’t been invented yet, so as you might imagine, there aren’t many of those to choose from in Jacksonville.

The Cost: You know how that three-year-old copy of Super Mario’s Modern Warfare costs less than its shiny new sequel? Well the same holds true for Jacksonville apartments. You can find 1-bedroom units for $600-$750 in many of the city’s older complexes, while the newer ones with ahh-inducing appliances will run you $800-$900. And take heart, Kiplinger rates the Cost of Living Index for Jacksonville at 94 (U.S. average is 100), so that means more money in your pocket for savory beef jerky or crisp carrot sticks, depending on your persuasion.

When to Pounce: For a better deal, pick your pad in the fall or winter. With Jacksonville University, University of North Florida, and Edward Waters College, thousands of students are competing with you for an apartment in the spring and summer. If you can home in on your home-to-be between October and February, you may be able to save a few bucks; but please, spend that money on something other than beef jerky.

Where the heck is Jacksonville’s Eastside?

You’ll often hear Jacksonvillians (yes, that’s the correct though rarely-used term) refer to three main parts of the city: Northside, Southside and Westside. “Wait a second,” you say, “aren't we missing a side?” Astute observation, dear apartment-seeker! While there may technically be an east side of Jacksonville, no one mentions it; kinda like how you don’t mention your hardcore crush on Susan Boyle. Instead, everything east of the Intracoastal Waterway (a narrow but long body of water that runs parallel to the river) is referred to as “the beaches” (Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach, all separate municipalities), while most of the turf west of the Intracoastal is just called the Southside. The Southside is in many ways the center of the city, with the massive outdoor Town Center mall and hundreds of businesses centered there. It’s also where many people live. Mandarin is another popular suburban center where apartments are plentiful as well as food and shopping options.

Downtown Jacksonville is still a work in progress. Home to a handful of skyscrapers, the area is known much more for its 9-5 rush than its residential dwellings. However, if you’re OK with spending a good chunk of change, there are some eye-catching options overlooking the river.

If you’re looking for a little more culture, Avondale, Riverside and San Marco are three neighborhoods to check out. All three offer a nice mix of standalone restaurants, shops and pubs, with San Marco standing out as the prettiest and priciest of the trio.

You may be able to find the most inexpensive apartments on the north and west sides of Jacksonville. Arlington is the best option if you’re going to live in the northern part of the city.

Where the heck is Jacksonville’s Eastside?
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You’ll often hear Jacksonvillians (yes, that’s the correct though rarely-used term) refer to three main parts of the city: Northside, Southside and Westside. “Wait a second,” you say, “aren't we missing a side?” Astute observation, dear apartment-seeker! While there may technically be an east side of Jacksonville, no one mentions it; kinda like how you don’t mention your hardcore crush on Susan Boyle. Instead, everything east of the Intracoastal Waterway (a narrow but long body of water that runs parallel to the river) is referred to as “the beaches” (Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach, all separate municipalities), while most of the turf west of the Intracoastal is just called the Southside. The Southside is in many ways the center of the city, with the massive outdoor Town Center mall and hundreds of businesses centered there. It’s also where many people live. Mandarin is another popular suburban center where apartments are plentiful as well as food and shopping options.

Downtown Jacksonville is still a work in progress. Home to a handful of skyscrapers, the area is known much more for its 9-5 rush than its residential dwellings. However, if you’re OK with spending a good chunk of change, there are some eye-catching options overlooking the river.

If you’re looking for a little more culture, Avondale, Riverside and San Marco are three neighborhoods to check out. All three offer a nice mix of standalone restaurants, shops and pubs, with San Marco standing out as the prettiest and priciest of the trio.

You may be able to find the most inexpensive apartments on the north and west sides of Jacksonville. Arlington is the best option if you’re going to live in the northern part of the city.

Exploring the First Coast

Jacksonville’s Identity: Jacksonville’s two main nicknames say a lot about its identity. You’ll often hear it referred to as the “River City” because the historic St. Johns River runs right through the center of town (hope you like bridges!). TV news anchors with lopsided makeup-to-personality ratios will often refer to the whole region as “The First Coast”, a nod to Jacksonville’s roots (St. Augustine, the oldest city in the U.S., is 30-minutes south of Jax) and it’s placement on I-95. When most non-Floridians think of Florida, they think of Orlando’s theme parks or Miami’s star-studded beaches, but Jacksonville’s history is much more aligned with the South than the tourism-driven attractions of its Florida neighbors. That can be good (shrimp and grits, southern charm) and bad.

Bring a Car: There are no significant public transportation options to speak of, so a vehicle will be necessary. The traffic can be rough heading towards downtown in the morning and going towards the beaches in the afternoon. A good rule of thumb for driving in Jacksonville is figure just about everything will take a half-hour’s drive. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for Mickey and his gang of merrymakers, Disney World is 2.5 hrs away.

Jaguars: Real and Less Real: Besides the great proximity to the beach, Jacksonville has one of the largest urban park systems in the country. The Jacksonville Zoo is a pretty nice medium-sized zoo, and an affordable way to spend the day. A handful of museums are sprinkled throughout the city, with the Cummer Museum of Art standing out as the most impressive. The Jacksonville Landing is a picturesque place for downtown dining and shopping. The Jacksonville Jaguars reign supreme when it comes to sports (hope you like teal!), and EverBank Field is where they call home. It’s also the home of the annual Florida-Georgia college football game, which turns a big section of downtown into a massive outdoor cocktail party for three days (hope you like RVs!). Minor league baseball is also nicely represented at the spiffy Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville with the Jacksonville Suns. The Veterans Memorial Arena also hosts the ABA’s Giants and major music acts when they come into town.

OK, you’re all set for your new life full of warm weather, beach access, and Jaguars! Good luck! Now, about that speedo…

Exploring the First Coast
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Jacksonville’s Identity: Jacksonville’s two main nicknames say a lot about its identity. You’ll often hear it referred to as the “River City” because the historic St. Johns River runs right through the center of town (hope you like bridges!). TV news anchors with lopsided makeup-to-personality ratios will often refer to the whole region as “The First Coast”, a nod to Jacksonville’s roots (St. Augustine, the oldest city in the U.S., is 30-minutes south of Jax) and it’s placement on I-95. When most non-Floridians think of Florida, they think of Orlando’s theme parks or Miami’s star-studded beaches, but Jacksonville’s history is much more aligned with the South than the tourism-driven attractions of its Florida neighbors. That can be good (shrimp and grits, southern charm) and bad.

Bring a Car: There are no significant public transportation options to speak of, so a vehicle will be necessary. The traffic can be rough heading towards downtown in the morning and going towards the beaches in the afternoon. A good rule of thumb for driving in Jacksonville is figure just about everything will take a half-hour’s drive. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for Mickey and his gang of merrymakers, Disney World is 2.5 hrs away.

Jaguars: Real and Less Real: Besides the great proximity to the beach, Jacksonville has one of the largest urban park systems in the country. The Jacksonville Zoo is a pretty nice medium-sized zoo, and an affordable way to spend the day. A handful of museums are sprinkled throughout the city, with the Cummer Museum of Art standing out as the most impressive. The Jacksonville Landing is a picturesque place for downtown dining and shopping. The Jacksonville Jaguars reign supreme when it comes to sports (hope you like teal!), and EverBank Field is where they call home. It’s also the home of the annual Florida-Georgia college football game, which turns a big section of downtown into a massive outdoor cocktail party for three days (hope you like RVs!). Minor league baseball is also nicely represented at the spiffy Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville with the Jacksonville Suns. The Veterans Memorial Arena also hosts the ABA’s Giants and major music acts when they come into town.

OK, you’re all set for your new life full of warm weather, beach access, and Jaguars! Good luck! Now, about that speedo…

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City Guide

Jacksonville
Jacksonville: Where Florida begins! OK, maybe not technically, but that’s the city’s official marketing slogan and who are we to nitpick?
Jacksonville: Where Florida begins! OK, maybe not technically, but that’s the city’s official marketing slogan and who are we to nitpick?

Nestled in the northeastern corner of the state, Jacksonville is geographically one of the largest cities in the U.S., with 841 square miles of canvas for the city’s 841,000 people to work with. (OK, again, there may be more than 841,000 people, but our poetic license says it’s close enough). The city’s culture and climate is more South Georgia than South Florida, with a strong military presence, warm weather, the St. Johns River, and the NFL’s Jaguars. And here’s a fact that catches many non-Floridians by surprise: It’s just 20 miles from downtown to the Atlantic Ocean. Wait! Before you slip on that speedo, how bout we get you situated first, hmm?

Having trouble with Craigslist Jacksonville? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Big Talbot Island State Park

Cpl. Jody Carter playing guitar at the downtown Riverwalk Park

Jacksonville's 250 year-old Treaty Oak Tree

Renting in Jacksonville

There’s an Apt. for Jax: Apartments make up the majority of your rental options in Jacksonville. There’s a good amount of condos, too, but many of those are former apartments that have been converted. Self-sustaining holographic bubble pods haven’t been invented yet, so as you might imagine, there aren’t many of those to choose from in Jacksonville.

The Cost: You know how that three-year-old copy of Super Mario’s Modern Warfare costs less than its shiny new sequel? Well the same holds true for Jacksonville apartments. You can find 1-bedroom units for $600-$750 in many of the city’s older complexes, while the newer ones with ahh-inducing appliances will run you $800-$900. And take heart, Kiplinger rates the Cost of Living Index for Jacksonville at 94 (U.S. average is 100), so that means more money in your pocket for savory beef jerky or crisp carrot sticks, depending on your persuasion.

When to Pounce: For a better deal, pick your pad in the fall or winter. With Jacksonville University, University of North Florida, and Edward Waters College, thousands of students are competing with you for an apartment in the spring and summer. If you can home in on your home-to-be between October and February, you may be able to save a few bucks; but please, spend that money on something other than beef jerky.

Renting in Jacksonville
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There’s an Apt. for Jax: Apartments make up the majority of your rental options in Jacksonville. There’s a good amount of condos, too, but many of those are former apartments that have been converted. Self-sustaining holographic bubble pods haven’t been invented yet, so as you might imagine, there aren’t many of those to choose from in Jacksonville.

The Cost: You know how that three-year-old copy of Super Mario’s Modern Warfare costs less than its shiny new sequel? Well the same holds true for Jacksonville apartments. You can find 1-bedroom units for $600-$750 in many of the city’s older complexes, while the newer ones with ahh-inducing appliances will run you $800-$900. And take heart, Kiplinger rates the Cost of Living Index for Jacksonville at 94 (U.S. average is 100), so that means more money in your pocket for savory beef jerky or crisp carrot sticks, depending on your persuasion.

When to Pounce: For a better deal, pick your pad in the fall or winter. With Jacksonville University, University of North Florida, and Edward Waters College, thousands of students are competing with you for an apartment in the spring and summer. If you can home in on your home-to-be between October and February, you may be able to save a few bucks; but please, spend that money on something other than beef jerky.

Where the heck is Jacksonville’s Eastside?

You’ll often hear Jacksonvillians (yes, that’s the correct though rarely-used term) refer to three main parts of the city: Northside, Southside and Westside. “Wait a second,” you say, “aren't we missing a side?” Astute observation, dear apartment-seeker! While there may technically be an east side of Jacksonville, no one mentions it; kinda like how you don’t mention your hardcore crush on Susan Boyle. Instead, everything east of the Intracoastal Waterway (a narrow but long body of water that runs parallel to the river) is referred to as “the beaches” (Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach, all separate municipalities), while most of the turf west of the Intracoastal is just called the Southside. The Southside is in many ways the center of the city, with the massive outdoor Town Center mall and hundreds of businesses centered there. It’s also where many people live. Mandarin is another popular suburban center where apartments are plentiful as well as food and shopping options.

Downtown Jacksonville is still a work in progress. Home to a handful of skyscrapers, the area is known much more for its 9-5 rush than its residential dwellings. However, if you’re OK with spending a good chunk of change, there are some eye-catching options overlooking the river.

If you’re looking for a little more culture, Avondale, Riverside and San Marco are three neighborhoods to check out. All three offer a nice mix of standalone restaurants, shops and pubs, with San Marco standing out as the prettiest and priciest of the trio.

You may be able to find the most inexpensive apartments on the north and west sides of Jacksonville. Arlington is the best option if you’re going to live in the northern part of the city.

Where the heck is Jacksonville’s Eastside?
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You’ll often hear Jacksonvillians (yes, that’s the correct though rarely-used term) refer to three main parts of the city: Northside, Southside and Westside. “Wait a second,” you say, “aren't we missing a side?” Astute observation, dear apartment-seeker! While there may technically be an east side of Jacksonville, no one mentions it; kinda like how you don’t mention your hardcore crush on Susan Boyle. Instead, everything east of the Intracoastal Waterway (a narrow but long body of water that runs parallel to the river) is referred to as “the beaches” (Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach, all separate municipalities), while most of the turf west of the Intracoastal is just called the Southside. The Southside is in many ways the center of the city, with the massive outdoor Town Center mall and hundreds of businesses centered there. It’s also where many people live. Mandarin is another popular suburban center where apartments are plentiful as well as food and shopping options.

Downtown Jacksonville is still a work in progress. Home to a handful of skyscrapers, the area is known much more for its 9-5 rush than its residential dwellings. However, if you’re OK with spending a good chunk of change, there are some eye-catching options overlooking the river.

If you’re looking for a little more culture, Avondale, Riverside and San Marco are three neighborhoods to check out. All three offer a nice mix of standalone restaurants, shops and pubs, with San Marco standing out as the prettiest and priciest of the trio.

You may be able to find the most inexpensive apartments on the north and west sides of Jacksonville. Arlington is the best option if you’re going to live in the northern part of the city.

Exploring the First Coast

Jacksonville’s Identity: Jacksonville’s two main nicknames say a lot about its identity. You’ll often hear it referred to as the “River City” because the historic St. Johns River runs right through the center of town (hope you like bridges!). TV news anchors with lopsided makeup-to-personality ratios will often refer to the whole region as “The First Coast”, a nod to Jacksonville’s roots (St. Augustine, the oldest city in the U.S., is 30-minutes south of Jax) and it’s placement on I-95. When most non-Floridians think of Florida, they think of Orlando’s theme parks or Miami’s star-studded beaches, but Jacksonville’s history is much more aligned with the South than the tourism-driven attractions of its Florida neighbors. That can be good (shrimp and grits, southern charm) and bad.

Bring a Car: There are no significant public transportation options to speak of, so a vehicle will be necessary. The traffic can be rough heading towards downtown in the morning and going towards the beaches in the afternoon. A good rule of thumb for driving in Jacksonville is figure just about everything will take a half-hour’s drive. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for Mickey and his gang of merrymakers, Disney World is 2.5 hrs away.

Jaguars: Real and Less Real: Besides the great proximity to the beach, Jacksonville has one of the largest urban park systems in the country. The Jacksonville Zoo is a pretty nice medium-sized zoo, and an affordable way to spend the day. A handful of museums are sprinkled throughout the city, with the Cummer Museum of Art standing out as the most impressive. The Jacksonville Landing is a picturesque place for downtown dining and shopping. The Jacksonville Jaguars reign supreme when it comes to sports (hope you like teal!), and EverBank Field is where they call home. It’s also the home of the annual Florida-Georgia college football game, which turns a big section of downtown into a massive outdoor cocktail party for three days (hope you like RVs!). Minor league baseball is also nicely represented at the spiffy Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville with the Jacksonville Suns. The Veterans Memorial Arena also hosts the ABA’s Giants and major music acts when they come into town.

OK, you’re all set for your new life full of warm weather, beach access, and Jaguars! Good luck! Now, about that speedo…

Exploring the First Coast
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Jacksonville’s Identity: Jacksonville’s two main nicknames say a lot about its identity. You’ll often hear it referred to as the “River City” because the historic St. Johns River runs right through the center of town (hope you like bridges!). TV news anchors with lopsided makeup-to-personality ratios will often refer to the whole region as “The First Coast”, a nod to Jacksonville’s roots (St. Augustine, the oldest city in the U.S., is 30-minutes south of Jax) and it’s placement on I-95. When most non-Floridians think of Florida, they think of Orlando’s theme parks or Miami’s star-studded beaches, but Jacksonville’s history is much more aligned with the South than the tourism-driven attractions of its Florida neighbors. That can be good (shrimp and grits, southern charm) and bad.

Bring a Car: There are no significant public transportation options to speak of, so a vehicle will be necessary. The traffic can be rough heading towards downtown in the morning and going towards the beaches in the afternoon. A good rule of thumb for driving in Jacksonville is figure just about everything will take a half-hour’s drive. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for Mickey and his gang of merrymakers, Disney World is 2.5 hrs away.

Jaguars: Real and Less Real: Besides the great proximity to the beach, Jacksonville has one of the largest urban park systems in the country. The Jacksonville Zoo is a pretty nice medium-sized zoo, and an affordable way to spend the day. A handful of museums are sprinkled throughout the city, with the Cummer Museum of Art standing out as the most impressive. The Jacksonville Landing is a picturesque place for downtown dining and shopping. The Jacksonville Jaguars reign supreme when it comes to sports (hope you like teal!), and EverBank Field is where they call home. It’s also the home of the annual Florida-Georgia college football game, which turns a big section of downtown into a massive outdoor cocktail party for three days (hope you like RVs!). Minor league baseball is also nicely represented at the spiffy Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville with the Jacksonville Suns. The Veterans Memorial Arena also hosts the ABA’s Giants and major music acts when they come into town.

OK, you’re all set for your new life full of warm weather, beach access, and Jaguars! Good luck! Now, about that speedo…

Rent Report
Jacksonville

October 2020 Jacksonville Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2020 Jacksonville Rent Report. Jacksonville rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Jacksonville rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Jacksonville rents increase sharply over the past month

Jacksonville rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Jacksonville stand at $952 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,137 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Jacksonville's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -1.3%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

    Rents falling across cities in Florida

    While rent prices have increased in Jacksonville over the past year, other cities across the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have fallen in 1 of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Florida. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -1.3% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Miami is the most expensive of all Florida's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,593; of the 10 largest Florida cities that we have data for, 7 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Orlando experiencing the fastest decline (-6.0%).
    • Jacksonville, Cape Coral, and Tampa have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (1.1%, 0.6%, and 0.5%, respectively).

    Jacksonville rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Jacksonville, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Jacksonville is still more affordable than most other large cities across the country.

    • Jacksonville's median two-bedroom rent of $1,137 is slightly above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.1% rise in Jacksonville.
    • While Jacksonville's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+3.4%) and Detroit (+1.6%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Jacksonville than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,592, which is more than twice the price in Jacksonville.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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    October 2020 Jacksonville Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Jacksonville Rent Report. Jacksonville rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Jacksonville rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    October 2020 Jacksonville Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Jacksonville Rent Report. Jacksonville rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Jacksonville rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Jacksonville rents increase sharply over the past month

    Jacksonville rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Jacksonville stand at $952 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,137 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Jacksonville's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -1.3%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

      Rents falling across cities in Florida

      While rent prices have increased in Jacksonville over the past year, other cities across the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have fallen in 1 of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Florida. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -1.3% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, Miami is the most expensive of all Florida's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,593; of the 10 largest Florida cities that we have data for, 7 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Orlando experiencing the fastest decline (-6.0%).
      • Jacksonville, Cape Coral, and Tampa have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (1.1%, 0.6%, and 0.5%, respectively).

      Jacksonville rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

      As rents have increased slightly in Jacksonville, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Jacksonville is still more affordable than most other large cities across the country.

      • Jacksonville's median two-bedroom rent of $1,137 is slightly above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.1% rise in Jacksonville.
      • While Jacksonville's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+3.4%) and Detroit (+1.6%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Jacksonville than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,592, which is more than twice the price in Jacksonville.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Jacksonville Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Jacksonville ranks on:

      B-
      Overall satisfaction
      B-
      Safety and crime rate
      B
      Jobs and career opportunities
      C
      Recreational activities
      A-
      Affordability
      C+
      Quality of schools
      B-
      Social Life
      A-
      Weather
      C+
      Commute time
      A+
      State and local taxes
      C
      Public transit
      C+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Jacksonville’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Jacksonville renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even hough renters love Jacksonville, some aspects can be better."

      Key Findings in Jacksonville include the following:

      • Jacksonville renters gave their city a B- overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Jacksonville were state and local taxes and affordability, which received scores of A+ and A-, respectively.
      • The areas of concern to Jacksonville renters are public transit (C), recreational activities (C), commute time (C+) and pet-friendliness (C+).
      • Jacksonville millennials are unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of C, while renters who are parents are more satisfied, giving it a B+.
      • Jacksonville earned similar scores to other Florida cities like Tampa (B) and Saint Petersburg (B-), but earned higher marks than Miami (C+) and Orlando (C).
      • Jacksonville did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Memphis (C) and Philadelphia (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "I love that Jacksonville is so diverse, but I hate that it takes 30 minutes to get everywhere." -Alyssa Y.
      • "There are always festivals or other activities going on within the community." -Anon.
      • "I love the beach and the river, but the city is too sprawling." -Anon.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Jacksonville’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Jacksonville renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apar...

      View full Jacksonville Renter Survey

      Here’s how Jacksonville ranks on:

      B-
      Overall satisfaction
      B-
      Safety and crime rate
      B
      Jobs and career opportunities
      C
      Recreational activities
      A-
      Affordability
      C+
      Quality of schools
      B-
      Social Life
      A-
      Weather
      C+
      Commute time
      A+
      State and local taxes
      C
      Public transit
      C+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Jacksonville’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Jacksonville renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even hough renters love Jacksonville, some aspects can be better."

      Key Findings in Jacksonville include the following:

      • Jacksonville renters gave their city a B- overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Jacksonville were state and local taxes and affordability, which received scores of A+ and A-, respectively.
      • The areas of concern to Jacksonville renters are public transit (C), recreational activities (C), commute time (C+) and pet-friendliness (C+).
      • Jacksonville millennials are unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of C, while renters who are parents are more satisfied, giving it a B+.
      • Jacksonville earned similar scores to other Florida cities like Tampa (B) and Saint Petersburg (B-), but earned higher marks than Miami (C+) and Orlando (C).
      • Jacksonville did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Memphis (C) and Philadelphia (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "I love that Jacksonville is so diverse, but I hate that it takes 30 minutes to get everywhere." -Alyssa Y.
      • "There are always festivals or other activities going on within the community." -Anon.
      • "I love the beach and the river, but the city is too sprawling." -Anon.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.