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Westwood Apartments
1171 Lane Ave S
Jacksonville, FL | Hillcrest
1 Bedroom
$860
778 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,025
998 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Last updated January 16 at 06:24 AM
In charming Hillcrest, 7 miles from downtown. Close to St John's River and Normandy Boulevard shopping. Gated complex with nature trails, picnic area, and pool with lounge chairs. W/D hookup and patio/balcony.
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Plantation
7061 Old Kings Rd S
Jacksonville, FL | San Jose
1 Bedroom
$1,009
806 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,133
1083 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,359
1370 sqft
Last updated August 17 at 12:00 AM
Plantation Apartment Homes are conveniently located in Southside's San Jose area. Close to businesses, shopping, medical facilities & entertainment. Our quiet community with lush courtyards provides the comfort & charm you will be proud to call home.
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7 Units Available
Lakewood Oaks
3534 Smithfield St
Jacksonville, FL | San Jose
1 Bedroom
$690
515 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
3 Bedrooms
$1,210
1300 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 06:31 AM
Near Route 1, I-95, and the St. Johns River. Apartments range from studios to three-bedroom units, and include air conditioning, hardwood floors and carpeting, washer/dryer hookup, and patio or balcony. Community pool and gym.
Verified
12 Units Available
Banyan Bay
1700 San Pablo Rd S
Jacksonville, FL | Golden Glades-The Woods
1 Bedroom
$1,305
882 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
1211 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,810
1530 sqft
Last updated January 6 at 03:01 PM
Virtual/Facetime Tours Offered! Call for details. Come home to Banyan Bay Apartments, located in beautiful Jacksonville, Florida.
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18 Units Available
Village Walk
7651 Gate Pkwy
Jacksonville, FL | Deerwood
1 Bedroom
$1,309
876 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,299
1160 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,689
1439 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 08:02 AM
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.
Verified
4 Units Available
Addison Landing
9455 103rd St
Jacksonville, FL | Jacksonville Heights West
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$1,265
1074 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,195
1169 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 04:45 AM
This modern community is near I-295 and the Cecil Commerce Center. On-site resort-style pool, fitness center, community room, and playground. Apartments offer spacious interiors with modern updates. Pet-friendly.
Verified
7 Units Available
5 Thousand Town
5000 Big Island Dr
Jacksonville, FL | Windy Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,390
870 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,445
1226 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 04:45 AM
Located in the heart of St. John's Town Center in walking distance to retail stores and restaurants. Units feature 10-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, wood plank flooring and rainfall showerheads.
Verified
19 Units Available
The Links at Windsor Parke
13700 Sutton Park Dr N
Jacksonville, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,339
949 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,289
1314 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,709
1605 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 08:02 AM
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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54 Units Available
Presidium Town Center
7738 AC Skinner Pkwy
Jacksonville, FL | Baymeadows
Studio
$1,210
671 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,235
785 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
1166 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 04:46 AM
Discover Presidium Town Center in Jacksonville, FL. From convenience to happiness, a fantastic life is waiting for you at Presidium Town Center in Jacksonville.
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15 Units Available
Timberwalk at Mandarin
10263 Whispering Forest Dr
Jacksonville, FL | Sunbeam
1 Bedroom
$1,050
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,160
1053 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,280
1250 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 04:45 AM
Close to I-295 and Old St. Augustine Road. Apartments feature window coverings, wood laminated floors, and pool and lake views. Enjoy unique on-site amenities, including a private fishing pier and modern technology center.
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20 Units Available
Timucuan Lakeside at Town Center
10135 Gate Pkwy N
Jacksonville, FL | Windy Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,190
917 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,417
1417 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,619
1601 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 04:46 AM
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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90 Units Available
Tapestry Westland Village
6505 Collins Rd
Jacksonville, FL | Ortega Hills
Studio
$1,150
725 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,229
812 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
1172 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 06:10 AM
Explore our newly developed, luxury apartments spanning across 28 acres on the west side of Jacksonville.
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33 Units Available
Creekfront at Deerwood
9803 Creekfront Rd
Jacksonville, FL | Deercreek
1 Bedroom
$990
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,175
1120 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 16 at 04:46 AM
Faux wood flooring, glass- or screen-enclosed sunrooms, lake views and modern kitchens with updated appliances, granite countertops and wet bars. Minutes to beaches, downtown Jacksonville and St. John's Town Center Mall.
Verified
17 Units Available
Bay Club
9009 Western Lake Dr
Jacksonville, FL | Royal Lakes
1 Bedroom
$1,220
792 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
1097 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,615
1351 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 04:46 AM
Excellent location off Southside Blvd near I-95 and I-295, providing easy commute downtown and access to shopping/beaches. Friendly community with professionally landscaped grounds, pool, and sundeck. 1-3 bedroom units boast laundry, patio/balcony, and private garage.
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11 Units Available
Ocean Blue
2701 Mayport Rd
Jacksonville, FL | North Beach
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$1,538
1201 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,837
1453 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 06:25 AM
Luxury apartment community near fine dining. Walkable community. Full concierge service, interactive resident portal online and fitness center. Gated beachfront community. Gourmet kitchens. Spacious floor plans.
Verified
19 Units Available
Integra River Run
14050 Integra Dr
Jacksonville, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,228
766 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,420
1192 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,720
1385 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 06:01 AM
Spacious floor plans with gourmet kitchens, plank flooring and private balconies. Pet-friendly community with a fitness studio, gaming room and an outdoor lounge, among other amenities. Close to I-95.
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24 Units Available
Sur at Southside Quarter
7385 Park Village Drive
Jacksonville, FL | Miramar
1 Bedroom
$1,345
744 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,599
1120 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,091
1371 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 06:19 AM
We're OPEN and can't wait to see you by appointment! Please contact us to schedule your visit today. Smart architecture, inspired interiors, and best-in-class service await at SUR at Southside Quarter Apartments in Jacksonville, Florida.
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20 Units Available
Cabana Club
8680 Baymeadows Rd E
Jacksonville, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,299
1044 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,569
1317 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,719
1550 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 06:33 AM
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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13 Units Available
Vintage at Plantation Bay
7740 Plantation Bay Dr
Jacksonville, FL | Duclay
1 Bedroom
$920
798 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,445
1196 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,355
1216 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 04:26 PM
Located yards from I-295 and Collins Road. Well-appointed apartments with patio/balcony, fireplace and modern kitchen. Resident amenities include a pool, racquetball court, gym and business center.
Verified
27 Units Available
Registry at Windsor Parke
13401 Sutton Park Dr S
Jacksonville, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,299
961 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
1352 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,775
1619 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 04:26 PM
Registry at Windsor Parke introduces the largest floor plans available in the Hodges Blvd Area! New renovations are underway.
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17 Units Available
Place at Capper Landing
10535 Lem Turner Rd
Jacksonville, FL | Highlands
1 Bedroom
$865
699 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$975
921 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,085
1174 sqft
Last updated January 15 at 04:26 PM
Close to Florida State College at Jacksonville. Spacious, open-plan apartment with carpet, hardwood floors and kitchen appliances. Community includes a pool, a playground and a clubhouse. Community is pet friendly.
Verified
28 Units Available
The Club At Danforth
3701 Danforth Dr
Jacksonville, FL | Beach Haven
1 Bedroom
$1,067
771 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,264
1179 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Last updated January 15 at 04:26 PM
Pet-friendly 1-3 bedroom apartments minutes from beaches. Private entries, renovated gourmet kitchens, in-unit laundry, vaulted ceilings, large closets, and patio/balcony. Enjoy fitness center, pool, tennis and basketball courts, playground, and gated access.
Verified
18 Units Available
The Point at Tamaya
3050 Tamaya Blvd
Jacksonville, FL | Golden Glades-The Woods
1 Bedroom
$1,111
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,468
1074 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,806
1240 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 06:35 AM
Luxury Jacksonville apartments with full amenities, custom interior design and sports bar. Just minutes away from St. Johns Town Center, Sawgrass Golf & Country Club and beaches.
Verified
14 Units Available
Courtney Meadows
7820 Baymeadows Rd E
Jacksonville, FL | Deerwood
1 Bedroom
$1,150
855 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,160
1078 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,505
1247 sqft
Last updated January 16 at 04:46 AM
Located in the Deerwood section of Jacksonville, with easy access to I-295 and public transportation. Well-appointed one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with hardwood floors, patio/balcony and in-unit laundry. Pet friendly.

Median Rent in Jacksonville

Last updated Dec. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Jacksonville is $958, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,144.
Studio
$794
1 Bed
$958
2 Beds
$1,144
3+ Beds
$1,350
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How much is rent in Jacksonville?
In Jacksonville, the median rent is $794 for a studio, $958 for a 1-bedroom, $1,144 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,350 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 Dec. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Jacksonville is $958, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,144.
Studio
$794
1 Bed
$958
2 Beds
$1,144
3+ Beds
$1,350

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

January 2021 Jacksonville Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2021 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 increased significantly over the past month

Jacksonville rents have increased 0.4% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Jacksonville stand at $959 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,145 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth 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 0.4%, as well as the national average of -1.5%.

    Rents steady across cities in Florida

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring in the city of Jacksonville, but trends across other cities in the state have varied - of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Florida, some have seen decreases while other cities have rents increasing. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.4% 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 $1,590; of the 10 largest Florida cities that we have data for, 5 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Tallahassee experiencing the fastest decline (-5.5%).
    • Port St. Lucie, Cape Coral, and Jacksonville have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.3%, 3.8%, and 3.0%, respectively).

    Jacksonville rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in Jacksonville, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Jacksonville is still more affordable than most comparable cities across the country.

    • Jacksonville's median two-bedroom rent of $1,145 is above the national average of $1,090. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 3.0% rise in Jacksonville.
    • While Jacksonville's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+4.2%) and Detroit (+1.4%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Jacksonville than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,305, 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.

    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 about the methodology on our blog.

    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.

    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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    January 2021 Jacksonville Rent Report

    Welcome to the January 2021 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

    January 2021 Jacksonville Rent Report

    Welcome to the January 2021 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 increased significantly over the past month

    Jacksonville rents have increased 0.4% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Jacksonville stand at $959 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,145 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth 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 0.4%, as well as the national average of -1.5%.

      Rents steady across cities in Florida

      Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring in the city of Jacksonville, but trends across other cities in the state have varied - of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Florida, some have seen decreases while other cities have rents increasing. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.4% 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 $1,590; of the 10 largest Florida cities that we have data for, 5 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Tallahassee experiencing the fastest decline (-5.5%).
      • Port St. Lucie, Cape Coral, and Jacksonville have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.3%, 3.8%, and 3.0%, respectively).

      Jacksonville rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

      As rents have increased moderately in Jacksonville, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Jacksonville is still more affordable than most comparable cities across the country.

      • Jacksonville's median two-bedroom rent of $1,145 is above the national average of $1,090. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 3.0% rise in Jacksonville.
      • While Jacksonville's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+4.2%) and Detroit (+1.4%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Jacksonville than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,305, 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.

      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 about the methodology on our blog.

      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.

      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.