Where Does Jacksonville Rank?

Jacksonville is a very impressive city, and not just because we think so.

Jacksonville Skyline

From being one of the top places to live in the South, to being ranked one of the most affordable vacation destination, and being named one of the best cities for beer, take a look at the big accolades the city has earned in the past few years:


The Best Places to Retire in the South - Southern Living

50 Best U.S. Cities for Biking - exploreworldwide.com


The Top U.S. Cities for Job Seekers in 2021 – moneygeek.com

22 of the Best Beach Hotels in Florida for an Oceanfront Getaway - businessinsider.com

The 20 Best Places to Go Surfing in the United States – tripsavvy.com


10 Best Places to Retire in Florida – travelandleisure.com

America’s Most Underrated Beach Towns – jetsetter.com


32 Place to Eat in 2019 – foodandwine.com

America’s Most Underrated Beach Towns – jetsetter.com


The 10 Best Big Cities to Live in Right Now – Times.com

#8 Best City for Millennials to Travel to in 2019 – Hometogo.com

Top 10 Christmas Towns - Coastal Living

The World’s Best Surf Cities - Surfline.com

13th Most Affordable Spot for Families & 9th Most Affordable Sport for Individual Travelers in the Most Affordable Destinations in the US for 2018 - SmartAsset

20 Cool Cities You Should Check Out Before Everyone Else Does - Matador Network


  • Jacksonville International Airport was listed as one of the best airports in North America when it comes to customer service. JIA was tied for first with two other airports in the Airport Service Quality Award by the Airports Council International.
  • Expedia Viewfinder Travel Blog ranked Jacksonville as one of the 21 Super Cool US Cities. Jacksonville came in the #21 spot.
  • DK Eyewitness Travel named Jacksonville one of 20 of America’s Most Underrated Towns. Jacksonville took the #6 spot. The must-see highlights: The beach, the historic neighborhoods, the Cummer Museum, our food scene, and the Jazz Fest. [Link]
  • 9 Jacksonville restaurants received Golden Spoon Awards by the Florida trend Magazine. Including Azurea, 13 Gypsies, Black sheep and Taverna. [Link]