Five Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Jax
Unless you’re an expert on our fine city (and who knows, you might be - it is pretty awesome here) here are some things you probably didn’t know about Jacksonville, Florida.
1. We are BIG
Jacksonville is the biggest city by landmass in the continental United States! That’s 840 square miles to explore by car, boat, bike and legs. Learn more about all our distinct neighborhoods from the beaches to downtown.
2. We are young!
With a median age of 35, Jacksonville is the youngest major city in the state of Florida. No shuffleboard or early bird buffets here! Learn more about our music and cultural festivals and nightlife options.
3. We are green
Jacksonville has the largest urban park system in the country, with two national parks, two state parks and 450 city parks. That’s over 85,000 acres for you to immerse yourself in nature – most within just a short drive of major metropolitan areas. Cool tips for exploring our nature here!
4. We are a water wonderland
With the St. Johns River, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville has more shoreline than any other U.S. city! Prepare to get wet while you explore our natural water wonderland.
5. We are a top arts destination
Jacksonville is consistently ranked a Top 20 Arts & Culture destination. With awesome museums, the best symphony in Florida, Downtown Vision’s Monthly Art Walk and the weekly Riverside Arts Market there are plenty of places to pick up a sweet souvenir for mom and get cultured at the same time.