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Jacksonville Florida

Jacksonville at a Glance

Located in Northeast Florida at the crossroads of two interstate highways, Jacksonville is the largest city in the contiguous United States in land area, a major port, the insurance and financial center of the state, site of U.S. Navy bases and the home of the National Football League's Jacksonville Jaguars.


The City of Jacksonville ranks as the 14th largest city in the United States in population with more than 800,000 residents.

The Jacksonville metropolitan area, which includes three beach cities and Clay, Baker, Nassau and St. Johns counties, has a population of more than 1,000,000 residents.

Jacksonville covers 841 square miles (217,559 hectares).

Joint management agreements with national and state park services give Jacksonville the largest urban park system in the United States.

Travel Information

Jacksonville International Airport (JIA) is 15 minutes from downtown by car. It is served by 15 major and regional airlines that offer 250 daily flights to and from most major cities in the country and is an international gateway.

By air, Jacksonville is ...

       Sixty minutes from Atlanta
       Forty-five minutes from Orlando
       Two hours and 15-minutes from New York 
       Nine hours from London 

Four modern seaport facilities, including America's newest cruise port, makes Jacksonville a full-service international seaport.

There are three major Interstate Highways running through Jacksonville: I-95, I-295 and I-10. Additionally, I-75 is approximately 60 miles west of downtown Jacksonville.

There are four major U.S. Highways- U.S. 1, U.S. 17, U.S. 90 and U.S. 301.

By car, Jacksonville is ...

       Forty minutes from Fernandina Beach?/Amelia Island
       Thirty-five minutes from historic St. Augustine 
       Two and a half hours from Orlando Disney World
       Six hours from Atlanta 


Jacksonville Parks

Jacksonville Beaches

Jacksonville Zoo

Alltel Stadium

The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Fort Caroline National Memorial

Downtown Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Landing

Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Science and History

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

Jacksonville Golf Courses

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