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The Best Places to Live in Jacksonville for Young Professionals

For a young professional living in Jacksonville, there are some great suburbs to set up a home base and live the life you’ve dreamt. There are many factors to consider when choosing a home as a young professional here, from how much you want to spend on your cost of living to the proximity to your work and the attractions that are important to you.

Most young professionals are looking for a place to work hard and play hard and we have you covered with this list of the top areas to choose from in Jacksonville. Some of the best places for young Jacksonville professionals to live include:

  • Atlantic Beach
  • Orange Park
  • Neptune Beach
  • San Marco
  • Avondale/Riverside
  • Jacksonville Beach

Learn more about each area below, and follow the links to for an in-depth look at living in these areas, as well as view available properties to gain a sense of the current market.

Atlantic Beach

If you have the beach on the brain, you’re going to want to live somewhere with easy access to one of our best beaches. Your time off living in Atlantic Beach will give you plenty of things to do from walking the beach to hitting the water.

This neighborhood is also great because of the Wednesday Market for produce and crafts. It’s a great area of community events that will allow you to meet others and connect. Check out Arts in the Park going on in this area and of course, a visit to Beaches Town Center is going to be a frequent occurrence.

Orange Park

Orange Park is a popular choice for young professionals in Jacksonville. It’s known for always having something to do, such as the Farmer’s Market and other community events. It’s also a popular choice for the charming, eclectic housing options. You’ll be surrounded by other 20-somethings making it easy to make friends and find that sense of community.

Neptune Beach

Neptune Beach is a dreamy location in Jacksonville. It’s perfect for beachside living whether you’re looking for a beachside bungalow or a modern townhouse. This area is actually known for having some of the lowest unemployment rates in the area too. You’ll love the views and the people at Neptune Beach.

San Marco

San Marco will take you to a great option for those that want to be close to work downtown. You’re close to downtown and living in one of the most walkable areas of Jacksonville. It’s the place to go for the arts scene, dining, and entertainment. You’ll love the historic charm of this affluent neighborhood too since this area was built in the 1920s.


If you want to be close to bars and an overall upbeat atmosphere, you’ll want to live in the Avondale/Riverside neighborhood. It’s a fun area with homes dating back to the 1860s. The area is full of history, young professionals, and great amenities.

Jacksonville Beach

Of course, Jacksonville Beach is one of the most popular choices for young professionals. Oceanfront living is amazing and very popular among young professionals. Hitting the beach daily is a dream for many and this area has a great variety of housing options with different price points available. You’ll love the focus on arts and culture in Jax Beach, as well as the phenomenal restaurants and shops in the area. Wherever you choose to live in Jacksonville, you’ll love the active and well-balanced lifestyle as well as the great economy you can find living here.

Check out these neighborhood options for your professional and recreational lifestyle in Jacksonville. Contact a Real Estate Agent at Redzone Realty Group today to help make a decision and get you in the home of your dreams!

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