Jacksonville, less famous than its neighboring cities, is one of those hidden delights nestled in the south-eastern part of the United States. Covering a huge 840 sq. miles there’s no doubt you’ll find somewhere suitable for your coliving experience in this urban city.
A true highlight of this location for any nomad is the park system contained within its perimeters, which covers a cool 111,669 acres. If you love a bit of nature, Jacksonville will provide it in the bucket loads. The University of North Florida is the owner of over 500 acres of these acres and is full of green forests and protected wildlife. What’s better is that the public have free access to use the hiking trails and the other activities available onsite.
A cool claim to fame worth mentioning is Arlington’s Kona Skatepark, one of the oldest skate parks in the US. This is where the famous Tony Hawk once lay down his board. Two words - beaches and art. These two may be the biggest pulls for any nomad to Jacksonville. From the wonderful Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, to the trendy Riverside Arts Market. Every month, you can partake in the Art Walk hosted on the first Wednesday.
Some calendar highlights, which may influence when you want to visit, include the Mandarin Art Festival held every Easter weekend, and the Great Atlantic Festival in early spring. Where there is live music, fresh seafood, and rides. Free to attend, so watch for those crowds. Navigating around the city is best done by car, as it’s a humid city.
Overall the costings are affordable, and you’ll enjoy fast Internet connection at your coliving space. Not a high number of nomads here, so you may struggle a little for friends initially. In fact, you’re more likely to meet traveling Americans, which isn’t a bad thing at all.
Fun facts about Jacksonville:
- The Florida Theatre opened in 1927
- This city hosted the first-ever college football game in 1901
- In the early 1900s, an Ostrich Farm was one of the city's biggest tourist draws!
- Jacksonville gets its name from General Andrew Jackson, who was Florida’s first military governor