ABOUT THE CITY
From seashore to forest, nurtured by the majestic St. Johns River, Jacksonville offers wonderful opportunities for visitor and resident alike. 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, sites 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 U.S. in population with more than 800,000 residents.
The Jacksonville Metro Area, which includes three beach cities and Clay, Baker, Nassau and St. Johns counties, has a population of ell over 1,000,000 residents.
Jacksonville International Airport ( JIA ) is 15 minutes from downtown by car.
Greyhound Bus Station is located in Downtown Jax.
Amtrak rail system is located on Jacksonville’s Northside.