Jacksonville FL is a metropolitan area located in the central part of the state. Located in the state of Florida, it is one of the fastest growing urban areas in the U.S. As of the 2010 Census, Jacksonville is home to more than two million people, making it the sixth largest metropolitan area in the entire country.
Jacksonville has the fifth-highest population density among the cities in Florida. It was also the eighth-fastest growing city in the state in both the last five years and in the last decade. Because of these factors, it is predicted that over the next twenty years Jacksonville will grow by around eight percent.
With the growth in Jacksonville, the housing market is expected to experience some major ups and downs. Due to the high population growth, there are some major housing shortages in some of the key urban areas like Northwest, Southwest, Southeast and Northwest. The best way to keep up with the high demand is to buy real estate in Jacksonville itself.
Real estate in Jacksonville can be found on the peninsula, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, on the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway, and on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway. In addition, there are plenty of homes available for purchase in the cities of Clay, Duval and Hillsborough Counties. A number of Jacksonville real estate investors are making money on their investments in Duval County. In fact, the Duval County is one of the fastest growing counties in the entire country in terms of population growth.
Aside from housing, you can find lots of other property options for investment in Jacksonville, like commercial real estate, industrial real estate, land for development, land for rental, and even waterfront property. In Duval County alone, you can find waterfront property such as restaurants, residential and business properties, golf courses and parks.
The Duval County is home to many excellent beaches and the Jacksonville Beach is considered the finest in the entire nation. In addition, there are a number of nice resorts, clubs, spas and casinos that are available for your stay in Jacksonville. If you want a more relaxing vacation, you can choose one of the beautiful lakes and rivers found on the peninsula. So if you need an easy vacation getaway or are looking to buy a piece of the great real estate in Jacksonville FL, you should definitely consider buying a property there.