Jacksonville is the largest city in the state and ranks very high on our list due to a number of great qualities including its low overall crime index, affordable cost of living and its large number of great facilities available for residents to savor.
The coastal city is also very diverse and offers resident the chance to bask in its great cultural and historical scene.
As is common with the rest of the city’s on this list, Jacksonville relies heavily on its tourism industry to contribute to the local economy and for that, there are a great number of things to do in and around the city.
The city is home to a number of world class golf courses, a lively performing arts scene, The Jacksonville Film Festival and the annual Gator Bowl. Its large number of museums, festivals and zoo are also all great attractions to visitors form around the country.
The city’s great focus on education with its good public school system plus its large number of colleges and universities make it a great place to grow up in and to raise a family as well.