Both my brothers live in Jacksonville, Florida.
I live an hour down south in more of the country.
I really like my plot of land and the privacy that it has. In Jacksonville, there are a lot of houses right on top of each other. There is tons of traffic. Also, the housing market is very high currently. I would love to live near them, but to have a decent plot of land in the city would be super expensive. You get what you pay for. My brothers really love living in Jax. They enjoy being able to bike or walk to the bars, clubs, or restaurants. They love that any kind of service you need, whether it is HVAC, plumbing, or electric, is readily available in Jax. In my area, I am always hiring someone out of Gainesville. I have to pay long-distance fees. I also can’t take my kids anywhere local. We don’t have bowling alleys, ice rinks, or theme parks nearby. In Jacksonville, they have all that and move. I am just not sure if it is worth all the stuff for a not as good home. My brother adores city life and there is tons to do. For me, I really like sitting on my front porch or working in my gardens. I don’t think I would use the city amenities that much. It does stink anytime I want to see them or go somewhere fun, I am in the car an hour one way.