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Where the City Meets the Beach

Upgraded New Homes Throughout Jacksonville


Jacksonville is the most populous city in Florida, and the largest city by landmass in America. The U.S. Navy's Naval Air Station Jacksonville brings many government and military industries to Jacksonville . Banking, insurance, healthcare, logistics and tourism industries thrive here, too. Jacksonville is often praised for being “a great place to live and retire.” The Atlantic coastline and many fantastic beaches are nearby. 

LGI Homes has new communities in the Jacksonville area with family-friendly and active lifestyle amenities. Our move-in ready homes are affordable and unmatched in value. Browse our neighborhoods and stylish floor plans and learn more about the high-end upgrades included in every home we build, at no extra cost to you!

A Top Place To Live

  • #3 'Best Cities for Job Seekers in the US' (moneygeek, 2024) 
  • #3 'The 25 Best Places to Live on the East Coast in 2023 - 2024' (U.S. News)
  • #4 'Best Places to Live in Florida in 2023' (Bankrate)
  • #6 '8 Most Affordable Places to Live in Florida in 2024' (Extra Space Storage)
  • 22 miles of white sand beach, more shoreline than any other U.S. city
  • Home to the 2nd-largest Naval Base in the world
  • Jacksonville boasts the largest urban park system in the U.S.
  • Home to the headquarters of the PGA Tour, and the PGA  Tour's annual Players Championship
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Frequently Asked Questions

Continue reading for answers to frequently asked questions about our homes, community and the area.


Is Jacksonville the largest city in Florida?

Jacksonville is the largest and most populous city in Florida, with over 970,000 people. The city has twice as many residents as Miami and three times more than Orlando. Jacksonville occupies the largest landmass in the state and nationwide. 


What county is Jacksonville, FL, in?

Jacksonville is in Duval County and is the county seat. 


Who are the top employers in the Jacksonville area?

According to Jacksonville Daily Record, the largest employers in Jacksonville are the U.S. Navy, Duval County Public Schools, the City of Jacksonville, Baptist Health, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Citi, May Clinic and United Parcel Service. View a list of the largest employers in the Jacksonville area. 


Are there job opportunities in the Jacksonville area?

Jacksonville is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States; in 2021, the city earned recognition from the Wall Street Journal for having the 5th hottest job market in the United States and the top market for jobs in Florida. From June 2021 to June 2022, the area's workforce increased by 4.6% or just under 37,000 jobs, according to In June 2022, the unemployment rate in Jacksonville was 2.9%.


Does Jacksonville have public transportation?

Jacksonville has a public transportation system that includes bus and trolley services, the Skyway, bike-sharing and ferry services. Its public transportation system is one of the best in Florida and offers reliable and affordable public transportation. 


Does Jacksonville have a robust freeway system?

Traffic congestion in Jacksonville is relatively low, given the population density. The city has excellent infrastructure, with a sophisticated highway system making it easy to travel in and out of the metro area. The Perimeter beltway (Interstate 295, S.R. 9A) surrounds the metropolitan area, so individuals can quickly get to beaches and many places throughout the city.


What are some famous tourist attractions in Jacksonville?

Jacksonville has the longest shoreline in the U.S., with 1,100 miles of shoreline. Twenty-two miles of that shoreline is white-sandy beaches. There are plenty of outdoor attractions for boating, swimming and fishing. Other things to see in Jacksonville include St. Johns River, the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, the Jacksonville Zoo and the Jacksonville Landing shopping center. 

The city is also home to many museums and recreational venues that attract tourists and keep residents busy with fun. The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens and the Museum of Science and History are just a few venues that provide education and the history of the surrounding area.


Is Jacksonville a good place to raise a family?

Jacksonville offers a variety of family-friendly amenities and more than 800 schools. The city has the nation's most extensive urban park system, a relatively low crime rate and excellent education programs. Many neighborhoods are modern, urbanized, and pedestrian and cyclist friendly. 

What are some popular events in Jacksonville, Florida?

Jacksonville hosts many annual festivals and live events, offering rich entertainment in various niches. Residents and visitors can enjoy numerous eclectic and lively events across the city year-round. Many events include the Gator Bowl, the International Food and Wine Festival, the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair, the Jacksonville Film Festival, the Player's Championship and the Jacksonville Greek Festival.

There is something for everyone, year-round. Locals enjoy the annual Light Boat Parade and the Sea and Sky Spectacular, showcasing numerous aircraft, boats, and marine products. Even music lovers have something to look forward to with The Jacksonville Jazz Festival. View more Jacksonville events on Google

Are there affordable single-family homes in Jacksonville?

Homebuyers can find affordable single-family new homes in gorgeous neighborhoods in St. Augustine, in the Jacksonville area. LGI Homes has various open-concept floor plans with spacious rooms, designer upgrades included at no extra cost and integrated technology. Every home is move-in-ready and offers a structural warranty. 

What features do LGI Homes in Jacksonville include?

All LGI homes in Jacksonville feature gorgeous exterior and interior finishes and popular modern upgrades. Homebuyers get a chef-ready kitchen with custom cabinetry, upgraded flooring, designer finishes, programable thermostats, USB-compatible outlets, Wi-Fi controlled garage door openers and much more. Learn more about our CompleteHome™ and CompleteHome Plus™ upgrade programs. 

What's the weather like in the Jacksonville area? describes the weather in Jacksonville as perfect. Average annual highs are in the high 70s, and average lows are in the low 60s (degrees Fahrenheit). The climate allows for year-round outdoor activities, with an average of more than 220 days of sunshine each year; the area gets just over 50 inches of rain annually.