Lauren C. Media Supervisor, Advertising Industry

JAX is surrounded by water, which I love! While I enjoyed living in Atlanta, I missed being close to water. Being back in JAX, I have access to so many water-filled activities along the St. Johns River, Intracoastal Waterway or Atlantic Ocean. JAX has more shoreline than any other city in the nation with 1,100 miles of navigable water. It is also home to 22 miles of beaches and lots of public boat ramps where I can do just about anything on the water – swim, surf, kayak, paddleboard, dive, boat, fish and explore the region’s unique coastal shores, especially Hanna Park and Little Talbot Island. As a result, it’s not surprising that Jacksonville Beach is the birthplace of the Salt Life movement. JAX is one of Florida’s best watersports getaways and I love all that JAX has to offer in its water.

I moved to Jacksonville from Atlanta to be closer to the water, my family and football! You can’t beat tailgating for Jacksonville Jaguars games. It is unrivaled. I get to experience Jaguar games during the fall and enjoy the beach in the summer. One of my favorite aspects about JAX is the people. Everyone here is so welcoming and down-to-earth, especially compared to some of the other larger cities where I have lived. 

And the food scene here keeps growing. JAX offers so many unique restaurants compared to the larger chain restaurants that my friends love to experience when they come and visit. With the water, friendly people, tasty dining options and Jags games, JAX is the best place to be.

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