Jacksonville was named to AmericanStyle magazine’s Top 25 Big Cities for Art
Located on the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville is the largest city in the state of Florida and the 11th most populous city in the U.S. It is a major military and civilian deep-water port.
America’s Logistic Center
Highway signs across Jacksonville proclaim the city as “America’s Logistic Center.” Two ports, multiple interstate highways and exceptional air and rail connections have made Northeast Florida a hub for international trade and distribution CSX, Norfolk Southern and RailAmerica provide rails that can reach a potential 45 million customers within eight hours.
JaxPort boasts the nation’s No. 1 ranking for vehicle exports.
Jacksonville is home to four Fortune 500 companies, including CSX Corporation, Fidelity National Financial, Fidelity National Information Services and Winn Dixie Stores, Inc. The city is also home to at least 80 other corporate, regional and divisional headquarters. The banking and insurance industries have long been key components of Jacksonville's economy.
Fun and Culture
The Jacksonville Jaguars, which joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1995, is the city's main sports team. The annual PGA Tour is held in nearby Ponte Vedra Beach.
The Jazz Festival, Film Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Museum of Science and History, Maritime Heritage Center and Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens are among the regions arts and cultural assets.
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