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Average Ratings:
Artisticness: 2.6    Calmness: 3.5    Helpfulness: 3.4   
Intellectualness: 2.7    Neatness: 2.4    Outgoingness: 2.8   
Average Resident Personality Test Scores:
Artisticness: 3.10    Calmness: 3.10    Helpfulness: 2.96   
Intellectualness: 3.21    Neatness: 3.27    Outgoingness: 3.36   


Name: Michael | Age: 53 | Gender: Male | ZIP: 32204 | Resident for: more than 10 years | Added on: 2007-01-19
Artisticness: 3   Calmness: 2   Helpfulness: 4   Intelligence: 2   Neatness: 4   Outgoingness: 4   
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What do you like about Jacksonville? Five Points is interesting. Beautiful old neighborhoods. Close to the ocean. River through Downtown can be beautiful at times of the day and night. Fireworks displays on holidays are spectacular over the river.
What do you dislike about Jacksonville? First Baptist mentality, but it is improving. Tends to be very conservative politically but more moderate now than 10 years ago. Public school system pretty much sucks. Some excellent public schools but the system is too big and unmanageable. Too many fall through the cracks. Education for all the lip service given to it, is not a big priority. The Times-Union doesn't even have an education reporter.
What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in? Live in Riverside and love it. Close to Five Points, Avondale, San Marco and Downtown. All interesting and can be fun. New library, Museum of Contemoporary Art, Cummer are all high points. Zoo is a nice place to visit every few years.
How expensive is it? Housing has skyrocketed in past few years, but on most other counts it is a very affordable place to live
Is it safe? Mostly. Lots of black-on-black and drug-related crime.
How is the weather? Hot in summer, can be scary in hurricane season. But the great weather the rest of the time makes it worth putting up with the heat and storms.
Additional thoughts? Real estate is higher than most people can now afford. Lots of foreclosures by people who overbought as property values were on the rise; now it's leveled off and salaries have not risen to keep up with the cost of living.

Name: | Age: 58 | Gender: Female | ZIP: 32035 | Resident for: more than 10 years | Added on: 2006-05-29
Artisticness: 2   Calmness: 5   Helpfulness: 5   Intelligence: 4   Neatness: 2   Outgoingness: 3   
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What do you like about Jacksonville? People are very friendly and down to earth. And there are still a lot of wooded areas, gardens and beautiful flowers around.
What do you dislike about Jacksonville? The traffic and the distance from one side to the other - it is the largest city in land area in the continental USA.
What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in? Northside on the river, beaches, Amelia Island, Mandarin
How expensive is it? The average is not very expensive at all but you can find high prices if you look for them.
Is it safe? Some parts are safer than others.
How is the weather? The weather is wonderful! Summertime almost all the time!
Additional thoughts? Jacksonville is a small town spread way out. There are so many things to do, you never see it all. The Jacksonville Landing downtown is a good place to start. There are dinner theatres, the symphony, concerts inside and on the lawn, movies, malls, restaurants, sports bars, museums (art & history), water parks, a zoo, historical sites, tours, river activities and the list goes on and on. The ride up and down A1A along the coast has beautiful scenery.

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