Top 8 Things to Consider When Buying A House in Jacksonville

Top 8 Things to Consider When Buying a House

At Traditions Realty we aim to make the home buying process as smooth as possible for our clients and hope that you find these Top 8 Things to Consider When Buying a House in Jacksonville tips helpful.

1. Schools

Moving is never easy, but moving to a new area with children is a real feat. Concerned parents factor their children’s education into their location and ultimately their home purchase choice. Not only does a good school district mean a better education for your children, it can also help preserve home values and ensure faster resale rates.

Visit our Discover Jacksonville page for a complete list of school districts.

2. Entertainment

Jacksonville is growing into an art and culture destination. Our arts and entertainment scene combines the best of events with the local cultural community. Learn more about the vast variety of entertainment options available in Jacksonville from music to sports, from nightlife to family fun!

Arts & Culture
Visit Jacksonville 
City of Jacksonville
Jacksonville Cultural Council

Jacksonville Spectator Sports
Visit Jacksonville 
Florida Times Union

Family Friendly Entertainment
Visit Jacksonville
Jax4kids 
Community Sports

3. Dining

Get ready for a new taste experience! Jacksonville’s dining scene is a blend of casual elegance and classic southern comfort, mixed with flavors of the sea and a bit of international influence. We have many great restaurants from fine dining to kid friendly, with a variety of price points.

Restaurant List 
Restaurant Reviews and Food articles

4. Shopping

Jacksonville has the stores you are looking for including upscale brand names. Our city offers a variety of retail options as well as local shops with unique finds. Each neighborhood has its own personality so there is always something for everyone. Interested in a bargain? Find great deals for the whole family with Outlet Shopping!

Shopping
Outlet Shopping

5. Pet Friendly

Jacksonville is a pet friendly city. There are many resources available to keep you and your pets happy and healthy.

Dog parks 
Pet events

6. Convenience

There are many details you will want to learn about your neighborhood including the location of your local grocery, pharmacy, gas station, etc. as well as the best way to commute to work, A great way to see traffic, available transit, bicycling lanes, to get directions, and to read helpful Reviews is to use a service such as Google Maps or Yelp.

Google Maps
Yelp

7. Amenities

As all big cities do, Jacksonville offers a variety of amenities such as parks, libraries, fitness centers, and an international airport. Make sure to discover what is available in your neighborhood and take advantage!

Parks and Recreation
Jacksonville Libraries
Fitness Centers
Jacksonville Airport 

8. Taxes

When real estate prices fall, so do the property taxes, which in turn affects the city’s public services and safety. Get the property tax information you are looking for from the City of Jacksonville.

City of Jacksonville 

Looking to move your family to Jacksonville? Contact our Traditions Realty agents at (904) 683.5230 today.