I love Jacksonville beaches and rivers. The intracoastal waterway also runs through this river city. Water Water everywhere. I live on the island which has 4 small townships. Neptune Beach is where I live. we have our own mayor, fire department, utilities, parks and quaint little shops and restaurants. Growing up in California, I find Neptune Beach much nicer because of the low key attitude and lack of traffic.The only thing I do not enjoy is the humidity and bugs. When I travel back to California to visit family (my two kids actually moved there too), I am frustrated by how much traffic and people have changed it. Real estate is still affordable here in the Jacksonville area even though its a huge city. Come visit this gem.
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