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Welcome to Jacksonville, Florida!

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For those unfamiliar with Jacksonville, we’ve provided some information below you may find useful.


Transportation

Distance from airport to city: 15 miles

Transportation Link: http://www.flyjacksonville.com/Content.aspx?id=13

We recommend visiting ShuttleFare.com for transportation comparisons. Note also that SuperShuttle has been a favorite among past Working Connections registrants.


Things to do

Jacksonville, perfectly positioned along the Atlantic Ocean in Northeast Florida is a natural paradise for visitors looking for an affordable yet luxurious destination. Whether you are looking to discover the undiscovered, ignite romance, reconnect with family or be inspired by the city’s cultural offerings or vivid sunrises, anything is possible in Jacksonville.

The “River City by the Sea”, boasts over 20 miles of wide and un-crowded beaches, close to 40 miles of the tranquil Intracoastal Waterway canal and the longest stretch of the beautiful St. Johns River, with so much water Jacksonville is a boater’s dream-come-true! Back on land, Jacksonville is home to the largest urban park system in the nation, with 10 state and national parks ready to be explored. Our authentic cuisine, thriving craft-beer scene and fun and cosmopolitan nightlife stretching from the beautiful Beaches all the way to our historic neighborhoods make Jacksonville a unique destination with thousands of possibilities for an unforgettable “Only in Jax” experience.

  • At 840 square miles, Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States.
  • Jacksonville has an average of 300 days of sunshine per year.
  • Jacksonville has Florida’s youngest population; the median age in the River City is 35.5.
  • Jacksonville is home to the largest urban park system in the nation with over 80,000 acres. Green is our color!
  • Home to over 30 medical facilities, including one of only three Mayo Clinics in the country and one of only ten proton beam therapy institutes in the nation, and a number of medical businesses headquarters, Jacksonville truly is “America’s Health Center.
  • Jacksonville is the only Florida city to have four headquartered companies on the Fortune 500 list.
  • Jacksonville is an artistic city. We have a Symphony, a Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Museum of Science and History, a Broadway Series and the oldest continuously operating community theater in the country, Theatre Jacksonville.

Visitor's Bureaus Websites

These websites offer a comprehensive list of area sights and attractions, as well as information on hotels and transportation.

www.visitjacksonville.com

USA Today Article on Jacksonville


About Florida State College at Jacksonville

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The mission of Florida State College at Jacksonville is to provide optimal access to high quality, affordable and relevant degree, career and community education to enhance the lives of our students and the economic development of Northeast Florida.

Distinctive Values and Attributes

Florida State College at Jacksonville is a values-driven institution of higher education committed to ensuring that every student has an extraordinarily positive overall experience by providing:

  • Excellence in teaching
  • High quality courses, services and learning environments
  • Innovation and flexibility in the delivery of courses and services
  • Advanced academic technology
  • Significant local scholarship resources
  • Responsiveness to student, employer and community needs
  • Emphasis on community quality of life and prosperity
  • Encouragement and support of lifelong learning
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