Also be careful when chosing a location based on the houses and how the neighborhoods were constructed. There are many new houses around town in new subdivisions with 1 way in and 1 way out. There are also ONLY 3 ways in and out of the beaches. During the last hurricane evacuation, it took some people more time to get back to the beach. There is extensive road work on two of the three roads to the beach, so traffic is an issue.
Before you jump into a house, look around you and the surroundings. Oakleaf plantation found themselves with a brand new Publix (super market) a few years ago, with nothing around it. Publix builds their stores with the belief that they will serve 20,000 houses with that one store. There is also a Kohl's that just opened up there along with many restaurants. Oakleaf is a nice part of town, but don't be sucked in to the nice new stores and think that traffic will not follow you and your neighbor.
Ideally, live 5-10 minutes from work. If you don't work, live as close to your friends and hobbies you enjoy. Jacksonville is very spread out and to go from Baldwin to the Beaches (1 side to the other of the county) would take you almost two hours.