On a personal note, I have lived in Pensacola for many years and absolutely love Jacksonville!
Please let me know what I can do to help.
Being single...you may be interested in places where people with the same interest live.....which is EVERYWHERE......but.....you may be interested in living close to where you will be working....as stated in other answers.....real estate agents to not comment negatively concerning some areas due to Florida law......YOU are the judge of where you settle, NOT us.......what we do is introduce you to the many charming, convenient, and personally interesting (to YOU) areas we fortunately have in Northeast Florida....contact Hickory ( 904-463-5664 email@example.com or me,Donna, at (904) 732-7225, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVERYONE we have sold homes to in the last 23 years has LOVED Jacksonville.....finding the
RIGHT home can be FUN....We guarantee you will enjoy looking for a home....AND living in JACKSONVILLE....we have SO much to offer.....you won't believe it!
There's a large area called Tinseltown with many condos, but I find it a bit suburban in style. It's well populated with young professionals because so many businesses are located nearby and it has a lot of entertaining areas.
It mostly has to do with what you want and what you are looking for in a new neighborhood.
Welcome to Jacksonville where Florida Begins.
Unfortunately as a licensed real estate agent in Florida we are not allowed to provide such information. I would recommend going to http://www.coj.net which is the Jacksonville/Duval county web site that has all the info and statistics you are looking for.
Contact me is you have any other questions.
Charlie Chorman - REALTOR
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty