If you’re thinking about relocating to the Jacksonville area, you’re likely curious about the local culture, community amenities, and community at large. The best way to become acquainted with the area—barring an actual visit, of course—is to read and follow local blogs. Whether you’re a retiree looking for a warm-weather winter home or a young couple looking to put down roots, Jacksonville is full of people who write candidly about what it’s like to live in this amazing city. Below, we have highlighted a few of our favorite Jacksonville-area blogs.
The Jacksonville Blog—This offshoot of Visit Jacksonville, a tourism company, is written by local experts. Though the writing targets short-term visitors and vacationers, long-term residents can benefit from the local expertise. You’ll find everything from history and dining to nightlife and upcoming events. Need a beach guide? This blog has you covered. Not sure what to make of all the skateboarders in the city? The Jacksonville Blog can explain.


Jacksonville Mag—Sure, this is technically a magazine, but they have a killer online presence and excellent content. Jacksonville Mag covers Jacksonville arts, culture, food, and events. Here, you’ll find everything from restaurant reviews a secret supper club hints to tips for celebrating your Memorial Day Weekend in style.


Big Cat Country—Jacksonville is home to the Jaguars, and NFL fans will not let you forget it. Big Cat Country is your one-stop shop for everything about the team, upcoming events, stats, and game highlights. Fans can post photos and comments, facilitating a great and lively online community that you can experience even before you move.


Jacksonville Moms Blog—Whether you’re an aspiring mother or a mom to four, the Jacksonville Moms Blog is full of helpful resources for area mothers. The writers cover everything from the latest child education apps to a round-up of best birthday party locations in the city. The blog maintains a calendar of local events, hosts a city guide, and can even provide summer camp, child care, and preschool recommendations for the area.


No matter your interests or age, somebody in Jacksonville has talked about your inevitable experience in our beautiful city. Still on the fence about moving here? Reading through any of these blogs will provide invaluable insight and perspective.