Jacksonville has been highly ranked by numerous independent organizations and publications. From its low tax burden to high quality of life, Jacksonville soars above other cities in side-by-side comparisons. This translates into big returns for Jacksonville companies and an inherent advantage over their out-of-town competition.

Here is just a sample of Jacksonville's many rankings and accolades:

  • Ranked as the no. 2 "Best Place to Live in Florida" (Bankrate - 2021)
  • A Top 10 “Best Places to Live on the Coast” (Coastal Living – 2020)
  • No. 7 for “Where the Jobs Will Be in 2020” (Forbes – 2020)
  • No. 4 “City Where People Moved in 2019” (Hire a Helper – 2020)
  • Named no. 6 “Best Place to Retire in the U.S.” (US News & World Report - 2020)
  • Mayo Clinic ranked the no. 1 “Best Hospital in Florida” (US News & World Report - 2020)
  • Recognized as a "Best City for Women in Tech" (Smart Asset - 2020)
  • Ranked as the “Fastest Growing City in Florida” (US Census Bureau - 2019)
  • Named a “Top Tech City for IT Jobs” (CompTIA - 2019)
  • Ranked as a “Top 10 Housing Market in the USA” (Trulia - 2019)
  • Ranked no. 2 “America's Most Underrated Beach Towns” (Jet Setter - 2019)
  • No. 1 City for Talent Attraction (Emsi - 2019)
  • No. 12 "Best Large Cities to Start a Business" (Wallet Hub - 2019)
  • No. 4 “Best City for Job Seekers” (Forbes – 2019)
  • Listed as “20 Emerging Tech Markets to Watch” (Site Selection Group – 2019)
  • 6th Fastest Growing Large Metro (U.S. Census Report – 2019)
  • Named no. 8 “City Where Quality of Life Is on the Rise” (SmartAsset - 2018)
  • "The 10 Best Big Cities to Live in Right Now" (Money Magazine - 2018)
  • No. 5 "Most Popular Cities to Which Millennials are Moving" (SmartAsset - 2018)
  • Named a "Top 20" Best City to Eat in America (Food & Wine Magazine - 2018)
  • Top City Americans are Flocking to (24/7 Wall Street – 2018)
  • UNF named a 2018 “Best Value College” (Forbes – 2018)
  • No. 16 “Fastest Growing City in America” (Forbes – 2018)
  • Among “The 15 best cities in the U.S. to find tech talent” (Forrester Research Inc. – 2018)
  • No. 2 "Most Up-&-Coming Cities in America" (Time - 2017)
  • Best City for Intermodal Access (Global Trade magazine - 2017)