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    NAS Jacksonville, FL Local Information

    NAS Jacksonville is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Jacksonville is the most populous city in the state, the 14th largest in the country, and the largest city by area in the continental US with a population of about 840,000. The city includes the neighborhoods of LaVilla, Brooklyn, Riverside, Avondale, Springfield, Eastside and San Marco. The greater metro area has a population upwards of 1,340,000 and is often divided into the areas of Northside, Southside, Arlington, and the Jacksonville Beaches.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Jacksonville area ranges from $545 to $878 per month, with a median of about $775 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Jacksonville in the last three years was about $171,500 compared to $164,200 for Florida.

    Climate and Weather: A humid and subtropical climate keeps the summers hot and the winters mild; summer thunderstorms are common. The high averages are 64-92 degrees Fahrenheit and only about 10-15 nights drop below freezing during winter. The wettest months are June through September with an average yearly rainfall of 52 inches. Jacksonville is not usually hit directly, but nearby hurricanes have caused damage here over the years.

    Short Description of the Area: Jacksonville is in the top northeast corner of Florida about 140 miles north of Orlando and 25 miles south of the Georgia state line. It is one of the largest cities in both area and population in the United States and is comprised of many different neighborhoods on the St. Johns River and the Atlantic coast.

    Hurricane Warning: Hurricanes do not hit every year, not even every other year, but Florida is subject to occasional monster storms, and everyone living here should be prepared, with emergency supplies and plans. Emergency supplies should include food and water for at least three days, preferably two weeks, for every person in the household; a first aid kit, flashlight, small tool kit or multi-tool, battery operated radio, and possibly a solar power station. Search FEMA Emergency Kit or CDC Emergency Kit for a more complete list.