Looking for a place to retire? Forbes likes Jax.

Published on May 12, 2023 at 2:49 pm

Jacksonville is the only city in Florida to make Forbes’ list of the 25 best places to retire in 2023.

The annual list looks at factors such as median home price, crime rate, taxes, air quality, access to healthcare, weather and natural disaster risks. It lists 25 cities in 20 states, but they are not ranked.

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Jacksonville, which also made the 2022 list, got good marks for its median home price of $295,000, which is 22% below the national average. The list also cited the area’s good air quality, abundance of parks and high ratio of physicians per capita. Florida’s lack of a state income tax also weighed in the city’s favor. The list also called Jacksonville “unusually safe for coastal Florida” in terms of hurricane threat.

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