University of North Florida Off Campus Apartments

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University of North Florida

With a tiny enrolment of under 15,000 students, and an even smaller than usual faculty at only 572, it is difficult to believe that University of North Florida coulod be ranked top of anything. However, this university actually made number five in the list of America's best value colleges and is one of the Best Southeastern colleges according to Princeton Review.

Once Known as Cowford

Jacksonville has come a long way since its founding, when it was known as Cowford because of a narrow crossing on the St John's River used by cattle. It is now the largest city by land area in the US, and the twelfth largest by population.

Performing arts is popular in Jacksonville, and notable events in your university home city include the Gate River Run, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Planetfest and the World's largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, which is actually a football game.

Jacksonville Neighborhoods for UF Students

Pembroke Pines, Boulevard Heights and Driftwood are some of the neighborhoods closest to UNF - you'll be looking for apartment rentals around here for easy UNF access.

The neighborhood directly surrounding UNF (often known as the University area, surprisingly!), is quite a walkable area, scoring 71 out of 100. Coffee is in short supply within walking distance, but restaurants and grocery stores are plentiful. There are also quite a few bookstore, fitness and drugstore options within less than a quarter mile of your UNF campus.

Jacksonville Beach Housing

UNF is quite close to Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach, and while it sounds like a great idea to be close to the beach, your wallet may think otherwise! Look inland a little for more affordable houses for rent.

Most of the apartment rentals in Jacksonville close to UNF are available for around $600 to $700, however, there are scattered places for rent for under $500 per month, and plenty over that mark! If you have a car and don't mind driving to school, your housing choices expand considerably, and your weekly budget will breathe a sigh of relief.

Jacksonville Dining Out and Nightlife

While it may be too expensive to locate your apartment close to school, you will certainly want to stay in the area when you're either hungry or thirsty! There is a wide variety of cuisines represented in the UNF area, with Japanese, Mexican, Greek and Mediterranean, Vietnamese, burgers and pizza all represented.

Most of the nightlife is actually day life, with many social activities centered on the beach. Nolan's Sports Grille and Club H20 Office are within easy reach of school, though.


Average Apartment Rent in Jacksonville

# Bedrooms Aug Jun May 3 Month % change
Studio N/A N/A N/A 0%
1 Bed $773 $830 $828 -6.6%
2 Bed $965 $1,038 $1,048 -7.9%
3 Bed $1,142 $1,241 $1,268 -9.9%

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Apartments in Jacksonville - View 26 properties

Banyan Bay

Banyan Bay

Jacksonville, Florida, 32224

1 Bedroom$777 - $877

2 Bedrooms$859 - $1,078

3+ BedroomsUp to $1,612

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Country Club Lakes

Country Club Lakes

Jacksonville, Florida, 32224

1 Bedroom$913 - $1,075

2 Bedrooms$1,062 - $1,512

3 Bedrooms$1,220 - $1,566

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The Club At Town Center

The Club At Town Center

Jacksonville, Florida, 32224

1 Bedroom$684 - $925

2 Bedrooms$877 - $1,063

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Beach Bluff Apartments

Beach Bluff Apartments

Jacksonville, Florida, 32224

Studio/1 Bedroom$575 - $685

2 BedroomsUp to $840

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Arium Danforth

Arium Danforth

Jacksonville, Florida, 32224

1 BedroomUp to $877

2 BedroomsUp to $975

3 Bedrooms$1,150 - $1,275

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Local Talk

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  • Why should I move to Jacksonville?

    Jacksonville, located in Northern Florida, is an ideal location for families and young professionals alike. The weather is gorgeous year-round, with warm, sunny summers and mild winters. Jacksonville is in close proximity to many beautiful beaches, as well as several state parks including Big Talbot Island and Amelia Island. The charming and historic town of St. Augustine is also just a stones-throw away from the city, and makes for an easy getaway from city life. And for the sports fans out there, this city is home to NFL team the Jacksonville Jaguars. The cost of living in Jacksonville is reasonable, and many find employment with one of the several Fortune 500 companies located here.

  • Is Jacksonville a town where I'll need a car to get to work?

    Car ownership is all but essential if you live in the city of Jacksonville. The bus system, while it does exist, is notoriously slow and unreliable, and as a result, nearly all of Jacksonville's residents find that owning a car is necessary for getting around town. JTA Skyway is the city's convenient downtown monorail transit system. Those who work downtown can choose to drive to the JTA parking lots on the outskirts of downtown, and take the train into the heart of the city.

  • What are the newest built apartments in Jacksonville? Looking for something brand new that is very nice.

    I am sorry, but there is no way to filter our search results to show apartments by construction date. The best advice I can give you is to search for apartments in Jacksonville, Florida and then check out the pictures and call some of the apartment complexes.

  • How much is a two bedroom apartment in beachwood, Jacksonville?

    Two bedrooms apartments in Jacksonville's Beachwood neighborhood start at around $500 and can get up to almost $1000 per month.

  • Looking for a 1 bedroom apartment or loft in san marco? Any suggestions? Price range is 600.00 to 650.00

    We have 29 properties in San Marco, Jacksonville.

  • I've got dogs. What are the best places in Jacksonville for being outdoors with pets?

    The largest dog park in the country, Dogwood Park, on Jacksonville's Salisbury Road, offers patrons separate areas for large and small dogs, wooded trails, sand piles for the pups to dig in and lay on, and even hammocks for the owners. But perhaps the main attraction is Dogwood's beloved lake, where dogs love to explore and go for a swim. The park also sells snacks and offers convenient service stalls where owners can bathe their filthy dogs before heading home. Throughout the year, Dogwood Park hosts fun "Dog Family Reunions" where dogs of a particular breed can get in for free on a designated date. Huffman Boulevard Park is another nearby park where locals head to make use of the athletic fields and playgrounds. Leashed dogs are allowed on the premises and along the surrounding walking path.

  • Does Jacksonville have any famous museums or exhibitions?

    Jacksonville is home to an extensive array of art, cultural, and historical museums. The Museum of Contemporary Art features four floors of hands-on activities, as well as a play area for children under five, and families get in for free on Sundays! The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens is a Jacksonville gem, nestled along the banks of the St. John's River. This cozy museum features enchanting English and Italian gardens, a children's exhibit, and traveling exhibits featuring rare works of art. The Museum of Science and History, known to locals as MOSH, features a Florida natural center, a planetarium, a water exhibit, a dinosaur exhibit, and much more. Some other renowned Jacksonville museums include the hands-on Children's Museum, the People of Color Exhibit, the Brown Museum of Art, and the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum.

  • What areas of Jacksonville are safe for walking around at night?

    Marsh Landing and Deerwood are considered to be the safest neighborhoods in Jacksonville, with many families and low crime rates. Avondale, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is another great neighborhood situated near downtown Jacksonville along the banks of the St. John's River. Some other Jacksonville neighborhoods known for their safety include Orange Park, Fruit Cove, and Zwitzerland.

  • How is the school system in Jacksonville?

    Run by the Duval County School District, the Jacksonville public school system has not been very favorably reviewed. The district was rated a 3 out of 10 as compared to other school districts in Florida and across the country. However, there are some decent schools in the area; it just depends on where you are living. The top five neighborhoods for education in Jacksonville are Middleberg, Ortega, Ortega Forest, Beauclerc Gardens, and the area near Greenland/Bayard.

  • What kinds of job opportunities are available in Jacksonville?

    Home to multiple military facilities, the military is by far the largest employer in Jacksonville. The top ten employers in Jacksonville are Jacksonville Naval Air Station, with 25,245 employees, Mayport Naval Station (15,293), Duval County public schools (14,284), the City of Jacksonville (8,828), the State of Florida (7,056), Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida (7,000), Baptist Health System (7,000), Publix Distribution Center (6,615), Winn-Dixie Stores (6,200), and Wal-Mart (5,800). Jacksonville is home to two other Fortune 500 companies besides Winn-Dixie Stores: CSX Corporation and Fidelity National Financial. As the 10th fastest-growing city in the U.S., Jacksonville ranked 3rd in the top ten U.S. cities to relocate to find a job according to Forbes in 2007.

  • Is Jacksonville a good place for younger people?

    With a population of about 822,000, which makes it the largest city in the state of Florida, Jacksonville is a decent place for young people. As a sizeable city, Jacksonville is home to many of the features that younger people seek, such as a plethora of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, movie theaters, and stores--and, of course, other people of similar age. Home to multiple military facilities, Jacksonville is also a great place for younger people in the armed forces. And, compared to the rest of the country, the cost of living in Jacksonville is 6 percent lower than the US average, making it a good place for younger folks on a budget.