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Jacksonville

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Ed L., Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Ed L.

    Ed L. Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Somewhere under Tahoe!
    253
    1
    Have an interview with the Duvall county school district next week. Want to take a look around for places to stay if I am accepted. So what are the good areas, bad areas etc?
     
  2. DMDavid

    DMDavid Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Fernandina Beach, FL
    1,018
    275
    Commute from Amelia Island and everyday will feel like a vacation.
    Any kids of school age?
     
  3. Ed L.

    Ed L. Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Somewhere under Tahoe!
    253
    1
    Yes there are.
     
  4. DMDavid

    DMDavid Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Fernandina Beach, FL
    1,018
    275
    Stay coastal if you can, the ocean air tends to keep the undesirables further inland or it could be the higher rents and mortgages that cause that effect.
     
  5. OneRestlessNative

    OneRestlessNative Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: East Coast Central Florida
    269
    1
    That is pretty much true for the entire East coast of Florida....
     
  6. 100days-a-year

    100days-a-year Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: NE Florida
    2,412
    970
    Fletcher High in Jax Beach is no prize.St. Johns County schools are far better particularly Nease.Homes along CR. 210 were overbuilt and prices are very good considering the size and quality of neighborhood.

    Avoid at all costs the north and west side of Jax due to crime,avoid southside until Mandarin as the shcools are horrid.
     
  7. Fish Flayer

    Fish Flayer Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: St Augustine Fl
    28
    0
    As was stated come south 45 minutes to st johns county. You will "upgrade" your childs education from a and b graded schools to d and f rated schools.
     
  8. DMDavid

    DMDavid Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Fernandina Beach, FL
    1,018
    275
    At Fernandina Beach High School we are looking for a Journalism teacher
    (A little inside joke) if you happen to have those qualifications they may hire you.

    Good luck with your job hunting and don't forget to consider Amelia Island for your child/drens education (A/B Schools here).
     
  9. PepsiTwist

    PepsiTwist Registered

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Fl
    27
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    Good places:
    ~Amelia Island
    ~Jacksonville Beach
    ~Middleburg
    ~Some areas of Orange Park
    ~Mandarin

    Bad places:
    ~Northside of Jacksonville
    ~Downtown Jacksonville

    There are crimes and such all over the place, they are most prominent Downtown and on the northside, someone mentioned Westside, but Westside is not that bad.

    I do suggest you take a look at the other counties in the area to see if they would be willing to interview you, as Clay and St. Johns are much better counties to work for. Duval has a history of spending money everywhere imaginable except where the students and teachers benefit.
     
  10. dive_forever

    dive_forever Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Antonio
    42
    0
    I have to correct you on two things. The northside isn't bad, east of I-95. And as for the westside I wouldn't live there, if you paid me to live there. Just my 2 cents.
     

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