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Jacksonville is a city in the American state of Florida. As the largest city by area and population in the state, Jacksonville is also the largest city by area in the mainland United States. The city is situated on the banks of the St. Johns River, 25 miles south of the border between Florida and Georgia. The Port of Jacksonville is a large civilian and military deep-water port, located 340 miles north of Miami. There are two navel bases in Jacksonville.
Industries affecting Jacksonville’s economy include tourism, banking, insurance, healthcare, and logistics. The principal exports for Jacksonville include lumber, phosphate, paper, cigars, and wood pulp. There are four Fortune 500 Companies located in the city, they include CSX Corporation, Fidelity National Financial, Fidelity National Information Services, and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. Other companies based in Jacksonville include the Florida East Coast Railway and RailAmerica. There are many options for executive suites in Jacksonville.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in Jacksonville, and many of the choices have to do with water. The city offers a selection of Atlantic Ocean beaches, the majestic St. Johns River, the Intracoastal Waterway, and numerous marshes and lakes. Activities on the water include fishing (deep sea or fresh water), kayaking, boating, sailing, diving, snorkeling, swimming, or simply having a marvelous meal beside the water, Jacksonville has it all. Dining options in Jacksonville include River City Brewing Company, Atrium Café & Grill, Bistro Aix, BlackFinn American Grille, Maggiano’s Little Italy, and bb’s Restaurant & Bar. The Capital Grille is well known in the area and loved by locals for the array of dry-aged meats, fresh seafood and extensive wine list on offer.
The closest major airport to Jacksonville, Florida is Jacksonville International Airport. This airport is 15 miles from the city center. Public transportation in Jacksonville consists of bus service, downtown trolleys, JTA Connexion (paratransit), and a stadium shuttle - all provided by Jacksonville Transportation Authority. There is also Amtrak passenger train service through Jacksonville, linking it to Miami and New York.