It’s very pretty, very old, and has great beaches and restaurants!. Jacksonville is a city of Suburbs.. The Downtown is a ghost town (they’re “working on it”).. Orange park to the south is a different county and therefore different city.. It is suburbia central. I HATE it.. It’s malls strip malls and traffic. BUT very affordable and has all the places you need.. About an hour from the beach.. Why live in florida if not at the beach?. Jacksonville beach is the main beach. And to the south is St. Augustine,. the oldest European settlement continuously inhabited in the contiguous US. First pic, middle of the word Jacksonville is downtown.