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Best Rental Finds in Jacksonville FL: Big on Amenities and Easy on the Pocket

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When you hear “Jacksonville” you think “small city.” Oddly enough, Jacksonville really isn’t small at all. It’s actually the largest city in the contiguous U.S. by land area and you could fit about 7 large U.S. cities inside it. It comprises of over 500 neighborhoods that stretch out 747 square miles around Downtown.

With an affordable cost of living, Jacksonville is a preferred choice of location for many successful businesses that want to save on operating costs and they attract many young professionals.

If you’re thinking about making a move this summer, choose Jacksonville, where Florida begins, and find your next apartment right here, on RENTCafe. We came across some great affordable Jacksonville rental communities, offering a wide-range of floor plans from studios to 3-bedroom apartments, where the amenities are generous and the prices hard to turn down:

Avesta San Jose in San Jose (Check Availability)

Monthly rent for a studio: $596 (compare to $613 average price for studios for rent in Jacksonville FL)

Avesta San Jose 3534 Smithfield St Jacksonville FL

Located just a few minutes’ drive from Downtown on the South Bend, San Jose is an extension of San Marco, neighborhoods that have developed in the past few years. With easy access to San Jose Boulevard or to Philips Highway, Avesta cares about its residents and shows it in the amenities it offers: well-maintained grounds with BBQ grills and picnic areas, sparkling swimming pool and sand volleyball court, onsite management and maintenance, and online resident services. The units have carpeted and hardwood floors, central heat and air conditioning with an electronic thermostat.

Auburn Glen Apartments in Baymeadows (Check Availability)

Monthly rent for a one-bedroom: $649 (compare to $813 average price for one-bedroom units for rent in Jacksonville FL)

Auburn Glen Apartments 8024 Southside Blvd Jacksonville FL

To live summer to its fullest during the 10 months of hot season, any Jaxon would first need to find a cool place to live in, and next, find a favorite ice cream shop. Baymeadows (on the Southside of Jacksonville) has both: ice cream made from scratch at the local ice cream shop on Baymeadows Rd, down the road from your new apartment at Auburn Glen — a pleasant pet-friendly community, offering a car care center, renovated club house and playground, fitness center, tennis courts, swimming pool, adjacent lakes and a business center.

Arium Danforth in Beach Haven Southside (Check Availability)

Monthly rent for a two-bedroom: $966 (compare to $1,062 average price for two-bedroom units for rent in Jacksonville FL)

Arium Danforth 3701 Danforth Drive Jacksonville FL

Minutes from beautiful beaches, ARIUM Danforth’s Apartment Homes have private entries, garages, renovated gourmet kitchens, brushed nickel finishes and washers and dryers. Ideally located, your new apartment home will be near Jacksonville’s beautiful white sandy beaches, St. Johns Town Center and The Mayo Clinic. Attractive interiors, sand volleyball courts and a large refreshing swimming pool are sure to seal the deal.

Avesta Townsend in Fairways Forest (Check Availability)

Monthly rent for a three-bedroom: $919 (compare to $1,188 average price for three-bedroom apartments for rent in Jacksonville FL)

Avesta Townsend 3400 Townsend Blvd Jacksonville FL

Minutes away from Jacksonville University, the Avesta Townsend apartments offer the chance to watch both a sunrise and a sunset over a water landscape.  Not far away from the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, and the riverside, you will be able to explore the natural sites on kayaks, paddle boards and segways. The apartments are ready to move in, the community amenities are plentiful to make your days more relaxed, and the prices are unbeatable.

Find the best deals on rentals in Jacksonville on RENTCafe right now and say hello to your new apartment home! 

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About the author

Nadia Balint

Nadia Balint is a senior creative writer for RENTCafé. She covers news and trends in residential and commercial real estate and their impact on our everyday life, including rental housing, for-sale housing, real estate development, homeownership, market reports, insurance, landlord-tenant laws, personal finance, urban development, economy, sustainability, and social issues. Nadia holds a B.S. in Business Management from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. You can connect with Nadia via email.

Nadia’s work and expertise have been quoted by major national and local media outlets, including CNN, CNBC, CBS News, Curbed, The NY Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post as well as industry publications, such as GlobeSt, Bisnow, Inman News, Multifamily Executive, and The Commercial Real Estate Show. Nadia also wrote for Multi-Housing News, Commercial Property Executive, HubSpot, and more. Prior to entering the real estate industry, Nadia worked in the legal field, where she gained over 10 years of experience in business, corporate, and real estate law.

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