The Kennedy Space Center in Brevard County is known as the centerpiece of Florida’s “Space Coast.” But did you know Jacksonville recently received astronomical recognition of its own?
The 2022 version of the Urban Land Institute’s annual “Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report” included Jacksonville as one of five metro areas it calls “Supernovas.” It’s a new designation for this report, and one that spotlights the rapid business and economic growth of certain smaller U.S. cities.
Per the Urban Land Institute, five cities — Austin, Texas; Boise, Idaho; Jacksonville, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee, and the Raleigh/Durham metroplex in North Carolina — are experiencing a positive explosion in lifestyle, employment and tech-sector growth as we head toward 2022. That meteoric rise earned them “Supernova” status within the report’s larger “Magnet” city category.
Abundant white-collar employment and economic diversity were also cited, as was attractive real estate opportunities. At 875 square miles, Jacksonville is Florida’s largest city. It’s also a major port on the eastern seaboard, and the business hub of northeast Florida.
What does this mean for prospective home buyers in Jacksonville? We’ll tell you below.
Growth fuels optimism
As we’re emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the increases in work-from-home opportunities means more people moving somewhere that supports a desired lifestyle.
Outdoor recreation and green spaces are more important, as are residential-construction trends such as home offices, remote learning areas, and larger kitchens and outdoor living spaces.
Jacksonville, with its temperate climate, nearby Atlantic beaches and municipal, state and national parks, is that kind of place. The area has seen a significant influx of new residents pursing an active lifestyle in a beautiful region, and Jacksonville’s business, economic and real estate health have boomed.
The bottom line? The Urban Land Institute citing Jacksonville as an economic, investment and development “Supernova” formalizes the area’s ongoing growth, and its continued rapid recovery from pandemic effects.
Find your Jacksonville home
Searching for a new custom Florida home in this “Supernova” metropolis? ICI Homes has you covered.
Amelia National Golf & Country Club in Fernandina Beach, 30 minutes north of Jacksonville, is one of our signature communities. It features a Tom Fazio-designed golf course, gated entry, resort-style swimming pool and sun deck, fitness and tennis centers, and vibrant social and dining scenes at the French Provincial clubhouse.
Tidewater, also on Jacksonville’s north side, features homesites amid tranquil waterways and coastal forests.
ICI Homes is a preferred builder in eTown, an innovative new community southeast of Jacksonville.
Tamaya, also on Jacksonville’s southeast flank, is another of our master-planned communities — only six miles from those Atlantic beaches.
ICI Homes is a preferred builder in Nocatee, located 20 miles south of Jacksonville and one of the country’s top-10 selling communities.
A bit further south, research our coming-soon Middlebourne community, and our work as a preferred builder in Silverleaf, both in St. Johns County.
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