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Is Jacksonville Safe? Everything You Need To Know Before You Visit

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When planning any trip, you want to make sure that wherever you’re going is safe. So, is Jacksonville safe? After visiting the city for five years and living here full-time for a year, I can tell you that Jacksonville is a perfectly safe place to visit for tourists. Just like all big cities, you just need to know which areas to visit and which areas to avoid in Jacksonville.

According to U.S. News, Jacksonville was ranked #16 on the “Best Places to Live” in the United States. It’s truly a beautiful city with lots to offer, many great areas to stay, and an almost endless list of things to do. Here’s a bit more about Bold City and its overall safety.

Is Jacksonville Safe For Visitors?

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Overall, tourists don’t need to worry about their safety in Jacksonville. Places that tourists go to, like downtown and the beach areas, are perfectly safe and are known for their low crime rates.

The weather can be a bit intense during the rainy months (August and September), so proper trip planning is definitely advised. Flights can be delayed and road travel might be dangerous at times, however, inclement weather usually passes fairly quickly in Jacksonville.

I love living in Jacksonville and have never felt that my safety was in jeopardy. Tourists should feel assured that theirs won’t either.

Weather In Jacksonville

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The weather in Jacksonville varies greatly from season to season. Most people think Florida is warm all year round, and while the summers are hot and humid, the winters are actually quite cool. In fact, over the course of a year, the temperature varies from 46 to 95 degrees.

Expect heavy downpours and thunderstorms during the hot summer months, and crisp, bright days during the winter months. Whatever season you decide to visit Jacksonville, it’s always beautiful and there’s always a fun activity to do.

The thing I love the most about living in Jacksonville is that just when you’ve had enough sunshine, you get relief from a little bit of rain before the sun returns. It’s a subtropical climate (unlike the tropical climates in Miami or Tampa) which I personally find to be ideal.

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Hazardous Weather and Natural Disasters

Jacksonville can experience severe storms from late May to September. Heavy rainfall, lightning, damaging winds, hail, and even tornadoes are possible. July through September is the peak of the wet and…

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