Jacksonville Ranks #1 in the country for Recreation!

Posted by Howard Flaschen on Friday, August 13th, 2010 at 3:08pm.

Jacksonville, FL is the top place to live

...if recreation is a top priority for you and your family

Jacksonville, FL - Parenting Magazine ranked Jacksonville top of its list of the 10 Best Cities for Recreation.downtown-aerial_480

Jacksonville was recognized for offering the best recreational options for families, including abundant park space, sports facilities, and outdoor activities. The magazine noted the city’s 75,235 acres of pools, gardens, beaches, playgrounds, sporting facilities, and lakes.

There are 9,313.39 acres of parkland per 100,000 residents in Jacksonville, according to the magazine.

Jacksonville also ranked No. 75 on the magazine’s list of the Best Cities Overall.

Here are Parenting Magazine’s Best Cities for Recreation list:


  1. Jacksonville
  2. Albuquerque, N.M.
  3. Scottsdale, Ariz.
  4. Anchorage, Alaska
  5. Aurora, Colo.
  6. Augusta, Ga.
  7. San Diego
  8. Little Rock, Ark.
  9. Louisville, Ky.
  10. Oklahoma City

Read more: Jacksonville named best city for recreation - Jacksonville Business Journal

Howard Flaschen




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