The 10 Cheapest Jacksonville, FL Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Jacksonville are the cheapest of the cheap.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our third time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in Jacksonville.
Cheapest Neighborhoods In Jacksonville

Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I'd much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I'd rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in Jacksonville might be more expensive than living in rural Florida, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those Jacksonville neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further -- you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Jacksonville are the cheapest.

What's the cheapest neighborhood to live in Jacksonville for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Grand Park looks to be the cheaptest Jacksonville neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for -- some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Jacksonville. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Jacksonville that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Jacksonville.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from cheapest to most expensive.

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How We Determined The Cheapest Jacksonville Hoods In 2021

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Jacksonville, we had to determine what criteria defines "cheap".

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 190 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the "Cheapest City Neighborhood In Jacksonville." We're lookin' at you, Grand Park.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the cheapest places Jacksonville. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.

The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Jacksonville For 2021

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Population: 3,108
Cost Of Living Index: 75 (3rd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.7 (11th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.013 (23rd cheapest)
More on Grand Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,268
Cost Of Living Index: 78 (11th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.4 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (46th cheapest)
More on Kennel Club: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 5,659
Cost Of Living Index: 77 (7th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.7 (13th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.017 (52nd cheapest)
More on San Jose: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,722
Cost Of Living Index: 84 (60th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.0 (34th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.008 (10th cheapest)
More on Tiger Hole-Secret Woods: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 6,567
Cost Of Living Index: 80 (22nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.7 (9th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.02 (87th cheapest)
More on Ortega Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 129
Cost Of Living Index: 74 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.1 (cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.022 (115th cheapest)
More on Midtown: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,517
Cost Of Living Index: 80 (22nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.8 (2cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.019 (80th cheapest)
More on Larsen: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,800
Cost Of Living Index: 83 (5cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.4 (7cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.005 (5th cheapest)
More on Holly Oaks: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,824
Cost Of Living Index: 82 (38th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.8 (15th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.019 (78th cheapest)
More on Harborview: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 8,533
Cost Of Living Index: 83 (5cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.3 (54th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.013 (30th cheapest)
More on Hyde Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up The Cheapest Places In Jacksonville

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Jacksonville where prices are low and it's cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Jacksonville aren't all cheap. Brooklyn takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Jacksonville.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Jacksonville For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Grand Park 75
2 Kennel Club 78
3 San Jose 77
4 Tiger Hole-Secret Woods 84
5 Ortega Hills 80
6 Midtown 74
7 Larsen 80
8 Holly Oaks 83
9 Harborview 82
10 Hyde Park 83
11 Biltmore 83
12 Whitehouse 87
13 Hidden Hills 87
14 Marietta 82
15 Normandy Village 82
16 Oak Haven 86
17 East Jacksonville 77
18 Picketville 84
19 Arlington Hills 86
20 Duval 88
21 Confederate Point 83
22 Duclay 80
23 Panama Park 79
24 Windy Hill 85
25 Osceola Forest 85
26 Downtown Jacksonville 76
27 Jacksonville Heights 86
28 Oak Hill 84
29 Lakeshore 83
30 Arlingwood 86
31 Chimney Lakes 89
32 Woodmere 86
33 Regency 87
34 Lake Lucina 85
35 Riverview 82
36 Sans Pareil 92
37 Ribault 84
38 Cranzel T Brown Park 80
39 Robinson's Addition 80
40 Del Rio 88
41 Argyle Forest 87
42 Greenfield Manor 87
43 Cedar Hills 84
44 Rolling Hills 89
45 Spring Park 82
46 Love Grove-Riviera Manor 90
47 Hogan's Creek 73
48 Sweetwater 86
49 Jacksonville North Estate 90
50 Wesconnett 82
51 Mixon Town 82
52 Mcgirts Creek 88
53 College Park 81
54 Mid-Westside 77
55 Sunbeam 88
56 Arlington Manor 83
57 Lincoln Villas 82
58 Allendale 82
59 Baymeadows 86
60 Alderman Park 91
61 Sans Souci 85
62 Tallyrand 79
63 Loretto 89
64 Saint Nicholas 88
65 Settlers Landing 90
66 Sherwood Forest 81
67 45th And Moncrief 77
68 Jacksonville Heights South 91
69 Murray Hill 86
70 Glynlea-Grove Park 87
71 Cedar Hills Estate 86
72 Duclay Foest 89
73 Normandy 81
74 29th And Chase 80
75 College Gardens 77
76 Arlington 85
77 Phoenix 78
78 Atlantic Boulevard Estates 85
79 Southpoint 91
80 San Mateo 91
81 Normandy Manor 88
82 Eastport 92
83 Highlands 83
84 Tallulah-North Shore 83
85 Herlong 94
86 Brentwood 79
87 Beacon Hills And Harbour 101
88 Woodland Acres 80
89 Oceanway 98
90 Imeson Park 92
91 Bulls Bay 89
92 Brown Island 101
93 Mandarin Station-Losco 96
94 Blaunt-Quarantine Island 102
95 Dinsmore 87
96 San Jose Forest 99
97 Brierwood 93
98 Lake Forest Hills 86
99 Woodstock 81
100 Jamestown 91
101 Golden Glades-The Woods 95
102 Julington Creek 106
103 Mandarin 102
104 Beachwood 88
105 East Arlington 100
106 Hillcrest 82
107 Fairways Forest 87
108 Lackawanna 80
109 Ortega Farms 87
110 Crystal Springs 95
111 Deerwood Center 89
112 Normandy Estate 91
113 Edgewood 83
114 Goodby's Creek 92
115 Royal Lakes 88
116 Beauclerc 105
117 Moncrief Park 80
118 New Town 82
119 Craven 92
120 Biscayne Terrace 88
121 Lake Forest 85
122 Holiday Hill 87
123 Royal Terrace 80
124 Springfield 82
125 Deerwood 111
126 Commonwealth 83
127 Secret Cove 95
128 South Riverside 88
129 Beach Haven 102
130 Magnolia Gardens 78
131 Longbranch 80
132 Ortega Forest 109
133 Miramar 110
134 Kilarney Shores 82
135 Southsuide Estates 90
136 San Marco 104
137 Englewood 87
138 Edgewood Manor 83
139 Carver Manor 85
140 Fort Caroline Shores 100
141 Biscayne 89
142 Fairfield 80
143 Copper Hill 90
144 The Cape 99
145 Ortega 116
146 Garden City 90
147 Girvin 106
148 Riverside 95
149 Monterey 84
150 Pecan Park 102
151 Venetia 100
152 Cobblestone 104
153 Sandalwood 96
154 Deercreek 108
155 Hogan 90
156 Spring Glen 84
157 Arrowhead 92
158 Eagle Bend 103
159 Pickwick Park 101
160 Turtle Creek 89
161 Park Ridge 93
162 University Park 89
163 Lakewood 93
164 Jacksonville Heights West 94
165 Brakridge 82
166 Greenland 112
167 Avondale 113
168 Isle Of Palms 111
169 Otis 93
170 Fairfax 106
171 Atlantic Beach 119
172 Southside 103
173 Jacksonville Farms-Terrace 96
174 Jacksonville Beach 113
175 Empire Point 87
176 North Beach 100
177 University Club 96
178 Neptune Beach 115
179 Jacksonville Naval Air Station 94
180 Jacksonville University 89
181 Charter Point 93
182 Forest Trails 97
183 Holiday Harbors 118
184 Atlantic Highlands 120
185 Clifton 95
186 Hollyford 92
187 Pumpkin Hill 104
188 Fort George Island 105
189 Southwood 98
190 Brooklyn 113

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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