The neighborhood of Highlands is situated within the city of Jacksonville, Florida.
Highlands is quiet, as the streets are usually reasonably calm - however noise can be an issue close to Interstate 95. It is sometimes hard to access parks from many locations in the neighborhood since they aren't well-situated. Despite that, there are a few parks close by for residents to relax in.
The median year of construction for dwellings in Highlands is 1978. Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing roughly 70% of the dwellings in this part of Jacksonville, whereas the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings. About 55% of the population of this neighborhood own their home and 45% are renters. This area also has a good choice of housing sizes - it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is a reasonably short walk to get to both primary and secondary schools from most homes for sale in Highlands. Residents benefit from public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. Regarding food, the closest supermarket in Highlands is generally only a rather short walk away. A small variety of restaurants and cafes is available as well.
The preferred method to get around in this neighborhood is usually driving. Nearby highways, such as Interstate 95, are easy to reach from any location in this area, and it is very convenient to find a parking spot. However, Highlands is not very transit friendly. Nevertheless, residents benefit from a few bus lines, and most homes are near a bus stop. It is impractical for pedestrians to move around in Highlands since few common errands can be run on foot.