Why the First Coast is One of the Nation’s Best Markets for Luxury Home Managers

Being a Luxury Home Manager is a role that lets you experience the lifestyle of some of the nation’s finest neighborhoods, while residing in some of its most distinctive residences and saving on living expenses while you do. The recent rise of remote work brought on by COVID-19 has brought with it an awakening for many that they no longer need to be tethered to their offices or even living in the same city to successfully perform work for their employers. This has resulted in a surge of relocations across the country with many headed to Florida– specifically, Northeast Florida, also known as the Jacksonville MSA or the Florida’s “First Coast”. Many newcomers, as well as others who may be already living and renting here have an opportunity to become a luxury home manager in one of the nation’s top destinations for doing so. Here are several reasons why the First Coast is one of the nation’s best markets for luxury home managers.


The Location

The First Coast is the gateway to Florida. The city of Jacksonville is located 25 miles south of the Georgia state line. It’s the largest city by area in the contiguous United States and that doesn’t even include the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) which includes Duval County, St. Johns County, Clay County, Nassau County and Baker County. The First Coast region is defined by water features like the St. Johns River, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.

The Beach

Ah yes … location … did we mention the Atlantic Ocean, aka, “the beach”?. The First Coast features over 64 miles of beaches with 22 miles in Jacksonville and another 42 miles in Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine. Of course, many high-end coastal luxury homes are continually bought and sold, providing appealing opportunity for First Coast luxury home managers.

The Weather

The weather on the First Coast is typically gorgeous with average an annual high temperature of 80° and average annual low of 56°. That translates into more time enjoying the beach and other outdoor activities like hiking, biking, swimming, boating, fishing, and more!

Low Cost of Living

Florida is a tax-friendly haven with no state sales tax. It has one of the lowest costs of living in the country. Within the state of Florida, Jacksonville has one of the lowest costs of living; well on the lower-cost side of the pack in the top 75 low-cost cities in the entire U.S. Take these savings and combine them with the comparable rent money you can save by being a luxury home manager, all while living an incredibly luxurious lifestyle, and you begin to really understand why home managers love the First Coast!

Places to Live – A Diversity of Neighborhood

Jacksonville’s vast size spurs its remarkable diversity, and the abundance of different neighborhood options and ways to live, are one of the area’s most defining characteristics. From coastal cool to urban sophistication, Downtown funk to sub-urban family fun, luxury home managers on the First Coast have more options than almost any other major metropolitan market in the country.

The First Coast is home to at least 11 major sub-markets including the city of Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, The Jacksonville Beaches, Southside, Riverside-Avondale, Intracoastal West, San Marco, Ortega, St. Augustine, Amelia Island and NW St. Johns County, among others. Within these sub-markets, there are literally hundreds of neighborhoods with every manner of high-end homes inside them, ranging from high-rise luxury condominiums to oceanfront homes, golf and country club estates, historic homes … you name it! Luxury home manager on the First Coast can not only choose from a wide variety of homes and neighborhoods, but if they like, can sample all of them!
Long exposure of the Five Points area of Jacksonville, FL

Arts, Culture & Entertainment

From professional sports to a symphony orchestra to world-class museums and a rich diversity of dining and entertainment options, there’s no shortage of arts, culture and entertainment opportunities in the First Coast area. The Cummer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and Museum of Science & History (MOSH) all offer incredible experiences. A year-round schedule of concerts and events are held at venues like the Florida Theater, the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, Daily’s Place, Jacksonville Veteran’s Memorial Arena and the St. Augustine Amphitheater. Jacksonville is home to several professional sports franchises, including the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the city is also a well-known national destination for foodies.

Proximity to Other Major Cities

Luxury home managers on Florida’s First Coast not only enjoy all the fun things to do in our own area, but also appealing convenience to many other major cities and resort destinations. This includes historic St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Beach and Amelia Island in our own backyard and Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Naples and Atlanta, which are all short day-trips from Jacksonville.

Strong Employment

While those already employed may be able to choose to work anywhere, those whose employment was disrupted by the pandemic or who may be seeking new opportunities in a new market have ample opportunities in Jacksonville. Another key reason so many people are relocating to the First Coast is its strong and diversified employment market. In fact in 2020, LinkedIn reported that Jacksonville was the 10th-ranked market in the nation for in-migration among its members. From transportation & logistics to medical, financial, technology, real estate and more, Jacksonville is a magnet for job-seekers and companies desiring to base themselves in a business-friendly state.
With all of this going for it, it’s no wonder luxury home managers would want to investigate the opportunities available on Florida’s First Coast. To check out some of the available luxury properties for home management in our area, visit the Home Manager Rentals website or contact us at (800) 446-2156 or info@homemanagerrentals.com.