Jacksonville is the largest metro area in Florida and has a population of 1,380,995. It’s located on the east coast about 25 miles south of the Georgia border. The city has an extensive urban park system and is adjacent to several national parks. The median salary is $42,990. The median home price is $203,500, and the area is a hub for banking and financial services. Both retirees and young families make Jacksonville their home, with about 20 percent over the age of 60 and 23.5 percent under 18. Ponte Vedra and Amelia Island are popular leisure spots due to their beaches and golf courses. Stanton College Preparatory School made U.S. News & World Report’s list of ten best schools in the state and is ranked 31st nationwide.