Jacksonville top 20 most cultured cities in the United States.
Jacksonville beats out Chicago, Memphis, Los Angles, Dallas and 5 other Top 20 US Cities for Culture. A recent survey of cultural attractions across the country revealed that there are over 330 areas dedicated to cultural recreation in our fair city. Jacksonville, FL is #11 per capita in the country for the number of cultural attractions per person living in the city according to Property Shark who did an in-depth look at the biggest cities in the U.S. which looked at cultural attractions in each city – ranging from museums, libraries and theaters to parks or stadiums to see which major city is the uncontested leader for cultural venues. This in-depth look at the biggest cities in the U.S. shows that they all have a generous amount of cultural attractions – ranging from museums, libraries and theaters to parks or stadiums. This ranking helps show which major city has the greatest accessibility to cultural venues for its residents.
Jacksonville comes in at one cultural attraction for every 2,483 people Jacksonville to beat out New York City and Chicago for being in the top cultural cities. Being that Jacksonville is the largest city in the United States, and has a large number of cultural spaces we shouldn’t be surprised that our city has been given this recognition. One is the famous Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, which has over 6,000 works of art ranging from 2,100 B.C. to contemporary art. Another great museum is the MOCA, or Museum of Contemporary Art in Hemming Plaza, Downtown Jacksonville. Timmacuana NAtional Preserve is a hidden gem of history, culture, and nature just s couple miles from the Salon.
How many cultural activities and attractions can you name in Jacksonville? The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville only lists 65 points of interest in their directory? On the Cultural Councils website they are asking “Did we miss someone? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to add.” A better source for a listing of cultural attractions seems to be The City’s site Visit Jacksonville. Researchers at The Salon have reached out to Property Shark to find out where they got their list from to see if we can share that with you. We have not heard back yet.