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All Large Jacksonville Apartment Complexes Built Last Year Catered To High-End Renters

This map shows the percentage of new apartment complexes in each U.S. region that are considered "high-end."

All of the large-scale apartment complexes built in Jacksonville last year were considered "high-end" — that is, they’re not affordable for most families.

That’s according to a nationwide study by the property-management-software company RENTCafé.

RENTCafé’s Nadia Balint says new construction is following the same trend nationwide, and middle-income renters are being priced out of areas where they want to live.

“They are forced to choose between spending more than they can afford on rent and utilities or settle for older buildings in less attractive locations,” she says.

RENTCafé is tracking 10 large complexes expected to be completed in Jacksonville by the end of next year.

Of those, three are expected to be what’s considered “affordable,” with some sort of government subsidy available to help renters.

See the entire RENTCafé study here

Jessica Palombo supervises local news gathering and production, podcasts and web editorial content for WJCT News, ADAPT and Jacksonville Today. She is an award-winning writer and journalist with bylines including NPR, Experience Magazine, and The Gainesville Sun. She has a master’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University and is an alumna of the University of Florida. A nearly lifelong resident of Jacksonville, she considers herself lucky to be raising her own children in her hometown. Follow Jessica Palombo on Twitter: @JaxJessicaP