Jacksonville city is located in Calhoun County in Northeast Alabama. It has a significant location, being about half-way between Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. Jacksonville lies on the foothills of the Choccolocco Range and the Mountains provide great natural beauty. The city has a historic public square, beautiful historic churches, antebellum homes and safe, attractive neighborhoods.
Jacksonville is steeped in its small town charm has one of the best school systems anywhere. 31% of Jacksonville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree. For many years now the city has been enjoying its reputation of providing quality school system. There are abundant recreation opportunities available in the community center featuring a full fitness area, basketball court, walking track, swimming pool and a 3-field, lighted soccer complex.
The city is fortunate to have the Chief Ladiga Trail passing through that caters to serious and casual walkers and bicyclers. Formerly called Drayton, the city was renamed to honor President Andrew Jackson in 1834. Having its own attractive areas, education system, outdoor parks, and city services available, Jacksonville is a vibrant community. The closest major airport is Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport that has domestic flights from Birmingham and is about 60 miles from the center of Jacksonville, AL.