Jacksonville, Florida is a very large city, having the most square miles of any other city in the continental US. It also has a large and culturally varied population of over 800,000 people that have come from various other parts of the US and abroad. Since it is in the Southern US it has a fairly warm climate year round but it can average 42F nights and 64F daytime highs in January or 72F nights and 91F days in July which is warmer than many states to the north. For this reason, there are a lot of retired people that spend their winters in Florida to escape the extreme cold and then return north in the summer, they are sometimes called “Snow Birds” because of this habit. Let’s take a quick look at the history of Jacksonville, Florida to understand why it has become the multicultural city that it is today.