my significant other and i will be leaving jacksonville sooner than we expected bc of family and mental health reasons and as a result we have to break our lease, which can become very expensive unless the apartment is rented right away. 

so as a result we’re looking for someone to take over our lease.

our apartment is clean and new and located in a very safe, lgbt-friendly, pet-friendly, and beautiful gated complex in southside. it’s centrally located so it’s close to loads of food, entertainment, shopping, etc. 

it’s also less than 2 mins from FSCJ’s south campus, less than 10 mins from UNF, and less than 15 mins from Nova Southeastern. 

the apartment is technically a 1/1 with a “study”, but the study is almost as large as the bedroom and has substantial built-in shelving and the bathroom is not connected to the bedroom so it could function as a 2/1 very easily and with plenty of space. it is on the third floor, which means nobody is stomping over your head and you’re less likely to ever have a break-in (there are 2 deadbolts as well), but does make it less accessible.

the bathroom is clean and everything works perfectly. it has an extra-wide tub, rounded hotel shower rod, and two sinks which makes it perfect for any shared situation.
washer/dryer is included. all appliances in kitchen are brand new whirlpool and the kitchen has black granite countertops and is very spacious.

the apartment has a wooded view and is a very, very short walk from all the amenities, the main office, and the mailboxes.

there are ceiling fans in every room and we keep the a/c on 79 and it stays cold, so utilities are low. i’ve also literally never had a lower water bill than here.

the apartment has incredibly plush carpet and vinyl/fake wood floors, and it has a fireplace in the corner of the living room, which would theoretically be awesome during winter for staying warm without a high electric bill.

this community offers trash pickup outside your door, there’s a little valet thing that looks like an equipment bench but you put your full trash bags in it and once a week your trash will be taken away for you (optional extra $19/mo fee for this but worth it if you want it)

this apartment is currently being rented by 2 college grads w/ impeccable cleaning skills. we are still living in the apartment and are in the process of packing. as a result, if/when you come to see the apartment, it will not be empty, there will still be furniture and boxes inside that belong to us. it will be completely vacant come AUGUST 1ST.

if you are interested, you will be taking over our existing lease. the lease ends in MAY 2016 which makes this a perfect opportunity for a student, though it isn’t exclusively for students. anyone can rent this apartment, they just have to apply and be accepted by the complex as usual.

some community amenities (this place is seriously awesome and everyone here is very friendly, we are genuinely going to miss living here):
- pool with lap section and a waterfall
- hot tub
- community gym w/ card access
- indoor movie theater (this kicks ass, you can bring your own dvds and blurays and watch them on a big screen and you don’t even have to sneak in snacks)
- indoor basketball court
- covered poolside grilling area w/ grillmaster bbq equipment
- not one but TWO shaded dog parks


please boost this!! especially if you live in the jax area or go to any of the nearby schools, see if you know someone trying to find a place to live in this area. we are trying to leave here as soon as possible and it would be awesome to do this without having to continue paying rent on this apartment until the complex finds a new tenant, we can avoid this if we find one ourselves. thank you!

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Florida court: Colleges can't ban guns

Yes, progressives, the 2nd amendment still exists and it’s not all that ambiguous. In what must have been an easy decision, a Florida court ruled that the University of North Florida could not prevent students from storing weapons in their vehicles while they were attending class. The ramifications of the ruling could be huge as its precedent will most certainly be cited in other lawsuits throughout the state.

From Biz Pac Review:

The Florida appeals court ruling that the University of North Florida was violating state law when it prohibited a woman from storing a gun in her vehicle while she attended class will spill over to cities and counties statewide, an attorney said Wednesday.

And it’s one of many nationwide where anti-gun activists are trying to do at the local level what they can’t do in the statehouse – restrict Second Amendment rights.

“This is a growing movement in a number of cases,” said Jacksonville attorney Eric Friday, who represents Florida Carry Inc. and UNF student Alexandria Lainez in the court fight.

Friday, who called the Lainez decision the biggest of its kind in Florida in 20 years, said the case “reaffirmed that the power to regulate firearms rests solely with the Legislature and not anywhere else.”

…UNF regulations prohibit weapons on campus. According to the student handbook printed in 2011 when the case was filed, expressly threatened that violators could be arrested.

“No college or university has the authority” to make such a regulation, Friday said.

Lainez, a member of Florida Carry, sued UNF to change the regulation, but lost at trial to UNF’s argument that it could ban weapons because state law allowed school districts to do so. UNF argued that since it’s a school, it should be considered like a public school district.

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While this is great news, it’s sad that we even have to have a conversation about whether someone should have the right to defend themselves.