St. Johns Golf & Country Club
St. Johns Golf & Country Club may be only minutes from the conveniences of modern-day living but residents feel a world away. The community of single-family homes built around an 18-hole golf course boasts a resort-like pool, fitness center, tennis courts, restaurant, pro shop and banquet space. There are activities to delight residents of all ages which is particularly important since the community consists of a mix of families with and without children at home and spanning many decades. St. Johns Golf & Country Club is one of only a few communities in northwest St. Johns County where golf carts are permitted on the roads within the neighborhood and where natural gas is available in the community.
What might you find residents doing within the community on any given day? Taking a painting class, playing tennis or golf, competing on the swim team, attending a Scout meeting, enjoying Happy Hour, going to summer camp, meeting friends at the clubhouse for a card game, taking a yoga class or boot camp or enjoying lunch or a special dinner at The Grille Room. With so much to do and friendly neighbors it’s easy to see why people love living in SJG&CC. *Informaton provided courtesy of Julie Bentley, Realtor® Watson Realty Corp
World Golf Village
There's a whole world beyond golf in World Golf Village. Conveniently situated between Jacksonville and St. Augustine right off I-95 in St. Johns County, World Golf Village features 20 distinctive neighborhoods and miles of walking trails. It’s a world where block parties and cookouts are the nightlife, and the sounds of kids playing and birds chirping fill the air. Families choose World Golf Village for the St. Johns County A-rated schools, and of course its amenities galore. In addition to the renowned championship golf at the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire, the community is home to the acclaimed World Golf Hall of Fame and IMAX® Theater, a year-round heated Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, lighted tennis courts, playground, fitness center, and clubhouse. From luxury custom homes to carefree condominiums, there are a variety of homes to choose from. Learn more at www.WorldGolfRealEstate.com and make World Golf Village a World of Your Own.*Information provided courtesy of Davidson Realty
210 West Corridor
Hundreds of families have chosen to live along the western corridor of CR210 in St. Johns and it is easy to understand why. Whether you live in one of a dozen planned communities or in a home that has been here for decades this corner of St. Johns County has much to offer. Within minutes of leaving home you can be on I-95 and on your way to Jacksonville to the north or Old St. Augustine to the south and both the beach and the St. Johns River are only a short drive away. Once you live here you may find that you don’t often leave. The area is served by St. Johns County’s A-Rated schools and along with the amenities that many communities offer their residents there are 3 golf courses, nearby ball fields, dance and martial arts studios, a gym, spa and preschool. Dining options include pizza, pubs and grills, Mexican, Japanese and Chinese restaurants and fast food. There are 2 grocers and 2 drug stores and health services include dentists, primary care physicians, optometrists, chiropractors, orthodontists and clinics. Also along this corridor you can get a haircut, consult with an attorney or insurance agent, do your banking, buy wine and spirits from a knowledgeable shopkeeper, ship packages, buy a bike or visit a garden center. It’s no wonder so many people call this area home! * Information provided by Julie Bentley, Watson Realty.
Walden Chase was started in 2001, and fully built out in 2006. This neighborhood consisting of 540 homes was built solely by 2 builders, KB Homes and Mattamy Homes. A variety of one story and 2 story stucco homes steer away from the cookie cutter look. Lush landscaping, various ponds, and pride of ownership prevails throughout. It is located right next to Nocatee and is increasing in value due to the Nocatee school, which is K-8, opening in the Fall of 2014.
This fun and friendly neighborhood offers a community Pool, tennis and basketball courts are available to all for use, and the HOA dues are only $460.00 a year, and there are no CDD fees. With only 8 miles to the ocean, it’s just a short distance to the area beaches and historic St. Augustine Short commute to all of Jacksonville amenities. The location is fantastic! * Information provided by Gina Sharp, Realtor® Watson Realty Corp
Now the 5th Best Selling Community in the Country! Located on nearly 15,000 acres of which over 9,000 acres has been reserved for permanent preserve, community parks, dog parks and protected areas continues to grow in every direction. Recent announcements of 8 more developments opening in 2014 will bring well over 2,000+ additional new home options to Nocatee ranging in price from $200,000 to over $1,000,000.
The Nocatee Splash Water Park is expanding again with more pools for family entertainment along with new garden areas, kayak launches near the intracoastal waterway and more! The first of several Nocatee schools is scheduled to open for the next school year and will be for K-8. 2014 will see a new gas station/car wash/Dash Diner open near the Nocatee Town Center, office building condominiums are also planned to be open by year end and are being sold and leased as we speak. Plans are underway for building our own Fire Department and emergency dispatch center this year and Baptist Health has announced plans for a 60,000 square foot primary care facility in the Nocatee Town Center, providing outpatient care in the areas of family medicine, pediatric and internal medicine for adults and children. Nocatee is conveniently located 10+ minutes to the ocean and Ponte Vedra Beach restaurants, clubs and shopping while also having easy access to I-95 for those heading to Jacksonville or further South. The Nocatee Lifestyle is waiting for you! *Information provided courtesy George Ballou II, Realtor® Watson Realty Corp
Aberdeen is a newer master planned community nestled around a large wetland conservation area in Northwest St. Johns county adjacent to Julington Creek Plantation and West of Durbin Crossing. The community spans over 1,300 acres with more than 500 acres of wetland conservation and more than 65 acres of lakes.
Aberdeen is located within minutes to Interstates 95 and 295 and conveniently located close to shopping, schools, restaurants and a short drive to historic St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra beach. Home sites include over 1,600 single-family lots and 168 multi-family homes including town homes and condominiums. Homes vary from all different types of floor plans, sizes and styles for all age groups. Resort style community amenities include a Resident Center featuring a clubhouse, exercise fitness center, pools, water slide, tennis and basketball courts, child’s playground, sports fields, scenic walking trails, and a community picnic park.
*Information provided as a courtesy from: Bill and Nina Bay, Realtors® Watson Realty Corp.
Durbin Crossing is a newer master- planned community located in Northwest St. Johns county adjacent to Julington Creek Plantation, that offers residents the perfect blend of natural beauty, upscale resort style amenities. Convenient location to schools, shopping, restaurants and interstate highways. Durbin Crossing is located only a short distance to nearby historic St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra beach and Jacksonville.
The community features over 1,000 acres of conservation area, 39 lakes, over 24 acres of passive parks, and over 36 acres of community parks.
Two amenity centers include pools, water slide, exercise fitness room, tennis, basket ball, and volley ball courts, child’s playground, skateboard park, multi-purpose sports fields, and multiple scenic nature trails for hiking, biking and walking.
Durbin Crossing offers a carefree lifestyle for all age groups that includes daily recreational activities, events, and community parties for residents of all ages.
The majority of home sites over look wooded areas, natural nature preserves, or peaceful lake views. Durbin Crossing offers a wide variety of home sizes and styles to choose from. *Information provided as a courtesy from: Bill and Nina Bay, Realtors® Watson Realty Corp.
Julington Creek Plantation
As a lifelong Jacksonville resident, Fruit Cove was a place to camp out and hunt on the weekends, in my youth. My love affair with the river was realized when I moved “Out Here” in the late ‘70’s. Fruit Cove/Switzerland, now is called “St Johns”, a name change to blend all the others into one new postal zip code. Historically, it was a farming community of, mostly, citrus groves. In the old days, a ferry carried passengers from Mandarin to Fruit Cove, even though most of the commercial traffic was by riverboat, from Jacksonville and beyond. A nice, new concrete bridge was built to much fanfare in 1956, replacing the old wooden bridge that stood for years. With the St johns River as the Front door and westerly boundary, State Road 13 has been designated as a “Scenic Highway” by the State of Florida. The Grandfather Oaks have been nicely preserved and harken back to an “Old Florida” feeling. A “Growth Management” plan was put into law in the early ‘90’s that restricted commercial construction along this corridor. In the mid ‘90’s St Johns County purchased an old family citrus grove on the river in Switzerland, and built Alpine Groves, a beautiful, natural public park, offering kayak and canoe access and sunsets every day. An important feature of our area are the “A” rated public schools, and multiple sports fields for recreation.
*Information provided coutesy of Charlie Hillyer Broker-Realtor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty, LLC 904-509-3130
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