by Maddie Taylor
In a little over a year, Shearwater has quickly made its mark in the St. Johns County community with its reputation for its connection to nature, community engagement and desire for healthy living. Shearwater has taken the master-planned community to the next level by offering serene resort-style living with 40+ new home designs that can appeal to every preference for style, floor plan and price point.
Steve Leonhirth, who moved to Shearwater with his wife and two children last May says, “Shearwater is a kid-friendly, multi-faceted community that accommodates all ages of life. It’s not a golf community; it’s a community of unity. The trails, the interconnecting neighborhoods via pathways so you don’t have to get on main roads, the amenities center…it’s all here to connect with each other right in our own front yards.”
In addition to the world-class amenities, energetic social calendar, and outdoor adventures, it’s the neighborhoods that define the Shearwater experience. Quality home builders like David Weekley, Lennar, Richmond American Homes, Mastercraft Builder Group, D.S. Ware Homes, and Drees Homes bring their timeless style to create Florida Bungalows, Spanish Craftsmans, Coastal Traditionals, and even Florida Farmhouses. Front porches, walkways and courtyards bring neighbors together, and the varied options for colors, materials, exterior lighting, and landscaping allow residents to express their own individuality while maintaining a harmonious streetscape.
“The Shearwater development, overall, is wonderful and we really like what we are seeing. We are impressed with our builder, but overall we are very impressed with how Shearwater is laying out the whole community”, Steve adds.
Both families and couples enjoy Shearwater’s diverse home sizes, ranging from 1,637 square feet to over 4,000 square feet, with three to five bedrooms, and one- and two-story models. The Springs and North Creek neighborhoods of Shearwater have price points starting in the low $200,000’s; The Trails area of Shearwater begin in the high $300,000’s’ and The Woodlands, Shearwater’s first gated community, features homes starting in the $400,000’s.
Find Yourself at Shearwater with custom homes that fit your style, budget and lifestyle. Spend your days hiking the trails, winding down the water slide, floating down the lazy river, kayaking Trout Creek and soaking up every bit of Shearwater’s resort-style living. Shearwater resident and single father of two, Chris Easterling put it best when he said “You won’t find a better value in the Jacksonville area. From the quality homes by solid builders, to the great schools, the incredible amenities, and how close the community is to so many area activities…you can’t beat Shearwater.”
Come find out why homebuyers are favoring Shearwater over other local communities and you just might find yourself in Shearwater too.
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