There have been several exciting new developments at Shearwater, the new master-planned residential community on County Road 210, as the community further comes to life.
The community has officially opened the Kayak Club, its expansive new amenities center, and has welcomed its Lifestyle Director, Dylan Read, who heads up Shearwater’s event and activity programming for residents.
“Shearwater is starting to buzz with activity and families enjoying their new home and lifestyle,” said Read, who visits with residents regularly to develop events and activities based on residents’ desires. “Families have been loving the newly opened Kayak Club, and we have already hosted a number of events that are fostering connections among residents. They moved here to have a stronger sense of community and that is exactly what we help create.”
Shearwater’s lifestyle programming further brings the community’s amenities to life with a variety of activities, including annual traditions and signature events to groups, clubs and classes. Shearwater has already hosted S’mores and More, Coffee on the Porch, sports tailgating parties, a running club, fitness classes, tennis lessons, and more. Combined with residents who are happily using the amenities on a regular basis, Shearwater has become a hub of family-friendly activity.
“We have always liked the area, but worked here and didn’t live here. We began looking around and found Shearwater, and there is nothing else like it. We heard about the amenities center and now that it is open, it is very nice,” commented Derek Garcia, a new resident who recently moved into Shearwater. “The Kayak Club made the decision for us to move into Shearwater, along with the trails and having the Lifestyle Director on staff…there is already so much to do, with so much more coming.”
The centerpiece of the Kayak Club is the Clubhouse, which includes multiple gathering spaces in addition to The Hub, a Wi-Fi café serving coffee, lattes and grab-n-go food items. Shearwater also includes the winding Lazy Bird River—the longest in Northeast Florida; ‘The Perch’—a three-story waterslide tower; multi-lane lap pool; resort-style lagoon pool; and four illuminated Har-Tru tennis courts, including a stadium court. Residents can also enjoy the oversized Fitness Lodge, which includes cardio and strength training equipment and a large group fitness workout area, as well as Wellbeats Virtual Fitness Classes™ on Demand. Plus, 13 miles of paved, natural and boardwalk trails weave throughout the community, with a kayak launch on Trout Creek—with direct access to the St. Johns River—coming in Phase II.
Shearwater’s newly unveiled free-range playgrounds are unique themselves, featuring KOMPAN play equipment. KOMPAN works with schools, parks and childcare centers around the globe, and conducts focus groups to follow societal trends in playtime preferences. The company also infuses its education and experience in early childhood development psychology into the design and function of the equipment. Shearwater chose this equipment because, “we believe in their philosophy, which is backed by scientific research: the right amount of play and creativity creates healthier children, social inclusion and more efficient learning,” said Jill Flores, Shearwater’s community director.
Overall, it is an exciting time as Shearwater continues to come to life!
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