St. Johns County, located just south of Jacksonville in Northeast Florida, is one of the highest-income counties in the United States. With beautiful beaches, lush nature preserves, historical attractions, and large estate homes, fantastic public school system, St. Johns County real estate is hotter than ever. Developers are building some of the most popular neighborhoods in North East Florida like Palencia and Nocatee. Homes for sale in St Johns County are bringing in buyers from all across the country.
One of the main reason why St Johns County homes are so popular is the public school system. With one of the best public school systems in the state, its easy to understand why parents are buying homes in St Johns County for the schools. Also in St Johns County is a wonderful college, Flagler College, one of “America’s Best College Buys” and one of the Princeton Review’s “Best 357 Colleges,” it is located in St. Augustine, adding an academic feel to the city.
Many buyers today are looking for the modern, larger homes that are being built in St Johns County. The homes in this area are often more affordable then similar sized homes in Jacksonville due to the abundance of undeveloped land. Some of the most popular neighborhoods for families are Julington Creek, Kensington, Johns Creek, Walden Chase, and Nocatee. These neighborhoods often have a large recreation centers. The recreation centers usually feature large pools, playgrounds, and sometimes basketball courts and soccer fields.
Golfers paradise is a descriptive term I have heard many buyers use to describe St Johns County. Some of the most scenic courses in Florida are here waiting for you to tee it up. Golfers can not only play golf year round here in northeast Florida, but can find homesites with beautiful views of the fairways. Palencia, St Johns Golf and Country Club, South Hampton, King and the Bear, and the World Golf Village are all new sudivisions that have been built recently and have spacious, modern homes on the golf course.
The other two courses are in Julington Creek Plantation and Cimarrone Golf and Country Club. Cimarrone's par 72, 6,891 yard long course was awarded four stars by Golf Digest Magazine. The course was designed by David Postlethwait. Julington Creek Plantation's golf course opened in 1988 and is open to the public.
In addition to the luxury homes for sale in the golf neighborhoods, custom built homes are available in Bartram Plantation, Bartram Trail, Fruit Cove (homes on the river), Istoria, Marsh Harbor, Plantation Estates, St Johns Forest, Waterbury, Worthington Park, and Whitlock Farms. Many of these neighborhoods still have lots available, all of them have resales. The homes in these neighborhoods are likely to have large nature preserve lots, three car garages, designer kitchens, and spacious floor plans.
St. Johns County is home to St. Augustine, the country’s oldest city. With a centuries-old downtown, original fort and colonial buildings, and the infamous Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine is a popular tourist destination, and a charming place to live. Residents enjoy the pristine beaches, shops and restaurants, and historical feel of the city.
Just to the North of St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and Sawgrass Village provide upscale, luxury living for those looking for homes for sale in St. Johns County. World-class golf and tennis, untouched beaches, and opulent resorts provide a decadent lifestyle for residents. Residents are drawn to the beautiful, elegant homes combined with the low tax rates St. Johns’ County residents enjoy. Buyers looking for St. Johns County Homes For Sale won’t be disappointed with the variety of entertainment and activity St. Augustine has to offer. And while the city attracts a number of tourists, residents can still enjoy the close-knit feel of the community.
St. Johns County boasts a number of state nature preserves, giving those looking for St. Johns County homes a number of recreation options. Anastasia State Park, Ft. Matanzas Beach, and Faver-Dykes State Park are just a few of the sprawling, lush nature preserves to offer not only swimming, sailing, and canoeing, but hiking and camping, as well. Vilano Beach, St. Augustine Beach, and Ponte Vedra Beach give residents many choices to sunbathe, hunt for shells, and swim on the pristine, untouched seaside. With such a large offering of natural beauty and recreation, St. Johns County Real Estate is in high demand.
With close proximity to major cities, such as Jacksonville and Daytona, residents have many options for healthcare, major highways, railways, and an international airport, all under an hour’s drive. St. Johns County Homes For Sale remain a hot commodity due to the surrounding natural beauty, low tax rates, and decadent lifestyle residents enjoy. © Krista Fracke PA
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