Nocatee/Ponte Vedra named among fastest growing U.S. suburbs

September 18, 2018

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According to Realtor.com, Nocatee currently boasts the second hottest suburban market in the country! The real estate website lists honorees by zip code (in this case, 32081). While the zip code falls with Ponte Vedra, it is locally known as Nocatee, based on the sprawling master planned community.

 

 

 

Thanks to its fantastic location and numerous other factors, Nocatee takes the #2 spot behind Apex, North Carolina (a suburb of Raleigh).

 

To find the rankings, Realtor.com analyzed more than 7,000 zip codes throughout the U.S. and compared them by commute to the nearest urban center, population growth, new construction, home appreciation over the past three years and increase in home listings over the past three years.

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Rain, rain, go away?

September 12, 2018

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If you have been here over the past 15 months or so, you just experienced what can be considered a 100-Year Event. You may not have known it, but you certainly witnessed it.

 

For the first time in the past 93 years of official record keeping, our region has absorbed over 3 additional feet of rainfall, over and above any other measure in the same time period. The overall measurement for the 15 month period exceeds 8 ½ feet.

 

In August of this year, places in Pennsylvania that received 4 inches of rain in a very short timeframe were catastrophically flooded. In our area, we can get 4 inches of rain in a single afternoon burst and our streets can be dry a few hours later.

 

Thankfully, one of the most stringent State regulations is governed by the 5 State Water Management Districts. Northeast Florida is regulated by the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD).

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Davidson partners with Habitat for Humanity on new St. Augustine neighborhood

August 28, 2018

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We are pleased to announce Davidson’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity of St. Augustine / St. Johns County on the housing nonprofit’s newest West St. Augustine neighborhood called Canopy Oaks.

 

The neighborhood is being developed on the former Dancy Tract off of Broach Street, between Volusia Street and St. Johns Street in the West Augustine Economic Development and Community Redevelopment Area, a few blocks north of W. King Street.

 

Davidson signed on in February 2015 to provide site planning, site design and project programming on a pro-bono basis. We worked in close concert to represent the project before the County Commission and the County’s Development Review Committee. Our development team incorporated the civil engineering efforts of Matthews Design and together, secured the necessary preliminary zoning and site plan approvals.

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HAVING A HEAT WAVE

July 17, 2018

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Summer is sizzling – both weather-wise and development-wise. Things are heating-up, and we all know that not everyone takes it with the same resolve or with the same long-term outlook that things are destined to change, usually for the better.

 

The pace and character of new development is a case in point.

 

A common reaction is to take the not-in-my-backyard approach to news about coming development – when one could easily and most assuredly consider the news to be about “coming attractions”, i.e., positives that strengthen the values of our area and neighborhoods.

 

There are numerous, new neighborhoods in the works – from south Duval County to south St. Augustine. Many are already under development with their initial phases. Others are in rapid roll-out or on the cusp of ground-breaking.

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The Southern Lifestyle Homes’ Difference in Arbor Mill at Mill Creek

July 28, 2016

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Last month, Davidson Realty agent Maxine Levy and I took you on a tour of Arbor Mill at Mill Creek, a brand new St. Johns County community under construction off of State Road 16A in St. Augustine. This month, Maxine explains what sets Southern Lifestyle Homes apart from the other builders in the community. Southern Lifestyle Homes is a local builder with over 40 years of homebuilding experience in the Jacksonville and St. Augustine area. They are homebuilders that provide you with a personalized home, not a production home! Read more

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