Everything You Need to Know About SilverLeaf: A Q&A with Riverside Homes

May 9, 2022

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If you drive around St. Johns County, you will see new businesses and developments popping up on every corner. A jewel in the highly coveted area: SilverLeaf. SilverLeaf is a master-planned community that is family-friendly and features resort-style amenities with no CDD fees. SilverLeaf is zoned for 10,700 dwelling units, 2,650,000 square feet of mixed-use commercial space, and more than 3,500 acres of beautiful conservation land. Once complete, SilverLeaf will be the largest community development in Northeast Florida. We recently sat down with Riverside Homes’ New Home Sales Consultant in SilverLeaf, Brian Thurston, to find out more about why so many homebuyers are choosing to call SilverLeaf home.

 

How would you describe SilverLeaf?

SilverLeaf is the premier “No CDD fee”, master-planned community in the heart of northern St. Johns County. A golf cart-friendly backdrop allows residents to take advantage of convenient access to amenities, retail, restaurants, and the all-inclusive outdoor lifestyle we enjoy year-round in Northeast Florida. Whether a quick commute to Jacksonville, a nice drive to historic St. Augustine, or a trip to the beach, SilverLeaf has you positioned in one of the most accessible communities in our area.

 

What types of neighborhoods are within SilverLeaf?

SilverLeaf is comprised of a wide variety of different neighborhoods. From multifamily luxury apartments and townhomes to single-family estate living, SilverLeaf has it all! We are also excited about the future equestrian properties that will be developed in the coming years.

 

Are there perks for SilverLeaf residents?

From resort-style amenities to an ideal location, SilverLeaf is a family-friendly, new home community where you can live, work, and play. Currently, residents enjoy the use of one main amenity center. A large clubhouse is surrounded by three pool structures, a splash park, an exciting playground, two dog parks, four tennis courts, and six pickleball courts. There are a total of six amenity centers planned for future construction, one of which is just getting started. 

 

One of the most important features to SilverLeaf residents is the fact the community is zoned in the #1-ranked K-12 public school district in Florida, St. Johns County.

 

The highly anticipated new retail space, SilverLeaf Commons will also be opening soon. With 39 individual units for shops and restaurants, it will greatly advance the community vibe and bring more business opportunities just steps away from Courtney Oaks and Silver Landing neighborhoods. Baptist Health will be building a 300,000 square foot Medical office complex to host as an anchor. Future commercial space includes a 165-acre town center, dedicated grocery retail plaza, along with many acres of additional retail, mixed-use, and parks.

 

Where is Riverside Homes building in SilverLeaf?

As of Spring 2022, Riverside Homes is sold out in SilverLeaf Village and wrapping up construction operations. Our residents here will be enjoying a completed neighborhood very soon! Riverside Homes is also actively selling and building in Silver Landing on larger 60 and 70-foot homesites. We are expecting to open two of our most popular and award-winning model homes, the Ortega and Hamilton plans, sometime in June 2022.

 

This month, we are excited to release Courtney Oaks, the up-and-coming exclusive gated section of SilverLeaf. Courtney Oaks will proudly offer our newest and most compelling floor plan lineup on 70 and 80-foot estate homesites. Located close to the northern entrance of the community, this neighborhood allows for easy access to the CR-210 shops and restaurants. We are anticipating opening the door to our incredible Stella II model in the Fall of 2022.

 

Can you describe the popular Riverside Homes floor plans and their features?

Riverside Homes has a brilliant architect who’s always on the cutting edge of what buyers want most. Our plans are known for their tall ceilings, smooth walls, oversized windows and doors, and capture of bright, natural light. All of our plans are designed with function and style in mind. Whether it’s dueling offices for those work-from-home gurus, in-law suites, flex rooms, lofts, bonus rooms (Florida basement), or recreation rooms, there is not much we can’t offer our buyers. Of course, open floor plans great for entertaining are cooked right into all of our captivating plans. If I had a dollar for every smile I’ve seen in our model homes, I’d be retired by now!

 

What is the process to build a Riverside Home in SilverLeaf?

We take great pride in walking our buyers through each step of the building process. First, we begin with a deeper conversation and consultation to understand exactly what floor plan will work best to accommodate a family’s lifestyle. There are of course a variety of different factors that play into this, but we always help the buyer with insight from our experience so they can make wise design and financial choices. Then we counsel them through the structural design process, to dial in just that right fit. Now it gets exciting for buyers, as we are ready to finalize the purchase and get the property off the market!

 

Once we have the property under agreement, the sales counselor will begin working with the office staff, architect, and engineers to plan and permit the buyer’s new home. We take a lot of pleasure in being the builder that keeps their buyers up to date with weekly communication all the way through the planning and building phases of their new home project.

 

During planning, our buyers will have their interior design meeting with a dedicated designer to help them through selecting cabinets, counters, flooring, faucets, lighting, tile work, and more. Our outstanding interior design team stays at the forefront of the latest trends and most timeless design elements. During each design appointment, our designers help homebuyers navigate interior and exterior selections to ensure we design a home that perfectly suits their family’s needs, matches their vision, and turns their house into a home.

 

Once we have permits, we can schedule an orientation with our buyer and their project manager and begin construction. We know this is an exciting time for buyers to see their dream come alive, so we keep them engaged with weekly updates and meetings at critical stages in construction. This allows our buyers to know all of the things we know each week and can keep tabs on their home’s progress.

 

When our buyer’s home is completed, we go through three extensive punch list phases to fine-tune all elements of fit and finish. When we feel as though we have given the new home all of our love, we are ready for the buyer’s new home orientation walk-through so they can learn all about their home. This is also a time for us to further fine-tune fit and finish, but generally, this is a very short list since we have already completed all the heavy lifting.

 

A week later, it’s time for the final walk-through, closing, handing over title and deed, along with keys. New Home Day has arrived!

 

What makes SilverLeaf the ideal place to live?

Premium commutability, resort-style amenities, on-site retail & dining, and no CDD fees are what make St. Augustine’s SilverLeaf community the ideal place to live in Northeast Florida.

 

Can you give us a sneak peek at what’s to come for SilverLeaf? 

Check out the overall site plan below and you can get a sneak peek at what’s to come in SilverLeaf. To follow along with the progress on the Courtney Oaks neighborhood and to be the first to reserve a lot, please click here (link click here to https://myriversidehome.com/communities/courtney-oaks-at-silverleaf/). To stay updated on SilverLeaf Commons and view renderings, please click here (link click here to https://www.colliers.com/en/properties/silverleaf-commons/usa-218-silver-forest-drive-st-augustine-fl-32092/usa1093567).

 

To learn more about building with Riverside Homes in SilverLeaf please visit MyRiversideHome.com or call (904) 530-4720. If you are ready to call SilverLeaf home contact the real estate experts at Davidson Realty today at (904) 940-5000. 

 

Working For Northeast Florida – Ring Power Supports Davidson Cares Clay Day

April 7, 2022

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Davidson Cares was proud to have Ring Power as a sponsor for Clay Day in 2021. With their commitment to giving back, Ring Power’s heart for service is the perfect addition to the Davidson Cares family. 

 

Ring Power recently celebrated its 60th anniversary as a full-line Cat dealer. To celebrate, Ring Power Corporation has pledged to support more than sixty charitable organizations located in the communities in which it operates. Giving back to the communities they work in has been a cornerstone of Ring Power’s company culture. Throughout the years, Ring Power employees have graciously volunteered time and donated to countless charitable events, civic groups, and educational institutions. 

 

“We are so grateful to have the support of Ring Power as Davidson Cares continues to enrich the lives of young people and families in Northeast Florida. Their dedication to service is inspiring and we are fortunate to call them partners in the community,” shares Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. 

 

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida’s Cat ® dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida, and is comprised of eight divisions. Ring Power services and supports Cat ® products and allied equipment. 

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day is proud to have the support and sponsorship from Ring Power as they continue to do incredible work in Northeast Florida. To learn more about Ring Power visit their website at www.ringpower.com or call (904) 737-7730.

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day

 

The 6th Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day was held on October 21, 2021, at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports. Davidson Cares Clay Day included two-sport shooting events, beginner skeet, and sporting clay. Individuals and teams from beginner to expert levels participated.  

 

In association with the event, there was also a raffle contest. Prizes included a 65-quart YETI cooler with 13 full-size liquors and a pod for Concerts for a Cause. 

 

Money raised from the event and raffles went directly to Builders Care, St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), and Investing in Kids (INK!) in equal sums.

 

Please help us support these organizations that are so important to our community by visiting DavidsonCares.com.

 

Giving From the Heart – The Hutson Companies Supports Davidson Cares Clay Day

March 15, 2022

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The Hutson Companies has been a major sponsor for Davidson Cares Clay Day from the beginning. In 2018, The Hutson Companies committed to match up to $40,000 as an additional contribution to St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), one of the local organizations that benefits from Davidson Cares Clay Day. More than $52,000 was raised that year and the incredible efforts by SAYS to assist at-risk youth were further supported thanks to The Hutson Companies.

 

The Hutson Companies is proud to partner with Davidson Cares to help provide much-needed dollars to our local non-profits. “It is always a pleasure to see such wonderful people that want to give back to our community at the Davidson Cares shoot,” shares Cody Hutson, Vice President of The Hutson Companies. This year, The Hutson Companies team won 2nd place on the North Course. The excitement of Clay Day and the incredible organizations that benefit from the event, make this event one to remember. 

 

The partnership between Davidson Realty and The Hutson Companies is longstanding. Through many projects, the trust and respect between the two organizations have formed a true friendship. “David Hutson is a true visionary in the real estate industry. His work is truly exceptional,” shares Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. “The love that The Hutson Companies show for the community goes far beyond real estate. David and Nancy Hutson continue to generously support various local charities. Their contributions to the Northeast Florida community are truly amazing.”

 

The Hutson Companies is known for developing family-friendly communities while being both environmentally and financially conscious. Since 1973, The Hutson Companies has developed dozens of residential communities in Northeast Florida to total more than 20,000 home sites. The Hutson Companies is presently developing projects in Clay, Duval, and St. Johns Counties. 

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day is proud to have the support and sponsorship from The Hutson Companies as they continue to do incredible work in Northeast Florida. To learn more about The Hutson Companies visit their website at www.hutsoncompanies.com or call (904) 429-9965.

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day

 

The 6th Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day was held on October 21, 2021, at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports. Davidson Cares Clay Day included two-sport shooting events, beginner skeet, and sporting clay. Individuals and teams from beginner to expert levels participated.  

 

In association with the event, there was also a raffle contest. Prizes included a 65-quart YETI cooler with 13 full-size liquors and a pod for Concerts for a Cause. 

 

Money raised from the event and raffles went directly to Builders Care, St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), and Investing in Kids (INK!) in equal sums.

 

Please help us support these organizations that are so important to our community by visiting DavidsonCares.com.

Focused on Giving – The Landmark Foundation Supports Davidson Cares Clay Day

March 8, 2022

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Since 2016, the Landmark family has graciously been a major sponsor for Davidson Cares Clay Day at the highest level. Landmark Title, through their nonprofit division, called The Landmark Foundation, proudly supports Davidson Cares. “We are honored to be a part of their annual charity shoot. We appreciate all the Davidson Companies do on a continuous basis to give back to the community they serve,” share David Heekin, President and Founder of Landmark Title. “Ten dollars from each of our closings go to The Landmark Foundation which allows us to donate to worthy causes such as Davidson Cares.”

 

The relationship between the Davidson Companies and Landmark began in 2009 during the recession when David Heekin provided invaluable knowledge in short real estate sales to Davidson Realty and their clients. During that time, Heekin provided training and served on panels to help educate others in the real estate industry about short sale transactions. This partnership only continued to grow from there. In 2013, when William Li joined the Landmark Title team as Vice President, Landmark Title rented executive suites in the Davidson Realty office because their business was expanding so rapidly. Li frequently joined the Davidson Realty team for sales meetings, training sessions, and always made himself available as a resource to Davidson Realty agents. 

 

“Landmark has evolved so beautifully over the years and has grown into a large and successful title company. Through The Landmark Foundation, their team has continued their generosity to the community by supporting various worthy causes,” shares Davidson Realty President, Sherry Davidson. 

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day is proud to have the support and sponsorship from Landmark Title as they continue to support local charities. To learn more about Landmark Title, visit their website at www.landmarktitle.com or call (904) 998-9733.

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day

 

The 6th Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day was held on October 21, 2021, at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports. Davidson Cares Clay Day included two-sport shooting events, beginner skeet, and sporting clay. Individuals and teams from beginner to expert levels participated.  

 

In association with the event, there was also a raffle contest. Prizes included a 65-quart YETI cooler with 13 full-size liquors and a pod for Concerts for a Cause. 

 

Money raised from the event and raffles went directly to Builders Care, St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), and Investing in Kids (INK!) in equal sums.

 

Please help us support these organizations that are so important to our community by visiting DavidsonCares.com.

 

Intentional Givers – Matthews Design Group Supports Davidson Cares Clay Day

February 11, 2022

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Matthews Design Group has been a sponsor of our Clay Day every year. This year they participated in the Double Down Challenge with a top sponsorship for the shoot and had a team in the Women’s Match Play Championship which benefitted Investing In Kids (INK!). “Matthews Design Group is an organization that is truly intentional. They are incredibly generous and support so many great causes in our local community,” shares Sherry Davidson, President of Davidson Realty.

 

Established in 2005, Matthews Design Group has become the largest civil engineering firm based in St. Johns County and offers full-service civil and land development engineering throughout Florida. Matthews Design Group corporately and individually embraces the responsibility to make a positive difference in the communities in which they live, work, and play, and desire to support the community by giving back their time and resources. Their team prioritizes staying involved and supporting the community through charitable and professional organizations.

 

Matthews Design Group is proud to continuously be a sponsor and attendee of Davidson Cares Clay Day and help support the incredible charities they donate to. “The Davidson Cares shoot is one of my favorite events that I look forward to attending every year! Sherry and her entire team put on an amazing event, and they support fantastic organizations,” expresses Rob Matthews, Matthews Design Group President.

 

Over the past six years, Davidson Cares Clay Day has raised more than $340,000 to support charities in need because of generous sponsors like Matthews Design Group. To learn more about Matthews Design Group visit their website at www.mdginc.com or call (904) 826-1334.

 

Davidson Cares Clay Day

 

The 6th Annual Davidson Cares Clay Day was held on October 21, 2021, at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports. Davidson Cares Clay Day included two-sport shooting events, beginner skeet, and sporting clay. Individuals and teams from beginner to expert levels participated.  

 

In association with the event, there was also a raffle contest. Prizes included a 65-quart YETI cooler with 13 full-size liquors and a pod for Concerts for a Cause. 

 

Money raised from the event and raffles went directly to Builders Care, St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), and Investing in Kids (INK!) in equal sums.

 

Please help us support these organizations that are so important to our community by visiting DavidsonCares.com.

 

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