Lazy Tides River at Nocatee's Splash Water Park

7 Tips for Starting a Business in 2015

Posted by Nocatee Community

Jan 23, 2015 11:13:00 AM

A New Year is a great time to think about starting a new business, especially since the tax cycle starts over in January (unless you designate your company’s fiscal year otherwise). Here’s why:

  • The cost of entry is relatively low for many businesses - aside from any formal education or certification required for your business, all you really need is a website, tax ID and phone to get up and running 

  • There are tax benefits to going out on your own - when you own your own business, you can write off a laundry list of expenses the average employee cannot, including travel, home office, Internet and other costs, depending on your industry

  • Technology makes it easier than ever - from obtaining funding through Kickstarter to accepting credit card payments on your cell phone and marketing on social media, running and promoting a business has never been more convenient 

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Topics: Jacksonville, Growing Families, Empty Nesters, Business News, Job Creation, Single Professionals, New Year's Resolutions, Small Business-friendly Cities

Residents Set to Take the Plunge at the 6th Annual Nocatee Polar Plunge

Posted by Nocatee Community

Jan 22, 2015 11:42:00 AM

Rain (it’s Florida) or shine, Nocatee residents will commemorate the first swim of 2015 at the sixth annual Nocatee Polar Plunge this Saturday (January 24th) at Splash Water Park. Embracing the chilly January weather, Nocatee’s bravest will gather at 8:00 a.m. to take a group plunge and carry on the icy Nocatee tradition.

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Topics: Nocatee Events, Splash Water Park, Holidays at Nocatee, Food Vendors, Family Events in Ponte Vedra, Growing Families, Established Families

Land that Dream Job: What Employers Want

Posted by Nocatee Community

Jan 21, 2015 2:21:00 PM

The New Year is opening on a positive note, with employers planning on hiring more in 2015. A recent Florida Trend survey of 13 industry sectors showed a positive hiring outlook among employers in all 50 states.

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Topics: Jacksonville, Employment Opportunities, Growing Families, Relocation, Job Creation, Single Professionals, New Year's Resolutions

Newest Nocatee Apparel Now at the Nocatee Publix

Posted by Nocatee Community

Jan 20, 2015 8:15:00 AM

Nocatee and Ponte Vedra area shoppers don’t have to go far for the newest Nocatee apparel as it’s now in the Publix Supermarket at Nocatee.

Worldwide Sportswear has partnered with Nocatee and Publix to create and distribute official Nocatee apparel to be featured exclusively in the Nocatee Town Center Publix. Embroidered long sleeve t-shirts, short sleeve tees, ball caps, and sweatshirts are all available in men’s, women’s, and youth sizes. The apparel can be found throughout the store and comes in dozens of unique style and design options. Perfectly priced, any piece from the collection would make a wonderful birthday or holiday gift for a Nocatee resident.

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Topics: Nocatee Town Center, Nocatee apparel, Nocatee Retailers, Publix Supermarket

Get Involved: 5 Tips for Connecting in Your Community

Posted by Nocatee Community

Jan 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

A new year is the time to not only think about your goals and plans for the next 12 months, but also how you can help change the lives of those in your community.

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Topics: Things to Do around Nocatee, Growing Families, Volunteer Opportunities, K9s for Warriors at Nocatee, Empty Nesters, Retirees, New Year's Resolutions

Make More Memories: Kid-Friendly Day Trip Ideas

Posted by Nocatee Community

Jan 15, 2015 8:15:00 AM

A New Year is a great time to reflect on how fast the previous year flew by. This realization can provide a much-needed adjustment in priorities, where making quality time for family moves to the top of the to-do list.

Although the world-famous mouse and a costly trip to his castle is at the top of every kid’s wish list, there are several other day-trip destinations for Jacksonville area residents where memories can be made for much less coin.

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Topics: Family Fun, Jacksonville, Things to Do around Nocatee, Ponte Vedra Beach, Location, Growing Families, Established Families, New Year's Resolutions, Fun Day Trip Ideas

Nocatee Doubleheader for Realtors on January 15th

Posted by Nocatee Community

Jan 14, 2015 10:02:52 AM

Nocatee is celebrating two of its newest communities with separate Grand-openings on Thursday, January 15th!

New Nocatee communities, Cypress Trails and Siena at Town Center, are ready to showcase beautiful new models with special sneak-preview events for realtors and prospective home-buyers. 

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Topics: Town Center Neighborhoods, grand-opening events, New Nocatee Homes, Model Homes, Nocatee Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate Trends

The Most Enchanting Farmers Market of the New Year… Cirque Du Nocatee

Posted by Nocatee Community

Jan 13, 2015 5:10:00 PM

Prepare for a Nocatee Farmers Market full of awe and amusement as Cirque Du Nocatee is coming Saturday, January 17th, to Nocatee’s Town Center! From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., residents and community guests are invited to attend this free family-friendly event sponsored by Florida Water Technologies.

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Topics: Nocatee Town Center, Jacksonville, Nocatee Farmers Market, Local Vendors, Ponte Vedra, Family Events in Ponte Vedra, Live-Entertainment, Growing Families

Go Outside and Play: Find an Outdoor Hobby

Posted by Nocatee Community

Jan 12, 2015 11:29:00 AM

The New Year is a great time to reflect on your accomplishments of the previous year, as well as where to make improvements moving forward. For many American workers, one area that could definitely use improvement is taking more time off.

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Topics: Nocatee Nature, Jacksonville, Nocatee Recreation, Ponte Vedra Beach, Oudoor Activities, Growing Families, New Home Search, Water Recreation, New Year's Resolutions

Ditch the Cold: Find a Warm City to Call Home

Posted by Nocatee Community

Jan 9, 2015 11:37:00 AM

Research has shown that the farther north (or away from the equator) you live, the more common seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is. Although SAD is tied more to a lack of sunshine than a lack of warmth, it’s easy to argue the correlation between cold weather and winter blues. 

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Topics: Jacksonville, Relocation, Retirees, Real Estate Trends, Affordable Homes, Job Creation, New Year's Resolutions, Warm Weather, Zillow

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