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7 Date Ideas for Getting More TLC From Your MPC (Master-Planned Community)

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Feb 11, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Master-planned communities (MPCs) are making it easier than ever for couples and spouses to enjoy some quality time right at home. 

Whether you’re new parents or have been together for decades, researchers agree that quality time is important to nurture a healthy relationship, and many recommend a “date night” that is set in stone on the calendar. In fact, one study by the National Marriage Project showed those who regularly booked weekly “couple time” were 3.5 times more likely to report being very happy in their relationships. But why just spend time doing the same old when there are several options for spicing things up, right in your own community?

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Topics: Resident Events, Nocatee Adults, Ponte Vedra, Things to Do around Nocatee, Couples Night Out, Benefits of a Master Planned Community, Growing Families, Empty Nesters, Retirees, New Home Search, Established Families

Ponte Vedra Wellness Center Opens New Location at Nocatee

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Feb 10, 2016 8:40:00 AM

Dr. Erika Hamer, Chiropractic Neurologist and owner of Ponte Vedra Wellness Center, is now scheduling patients at the new Nocatee office, opening February 15th. Ponte Vedra Wellness is located in the Watson Realty building, across from Publix and Baptist Primary Care in the Nocatee Town Center.

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Topics: Nocatee Town Center, Ponte Vedra, Nocatee Retailers, Healthcare at Nocatee, Business News, Small Business-friendly Cities, Medical Services, Health and Wellness

Get Involved: 5 Tips for Connecting in Your Community

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Jan 29, 2016 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.


A study by the Corporation for National and Community Service concluded:

  • Those who volunteer experience greater health benefits than those who receive support from the volunteers

  • Volunteering fosters positive relationships and reduces stress

  • States where residents volunteer more often are likely to have lower mortality rates and less incidence of heart disease.

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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 Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Jan 22, 2016 12:00:00 PM

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.

Here are 4 fun day trip or long weekend ideas that don’t come with as hefty a price tag:

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

Nocatee Keeps Ranking as Third Best-Selling Master-Planned Community in Country

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Jan 13, 2016 10:03:32 AM

Nocatee has again been ranked as the nation’s third best-selling master-planned community, behind only retiree community The Villages in Ocala and The Irvine Ranch outside of Los Angeles, California. The numbers were just released by real estate advisory firm RCLCO in its report of the Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2015.

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Topics: Nocatee Town Center, Town Center Neighborhoods, Jacksonville, The PARC Group, Nocatee in the News, Nocatee Developer, Master Planned Community, RCLCO Rankings, Twenty Mile at Nocatee, New Home Search, Business News

7 Tips for Starting a Business in 2016

Posted by Nocatee Community

Jan 12, 2016 10:00:00 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

5 Tips for Reducing Living Expenses in 2016

Posted by Nocatee Community

Jan 11, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Whether you’re an empty nester, single professional or anywhere in between, reining in your spending is a smart and attainable goal for 2016. Of course changing spending habits will require a certain level of discipline and planning.

For starters, you should spend a month or two tracking where your money actually goes versus where you think it does. It’s recommended that no more than 28 percent of your gross monthly income go to housing and housing costs, no more than 15 percent to debt repayment, and no more than 5 percent to entertainment expenses. Once you know where your financial pitfalls are, it will be easier to cut out lattes or lavish nights out as necessary.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Empty Nesters, Affordable Homes, New Home Search, Single Professionals, New Year's Resolutions

A Fond Farewell to 2015: Nocatee’s Year in Review

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Dec 31, 2015 2:21:00 PM

As 2015 winds down, Nocatee is celebrating another record-breaking year with home sales 21 percent higher than 2014. In addition to welcoming many new families into the Nocatee family, it has been a big year for several reasons:

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Topics: Nocatee Communities, Northeast Florida News, Town Center Retailers, Town Center Neighborhoods, New Amenities, Nocatee Realtors, Nocatee Retailers, Nocatee Fire Station, Growing Families, Town Plaza Offices at Nocatee, Churches, Find Your Home

Waypoint Church and Promisetown Preschool Opening at Nocatee

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Dec 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church will break ground on a new Nocatee church this January. The 20 acre campus of Waypoint Church will be located in Nocatee's western region of neighborhoods, off Greenleaf Drive.

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Topics: Ponte Vedra Beach, First-time Home Buyers, Churches, Business News, Established Families, PreSchools

The Learning Experience Day Care is Coming to Nocatee

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Dec 15, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The Learning Experience®, one of the nation’s fastest growing academies of early education for children six weeks to five years old, is pleased to announce that it will soon be opening a location in Nocatee. The new location, opening on the corner of Valley Ridge Boulevard and Greenleaf Drive, is projected to open Fall 2016.

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Topics: Nocatee News, Nocatee Schools, Greenleaf, Nocatee students, Growing Families, First-time Home Buyers, Business News, PreSchools

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