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Nocatee Neighbor Entrepreneur: Sheri of Trompe L’oeil Salon

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Nov 25, 2015 12:39:00 PM


There’s a special bond between mother and daughter. And for Sheri Beltran and her mother Mary Lou, deciding to go into business together seemed like a great way to turn their strong relationship into a family legacy. They opened Trompe L’oeil Salon in Jacksonville Beach in 1995, and are now celebrating their 20th year in business at their award-winning Ponte Vedra location.

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Topics: Nocatee Town Center, Town Center Retailers, Shopping, Business News, Nocatee Residents in Biz

7 Local Spots for Gifts That Won’t Get Regifted [this Holiday Season]

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Nov 19, 2015 4:58:00 PM

No matter the time of year, the First Coast is a shopping mecca for deal seekers and brand snobs alike. From the designer outlets in St. Augustine to the shops of St. Johns Town Center, there’s something for every style and budget.

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Topics: Jacksonville, Nocatee Farmers Market, Local Vendors, Ponte Vedra, Shopping, St. Augustine, Holidays at Nocatee, Single Professionals

First Coast Good Eats for Non-Thanksgiving Feasts

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Nov 13, 2015 3:36:00 PM

It’s time to start dreaming about Thanksgiving football, family, and of course, food. Luckily, you don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving to get that post-feast nap we all know and love. Restaurants in Florida’s First Coast area are abundant and delicious, providing lots of options for a night out with your other half or the whole family.

And with Jacksonville being ranked as the second-best city in the nation for new small businesses, innovative chefs and restaurant owners have chosen the First Coast area as their home.

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Topics: Ponte Vedra, Shopping, Restaurants, St. Augustine, Holidays at Nocatee, Dining at Nocatee, Relocation

Pieology Pizzeria to Open First North Florida Location at Nocatee

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Nov 11, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Pieology Pizzeria will open its first North Florida location in the Nocatee Town Center.  Pieology will join Dunkin Donuts, M-Shack, Big Fish Yoga, Coastal Wine Market and Verizon Wireless in a brand new retail building east of Crosswater Parkway. The new, 12,000 square foot retail building, being developed by Skinner Bros. Realty, is scheduled for completion in first quarter of 2016.


“We’re thrilled to bring Pieology’s signature custom pizza experience to the exceptional tenant mix in our retail center,” said Riley Skinner. “Our goal is to provide the Nocatee community with a destination where they can enjoy a variety of unique restaurants, retailers and services.”

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Topics: Nocatee Town Center, Town Center Retailers, Family Fun, Restaurants, Dining at Nocatee, Skinner Bros. Realty

Master-Planned Communities: Say Goodbye to Gridlock

Posted by Nocatee Community

Nov 6, 2015 2:54:00 PM

According to AAA, an estimated 46 million Americans traveled 50 miles or more for the Thanksgiving holidays last year. And if traffic reports and nationwide lower gas prices are any indication, most of them will encounter just as much [if not more] traffic gridlock this Thanksgiving.

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Topics: Jacksonville, The PARC Group, Holidays at Nocatee, Master Planned Community, Benefits of a Master Planned Community, Nocatee Roadways, Single Professionals

Nocatee Neighbor Entrepreneur: Rocky of Rocky’s Pizza

Posted by Donna Lundgren

Oct 29, 2015 5:04:00 PM

It’s every business owner’s dream to have a flexible work schedule, work close to home in a tight-knit community with family…. and to set up shop in a water park, right? Well, maybe not everyone loves the smell of sunscreen and children’s laughter while they work, but for Nocatee resident Rocky Leary, he’s living the dream.

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Topics: Splash Water Park, Nocatee Residents, Growing Families, Dining at Nocatee, Business News, Nocatee Residents in Biz, Rocky's Pizza

How Historic St. Augustine Does Halloween

Posted by Nocatee Community

Oct 27, 2015 5:20:00 PM

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, St. Augustine has a long and rich history of celebrating the paranormal year-round. As the oldest city in the country, it’s seen more than a fair share of violent battles throughout it’s rich history, which only adds to the excitement when it comes to spirits running amuck.

Here are a few fun ways to celebrate Halloween, ranging from spooktacular to kid-friendly:


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Topics: Family Fun, Shopping, Things to Do around Nocatee, St. Augustine, Holidays at Nocatee, Location, Growing Families

Special Palencia Golf Club Offer for Nocatee Residents

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Oct 23, 2015 3:09:16 PM

A new Nocatee resident perk and membership discount is now available! During the month of October, residents can take advantage of waived initiation fees for golf memberships at The Palencia Club. The Palencia Club of St. Augustine, FL, is a premiere area club conveniently located less than 20 minutes from the heart of the Nocatee community. 

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Topics: St. Augustine, Nocatee Perks, Golf Opportunities, Growing Families, Empty Nesters, Discounted Membership Opportunities, Health and Wellness

The Must-have Tech Tools for Your Big Move & Beyond

Posted by Nocatee Community

Oct 22, 2015 5:19:00 PM

Moving to a new home is exciting, but can be overwhelming when it comes to navigating the real estate market for a new neighborhood, planning your transition and getting all the details right for the big move. Moving to a new home is an exciting process. However, navigating the real estate market, planning your transition and getting all details right, can feel overwhelming. Luckily, there’s an app (or several) for the big move.


Here are some tools for adding more tech and less stress at every stage of the process — from home buying to unpacking your final boxes:

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Topics: Smart Home Technology, First-time Home Buyers, Empty Nesters, Home-buying Tips, New Home Search, Moving Tips, Home Loan

New Multi-Tenant Office Building Breaks Ground at Nocatee

Posted by Nocatee Community

Oct 15, 2015 11:22:00 AM

International Management Company broke ground on a new three-story office building in the Nocatee community this morning. In attendance, St. Johns County Commissioners, IMC (International Management Company) Vice President, Raja Saoud, and Nocatee’s master developer- The PARC Group.

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Topics: Nocatee News, The PARC Group, St. Johns County, Advanced Disposal Headquarters, Business News, Nocatee Office Park

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