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6 Ways Northeast Florida Takes the Fear Out of Retirement

Posted by Nocatee Community

May 26, 2015 4:04:54 PM

Face it, retirement can tough. Although many of us sock away money every month and daydream about all of that free time, the reality is, living off of your nest egg is a scary proposition for many Americans. And according to a recent study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, only 31 percent feel confident they’ve saved enough for retirement.


No one can predict inflation rates or fluctuations in the stock and housing markets, but there are a few factors that can give retirees some financial relief—and they all come down to location, location, location.

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Topics: Jacksonville, Del Webb Ponte Vedra, Empty Nesters, Retirees, Affordable Homes, New Home Search, Job Creation

RE/MAX Unlimited Now Open in Nocatee Town Center

Posted by Nocatee Community

May 19, 2015 4:44:00 PM

RE/MAX Unlimited has officially opened their new office in the Nocatee Town Center. Brenda and Ron Horst, local real estate veterans and owners, are proud to be a part of the vibrant community as the first real estate office to open in Nocatee.

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Topics: Nocatee Town Center, Town Center Retailers, Real Estate, grand-opening events, Nocatee Realtors, Real Estate Professionals, New Home Search

7 Reasons Why Retirees and Master-Planned Communities Are a Great Fit

Posted by Nocatee Community

May 18, 2015 2:21:00 PM

While the market isn’t fully recovered from recent years, it’s getting very close. According to real estate experts at RCLCO, master-planned communities (MPCs) continue to thrive, especially in Florida where the state is experiencing increased job and household growth.

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Topics: Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, Resident Testimonials, Master Planned Community, Del Webb Ponte Vedra, Resident Clubs & Interest Groups, Benefits of a Master Planned Community, Active-Adult Living, Empty Nesters, Retirees

New York Times Report: St. Johns Healthiest County in Florida

Posted by Nocatee Community

May 14, 2015 10:24:00 AM

The New York Times Quality of Life Study (June 2014) ranked St. Johns County as the highest in Florida.

Out of the 3,135 counties in the United States, St. Johns County came in at the top 4 percent nationwide with its 113th ranking. The study looked at various quality of life indicators, including education, median household income, unemployment rate, life expectancy  and obesity.

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Topics: Nocatee Schools, Nocatee in the News, St. Johns County, Growing Families, Relocation, Real Estate Trends, Established Families

4 Florida Day Trips You Have to See to Believe

Posted by Nocatee Community

May 12, 2015 11:56:00 AM

Natives and visitors can both agree that the Sunshine State is as weird as it is wonderful.

Whether you’re looking for a quick adventure on a Saturday or want to mix things up when school’s out, here are some day trips that are sure to make a lasting impression (and they’re only a short drive from the First Coast):

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Topics: Family Fun, Jacksonville, Things to Do around Nocatee, Fun Fridays, Florida, Staycations, Growing Families, Weekend Retreats

7 Tips for Getting the Most out of THE PLAYERS Championship

Posted by Nocatee Community

May 4, 2015 7:50:00 AM

THE PLAYERS Championship, also known as the unofficial “fifth major,” is in full swing in Ponte Vedra this week (May 5 - 10), with industry legends like Tiger Woods competing with other hot shots including Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.

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Topics: Ponte Vedra, Things to Do around Nocatee, Family Events in Ponte Vedra, Golf Opportunities, Growing Families, THE PLAYERS Championship

GATE Convenience Store Coming to Nocatee

Posted by Nocatee Community

Apr 30, 2015 4:03:00 PM

GATE has recently announced plans to build a convenience store and gas station at Nocatee.

The new store will be located near Davis Park, at the intersection of Nocatee Parkway and Davis Park Road. The state-of-the-art facility will feature approximately 6,000 square feet of interior space, generous fueling positions, non-ethanol fuel and car wash.

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Topics: Nocatee Town Center, Nocatee Perks, Davis Park, grand-opening events, Nocatee Retailers, GATE Convenience Store

Skinner Bros. Realty to Bring Dunkin’ Donuts and More Retail to Nocatee

Posted by Nocatee Community

Apr 29, 2015 9:30:00 AM

New retailers are coming to Nocatee Town Center.

In December of 2014, Skinner Bros. Realty purchased 6.25 acres on the eastern side of Crosswater Parkway in the heart of the Town Center. Skinner Bros. recently announced Town Center East’s first retailers – Dunkin’ Donuts, Big Fish Yoga, and Coastal Wine Market.

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Topics: Nocatee Town Center, Town Center Retailers, Publix Supermarket, Skinner Bros. Realty

New Home vs. Existing—Which is Right For You?

Posted by Nocatee Community

Apr 28, 2015 3:27:00 PM

When looking to buy a new home, there’s one decision that is almost as important as location, location, location—will you buy a new construction home or a resale home? It’s a debate that has been going on for years, with no signs of slowing down.

According to a Trulia study, 41 percent of Americans say they would prefer to buy a newly built home over an existing one. The top reasons those who responded want to live in new homes include:

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Growing Families, Smart Home Technology, Tech-friendly New Homes, New Home Search, Established Families, Owning vs. Renting, New Construction Homes Series

Roscolusa Songwriters Festival Brings Entertainment to Nocatee Families' Backyard

Posted by Nocatee Community

Apr 24, 2015 11:49:31 AM

Roscolusa Songwriters Festival will host its 2015 event at Nocatee for the third consecutive year. The Saturday, May 2nd event, FREE for Nocatee residents, will bring hit songwriters and up-and-coming talent from all over, including the nation's Songwriting Capital - Nashville, Tennessee.

What is Roscolusa you might ask? Roscolusa was founded and started in Ponte Vedra Beach in 2012. Its mission was to bring the intimate songwriters gathering/sharing atmosphere outdoors for an evening of relaxing original acoustic music.

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Topics: Public Events, Nocatee Town Center, Family Fun, Food Vendors, Family Events in Ponte Vedra, Live-Entertainment, Roscolusa, Publix Supermarket

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