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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Membership Offer for Nocatee Residents

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Sep 22, 2016 10:46:22 AM

With over 2,000 animals and 1,000 species of plants, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is your community’s best resource for education, conservation and of course, entertainment. Consistently named one of the top attractions in Jacksonville and winner of multiple TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awards, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is a can’t-miss location for visitors and residents alike.

New Nocatee residents can enjoy an exclusive discount offer on memberships to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

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Topics: Nocatee Families, Family Fun, Jacksonville, Resident Benefits, Nocatee Perks, Discounted Membership Opportunities

4 Reasons to Live Close to the Water

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Sep 16, 2016 9:53:17 AM

Living close to the water is a luxury enjoyed by many on the First Coast. In fact, Nocatee residents are just moments away from the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterways. Whether it’s the view, scenery or lifestyle, there are a variety of reasons homebuyers decide to live close to the water. 

Here are four reasons Nocatee residents love their First Coast location:

1. It’s Scenic

Who wouldn’t want their own piece of paradise right in their backyard? Not to mention the sunsets and sunrises glistening across the water’s reflection. Colorful birds, fish and plants all thrive near the water. There is nothing more breathtaking than a scenic view full of refreshing breezes and thriving flora and fauna. 

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Topics: Nocatee Amenities, Intracoastal Waterway Kayak Launch, Benefits of a Master Planned Community, Water Recreation, Outdoor Recreation

Benefits of New Homes with Natural Surroundings

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Aug 25, 2016 4:30:00 PM

One glance at Pinterest or any home magazine and you’ll see that the obsession with the nature isn’t going anywhere, even in home decor. From end tables made of stumps to beams made of trees, the trend of bringing the outside in is more popular than ever. That’s because countless studies have shown that nature has numerous benefits for the mind and body.

If you’re considering a new home, you may want to think about the features being offered outside as well as in. Some communities incorporate nature through an extensive trail system and other outdoor amenities. Contact with nature has been reported to have psychological benefits, including reduced stress, enhanced focus and productivity, mental restoration, improvement of ADHD and increased longevity. There really is no replacement for Mother Nature.

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Topics: Nocatee Nature, The PARC Group, Nocatee Preserve, Benefits of a Master Planned Community, Growing Families, Twenty Mile at Nocatee, Empty Nesters, Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Trends, New Home Search, Established Families

Alhambra Theatre & Dining- Exclusive Offer for Nocatee Residents

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Aug 18, 2016 8:50:46 AM

Alhambra Theatre & Dining is the place to experience authentic live theatre on the First Coast.

Alhambra is the winner of four straight Best of Jacksonville Awards and has twice been named one of Bold City's Best. The Alhambra is fast becoming a culinary destination as well. Alhambra's Executive Chef, DeJuan Roy, delights guests by creating a brand new dinner and dessert menu for each show. Chef DeJuan Roy comes straight from highly-acclaimed 95 Cordova and was the winner of Food Network's recent Guy Fierri's Grocery Games Father's Day episode. Chef DeJuan's hand-crafted dishes are served by an incredible staff of servers. Alhambra's full bar and a unique wine list rounds out an enjoyable dining experience. 

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Topics: Family Fun, Jacksonville, Things to Do around Nocatee, Nocatee Perks, Live-Entertainment, Alhambra Dinner Theatre

Back-to-School Tips to kick off the 2016-2017 School Year

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Aug 8, 2016 4:22:23 PM

Summer camps and staycations are drawing to a close for many Nocatee families as the beginning of a brand new school year is drawing near. Before the school bell starts ringing, consider these 7 tips to minimize the pain for both students and parents:


1. Take your kids shopping for school supplies. Get them excited about going back to school by allowing them to showcase their personalities through folders, pencils, backpacks and other school supplies. Be sure you have the teacher’s list of required items before hitting the stores.


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Topics: St. Johns County School Board, Nocatee Schools, Single-family Homes, K-8, St. Johns County, Nocatee students, Growing Families, First-time Home Buyers, New Home Search

Nocatee's 10 Best Kept Secrets [NEW Info-graphic]

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Aug 5, 2016 3:11:58 PM

It’s no surprise that Nocatee is different than your average suburb or neighborhood. The master-planned community offers a variety of builders, home-styles and price ranges. What is surprising [to non-residents at least] are Nocatee's new amenities, local partnerships and other resident-exclusive offers.

For those wanting to learn more about the Nocatee lifestyle, here are a few of Nocatee's most exciting resident benefits and perks: 


  • Nocatee Radio and TV Channel The Nocatee Radio Station [AM 1630] and TV Channel [Comcast Channel 266] are unique amenities that connect residents and guests to the community. 
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Topics: Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee Radio, Nocatee TV Channel, Golf Opportunities, Benefits of a Master Planned Community, Serenata Beach Club, Cabana Beach Club

Palencia VIP Days- Special Golf Offer for Nocatee Residents

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Jul 25, 2016 2:18:17 PM

A new Nocatee resident perk is now available to Nocatee residents!

The Palencia Club of St. Augustine, FL, is offering $55 rounds per player, including green fees, cart fees and range balls.  $10 optional BBQ after play is also available.This discounted round of golf is exclusively offered to Nocatee residents and available on select days.

To view dates and reserve your spot, CLICK HERE

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

Dog Days of Summer Last All Year in Northeast Florida

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Jul 21, 2016 4:30:00 PM

Quality of life is a huge factor in searching for a home. And since dogs (aka Man’s best friend) are an integral part of the family, ensuring their happiness is top priority. Luckily, in Northeast Florida, the dog days of summer don’t end when school is back in session.

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Topics: Nocatee Nature, Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, Nocatee Recreation, Nocatee Parks, Nocatee Dog Parks, Benefits of a Master Planned Community, Growing Families, First-time Home Buyers

Noire Nail Bar and Crosswater Dental Coming Soon to Nocatee

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Jul 15, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Noire Nail Bar and Crosswater Dental will be opening early 2017 at the Nocatee Town Center.

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Topics: Northeast Florida News, Nocatee Town Center, Nocatee Retailers, Skinner Bros. Realty, Regency Centers

10 Ways to Celebrate July 4th on the First Coast

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Jun 29, 2016 3:00:00 PM

There aren’t many cities as reflective of America as Jacksonville. According to a new WalletHub study, the River City ranks 5th among Metro Areas That Resemble the U.S., based on ethnic makeup, as well as educational and housing characteristics. Combine that with the fact that the nation’s oldest settlement is practically in our backyard, and it’s no wonder the First Coast is over the top when it comes to celebrating July 4th.


From the beaches and the St. Johns River to dry land, there are several venues for enjoying grilled burgers, good company, and most importantly—fireworks. Here are 10 fun ways to celebrate America’s birthday, broken down by area of town:

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Topics: Family Fun, Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, Things to Do around Nocatee, St. Augustine, Holidays at Nocatee, Summer Fun at Nocatee