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Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Donna is the Nocatee Welcome Center Manager.

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Summer Fun at Nocatee: Camps, Classes & Programs Kids Won't Want to Miss

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

May 25, 2017 3:30:00 PM


Another school year is about to wrap up. And as fun as that may be for kids, it can leave parents longing to hear school bells ring once again. Thankfully for Nocatee families, there are many summer opportunities close to home to keep them entertained. 

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Topics: Nocatee Kids, Splash Water Park, Ponte Vedra, Nocatee Perks, Kids Activities, Summer Fun at Nocatee, Benefits of a Master Planned Community, Summer Camps

4 Fun Florida Day Trips with the Kids

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

May 24, 2017 4:27:39 PM


Some 75 million people visit Florida each year, drawn by its beautiful weather, spectacular beaches and world-famous theme parks and attractions. But the Sunshine State is just as popular with Florida residents, and now that summer vacation is here, local families can take advantage of Florida’s attractions without spending a fortune on airplane tickets and hotel stays.

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Topics: Family Fun, Jacksonville, Things to Do around Nocatee, Nocatee Perks, Florida, Staycations, Growing Families, Empty Nesters, Established Families

Ponte Vedra Beach’s World-Class Courses Suit Golfers to a Tee

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

May 9, 2017 10:10:13 AM


This week, the best golfers in the world will make their annual pilgrimage to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, as the annual  THE PLAYERS Championship gets underway at TPC Sawgrass.

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Topics: Things to Do around Nocatee, St. Augustine, Nocatee Recreation, Ponte Vedra Beach, Master Planned Community, Location, Golf Opportunities, Benefits of a Master Planned Community

Nocatee Builders Showcased in NEFBA Parade of Homes 2017

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Apr 25, 2017 10:45:13 AM


The Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) Parade of Homes 2017 features model homes in 75 different neighborhoods across the First Coast. Since Spring 1954, NEFBA’s Parade of Homes has showcased the best in new construction design, including various entries from Nocatee’s nationally-recognized builders.

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Topics: Nocatee Builders, Model Homes, Nocatee Realtors, NEFBA, eBook, National Association of Home Builders, New Home Search, Parade of Homes

Get Into the Holiday Spirit in St. Augustine

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Nov 22, 2016 10:42:42 AM


Ranked one of the “Happiest Seaside Towns in America” by Coastal Living, St. Augustine always has plenty for locals and visitors to explore. It’s no surprise that the weeks leading up to the holidays are jam-packed with festive fun.


Here are a few activities that deserve a spot on Floridians’ calendars:

Nights of Lights - named one of “Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights” by National Geographic, St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights begins Saturday, November 19, and runs through January 31, 2017 . The lights can be enjoyed on foot, trolley, train, horse-drawn carriage, or even aboard a boat. This is one attraction you don’t want to miss.

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

First Coast Good Eats for Non-Holiday Feasts

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Nov 3, 2016 5:30:00 PM


Nocatee residents don't have to wait for Thanksgiving or Christmas 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 in 2015, 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

4 Ways Halloween at MPCs is Perfect for Boys and Ghouls

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Oct 25, 2016 2:32:00 PM


If there’s one holiday that master-planned communities (MPCs) do better than others, it’s Halloween. As a small community of its own, an MPC is the prime setup for filling up trick-or-treat bags and enjoying festivities with neighbors. 

Here are 4 major ways MPCs do Halloween in style:

 

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Topics: Resident Events, Nocatee Adults, Family Fun, Holidays at Nocatee, Nocatee Greenway Trails, Nocatee Perks, Nocatee Halloween Party, Growing Families, Sense of Community, Established Families, Electric Vehicle Paths

How Historic St. Augustine Does Halloween

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Oct 20, 2016 3:45:19 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 2016, 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

Ultimate Guide to Northeast Florida Luxury Neighborhoods Now Available

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Sep 30, 2016 2:23:31 PM


Luxury homes can be found all around the First Coast. From the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean and the banks of the St. Johns River to area's only a short distance from the water, there's something for just about every high-end home-buyer. The vibrant master-planned Nocatee community is home to five distinct neighborhoods with estate-style and custom home offerings. 

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Topics: Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Johns County, eBook, Growing Families, Luxury Home Buyers, New Home Search, Custom Home-Builders

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