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This Month in Nocatee History: Nocatee Welcomes its First Family

Posted by Nocatee Community

Apr 13, 2017 11:22:31 AM


Repost from Ponte Vedra Recorder,  Jennifer Logue

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When Roberta Moore first visited Nocatee more than a decade ago, there was no Nocatee.

“They had cleared the land for Austin Park, but there were no roads,” Moore recalled. “There was no Valley Ridge Boulevard. We had to go four-wheeling off Palm Valley Road to look at lot sites.”

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Topics: Nocatee Residents, Ponte Vedra, The PARC Group, Resident Testimonials, Nocatee in the News, Nocatee History, Growing Families

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

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

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

First Coast Fall Fun: 4 Ways to Maximize Your Home

Posted by Nocatee Community

Oct 14, 2015 3:07:00 PM


Hello, fall — we’re glad you’re finally here. Though Northeast Florida’s fall looks a little different from other parts of the country during autumn, its residents look forward to it just the same.

Fortunately, the features many homebuyers want in new-construction homes, like open-concept floor plans and outdoor living spaces, are optimized for enjoying Florida’s harvest season.

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Topics: Family Fun, Design Trends, Nocatee Fall Festival, Nocatee model homes, Indoor/Outdoor Living, New Home Search, Established Families

Fall Into Autumn (and in Love) With Your Home

Posted by Nocatee Community

Oct 7, 2015 2:16:00 PM


For many on the First Coast, fall is a time for pumpkin-flavored everything, annual Fall Festivals, and the chance to break out cozy scarves. The change of seasons is also the opportunity for home-owners to refresh the interior and exterior space of their home.

Here are 10 easy autumn-inspired home decorating ideas from HGTV:

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Topics: Home Improvement, Holidays at Nocatee, Design Trends, Nocatee Fall Festival, HGTV

A to B, Gas Free: 5 Benefits of Low-Speed Electric Vehicles

Posted by Nocatee Community

Sep 30, 2015 11:03:00 AM


Residential areas are catching up on what golf clubs figured out long ago: low-speed electric vehicles (EVs) are handy off the course, too. With a variety of EVs on the market ranging from simple golf carts to decked out EVs, homeowners are finding them useful for local errands, yard maintenance and recreation. In addition, neighborhoods and many master-planned communities (MPCs) are accommodating—and even encouraging—their residents to adopt a more eco-friendly way of getting from A to B.

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Topics: Nocatee Town Center, Nocatee Nature, Nocatee Greenway Trails, Benefits of a Master Planned Community, Growing Families, Empty Nesters, Eco-friendly, Electric Vehicle Paths

M Shack Cooking in the Nocatee Town Center

Posted by Nocatee Community

Sep 25, 2015 9:05:00 AM


M Hospitality Restaurant and Catering Group will add to its M Shack family with a new location in Nocatee’s Town Center.

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Topics: Nocatee Town Center, Nocatee Growth, Ponte Vedra, Restaurants, Nocatee in the News, Dining at Nocatee, Business News, Skinner Bros. Realty