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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

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


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

Primrose School Opening August 2017 at Nocatee

Posted by The PARC Group - Nocatee's Master Developer

Jan 27, 2017 9:20:00 AM

A new early education provider is slated to open August 2017 in the master-planned community.

Now enrolling, Primrose School on Crosswater Parkway will feature the exclusive Balanced Learning approach which blends purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion.

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Topics: Nocatee Schools, Nocatee Kids, Master Planned Community, Growing Families, Business News, PreSchools

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

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

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

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

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