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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

Feel Like a Kid Again: 6 Ways Master-planned Communities Can Help

Posted by Nocatee Community

Jun 17, 2015 4:53:00 PM


Master-planned communities (MPCs) are designed to provide year-round enjoyment for all ages of residents—from growing families and retirees to empty nesters and young professionals. No matter where you are on the lifestyle spectrum, summer is officially here. And that means it’s time to summon your inner child and enjoy what your community has to offer.

 

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Topics: Splash Water Park, Nocatee Nature, Nocatee Amenities, Nocatee Greenway Trails, Nocatee Preserve, Benefits of a Master Planned Community, Empty Nesters, Retirees, Health and Fitness, Walkable Communities

Six Must-See Northeast Florida Hiking Destinations

Posted by Nocatee Community

Aug 22, 2014 10:32:00 AM

Don’t let the lack of mountains fool you, the Jacksonville area offers plenty of parks and fitness trails for active families and outdoor enthusiasts. Between the beaches and nature preserves, there are multiple types of terrain to keep things interesting. Here’s a list of must-see hikes in the Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra areas:

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Topics: Nocatee Nature, Family Fun, Jacksonville, Nocatee Recreation, Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee Preserve, Explore Nocatee, Oudoor Activities, Growing Families, First-time Home Buyers, Water Recreation

Master-Planned Communities Make Fitness a Priority

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Apr 14, 2014 5:26:00 PM

One of the many reasons that homebuyers consider purchasing a new home in a master-planned community is the wide range of amenities such communities offer. And one of the first questions such buyers often ask is, “What are the fitness options?”

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Topics: Nocatee Greenway Trails, Nocatee Preserve, Nocatee Fitness Club, Nocatee Fitness Trails, Master Planned Community, Intracoastal Waterway Kayak Launch, Benefits of a Master Planned Community, Growing Families, First-time Home Buyers, Empty Nesters

Green Space - A Hallmark of Master-Planned Communities

Posted by Nocatee Community

Nov 21, 2013 11:25:00 AM

According to the World Health Organization, by 2050 the world’s current urban population will nearly double, with seven out of every 10 people living in an urban area.

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Topics: Nocatee Nature, The PARC Group, Nocatee Greenway Trails, Nocatee Preserve, Master Planned Community, Benefits of a Master Planned Community

Nocatee Recreation - Nocatee Fitness Trails

Posted by Carling Povtak

Oct 3, 2013 2:38:00 PM

Nocatee residents love Northeast Florida's sunny days and mild nights, and love moving their indoor Nocatee Fitness Club work-outs outside on especially sunny days! Residents wanting to enjoy the beautiful scenery or those simply tired of their current indoor fitness routines, have started utilizing one of the community's coolest recreational features - the Nocatee Fitness Trails.

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Topics: Things to Do around Nocatee, Nocatee Recreation, Nocatee Greenway Trails, Nocatee Preserve, Nocatee Fitness Club, Nocatee Fitness Trails, Growing Families, First-time Home Buyers

Nocatee Kayak & Paddle Sports Launch

Posted by Carling Povtak

Sep 20, 2013 3:29:00 PM

The greatest amenities in Nocatee were not built at all. Rather, they are the significant areas that were developed by nature and have been preserved. More than 60%, nearly 9,000 acres, of Nocatee is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the natural environment.

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Topics: Nocatee Nature, Nocatee Amenities, Nocatee Recreation, Nocatee Preserve, Explore Nocatee, Intracoastal Waterway Kayak Launch

Nocatee's Commitment to Preservation

Posted by Nocatee Community

Feb 28, 2013 10:37:00 AM


More than 60%, nearly 9,000 acres, of Nocatee is dedicated to the preservation & conservation of the natural environment. The Nocatee Greenway and the Nocatee Preserve are two examples of this commitment to protect and sustain the natural beauty.

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Topics: Nocatee Nature, Nocatee Amenities, Nocatee Recreation, Nocatee Greenway Trails, Biking Nocatee, Nocatee Preserve, Explore Nocatee, running Nocatee, Nocatee trail paths

Featured Amenity of the Month - Nature Trails

Posted by Kelly Ray

Feb 5, 2013 10:53:00 AM

Residents of Nocatee, one of Florida's newest master planned communities, have a treasure trove of outdoor amenities to enjoy, including a number of parks and playgrounds, a water park and even two nearby golf courses.  The jewel in the crown, however, is the Nocatee Greenway.

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Topics: Nocatee Nature, Nocatee Amenities, Nocatee Greenway Trails, Nocatee Preserve, Resident Benefits