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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

5 Reasons to Move to Nocatee

Posted by Nocatee Community

Jul 9, 2015 2:53:00 PM


Nocatee is now home to over 3,500 families— from growing families and young professionals to empty-nesters and retirees. It is a coastal community of neighborhoods with varied home-styles and something for every walk of life.

Current residents have a long list of reasons why they love Nocatee, including lesser-known resident perks and benefits only imaginable in a master-planned community. Here are this summer’s top 5 reasons to move to Nocatee:

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Topics: Resident Events, Nocatee Nature, Nocatee Amenities, Nocatee Greenway Trails, Resident Testimonials, Family Events in Ponte Vedra, Benefits of a Master Planned Community, Growing Families, Relocation, Real Estate Trends, Health and Fitness

New York Times Report: St. Johns Healthiest County in Florida

Posted by Nocatee Community

May 14, 2015 10:24:00 AM


The New York Times Quality of Life Study (June 2014) ranked St. Johns County as the highest in Florida.

Out of the 3,135 counties in the United States, St. Johns County came in at the top 4 percent nationwide with its 113th ranking. The study looked at various quality of life indicators, including education, median household income, unemployment rate, life expectancy  and obesity.

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Topics: Nocatee Schools, Nocatee in the News, St. Johns County, Growing Families, Relocation, Real Estate Trends, Established Families

Land that Dream Job: What Employers Want

Posted by Nocatee Community

Jan 21, 2015 2:21:00 PM

The New Year is opening on a positive note, with employers planning on hiring more in 2015. A recent Florida Trend survey of 13 industry sectors showed a positive hiring outlook among employers in all 50 states.

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Topics: Jacksonville, Employment Opportunities, Growing Families, Relocation, Job Creation, Single Professionals, New Year's Resolutions

Ditch the Cold: Find a Warm City to Call Home

Posted by Nocatee Community

Jan 9, 2015 11:37:00 AM

Research has shown that the farther north (or away from the equator) you live, the more common seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is. Although SAD is tied more to a lack of sunshine than a lack of warmth, it’s easy to argue the correlation between cold weather and winter blues. 

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Topics: Jacksonville, Relocation, Retirees, Real Estate Trends, Affordable Homes, Job Creation, New Year's Resolutions, Warm Weather, Zillow

Master-planned Communities are a Smart Financial Move for Seniors

Posted by Nocatee Community

Oct 23, 2014 11:36:00 AM

According to a recent survey by the Demand Institute, nearly half of Americans ages 50 to 64 plan to move within the next five years. Many of them have the goal of downsizing (at least in housing costs) in mind.

Whether the desired location is an active adult community or simply a home with a smaller footprint, master-planned communities offer seniors and those planning for retirement a range of benefits including:

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Topics: Del Webb Ponte Vedra, Benefits of a Master Planned Community, Energy Efficiency, Relocation, Empty Nesters, Retirees, New Home Search

10 First-time Homebuyer Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Nocatee Community

Oct 21, 2014 4:02:00 PM

When searching for your first home, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement. There are so many possibilities — from home styles and locations to decor. You may already have a Pinterest board or two dedicated to what your ideal home could look like.

In order to help you find the perfect fit as painlessly as possible, be sure to avoid these first-time homebuyer pitfalls:

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Topics: Jacksonville, Relocation, First-time Home Buyers, Home-buying Tips, New Home Search, Single Professionals

Jacksonville named among ‘Best 20 U.S. Cities for Culture’

Posted by Nocatee Community

Oct 6, 2014 2:33:00 PM

From museums to historical parks and music festivals, the River City’s cup runneth over when it comes to culture. Business Insider recently featured property research company Property Shark’s list of the “Best 20 U.S. Cities for Culture.” Rankings were based on the abundance of arts, culture and recreation attractions per capita. Coming in at number 11 on the list, Jacksonville has one cultural attraction for every 2,483 people.

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Topics: Jacksonville, Restaurants, Things to Do around Nocatee, St. Augustine, Relocation, First-time Home Buyers

Jacksonville Among Most Affordable Housing Markets for Millennials

Posted by Nocatee Community

Oct 2, 2014 3:12:00 PM


Although it may seem that millennials aren’t interested in owning a home, a recent study concluded that homeownership is still a vital component of the American Dream for this important generation. The “Great Delay” is a term used to describe the trend where millions of adults between 18 and 34 are holding off on purchasing a new home.

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Topics: Jacksonville, Benefits of a Master Planned Community, eBook, Relocation, First-time Home Buyers, Affordable Homes, New Home Search, Millennials

Northeast Florida is a Hot Spot for Foodies

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Sep 30, 2014 3:28:00 PM

New York City. Chicago. Los Angeles. Jacksonville? With many new culinary adventures happening in the area, Northeast Florida is gaining the attention of renowned chefs and fine dining establishments.


From Jacksonville to St. Augustine, now is a great time to be a foodie in Northeast Florida.

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Topics: Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, Restaurants, Things to Do around Nocatee, Dining at Nocatee, Relocation, First-time Home Buyers