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Celebrating the Flagler Legacy: 125 Years of the Hotel Ponce de Leon
On January 12, 1888, the Hotel Ponce de Leon opened its doors the dream of Henry Flagler was now opened. It was the most luxurious hotels of its day. Electricity, lavish design and Spanish Renaissance architecture, no expenses were spared. It is now a landmark in American architecture in the Nation’s Oldest City and the hotel attracted the wealthy and the elite from presidents to movie stars. The public is invited to view a commemorative exhibit celebrating the 125th anniversary of the opening of Henry Flagler’s Ponce de Leon Hotel for free through the end of 2013. The exhibit is open daily from 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. in the rotunda and loggia of Ponce de Leon Hall, (the main building), at Flagler College. Call (904) 819-6400 or visit www.flagler.edu for more information.
Not to be outdone by the famous King & Bear, the second course is anything but a second thought. Built in 1998 through a unique 3-way design collaboration between legendary golf course designer Bobby Weed and design consultants Sam "The Slammer" Snead and Gene "The Squire" Sarazen, the “Slammer & Squire” course is an example of what Jacksonville golf should be.
Royal Pines Located at Slammer & Squire
Royal Pines is graced with a welcoming, pastoral entranceway featuring impressive lake fountain displays, stone archways over twin sidewalks and broad vistas over open space and waterways. Royal Pines features uninterrupted and interconnected sidewalks on both sides of the street. The sidewalks, along with a rhythmic street tree planting at 40' centers, were built before the first home was completed. The neighborhood was launched in 1998 and is already a mature, shady, beautifully landscaped, pedestrian-friendly haven. Royal Pines has 96 home sites on ¼ acre lots that are 85' or more in width and 135' or more in depth. Almost every home site in Royal Pines is oriented onto densely wooded conservation areas or overlooking the 40-acre neighborhood lake.
Turnberry Located at Slammer & Squire
Easily accessible off of International Golf Parkway, just one mile from Interstate 95, Turnberry is an affordable single-family neighborhood comprised of 217 homes on lots that are typically 60' wide x 120' deep. There are options to live lakeside or adjacent to conservation areas. There is a recreation center with a neighborhood swimming pool and continuous sidewalk paths.
The Residences Located at the Slammer & Squire
Conveniently situated at the intersection of WGV Boulevard and Royal Pines Parkway, these three-story flats feature wide balconies, garages and/or covered parking, storage facilities and covered access breezeways. There are views all the way to the Hall of Fame Tower and its background of forested conservation lands.
Isles of the World Located at the Slammer & Squire
The Isles of the World split-level townhomes, four to six units apiece, were designed by the award-winning architectural firm The Evans Group. Each one of the 150 homes includes land/lot ownership, an interior garage and either a beautiful view. The neighborhood will include its own social-gathering hub with swimming and tennis and has security gates at its stone clad entranceway
St. Andrews Place Located at the Slammer & Squire
St. Andrews is a collection of only 64 complementary patio homes on 50' wide lots. The neighborhood is quiet, private and secure with its own community swimming pool and showcases a well-maintained, orderly landscape setting.
Open House today at 5230 Shore Dr in St Augustine South. Great house priced at $169,900 and NOT a short sale and there are no HOA or CDD fees. Three bedroom/two bathroom, 2 car garage, fenced backyard, wooded lot, fruit trees, nice open floor plan!
From US 1, east onto Shore Dr into St Augustine South, home on the left.
Homebuyers can expect a more competitive market 2013, so buyers should be ready to buy when they find the right house. This means that you should be talking to your lender at least 3 months prior to your search.
This is good news for the Home Sellers; experts are expecting bidding wars to break out in certain markets due to the low inventory. While homes will sell quicker this year, they still have to be priced right. This is where The First Coast Team can be imperative to marketing your home. Let us show you what the trends are in your neighborhood.
"The mobility rate has been at a very low rate, meaning that people really did not move during the recessionary years, so there is pent up demand -- but sellers need to price correctly, "says Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors.
"Markets with increasing foreclosure activity in 2012 took the first step in finally purging delayed distress left over from the bursting housing bubble," said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac. "Meanwhile, the underlying fundamentals in many of those markets are slowly improving, making it an opportune time to absorb additional foreclosure inventory this year - and that is particularly good news for buyers and investors hungry for more inventory to purchase in those markets."
World Golf Village Resort possesses two of the Jacksonville area's favorite golf courses. Located in beautiful St. Augustine, FL, the golf courses feature challenging and rewarding holes that provide great play for all skill levels.
King & Bear
Home to the renowned “King & Bear” golf course, a one of a kind design by Hall of Famers — Arnold Palmer & Jack Nicklaus, this course is the only design collaboration by these two greats, and its where The World Golf Village earned its status as the most exciting and storied Jacksonville golf facility.
Located amongst these great courses are equally magnificent neighborhoods
Bearsford Located in the King & Bear
Running alongside Mill Creek just inside the East Gate, Bearsford is a popular and convenient neighborhood with 108 single family homes on lots that are 60' wide by 130' deep. There are twin lakes and conservation lands that make this community landscaping ideal.
Clubview Estates Located in the King & Bear
Registry Boulevard is the main parkway linking the East Gate with the King & Bear Clubhouse. It is a two mile journey from gate to club and the only homes along the boulevard are the 10 home sites of Clubview Estates. These are larger lots, most are ½ acre each in size. They are located near the Golf Club and Swim & Tennis Center. These homes are the exquisite and perfectly placed with views of the golf course and Live Oak trees.
GroveWood Located in the King & Bear
The gateway to the GroveWood neighborhood includes 122 home sites, each one at least 75' wide by 150' deep. There are 38 lots adjacent to the Six Mile Creek preservation lands which extends 1,000' west to the central thread of the blackwater creek. The rest of the lots in the GroveWood neighborhood are arranged back-to-back with densely landscaped zones along shared rear lot lines to afford some separation and privacy. These 84 lots are also located on a series of short, very low trafficked, cul-de-sacs which all end on open space rather than another home.
Heritage Cove Located in the King & Bear
There are 19 home sites in Heritage Cove on Canopy Way, they are across the street from the Heritage Oak Park and the Heritage Oak at World Golf Village. This interface has 12 lots wrapping the perimeter, overlooking the golf course, with open, distant views of the windmill and the clubhouse cupola. Many of the interior 7 lots include wide-spreading Live Oak canopies. The 1/3 acre lots in Heritage Cove are approximately 110' wide by at least 150' deep.
Kingsbury is the only neighborhood situated on the long stretch of Registry Boulevard. The entranceway is the complimentary sister to Bearsford and enters overlooking a lake and preserved forest. A pair of intimately-scaled cul-de-sacs flank either side of the entrance lake, serving 22 homes to the left and 25 homes to the right. Over half of the 75' wide by 135' deep lots are on the lake or preserved conservation lands. Lots that are buffered from the community parkway also have an additional 15' of depth plus a 25' landscaped greenbelt. The adjacent conservation lands are over 1,200' wide and include a deer crossing through the Sweetwater Creek environs.
LakeWood Located at the King & Bear
Like the exclusivity of OakWood, LakeWood has its own entrance drive crossing a preserved forest and leading under the canopy of a Live Oak hammock into 27 home sites. The lots of LakeWood are at least 70' wide and over 150' deep. This neighborhood gives you the country feeling with is views of the lakeside to the forest. The northeast half of LakeWood is distinguished with a dense cluster of high-canopied Southern Live Oaks with saw palmetto understory.
OakGrove Estates Located at the King & Bear
OakGrove Estates is a special collection of 45 estate-sized lots along Oakgrove Avenue. Most of the golf frontage lots are among the finest home-to-golf orientations found in the most exclusive golf course communities anywhere. The sizes of these estate lots vary, with the smallest at 100' wide by 150' deep and the largest being true one-acre lots at up to 125' wide by 350' deep.
OakWood Located at the King & Bear
Oakwood has its own entranceway and arrival sequence unlike any other in the neighborhood. The 24 lots in OakWood are about 70' wide by 140' deep. OakWood is a distinctive neighborhood in the framework of the King & Bear, not a golf course oriented or lake oriented neighborhood, but a sylvan and shady forest community.
StoneWood Located at the King & Bear
Secluded off of the community parkway Registry Boulevard, and enveloped by conservation lands and a landscaped greenbelt, StoneWood is comprised of only seven single family lots. Each lot has a private backyard setting on wooded conservation lands and a front arrival exposure that is further privatized with the streetscape and plantings. The lots in StoneWood are typically 75' wide by at least 150' deep. StoneWood is a very quiet and peaceful little neighborhood with all the conveniences and amenities available at the King & Bear.
The Crest Located at the King & Bear
Some of the most impressive and grand homes in the entire King& Bear are located in The Crest. The 800' long neighborhood entrance drive, Crest Street, passes beneath massive tree canopies and is the only neighborhood street to "cross" the golf course; crossing between the #13 green and #14 tee. There are only 18 estate sized lots in The Crest. The Crest neighborhood is essentially an island wrapped by the King & Bear golf course and set off from the #15, #16 and #17 fairways by the largest and longest naturalized lakes on the King & Bear property. Lots in The Crest are 1/2 acre and up in size with the smallest lot being about 120' wide by 175' deep. Similar to some of the Oakgrove Estate lots, the lots along the west side of The Crest possess some of the most superlative golf views available anywhere.
Waterbury by the Links
Located at the King & Bear
Waterbury is a neighborhood of 127 custom home sites which frame the front nine (#2 through #8) of the King & Bear golf course. The neighborhood showcases supreme golf course living and private outdoor living opportunities facing conservation lands. The North Gate of the King & Bear neighborhood is situated in the middle of Waterbury, providing immediate, convenient access to the neighborhood. Inside the entranceway, one of the most beautiful golf and lake vistas in the King & Bear welcomes residents and guests at the north rotary, overlooking the #4 fairway and the native Live Oak hammock.
Waterbury East, along Crown Drive, has 78 1/3 acre home sites that are typically 95' to 105' wide by at least 150' deep. The neighborhood has 34 lots adjacent the golf course which include up to 3/4 mile vistas over the golf course. Lake-to-golf orientations are a feature of 13 of the golf course lots. Many of the homes include a second story with entertainment balconies to fully enjoy views over the immense amount of surrounding open spaces. Waterbury has a consistent street tree planting of Southern Live Oaks and a trio of flowering Crape Myrtle in street islands. The attention to landscape serves as a silver-thread of continuity, allowing for a variety of personal choices and preferences to be displayed in the residential architecture. Together the design elements create a distinct neighborhood character and avoid a cookie-cutter look.
WildWood Located at the King & Bear
The 59 home sites in WildWood are located where the largest single stand of forested conservation lands are in the King& Bear. Wildbay Court is the entrance drive for WildWood, the drive ends overlooking a lake to the backdrop of conservation where there are frequent sightings of wild turkey and native deer. Lots in WildWood neighborhood average 75' wide by 135' to 150' deep and every lot has backs onto conservation lands, lakes or parks with mature trees and landscaping.
Windmill Estates Located at the King & Bear
The windmill, at Windmill Estates, marks the entry to a series of neighborhoods that are situated between conservation lands and golf course corridors. The lots are generally 1/2 acre in size, with many being 120' wide by 175' deep. The views are spectacular.
Laterra Located at the King & Bear
On Registry Boulevard, overlooking the Sweetwater Creek woodlands, Laterra is an Old Town St. Augustine-inspired condominium neighborhood. Laterra's 149 residential units are arrayed in three separate three-story buildings. Laterra's architectural theme echoes the renowned hotels in downtown St. Augustine from the Henry Flagler era, including Flagler College main campus. The central building at Laterra has an old-world open-air atrium leading to a sheltered oasis swimming pool court with tropical palm trees and dancing water displays. An independent full-service spa and salon operates out of the ground floor of the central building. Although situated across the street from the golf course, many of the upper level units have an almost 1/2 mile vista over the core of the King & Bear front nine.
Laterra Links Located at the King & Bear
The 28-acre island on the front nine of the King& Bear golf course is home to 152 townhome-styled Coach Homes. Each main home houses four independently-owned condominiums with two first floor units and two second story units. Each unit has its own private garage and the second story units feature 14' tall ceilings and an interior private elevator. Laterra Links is known for offering the size, comfort and features of a single-family home along with a lock-and-leave lifestyle that minimizes maintenance. Laterra Links has its own social and amenity benefits, including a pair of clubhouses linked with a breezeway and veranda, a resort-styled swimming pool and spa, a fitness center and two catering kitchens.
TuscanWood Located at the King & Bear
TuscanWood is a maintenance-free single family neighborhood with its own community sub-association. It has a single lane of 55' wide by 140' deep lots with two-story cottage-styled homes. There are 30 home sites in the neighborhood, with 16 of them overlooking a wide lake backed up to the King & Bear's largest consolidation of conservation lands. The landscaping makes the lanai and pool areas of these homes very park-like and private. TuscanWood includes the preservation of a large Live Oak hammock at the end of its street which provides for bird-watching and occasional sightings of Fox squirrels.
Whisper Ridge a single family community located between World Golf Village and the St Augustine Outlet mall. It is close to interstate 95, which makes a commute to Jacksonville Florida, Historic downtown St Augustine or the Beaches very convenient. The community was started in 2004 with homes from Engle Homes, Richmond American Homes and Seda Homes. The newest addition to the neighborhood is The Preserve at Whisper Ridge with wider lots at 100’.
Whisper Ridge a single family community located between World Golf Village and the St Augustine Outlet mall. It is close to interstate 95, which makes a commute to Jacksonville Florida, Historic downtown St Augustine or the Beaches very convenient. The community was started in 2004 with homes from Engle Homes, Richmond American Homes and Seda Homes. The newest addition to the neighborhood is The Preserve at Whisper Ridge with wider lots at 100’. Homes resale in the mid $100’s with The Preserve homes starting mid $200’s.
If you have any questions about area neighborhoods please give us a call or email. We are always available with information.
Thank you! The First Coast Team.
Make sure that Daylight Savings Time doesn’t make you “Fall Back”
Since 1918, when the United States first adopted Daylight Savings Time, there have been pro’s and con’s. It can really play a part in our daily lives. It’s not just an hour extra to sleep; it can have the same affect on people as jet lag. You might not quite feel like yourself, but is there anything you can do? In an article on FoxNews.com, Dr. John Sharp, a psychiatrist and neuropsychiatrist at Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and author of “The Emotional Calendar”, said that seasonal changes can greatly affect the public’s outlook and mood. The article goes on to say it is important to prepare yourself for the early onset of sunset, people are less prone to get things down if it is dusk when they get off work, so lists are very important. So prepare yourself, wake up early to get tasks that are daunting done in the daylight.
Which side do you fall on? Let’s do our own survey; “How does Daylight Savings Time affect you?” Let’s see how much we all have in common or not – looking forward for your responses.
As The First Coast Team we hope that we are First in your mind; If you know of family, friends or co-workers in the THINKING stages of buying or selling a home; please call or email us. We know a referral is a direct reflection on you, and we promise to take care of them. Thank you in advance for the trust and confidence, your referrals are appreciated!
Well Halloween is right around the corner and we want to keep your children save, while still creating memories. There are many “Safe” Trick-or-Treating spots throughout St John’s County. Many local churches have “Trunk or Treat” for a safe alternative to neighborhoods. Here is a list from the website www.StAugustine.com:
* Anastasia Baptist Church will host a trunk-or-treat event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at their State Road 16 Campus, 110 Circle Drive East, just two miles east of the outlet malls. This is a free event for the families of St. Augustine and St. Johns County. Kids can enjoy a safe-environment with decorated cars where they will go trunk to trunk for their candy.
Also available will be a hay ride, inflatables, snow cones, popcorn, hotdogs and drinks for the whole family. A drawing will be held for a free gift card to a local restaurant for those who register their family upon arrival. For more information, call 471-2166.
* San Sebastian Catholic Church's trunk or treat continues from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday with trunks filled with candy, spooky train rides, music and
Tickets for the train are $3 for one; $5 for two and $10 for four. Children are encouraged to wear costumes.
* Trunk-or-treat continues from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 5201 A1A South. The free event is open to the community and is for elementary school age children. It will be held in the parking lot of the church near the Community Center or in the case of inclement weather, in the Community Center. Children are asked to come in costume, preferably one depicting a saint. Trunk-or-treat experiences will include indoor games, hayride, bounce house, pizza, the boogie bus, crafts and coloring activities. Call 471-5364 for information.
* Crescent Beach Baptist Church, 885 State Road 206, will offer its version of trunk or treat on Saturday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Activities will include games, popcorn, hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages, a bounce house and more. The free event is for youngsters up to 6th grade. Costumes are encouraged. Call 794-777 for information
* The St. Augustine Assembly of God will host a Family Fall Festival and trunk or treat at 6 p.m. Sunday in the St. Augustine Shores Community, 485 Shores Blvd, with activities for the children, creatively themed trunks stuffed full of games, prizes and candy, face painting and more. For more information or directions, call 806-5665.
* Mt. Olive Baptist Church's trunk or treat continues from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church, 8250 County Road 13, Hastings. Food and games will be featured. For additional information go on line to www.lifeatmtolive.com or call the church office, 692-1995.
* St. Augustine First Church of the Nazarene will host its annual Fall Festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Starting with pony and horse rides, face painting and a clown twisting balloons and clowning around, there will also be carnival-type games. Food will be served at 6 p.m., followed by a baked goods auction prepared by the church ladies. Much appreciation to our local businesses for providing services or products to be sold off by silent auction throughout the evening. All proceeds from the silent auction will be given in support of our Work & Witness teams’ 2011 trip. Door prizes, a cake walk and much more will be spotlighted, and a trunk or treat is planned for the children as the climax of the day's activities.
* The St. Ambrose Catholic Church Renovation Committee will host a Halloween Party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today at the church, 6070 Church Road, Elkton. Hamburger and hot dog dinners will be served at $6 for adults and $3 for children, and will include tea, lemonade and water. Soda and homemade desserts will be available for a fee. There will be a haunted house, hay ride, bobbing for apples, and costume contests for adults and children with prizes awarded.
* A children's costume party for ages 12 and under is 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Lord of Life Pavilion, Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Call the church office at 285-5347 for further information.
* Good News Church will hold its annual Family Fiesta from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Entertainment will be provided by Daybreak, a Christian recording band. Games food and much more will be spotlighted. For more information, go to www.gnpc.org or call children's director, Mary Courter at 819-0064, ext. 13. As a gift to our community, there is no charge for the event or the food.
* Church on the Rock will host its annual Hallelujah Night from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at 2995 Varella Ave. Included will be games, candy, food, live music and an obstacle course for older children.
* Lighthouse Church of God, 1230 Kings Estate Road will host a "Shine Your Light" Fall Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, following morning worship service which begins at 10:30 a.m. There will be two bounce houses, games, food, fun and prizes.
* Grace Community Church, 7040 U.S. 1 North, will have a fall harvest festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Face painting, water games, darts, basketball toss and other activities will be combined with plenty of candy for the children. Free food will also be available to all attending.
You can also find a wonderful fall experience at the corn maze, pumpkin sale, farm stand, cow train rides; kiddies corn maze, child-sized hay bale maze, goat walk, tractor pulled hay rides, bounce house and Jumping pillow! All of this is located at Sykes and Cooper Farms, 5995 Brough Road, Elkton, FL 32033 Phone: (904)692-1370 or (904)692-1084 open through October 28th.
Sheriff David Shoar reminds people: “If you will be out driving on Halloween, please take extra time and watch for children darting in and out from between parked cars. Slow down and pay attention. Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. Enter and exit driveways and alleys very carefully. And always watch for children that may be wearing dark clothing.” (From Historic City News)
The First Coast Team would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Halloween, and may we ask a favor? If you know of family, friends or co-workers in the THINKING stages of buying or selling a home; please call or email us. We know a referral is a direct reflection on you, and we promise to take care of them. Thank you in advance for the trust and confidence, your referrals are appreciated!