Enjoy fun in the sun in Jacksonville, Florida’s most populous city. Located along the Atlantic shore, the city offers 850 square miles of beaches for you to explore while you soak up the sunshine. With museums and a zoo, Jacksonville has adventures waiting around every corner. Whether you’re looking to move to Jacksonville or within one of its suburbs, we’re here to help you find your perfect home. Have a look at these popular Jacksonville area master planned communities.
eTown is located in southeast Jacksonville and is approximately 18 miles from the city’s downtown district. As its name implies, eTown is built with technological efficiency in mind. The community features state-of-the-art technology, which is confirmed in everything from its amenity center to its fitness center. Residents can also enjoy a resort-style pool, playgrounds, dog park, and event lawn. Builders offer one and two story floor plans, with prices starting in the mid $400s.
Located a short drive from Jacksonville Beach, Tamaya is a master planned community along the city’s eastern jurisdiction. When you’re not hitting the beach for fun in the sun, spend your days at the 10,000 square foot club center, which is located along the community’s sparkling lake. Enjoy picturesque waterside views as you take advantage of two pools, cabana, and fitness center. ICI Homes leads the housing development; with more than 30 floor plans to choose from and prices starting in the low $400s, there’s sure to be a house that appeals to every lifestyle.
Tucked alongside state forests and the Tolomato River, Nocatee is a beautiful community in Ponte Vedra. This community encompasses several neighborhoods, each with their own unique flair, including an active adult community. Prices start in the $300s and feature more than 12 floor plans. In addition to traditional amenities such as parks, pools, and sports courts, Nocatee residents can enjoy discounts at local attractions, including live entertainment at Alhambra Theatre & Dining!
Located 35 miles south of downtown Jacksonville, Trailmark is a master planned community in western St. Augustine. From its waterways to miles of biking trails, Trailmark residents can experience nature at its best; enjoy freshwater kayaking and breathing in fresh air in the designated open spaces. Several builders are developing the community, including Lennar, which offers five floor plans with prices starting in the low $300s. The fun doesn’t end in the community; golf courses, spas, and of course the beach are all within a short driving distance!
Just north of Trailmark, Silverleaf is another master planned community based in St. Augustine. Sprawling across 8,500 acres, including 3,500 acres designated as natural preserves, Silverleaf gives residents the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature. The community is close to both the beach and St. Johns River, so whether you feel like kayaking or surfing, you’re never far from your next water adventure! Builders will assist you in picking the perfect home for your needs; with 12 floor plans and prices start in the late $200s, your dream home is right around the corner!
Located 26 miles south of downtown Jacksonville, Shearwater is another exemplary St. Augustine master planned community. Whether you’re lounging in the Kayak Club or working up a sweat at the Fitness Lodge, you’ll experience high quality amenities with luscious green views. Prefer to be outdoors in the greenery itself? Take advantage of the 12 nature trails, plus a bonus waterway trail that’s ideal for canoes and kayaks! With multiple neighborhoods within the community, David Weekley Homes is one of the lead developers at Shearwater. Take a look at some of their 60-foot homesites, which have prices starting in the mid $400s.
Our final St. Augustine master planned community is Beacon Lake. Nestled within 358 acres of nature preserve and encompassing a 43-acre lake, natural beauty abounds in this friendly community. Like to cook? Take a cooking class in the Culinary Studio and Demonstration Kitchen! Families with children will be pleased to know that Beacon Lake students will be zoned to St. Johns County School District schools, which have all earned A ratings in recent years! Enjoy classic home designs from builders like Toll Brothers, which offers five floor plans and prices starting in the mid $500s.
Approximately 22 miles north of downtown Jacksonville you’ll find the master planned community of Wildlight in the city of Yulee. In Wildlight, health and fitness take priority, which is why the community encompasses both a YMCA and a medical center. Wildlight also has its own elementary school, hotel, and plenty of nearby restaurants and endless shopping opportunities. With the Jacksonville International Airport a mere 12 miles away, travel to other lands is a breeze! Choose from one or two story homes from builders like Mattamy Homes, whose prices start in the upper $200s.
Sarah graduated from Trinity University in 2012 with a degree in International Relations and Political Science. She writes blogs on new homes, decor, communities, and more for NewHomeSource. When she’s not writing, you can find her spending time with her three cats.