2-Year-Old Home in The Rolling Hills Community For Sale
Contact The Sandberg Team today to tour this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home near Lake Asbury in northeast Florida.
St. Johns County, just south of Jacksonville, is growing fast. According to the census bureau, Florida’s St. Johns County is the 14th fastest growing county in the nation. Drill down a little deeper, and you’ll find that much of that growth is happening in the town of Ponte Vedra, FL, home to Nocatee, and ranked as the 2nd fastest growing suburb in America by Realtor.com.
With so much growth happening, you have to wonder…where do/will all these people work? The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity may have a few answers for us.
Health issues are not typically a primary driver for a person or family planning a move. In fact, most movers are just looking for a newer/better home, among other reasons.
But, that doesn’t mean health care isn’t important. In Florida, where folks are often moving to retire, access to quality health care can be very important. It’s just not necessarily the prime motivator.
In our business here in northeast Florida, for instance, we often run into home buyers who will cite access to quality health care among the top 5 or so reasons they’re looking in the Jacksonville area. And quite often, they’ve done their research.
Unfortunately, if you look at Florida as a whole, the state doesn’t rank among the tops in health care. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t great hospitals and providers in the state. So, as with real estate in general, people who dig a little deeper and research at a more local level can often find exactly what they need.
Here in Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine, Florida, for example, there are plenty of great hospitals and great providers doing exceptional work. For instance:
Of course, Mayo isn’t the only solid hospital system in the area:
If you’re still not convinced that Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra and northeast Florida don’t have solid health care infrastructure, consider the massive investments in expansion and improvements being undertaken throughout the area.
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Again, health and access to quality health care are not often a primary driver for relocation. But if health is still a high priority when planning your move to Florida, Jacksonville and the surrounding area should definitely make your list of options.
Depending on your point of view, a homeowner’s association is either a force for good, protecting property values and providing desirable amenities and services (see this survey here), or a meddling overlord, intent on infringing on your rights to do what you please with the property you rightfully own. Ideally, a good homeowner’s association can maintain a tidy, desirable community without resorting to overzealous policing, but it is, to be sure, a difficult balancing act.
Here in northeast Florida, and especially in St. Johns County, homeowner’s associations are more the norm than the exception. This is especially true in the newer communities like Nocatee, Shearwater, Twin Creeks, etc. But for home buyers who would prefer to have a little more autonomy with regard to what they do on/with their property, there are still plenty of options in and around Jacksonville. [Read more…]
St. Augustine is a popular destination for home buyers who want to live close to the beach, and still have easy access to shopping, dining and cultural activities in an historic location. This home is located on Anastasia Island, a 14-mile long barrier island just east of downtown St. Augustine, in the Ocean Oaks community.
Ideal for fixer-uppers, this home has been well-maintained over the years, and has a number of desirable features, including: