For those looking for the country club lifestyle, Jacksonville offers several charming golf course communities that you can call home. The all-inclusive amenities are part of what makes these communities so desirable; ranging from private pools, dining halls, beach club access and more. Living in a Jacksonville golf community means a country club lifestyle paired with golf culture, as well as a tremendous value if you ever sell.
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Is your master bathroom looking a little outdated? Do you wish you had more space? If so, here’s the good news – a bathroom renovation doesn’t have to cost a bundle and it’s likely to help increase the resale value of your home. The 2017 Cost vs. Value report shows that a mid-range bathroom renovation in Jacksonville, Florida typically costs around $16,394 and has a 51.8% return on investment (ROI). For an upscale remodel, that figure jumps to $56,060 with an ROI of 61.5%. Of course, you don’t necessarily need to spend $15,000 or more to make some vast improvements to your space. There are some simple bathroom renovations that can immediately change the look and feel of your room for a minimal investment. Read more ›
Graduation season is just around the corner. It’s a time of celebration not only for the graduate, but also his/her family and friends. If you’re preparing for an upcoming graduation party, be sure you incorporate some fun elements that will make the event memorable and entertaining. It doesn’t have to be lavish or expensive. In fact, I’ve found several graduation party decoration ideas that are perfect for any budget. Take a look… Read more ›
Home buyers who demand the best will be impressed with Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club. Located between Hodges Blvd. and Kernan Blvd., this private community sits on nearly 600 acres of prime Florida real estate. With just 350 home sites, Glen Kernan is intimate and refined. Floor plans range between 3,200 and 7,000 square feet, with lots starting at a minimum of a ½ acre. Golfers will enjoy playing on the 180-acre course designed by Robert Walker. There are also 60 acres of lakes throughout the community. Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club membership provides access to the 5,000-square-foot fitness center, tennis facility and the heated, Junior Olympic-sized, saltwater pool, as well as a plethora of other amenities. New home builders in the community include: Dostie Homes, Pineapple and North Florida Builders. There are a few established homes available for purchase, as well. Read more ›
Spring Break is just around the corner, which means thousands of people will soon descend upon Orlando and its many theme parks. I don’t know about you, but the thought of sitting in traffic and waiting in long lines is not my idea of fun. Thankfully, there are many of other fun things to do on Spring Break that are just a short drive from Jacksonville. Read more ›
Even before Hurricane Maria pummeled the Caribbean, Florida was experiencing a population surge. Recognized as the fifth-fastest growing state in the country, people flock to Florida for its warm temperatures, beautiful beaches and diverse cultures. Over the last seven years, St. Johns County has grown by nearly 24 percent, and Duval County saw its population rate increase for the third straight year. With more people comes the need for more housing, so it’s not surprising that more developers are setting their sights on our area. In fact, new master-planned communities seem to be popping up every month. These communities, however, are so much more than just a new housing development. They are truly unique neighborhoods that offer residents the best of everything; from well-appointed homes and social hubs, to natural preserves with breathtaking views, these master-planned communities are so spectacular that you may never want to leave. Read more ›
Jacksonville, Florida has a lot to offer prospective home buyers. From our sandy, white beaches to our professional sports teams, there’s something for just about everyone. One definite benefit to living on the First Coast is the variety of country club communities. Whether you’re interested in living on the southside close to shopping and entertainment, or closer to the Intracoastal Waterway and beaches, you’ll find a country club to fit your lifestyle. Here are just a few of the wonderful Jacksonville country club communities you could call home. Read more ›
Neptune Beach is a small, beachfront community just east of Jacksonville, Florida. Its name originated in 1922, when resident Dan G Wheeler built his own train station, aptly named “Neptune,” so the Florida East Coast Railway would have to drop him off closer to home each night. It officially became a municipality in 1931 when it seceded from Jacksonville Beach after a tax revolt. Today, less than 25 percent of the households in Neptune Beach have children under the age of 18, which makes this community very attractive for singles, couples or those seeking a retirement home.
Nestled between Jacksonville Beach and Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach has a casual, laid-back vibe that many people look for in a coastal community. It’s perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy cycling, running, surfing or just soaking up the sun. The pedestrian-friendly area is also home to many local boutiques, restaurants and places to take in the spectacular ocean views.
If you’ve been dreaming of a new home, consider Neptune Beach. I invite you to review a few of my favorite picks below or search for your perfect coastal home using my free property search tool. Read more ›