A bustling city in a prime Florida location, Jacksonville is attracting more and more home buyers each day. Some of Jacksonville’s greatest draws include sprawling, sandy white beaches, welcoming tree-lined streets, and close proximity to an abundance of wildlife and nature. Residents of Northeast Florida can enjoy some of the best finishing in the country, stunning parks, and a dining scene that always leaves a new dish to be discovered. Residents and prospective homebuyers seeking the security and privacy of a gated community are in luck because Jacksonville is home to a number of affordable gated communities that are filled with stunning houses just waiting for you to call them home.
A gated community of condominiums inspired by Mediterranean architecture, Villa Medici is made up of 379 elegant, luxurious residences surrounded by beautiful lakes, dazzling fountains, and a wealth of nature preserves. Homes feature beautifully designed interiors, nine-foot ceilings, crown molding, and ceramic tiled floors, and are available in one, two, and three-bedroom floorplans. Many homes include a balcony or private patio, and private garages are also available on site. Villa Medici’s luxe amenities are available to all residents, and include a fitness center, sun deck, massage therapy room, expansive pool with lounge area, game tables, pet activity area, and concierge services. Floorplans range in size, with one-bedroom homes starting at 758 square feet, with larger homes spanning up to 1,500 square feet. Home prices start in the high $100s and go up to the mid $200s.
Villages of San Jose
Villages of San Jose is a community surrounded by ten foot stucco walls and a gate, creating a safe, secure place to call home for all of its residents. The homes are built around a gorgeous, yet peculiarly shaped lake that serves as a tranquil backdrop for the neighborhood. Homes are influenced by Spanish-style architecture, and the community is beloved not only for its curb appeal, but for easy commute into the city and the low-maintenance lifestyle. Residents pay affordable monthly HOA dues that cover lawn care and amenities that include a swimming pool, tennis courts, and beautiful walking paths. Home prices within the Villages of San Jose span the $400s and go into the low $500s.
Built by local builder DR Horton Homes, Pine Lakes is a newly developed gated community in North Jacksonville located only a short distance from River City Marketplace. Pine Lakes features three to four bedroom single-family homes that range between 1,580 square feet and 2,800 square feet, and the neighborhood is known for its beautifully landscaped yards with lots of lush greenery. Residents have access to a wide assortment of excellent amenities that include a clubhouse, fitness center, and pool, and low HOA fees mean that homeowners can enjoy an affordable, yet low-maintenance lifestyle. Homes within the Pine Lakes community are priced starting in the mid $300s with some priced as high as the mid $500s.
Vistas at Stonebridge Commons
Vistas at Stonebridge Commons has a reputation for being one of the most highly sought-after gated condo townhome communities in all of Jacksonville, largely due to its close proximity to the city, beach, and secure environment. Homes feature two and three bedrooms and are known for delivering an abundance of natural light. Residents can take advantage of shared amenities that include a clubhouse, exercise course, jogging path, and community pool. Affordable monthly HOA dues make maintenance a breeze. Prospective home buyers should anticipate prices that span the $200s, with some homes priced into the low $300s.
A hidden gem of Jacksonville, Coastal Creek is a gated waterfront community that is as private and secluded as it is only a short drive away from the city’s bustling downtown. The affordable condos in the Coastal Creek community feature one, two, and three-bedroom layouts, many of which deliver beautiful views of the neighboring Ortega river. Residents can enjoy a number of amenities that include a clubhouse with billiards room, workout room, and shared catering kitchen as well as a pool that overlooks the water. Homes vary between just over 700 and more than 1,200 square feet, and prices span the $100s.Posted by Brad Officer on