Jacksonville Gated Neighborhoods With The Best Community Pools

While having your own private backyard pool sounds like a wonderful idea on the surface, on-going pool maintenance can be time consuming, expensive, or both. So what’s the solution if you love to swim, sunbath, or enjoy sitting poolside with a good book? Well, finding the right home in a Jacksonville neighborhood with a community swimming pool is one solution. And to help get your search started off in the proper direction, we've conveniently identified a number of Jacksonville gated neighborhoods with the absolute best community swimming pools. 


The Midtowne townhouse community has a classic row home vibe reminiscent of something out of Washington DC’s Georgetown neighborhood—albeit with some modern additions like spacious wide-open layouts and front-entry 2-car garages. But with 3 levels of living space and up to 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, Midtowne townhomes for sale live just like a single-family home, only you get the added convenience of easy, maintenance-free living. Additionally, you’ll also be granted full access to the community’s charming clubhouse, which features a huge swimming pool area that is surrounded by mature trees and manicured landscaping, making for one of the most pleasant community swimming pool areas you’ll find of any gated neighborhood in Jacksonville. 


Thanks to an authentic Spanish-inspired design, Tamaya remains one of our favorite gated communities in all of Jacksonville. The ICI built homes in Tamaya boast ample living space, charming Spanish-style exterior details, and premium interior finishes like upgraded cabinetry, granite counters, and upgraded plumbing fixtures. And although some Tamaya homes for sale may feature a private backyard pool, the community clubhouse here is among Jacksonville’s best and includes 2 separate resort-style pools—one with lanes and one without. Oh, and did we mention that pool without lanes also features a winding waterslide that kids in the community just can’t get enough of? 


ETown is a sprawling, active adult master plan that just opened back in 2019. With a design that encompasses over 1,500 acres and approximately 1,700 homes, its one of Jacksonville largest residential communities to date. Easy access to major highways and countless community amenities make it a convenient place to call home, and of course the wide range of homes and home styles appeal to a very wide-range of home buyers as well. But for those who highly prioritize lifestyle amenities, ETown by Del Webb includes a lakeside dog park, an outdoor yoga lawn, a high-tech fitness center, a zero entry resort-style swimming pool, and a separate lap pool with 3 lanes

Highland Glen 

Located just 15 minutes from the beach, Highland Glen is all about location, location, location. Most homes for sale in Highland Glen aren’t too big and aren’t too small, making it a great landing spot for anyone wanting a modest single-family home in a gated community with a reasonable purchase price. The pool at Highland Glen isn’t the largest you’ll see, but it does provide plenty of deck space that has ample seating and nicely manicured landscaping all the way around it. Additionally, the pool is also connected to the community clubhouse for added convenience, and its also located right next to a community lake, providing a very pleasant and tranquil setting overall

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Jacksonville Gated Communities With a Pool

Red Hawk 

Red Hawk is one of Jacksonville’s newer gated communities having started construction back in 2016. Built by Lennar, single-family homes for sale in Red Hawk have varying styles and range in size from 1,712 to just over 3,000 square feet. But along with quality, well-built residences, the community also boats a very attractive and modern swimming pool area, which includes a decent size resort-stye pool, high-end outdoor pool chairs and furniture, and also a covered pavilion area with additional tables and seating that makes for a wonderful entertaining space in the shade. Simply put, if you’re looking for a newer construction home with a sleek, newer construction community pool area, Red Hawk is the place for you. 

The Woods  

With construction starting all the way back in the mid-1970s, The Woods is an established Jacksonville gated community with a TON of upside. Today, nearly 800 homes make up The Woods community, and home sizes, styles, and age vary tremendously given some were constructed as recently as 2003. Despite the extensive collection of amenities, which include 8 clay tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, a basketball court, playgrounds, and a clubhouse with a beautiful resort-style pool, HOA dues here are also quite reasonable. And speaking of the pool area, you’ll plenty of sundeck space with seating, a covered jacuzzi, and even painted lanes for anyone who loves swimming laps for exercise. 

Pablo Cove  

The fabulous Pablo Cove neighborhood is a newer construction townhouse community that is quickly becoming an area favorite. Along with spacious, multi-level townhouses with between 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a 2-car garage, and between 1,580 and 2,180 square feet of total living space, part of Pablo Cove’s stunning design is centered on a crystal blue resort-style swimming pool and pavilion area that is nothing short of breathtaking. Also included in and around this community center is an expansive recreation lawn, a synthetic turf gaming lawn, and a state of the art fitness center with top of the line weight and cardio equipment. 


If a luxe community swimming pool is truly at or near the top of your wish list, how does an authentic Tuscan-style clubhouse with a sprawling lakeside resort-style swimming pool sound? Well, that’s exactly what you’ll find at Montevilla at Bartram Park, a newer paired villa gated community situated in a highly desirable Jacksonville location. These low-maintenance homes from Lennar are artfully designed and incorporate premium interior finishes, providing a luxury living experience as equally appealing as the community swimming pool just mentioned above. 

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