Every active adult community in North Florida has something to offer prospective home buyers, but some include larger homes, more amenities, and a better location than others. Not surprisingly, 55+ homes and condos in these communities can cost a pretty penny. Although as many existing home owners will tell you, the premium you'll have to pay to call one of North Florida's most expensive active adult communities home is well worth it in every single way.
Del Webb Nocatee
The active adult community known as Del Webb Nocatee is divided into three main categories: Villas, Classics, and Estates. Although they're all exceptionally beautiful, each tier has something different to offer active adults. Go with a Villa if you don't mind sharing outdoor space, as these properties are directly adjoined to one another. Classics are a bit more private and roomy, offering larger floor plans in tandem with enhanced interior features. And finally, if you're willing to go all out, Estate homes come with even more square footage, along with luxurious upgrades throughout each individual home. As for the community itself, you'll find it hones a litany of amenities available to all residents, including a clubhouse, bocce ball courts, outdoor fire pit, resort-style pool, pickleball and tennis courts, a game room, and, most extravagantly of all, a grand ballroom.
Del Webb eTown
Another incredibly desirable 55-plus community in Jacksonville is Del Webb eTown, which you'll find has plenty of perks that make it worth the high price tag. Let's start with the exclusive amenities residents have access to here, a list that includes a huge palm tree lined pool, a movement studio and clubhouse, multiple sports courts, and a lush community garden, among other things. Then there's the broad selection of properties to choose from, which like Nocatee, is divided into three categories that ascend in price from one another. Despite being the smallest option, Contour comes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms worth of space to enjoy, which for many active adults is more than enough space. But if you're looking for more living area, the most expensive layout, Stellar Grand, lives up to its name in more ways than one. We're talking over 3,300 total square feet and comprised of four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and even a three car garage. Prices for these homes start at about $650,000, although there is certainly room to spend more if you're interested in getting premium upgrades.
Watersong at Rivertown
If you're looking for lots of space and things to do during retirement, Watersong at Rivertown has plenty of both. Floor plans in the community range in size between 1,431 and 2,554 square feet and come paired with one of the most comprehensive offerings of amenities in all of St. Johns County. A morning on the grounds could easily become an entire day, with everything from a resort-style lap pool, outdoor spa, event lawn, social room, and fitness center to fire pit lake pavillion, and dog park to explore. Additionally, buying a home here comes with the added perk of having a full-time Lifestyle Director on call to assist with any of your needs or ideas, which for some buyers is a major added bonus. And that's not all Watersong has to offer. You'll also find the beautiful landscaping and community ponds were designed by a professional master gardener, beckoning you outdoors with their beauty. And the community's riverside walking trails are perfect for a morning jog or relaxing stroll.
Completely brand new, Artisan Lakes consists of 96 low-maintenance single-family homes that start at around half a million dollars each. And while that might seem pricey, homes in Artisan Lakes truly come with all the bells and whistles, and then some. Of course with that price point also comes plenty of luxury amenities for residents to enjoy, such as a resort-style pool and hot tub, tennis courts, billiards room, walking trails, outdoor amphitheater, and demonstration kitchen. And for all the avid golfers out there, the community's golf facilities on site are perfect for seasoned players who love to work on their game without having to travel far.
Reverie at Trailmark
With home prices typically falling in the mid-400s to upper-500s, Reverie at Trailmark is an active-adult community for those who appreciate the true value of luxury living. This North Florida active adult community has tons of amazing amenities to take advantage of, not to mention some truly stellar homes that are both well-built and include all the top interior finishes and features. Nine and ten foot ceilings, architectural shingles, granite countertops are just the tip of the iceberg inside homes at Reverie at Trailmark, so despite the higher entry-level price, it's a community any empty-nester or active adult home buyer should consider in the greater Jacksonville area.
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