If you are looking to set down roots in the beautiful and historic city of St. Augustine, FL, you can anticipate being charmed by the curb appeal of the city’s most attractive and desirable neighborhoods to call home. With so many wonderful communities and diverse architecture, various home features and local offerings, home buyers will absolutely have plenty of options to consider during an upcoming home search. But if endless amounts and charm, character, and overall curb appeal are high up on your wish list of demands, here are a few neighborhoods in St. Augustine you'll want to consider right away.
Palencia is a gated community that is home to 300 acres of natural beauty, replete with streams, scenic marshes and trees. With its beginnings in 2001, the community has expanded continuously and is still growing even today. Among its amazing housing and real estate options, the neighborhood is also home to Palencia Park, with its stately yet welcoming design, marked by stone pillars and staircases, benches and resplendent fountains, lined with green fields and palm trees. Additionally, it's a community that overlooks tranquil lakes, and is host to outdoor country club dining as well. Avid tennis players and golf enthusiasts can enjoy both the numerous resident courts and the greens., while home sizes vary, and the median price falls in the mid $900s. The pride of ownership is evident in the rolling lawns, paved driveways, elegant entryways and manicured gardens Palencia homes are known for.
The trees of Island Hammock are enough to make it feel like a homeowner’s paradise. Mature Native Oaks and Magnolias create a natural hammock, casting their shade and draping gracefully over the lovely lawns and windows of the 68 custom homes that make up the neighborhood of Island Hammock. Paved streets wind through the community, lending even more privacy and native character to the 38-acre neighborhood. Homebuyers can look forward to living only .5 miles to the beaches of St. Augustine. One can expect to see lovely gardens with abundant faun and flora spilling out over brick pathways, shady porches and palm trees, arched windows and doorways, tiled roofs and a wide range of design in these diverse yet uniformly attractive homes. Home prices fall in the mid $1M.
This historic neighborhood of St. Augustine is a treasure and great source of pride with its rich history of civil rights and its significant origins. Just following the Civil War, newly emancipated slaves settled this town named after Abraham Lincoln, and it became instrumental in pivotal moments of the civil rights movement, including the famed 1964 night walk led by Reverend Andrew Young from Linconville to the Plaza de la Constitucion, where he was confronted with a violent offense. The original Victorian architecture of the 1880’s has remained, though been reduced somewhat by the draw to the suburbs and its new construction. Still, the historic district continues to define Lincolnville, with its leafy streets, famous restaurants, charming Victorian homes and museums, such as the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center who persevere in their mission to preserve and promote African American history.
Established originally in the 1920’s by wealthy Florida land developer DP Davis, this small coastal community didn’t really pick up steam until the prosperous post- World War II years, when interest was revived. Today, Davis Shores is still known for the original design of its 1920’s buildings, while locals and residents in the area enjoy the beaches of Davis Shores, as well as inlets and access to the Matanzas River. Its romantic marshes and lush woods are a bonus, not to mention its easy access to downtown St. Augustine. One can spend all day on a bike, taking in the numerous beautiful attributes of Davis Shores. Homes in the popular Davis Shores neighborhood are midsize and competitively priced.
Marsh Cove is a draw for homebuyers looking for easy access to the beach for under $500K. Also known as Cottages at Marsh Cove, Marsh Cove is a quaint community with just 45 homes, located in Ponte Vedra Beach. With convenient nearby shopping, fine dining, tennis courts and a swimming pool, this lovely neighborhood, located in the Ponte Vedra Lakes area, has everything a homebuyer could wish for. The cottage-style homes have either 3 or 4 bedrooms and feature one or two-car garages. Floor plans range from one to two stories, with loft offices on the second floor. Select residences open onto the serene lakes for added peace and enjoyment.
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