Get Outside of Nocatee
At Home, or Away, Nocatee Makes it Easy to Enjoy the Florida (and Southeastern) Lifestyle
We write a lot about Nocatee on this blog. And for good reason.
It really is a great community, with neighborhoods that appeal to a variety of different lifestyles, at a wide range of price points. Plus, it’s centrally located between the beach, Jacksonville and St. Augustine. And, hey, we live here, so we’re a little biased.
That said, one of the best things about Nocatee is how quick & easy it is to get to destinations outside of Nocatee…in Florida, Georgia & beyond. [Read more…]
Food with a View
Waterfront Dining Options In & Around Ponte Vedra
One of the pleasures of living near the water (and there’s plenty of it here in northeast Florida) is eating and drinking near the water. So whether you want oysters on the Intracoastal, or Grouper on the Atlantic, there’s a table here waiting for you …
HGTV 2013 Smart Home to Be Built in Jacksonville Beach
If you’re familiar with HGTV and their annual Dream Home Sweepstakes, you’ll be excited to learn that the new HGTV Smart Home (formerly Green Home) will be built in Jacksonville Beach, Florida in 2013. Like the Green Homes before it, the HGTV Smart Home will use environmentally-sound building practices and products. But it will also incorporate emerging technologies to connect appliances and devices, allowing the homeowner to “monitor energy use and control home systems such as security, interior climate, lighting and other electronics.”
Just blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, the 2013 HGTV Smart Home will be built in the Paradise Key neighborhood in Jacksonville Beach.
Check out the video below:
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Finding Beach Access in St. Johns & Duval Counties, Florida
Get online to reach the beach
Heading to the beach is just one of the great advantages of living here in northeast Florida. On any given day, you can head over to Jacksonville Beach, with its busy pier and boardwalk, or head south to St. Augustine beach.
But what if you’re looking for beach access a little more off the beaten path, or just a little closer to home? Well, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has developed an interactive map to help you find a public beach access point, wherever you are in Florida. It’s an easy way to find your way to your local beach.
Here’s the URL: http://ca.dep.state.fl.us/mapdirect/?focus=coastalaccess
Personally, I’m partial to the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve access points (follow @GTMReserve on Twitter), due to the undeveloped nature of the beach in that area, but there are lots of other access points on the map I plan on checking out. I hope you will, too…