Wildlight and eTown show contrasts—and similarities—in area communities.
Much has already been written about the booming residential developments happening in St. Johns County, Florida. But sleepy Nassau County, north of Duval, is on track to potentially double in size by 2045. And southern Duval County is seeing increased growth where it abuts St. Johns County.
Wildlight Builds on Rural Florida Feel
Located in Yulee, in Nassau County, Wildlight is building on the area’s rural roots, with a distinctly modern twist. The developers are calling it “Florida Lowcountry Living”, and it combines an “Old Florida” feel with modern amenities like gigabit ethernet and fiber optic cable. There will also be miles of trails, bike lanes and parks, as well as 350 acres of preserved open space.
Builders include D.S. Ware, Dream Finders and Dostie Homes.
eTown Brings the Connected Lifestyle to Duval County
From the developer behind Nocatee, The PARC Group, comes eTown, a development just east of 9B/I-295 and south of Baymeadows Rd. Designed with a focus on “convenience, technology and sustainability,” eTown is scheduled to open in the summer of 2019. Situated in the heart of the booming Southside area, near the St. Johns Town Center, Flagler Center and JTB, eTown is close to the shops, services, businesses and entertainment venues residents want.
Builders include ICI Homes, David Weekley and Toll Brothers.
Both communities tout the convenience of proximity to Jacksonville, the beach, the airport, shopping, entertainment, etc. eTown is perhaps more centrally located, but Wildlight’s location a bit farther off the beaten path will be an attraction for some home buyers.
Both communities have a focus on technology. As mentioned earlier, Wildlight promises gigabit internet speeds for residents. And eTown will embrace “smart living”, perhaps an indication that some smart home technologies may be baked in, or at least offered, with the homes in their Marconi and Edison neighborhoods.
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