The benefits of taking some time to get outside and enjoy a nature trail or pathway may seem obvious, but for residents of RiverTown near Jacksonville, Florida, there are many more benefits to enjoy. Sure, getting in a run is good for you, but did you know that the setting may benefit you as well? Get off the treadmill and explore the neighborhood. Science is looking into the ways that nature trails help the body and mind. Below are three of the possible benefits of exploring RiverTown’s nature trails.
Physical and Mental Stress Relief
The mix of the constant pace of exercise and the serenity of nature makes for a pretty healing concoction. Science has noted previously that those who see images of nature report feeling calmer than those who don’t, and that people who have regular exercise routines report feeling happier as well. Many doctors and psychologists recommend taking walks in nature when you’re not feeling your best. There are few things that are as calming as strolling through one of RiverTown’s nature trails – their quiet scenery and vibrant animal life are soothing presences in everyday life.
Exploring one of RiverTown’s nature trails can also improve your focus. The next time that you’re outdoors and walking around, stop and see what you notice. At RiverTown, you might hear the chirping of a bird in the trees or watch the sunset over the St. Johns River. You might feel the wind blow against your skin, or the sun shining down on you. Forcing yourself to concentrate on one thing at a time makes it easier for you to pick out small details.
A hike through a nature trail shows you things that you may not have noticed the first time around. It connects nature and hikes together to improve physical focus – when you’re made to find the details in one thing, you begin to see the detail in everything. You pick up the difference in sounds between a squirrel running through dry leaves versus the wind stirring them up.
Nature is said to have numerous physical and emotional benefits. While science is still learning the extent of these benefits, they’re easy to understand when you’re strolling through throughout the neighborhood or enjoying a pocket park on your block. That’s why it’s so important to search for residences that incorporate trails and pathways into their community master plan, such as the ones at RiverTown. With over two miles of nature to run, walk, or hike through, residents can delight in having a slice of wildlife all to themselves.
RiverTown by Mattamy Homes is designed to fit your life. The community offers a full range of homes in 10 distinct neighborhoods with varying sizes, styles and options that span across 5,000+ acres. There is an abundance of possibilities with 50 unique floor plans. Confidently select the perfect house for your family with MORE options like 2-6 Bedrooms, 1-2 floor levels, and up to 3 garages, priced from the low $200s. The Riverside neighborhood of custom estate homes is located on the St. Johns River with private docks. There are 87 homes to be built within this picturesque waterfront gated neighborhood, with your choice of three accomplished home builders, Andy Reynolds Homes, Tidewater Homes, and Riverside Homes, or the option to select your own preferred builder.
Residents at RiverTown enjoy an impressive array of on-site amenities. The spectacular RiverClub is located directly on the St. Johns River. An infinity edge pool overlooking the river, a poolside café, family game room, fire pit gathering areas, a pirate themed playground, Amphitheater, and waterfront boardwalk with kayak launch are all included in the expansive campus. Two additional pools (one with a corkscrew slide), tennis, basketball, soccer and a tot lot are located at the RiverHouse Amenity Center, which is additionally home to the community clubhouse, activities director and fitness center.
The community is centrally located with close proximity to Jacksonville and the historic city of St. Augustine on Florida’s First Coast. St. Johns County boasts the top-rated schools in the State of Florida, incredibly beautiful beaches and great shopping, dining and entertainment possibilities. There are always great concerts, festivals and events on the calendar, and a wide array of cultural venues to experience the history and arts of this dynamic region just outside the gates of RiverTown.
From fixtures to finishes, the Mattamy Design Studio is perfect for personalizing your new home. Stop by to take a tour of 12 designer-decorated models. While you’re there, check out all that RiverTown has to offer, including the excellent amenities such as the RiverClub, the RiverHouse Amenity Center, and the kayak launches that border the St. Johns River. The Welcome Center is open daily at 90 Lanier Street, St. Johns. For more information about RiverTown, visit RiverTownFL.com and register today for your complimentary magazine, or call (904) 337-4856.
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