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Top Five Reasons Buyers Trending towards Small Towns

The Top 5 Reasons Homebuyers Prefer a Small-Town Atmosphere

Posted on: November 6, 2018

It’s a feeling of belonging. Where you know your neighbors and it feels great to be outside. The kind of place you may have grown up in. Do you think small-town charm is ready to make a comeback?

There is something about living in a small town that makes the hustle and bustle of daily life seem less invasive and allows for little moments to be held tighter and days to feel longer. Living in a small town gives families a sense of belonging and a close-knit group of friends to spend summer days by the pool and fall nights around the fire pit with. Small-town living is rising steadily in popularity with young families for more reasons than one.

Saving hard-earned money is more feasible.

The simple life is often more affordable. You can shop for fresh groceries at a farmers market. You don’t have to pay to park your car. Walking or bicycling to your favorite destinations will save you gas, and you’ll be healthier too. Homes are often more affordable due to lower land costs and you are able to have significantly more home for less money. Mattamy Homes has many home plans for their community, Rivertown, on the St. Johns River, which has a small-town feel and is growing quickly due to its rise in popularity.

Living in a small town is healthy for the whole family.

Parents can appreciate that small towns generally offer more fresh air, more outdoor spaces for activities, and higher water quality. Small towns are a place for healthier lifestyles as families have more green spaces for walking, hiking, kayaking, biking or playing with the dog. Rivertown is home to a Paw Park, and includes areas like its new RiverClub Amenity center where families can enjoy fresh air and outdoor experiences like canoeing, swimming, and the Pirate Playground. RiverTown is connected by miles of trails and pathways for walking and jogging.

Community events make a small town the perfect place to cultivate friendships and enjoy time with neighbors.

Small town events are a perfect place for young families to relax and enjoy time together. Parents can feel comfortable that their children are engaging in safe activities and they can have some adult-time with the other parents in their area. This will slow the pace of a young families’ busy life and allow for good bonding for all ages. RiverTown hosts events regularly that cultivate a good family atmosphere. Take a look at their events page to see how you can immerse yourself in small-town living.

Navigating around a small town is easy and carefree.

Small towns often have less crime. Cleaner air makes walking, biking, and jogging even more enjoyable and healthy. Quaint streets are litter free and ready for outdoor entertainment. The traffic is significantly less as many people at RiverTown choose golf carts and peddle power, and there are fewer cars in the area in general.

Small towns are a wonderful place to grow in your passions and become involved in things that cultivate the mind and the spirit.

Tight knit communities are also home to non-profit organizations in need of volunteers as well as countless religious establishments where families can meet others with common interests. Giving of your time to a charitable cause can help families teach the benefit of working for the greater good and see their impact. Creating new connections can be very valuable for creating a balanced life. A place where your mind and your spirit are free to grow.

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 over 50 unique floorplans. 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, priced from the $600s to over $1 million. Andy Reynolds Homes, Tidewater Homes and Riverside Homes are the preferred builders in this picturesque waterfront gated neighborhood. From appliances to fixtures, the Mattamy Design Studio is perfect for personalizing your new home. Stop by to take a tour of 11 designer-decorated models, including the 5 brand new NorthLake model homes.

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.

The Welcome Center is open daily at 90 Lanier Street, St. Johns. For more information about RiverTown visit our website to download our free digital brochure or call (904) 337-4856.

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