Life after 50 doesn’t mean that you need to slow down. Why should you? With the kids moving into the next chapter of their life, you have time to focus on yourself. Pursue hobbies and learn new skills, and to enjoy spending time with family and friends. Northeast Florida is the perfect place to do that, with a mixture of metropolitan restaurants, upscale shops, and plenty of ways to keep busy, and expansive swaths of natural land to explore and indulge in. It’s no wonder that what makes St. Johns County one of the top rising housing markets around, especially for Gen X-er’s and Baby Boomers.
Near enough to Jacksonville to absorb some of its culture, while far enough to avoid its traffic, St. Johns County is a picturesque waterfront region with friendly neighbors and daily conveniences. The St. Johns Town Center is one of the largest outdoor dining, shopping and entertainment complexes in the country. Regarded as a shopping destination, this is where you’ll find everything from Nordstrom to Anthropologie. A constant rotation of events to fill the weekends with live music and outdoor entertainment makes this one of the best socialization centers in the area, as well.
The natural area in St. Johns County inspires chefs of all kinds. Gourmands are driven to explore the area’s flavors and cooking techniques, such as the ones at Bellini’s Cucina Italiana. With a killer chicken cacciatore and amazing wine list, it’s hard to turn down. Make sure to stop by on Winedown Wednesday for $3 glasses of wine! For those looking for a more casual venue, they can enjoy an outing at Woodpeckers Backyard BBQ for smoky ribs served up with a sweet sauce.
Another great way to take advantage of the near perfect weather is golf. Home of The World Golf Village, avid golfers and beginners alike are drawn to unique facility. It’s also home to The World Golf Village Hall of Fame.
Fortunately, St. Johns County has tons of options for the devoted golfer. Go ahead and schedule your tee time at the TPC Sawgrass, on the very same course where The Players Championship is held every year. Make sure to try your luck on the Dye’s Valley Course, designed by Pete Dye and Bobby Weed, it has all of the beauty and challenge that you would come to expect.
Aside from a vibrant city life and a beautiful ecosystem, Gen X-ers have one more reason to want to stay in St. Johns County, and it’s right on the edge of the St. Johns’ River. Within RiverTown is a neighborhood that’s right on the waterfront, that’s made for you and your lifestyle with amenities and features set aside for you specifically to enjoy. It’s WaterSong, RiverTown’s first 55+ community, and you can be the first to learn the details come 2019.
Located within the RiverTown community, its layout enables you to live life at your own pace. WaterSong offers its own activities and features, ensuring that you have the peace and privacy that you deserve while also being in close proximity to the serene St. Johns River. Trails that wind through the area make it easy to meet up with friends for an early morning jog, take the dog out for a quick walk, or to simply enjoying the breeze. Register today to receive updates on the WaterSong neighborhood!
Residents at RiverTown enjoy an impressive array of on-site amenities. The spectacular RiverClub Amenity Center is perched directly on the St. Johns River. An infinity edge pool overlooking river, a poolside café, family game room, fire pit gathering areas, a pirate themed playground, riverside 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. RiverTown also offers a neighborhood dog park for your furry family members. Be sure to catch the weekly newsletter to take advantage of all the fun events that are offered!
With over a mile of St. Johns River shoreline, RiverTown is centrally located with close proximity to Jacksonville and the historic city of St. Augustine on Florida’s First Coast. 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.
RiverTown is home to 10 distinct neighborhoods spanning across 5,000+ acres. There is a wide variety of new home designs by Mattamy Homes, including a wide variety of unique floorplans, priced from the low $200s. RiverTown is also home to Riverside, an exclusive neighborhood of custom estate homes located with private docks on the St. Johns River. 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. Start your path to your new home at The First Coast’s New HometownTM!
The Welcome Center is open daily at 90 Lanier Street, St. Johns. There are 12 model homes to tour. For more information about WaterSong at RiverTown, visit RiverTownFL.com and signup for future updates and to receive Fresh. Water Living Magazine or call (904) 337-4856.
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