Nocatee has again been ranked as the nation’s third best-selling master-planned community, behind only retiree community The Villages in Ocala and The Irvine Ranch outside of Los Angeles, California. The numbers were just released by real estate advisory firm RCLCO in its report of the Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2015.
Nocatee continues to grow at a rapid pace, celebrating its 4,000th home sale in 2015. Nocatee experienced a 30-percent increase in sales over 2014, the highest year-on-year percentage growth of the top three communities on 2015’s list.
“Nocatee is more than a community, it is a lifestyle,” said Roger O’Steen, Founder and Chairman of The PARC Group, Nocatee’s master developer. “New home buyers are seeking more from where they live and work, and the Nocatee plan makes it very desirable.”
The PARC Group added a number of new neighborhoods to Nocatee in 2015, including Addison Park, Artisan Lakes and The Palms. PARC also added several communities in Twenty Mile, a collection of unique neighborhoods featuring large oak trees, split rail fencing and an old-Florida feel. The activity in Nocatee has added hundreds of full-time jobs to St. Johns and Duval Counties.
Amenity additions in 2015 included two new parks, Cypress Park and Twenty Mile Park. Both amenities have a family pool, sports field, dog park and clubhouse, uniquely styled to the neighborhood setting. Plans for more additions were announced in 2015, including the expansion of the Greenway Trails, adding two major paths with direct access for a collection of communities to the Town Center. Nocatee’s extensive trail network is accessible to pedestrians, bikes and golf carts.
Nocatee’s Fire Station 18 opened in May as the community’s first emergency-response facility. Construction was completed on two of four office buildings in Town Center, and plans for two new worship facilities were also announced, both set to open this year.
Food Truck Friday
Open to the whole community, Food Truck Friday will be hosted on Jan. 29 at the Splash Waterpark. Jacksonville’s favorite Jax Truckies food trucks will gather to serve members of the community local one-of-a-kind gourmet food and snacks. This event will feature live music by Nocatee resident and musician, Big Jeff. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the bar, including select craft beefs and wine. For the latest information on the Jax Truckies lineup for Food Truck Friday, visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/jaxtruckies.
Progressive Lunch and Model Tour for Realtors
On Feb. 2, Nocatee will host an RSVP-only event for Realtors to preview The Crossing at Twenty Mile’s seven brand-new models. The event will include a catered lunch and exclusive preview from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., as well as model tours from David Weekely Homes, Dostie Homes, Providence Homes and Standard Pacific Homes. To RSVP, contact the Nocatee welcome center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Annual Nocatee Concert Hoedown
Open to Nocatee residents ages 21 and up, the Nocatee Concert Hoedown will be hosted on Friday, Feb. 5 at the Crosswater Hall. Don’t miss your chance to boogie down with Dirt Floor Krackers, or have a go at the mechanical bull! Tickets will be $5/person for Residents 21+. Just call or stop by Resident Services (904)-924-6850 starting Monday, Feb. 1.
Drive-In Movie Night
For residents only, Nocatee families can look forward to watching their favorite stories come alive on the outdoor screen as Nocatee features the newly-released film “Goosebumps.” Based on the adventure books written by R.L. Stine, this movie is rated PG. February’s Drive-In Movie night will be hosted on Saturday, Feb. 6.
Nocatee Farmers Market: Living History
Families in the community are invited to travel back in time to the 1700s with the St. Augustine Garrison at the upcoming Nocatee Farmers Market Living History day. The event will be hosted on Saturday, Feb. 20.