Nocatee wins national recognition and Best of the Best awards


The Ponte Vedra Auto Show returns this year to Nocatee, one of the top 10 best-selling master-planned communities in America.

Nocatee continues to garner accolades as it welcomes new amenities, businesses, and neighborhoods to its nearly 25-square-mile area. In the past year, residents and industry professionals alike have touted the community for what it offers.

In September, Newsweek magazine named Nocatee the best place to live in the state of Florida.

At the beginning of this year, RCLCO Real Estate Advisors released its “Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of the Decade” report ranking Nocatee as the fourth best-selling master-planned community over the last 10 years.

Since 2013, Nocatee has solidified its ranking in the nation’s top 10 master-planned communities. Much of this success is due to the continued development of the shops, restaurants, and amenities around the area. New businesses that have opened this year include Burn Boot Camp, CareSpot Urgent Care, Panera Bread, Greenwise Market, Clean Juice, Really Good Beer Stop, Ben & Jerry’s, Sherwin Williams, Tanks Sushi Bistro, and lululemon.

Those coming soon include Baptist HealthPlace and YMCA, First Watch, Flagler Health Village, Suntrust Bank and Makk Fashions. A CVS Pharmacy with a drive-thru is expected to open in Nocatee Town Center in early 2022.

In October, The Ponte Vedra Recorder released the list of winners for its 2020 Best of the Best of Ponte Vedra contest, and Nocatee claimed victory in two categories, receiving the most votes from readers and community members.

Nocatee won for “Best Community to Live In” and “Best Place for Kids to Have Fun.”

The latter specifically cited the five-acre, award-winning Nocatee Splash Water Park. Among the park’s highlights are Rip Tide Slide Tower, the tallest water slide tower in Northeast Florida. There’s also a 377-foot-long zip-line, shallow access pool, interactive playground, recreational pool, lazy river, water obstacle course and more.

Construction is now underway on new amenities as part of the community’s “Enhancing the Lifestyle” initiative. It will bring big changes to Nocatee’s Splash Water Park, Spray Water Park and more. These enhancements will include two new racing slides as well as a family swimming pool at Spray Water Park, and an adult-exclusive serenity pool at Splash Water Park.

Of course, a community wouldn’t be significant without homes. Nocatee has 41 neighborhoods, comprised primarily of single-family homes for sale, ranging in price from the $200’s to $2 million-plus.

In recognizing Nocatee as the best place to live in Florida, Newsweek highlighted the community’s “carefully designed neighborhoods featuring everything from parks and recreation to shopping, restaurants and more.”

The coastal community’s location puts it “at the doorstep of golf courses, beaches and the airports of Jacksonville,” reports Newsweek.

One of the newest additions to the community is Baptist Health’s comprehensive health campus, which includes primary care, specialty care and wellness programming. The campus is located west of Nocatee Town Center and the Lakeside neighborhood facing Nocatee Parkway. The two-story, 83,000-square-foot building is accessible via walking paths and golf cart paths.

Featured at the campus is a YMCA, with full workout facilities, a covered outdoor greenspace, family-oriented programming and child care.

With the addition of Anthem Ridge at Crosswater and the announcement of its first and only Intracoastal neighborhood, River Landing at Twenty Mile, Nocatee continues to grow and expand its home-style offerings. People looking to reside in Nocatee will find a full range of options from low-maintenance town-homes to luxurious custom homes.

In the Del Webb Nocatee community, construction has begun on a $13 million amenity center. Expected to open in late summer, the center will be highlighted by The Canopy Club, a 22,000-square-foot clubhouse. There will be a tavern and grille, ballroom, resort-style pool, lap pool and pickleball, tennis and bocce ball courts.

Also in the works is “the link,” a 22,500-square-foot “Building of the Future,” that will showcase the latest technological advancements in building design and operations and will be one of the best places to work from all aspects: technology, comfort, health, activities and more.

The innovation hub will operate as an accelerator and incubator. “The link” is set to open next summer in Nocatee Town Center.

In reference to the recognition by Newsweek, Rick Ray, president and CEO of The PARC Group, Nocatee’s master developer, said, “Our vision for Nocatee was to create a community that was unmatched in Northeast Florida. We’re honored to see Nocatee ranked as the best place to live in Florida and to see it consistently recognized at the national level."


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