Retired couple become first residents of Markland

Residents find new home, reconnect with family in St. Johns County


Residents find new home, reconnect with family in St. John’s County

Retirees Lynne and Raj Natarajah were still living in Bradenton, Florida when they learned of a new master-planned community in St. Johns County.

They heard about the Hines development before most. Their daughter had previously built a house with Riverside Homes in St. Johns County and was satisfied, so when the couple decided to move from Bradenton to be closer to their grandchildren, Riverside Homes Principal Chris Wood showed them the Markland property.

There, the Natarajahs were able to pick out a home site at the far end of the community’s 15-acre central lake. Originally from the United Kingdom, the two now enjoy watching sunrises and sunsets on the lake as Markland’s first residents.

“We were lucky to find out about Riverside Homes from our daughter and are happy to make the connection and now live in Markland,” Lynne Natarajah said.

The Natarajahs said they love Markland because of the convenient location to highways, shopping, heath centers and the beaches. The couple also enjoys taking their grandchildren to the Kompan play structure, and their dog Milo to run around pocket parks and on the trails.

Riverside Homes is one of six premier builders available in Markland, a master-planned community located east of I-95 off International Golf Parkway. Other builders in Markland include Cottage Home Company, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Providence Homes, Drees Homes and Dream Finders Homes.