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Old 07-26-2007, 05:57 AM
rtt
 
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You can live in Walden Chase or other subdivisions along Rte. 210 which is technically considered Ponte Vedra with the PV schools. I've heard complaints from Palencia residents that they thought they'd get the PV schools there but were put in St. Augustine schools. (which aren't as highly regarded) Come up and take a look at County Rd. 210 housing. YOu'd have quite a few choices there, I'd think.
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:49 AM
 
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Hi! I'm a St. Johns County teacher and have had a fun summer (really) getting my Mom's house in PVB ready to sell. It is in one of the older Ponte Vedra neighborhoods you all have been talking about. This translates to being near the ocean but not on it and an HOA fee of only $20 a year. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, 1620sf. It's white brick, has some great trees, quiet with very nice neighbors and terrific A rated schools. Floors are ceramic and wood and it's freshly painted in and out. Utilities are low, air is salty and fresh and as I write this, a family of storks is walking around the front lawn. 299K. velascc@yahoo.com

where is this place, I'm in st augustine but am wondering where you mean
BTW my kids are in ketterlinus, you don't teach there do you?
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:51 AM
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Dolphin Cove in PV right off of A1A is affordable, too. An older neighborhood but very well located.
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:07 PM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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thanks rtt, i'll try to remember walden chase. next time i'm up there, maybe i can take a looksie!!!
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Old 07-28-2007, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Tipp City, Ohio
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Are you set on living at the Beach?

I'm not very familiar with the school system in/around Jacksonville, but as far as nice, safe, quiet neighborhoods with reasonable cost of living, I'd highly recommend the Hodges Boulevard Area between Beach Blvd. and JTB Blvd (202). JTB makes the commute to the city for work easy, and it's only five minutes in the other direction to the beaches. It's the 32224 zip code near Windsor Parke Golf Club, Jacksonville Golf & CC, Glen Kernan Golf & CC, etc. I rented a condominium-style apartment while I lived there, so I can't comment on taxes, services, etc. But, I just did a Realtor.com search and found plenty of nice houses in the $250k - $400k range. I used to walk those neighborhoods a lot, and they're new, well-kept, and VERY family oriented.

Here's a sample from Realtor.com:
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,500+ square feet, fireplace, community swimming pool. Built in 1999 and located in Johns Creek subdivision. $345,000

There's a nice shopping center within walking distance of that house that has a Publix, Starbucks, Shell, restaurants, etc.

I've heard Jacksonville overbuilt its suburbs, so great buys can be had if you look in the right place!
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Old 08-11-2007, 08:57 PM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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smile42, thanks for the insight. i think 345k is too steep for us though. i would be looking into homes less than 300k preferably. but moving up to n fla has been put on hold for a little while. my wife wants to live by family, so unless i can change her mind and move to st johns co., our next move would be in the orlando area still, but not where we are now. many of my neighbors dont speak english, mow their lawns, and many just not courteous. we have a nice home in a nice subdivision, but the ppl who have moved in here, are... let's just say some are not so nice and friendly. but i think this may be a fla problem (too many ppl moving here and too many different cultures), not just an orlando problem.

the other choice may be greenville sc, but i really prefer living in fla. but as far as an orlando vs greenville comparison, greenville definitely has the advantage. or should i say it's no contest.
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Old 08-11-2007, 09:35 PM
 
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back to fla get up here buddy, you'll love it


as for the misses tell her what she's doing like I do








actually that's not strictly true but I do like to think that
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:45 AM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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i've been up there visiting, and i like it so much more than orlando. trust me, i think about moving out of orlando just about everyday. no way to live, but it's the truth.
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Old 09-24-2007, 06:54 PM
 
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Hello, this is my first post here. We live in Melbourne, FL and I may be taking on a position with my cable contracting company ($150k + a year, @ $200k + total income with wife) to run a new office around the Jacksonville area. We went to the Palencia subdiv. over the weekend and loved the design but not the area outside the main gate, too much of nothing. My question is would it be reasonable to expect to find a home, possibly on a saltwater canal, in PV or PVB for up to $750k ? I know $200k seems like alot of money, but we wouldn't want to put ourselves in the position of "working just for our mortgage" just to live in the area. Also, how far would it be to downtown Jacksonville and how are the daycares and elementary schools in PVB ? Our son attends Suntree Elementary here in Melbourne which is in the top 5 elementary schools in Fl. so we dont want to sacrifice good schools for a nicer house. Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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Hello, this is my first post here. We live in Melbourne, FL and I may be taking on a position with my cable contracting company ($150k + a year, @ $200k + total income with wife) to run a new office around the Jacksonville area. We went to the Palencia subdiv. over the weekend and loved the design but not the area outside the main gate, too much of nothing. My question is would it be reasonable to expect to find a home, possibly on a saltwater canal, in PV or PVB for up to $750k ? I know $200k seems like alot of money, but we wouldn't want to put ourselves in the position of "working just for our mortgage" just to live in the area. Also, how far would it be to downtown Jacksonville and how are the daycares and elementary schools in PVB ? Our son attends Suntree Elementary here in Melbourne which is in the top 5 elementary schools in Fl. so we dont want to sacrifice good schools for a nicer house. Thanks for the help.

you're view is correct, there is not too much near palencia, but just a bit up the road, nocatee is going in and over the next ten or so years a whole city will be in place there, so if you're patient palencia might not be a bad place.
Something on a canal or navigable water in PVB is going to hard to find.
If you'd consider the ICW area of Jax, you moght be able to find something but it won't be palencia level housing. Or you might consider living on the ST Johns, but where exactly would depend on where you'll be needing to commute to
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