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Old 02-09-2018, 10:30 AM
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I'm only somewhat familiar with the Woods. What are some pros and cons of some starter-home communities that you're familiar with? I've researched the Chet's Creek and Alimacani attendance zones, but open to any suggestions. Are there communities that have a wide range of home prices?
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Old 02-10-2018, 01:17 PM
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Check out Fernandina Beach/Yulee and developments like Flora Park, Amelia Concourse or Harbor Concourse. It has very good public schools (A-rated), is largely safe and not a bad commute into most of Jacksonville.

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Old 02-11-2018, 06:38 AM
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In that area, most of the communities are nice. The Woods is nice. Large community just south of there across from Providence is decent. Have you visited the area and drove through? That's the best indicator.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:09 AM
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Most elementary schools in the area are good. Your problem is middle and high schools. Don't focus too hard on the elementary then, look at the whole path past that point. Do you care because of your own kids' education or for resale value in the future?
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:14 AM
Location: St Augustine
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Originally Posted by theresar2004 View Post
Realtors aren’t allowed to state where we think good schools are. However, if you search the Duval, St. John’s or clay county websites for school grades and you find ones you like, I can set up home searches around those schools.
Please do not use this site to solicit business . if you are a realtor that must be disclosed with your name
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:05 AM
Location: Ponte Vedra
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A lady in my husband's office just got a great house listing in The Woods - it is a nice area and very close to so much. A few miles west and you have Town Center and a few miles east and you have the beaches and A1A! The house that our friend is selling is only about $250k - I could find out the link and send it to you?

Also, if you are looking down in St. Johns, I know areas like Murabella and Sevilla down in World Golf Village have homes from $200-300 and great communities with good schools. Its a bit farther though as it is in St. Augustine, but not the historic area. It is west of I-95 and easy access to 95 for commuting, but about an hour from the airport if that helps on a map.

Those are the first that come to mind for that price range and great area options.
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Old 03-19-2018, 05:17 PM
Location: St. Johns FL
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St. Johns county has the #1 rated schools in the state of Florida. Yes, many Duval county elementary schools are also great schools but once out of elementary school you will be back in the same situation. If you work or need to be quickly accessible to Jacksonville there is the 210 Corridor as well as World Golf Village that will have some newer construction homes for under 300K and most people commute to Jacksonville for work. The milage rate (taxes) are also going to be cheaper in St. Johns County than Duval and will save you money annually.

I am a resident and Realtor in the area and would be happy to answer any questions you might have about the area.

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Old 03-19-2018, 06:10 PM
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Default Thanks Peter.

Originally Posted by Peter the Brit View Post
Please do not use this site to solicit business . if you are a realtor that must be disclosed with your name

I was trying to let them know a Realtors boundaries is what they can and can’t tell the client.

Theresa Robertson
Realtor @ La Rosa Realty
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