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Old 06-11-2019, 07:51 PM
Location: Peoria, Az
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Can someone please give me some info on these 2 areas? We are moving next month and would prefer to rent a new home until we buy later. We were originally planning on going to the Nocatee/St johns County or 16/16a area but there aren't any new builds there to rent. I have read and looked at the school ratings etc and they are def lower then the ones we are looking at in St Johns/Augustine areas. We have a daughter entering 6th grade so we want good schools. We do not want to be in a diverse area and want to be in areas that are newly build up and nice looking.

Any input on if these areas would be kind of along the same lines as St Augustine/St Johns? We have been to St Johns Town Center shopping and I can see spending a decent amount of time there so I would like to be able 30 mins drive time to go there or round about. Also, I see there is a lot of building for shopping going in Durbin Crossing. Those are the kind of areas I would like to be close to. Thank you for your time!
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:34 AM
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Although the two areas you mentioned have been growing a lot with new communities etc...it's still IMO considered more of a country (err redneckish) type of area. I'm not saying at all that I dislike the areas. I'm born and raised here and appreciate the rural/old florida feeling every time I pass through Green Cove or Middleburg.

It is NOT 'kind of along the same lines as St Johns county'. At least not the booming part of St johns you are referring to.

I can't really speak to what shopping areas are in GCS or Middleburg but it sounds like you prefer to be close to the big bright crowded shopping areas, with tons of restaurants and all that. I'm not sure you're going to find that out in them parts (I'm a little country).
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:06 AM
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I've been through Green Cove Springs a lot and I feel like it has a ton of potential. I personally couldn't live there due to the redneck factor, just too many for my personal taste. But based on your "we do not want to be in a diverse area" requirement, it sounds like those might be your people, in which case it would be a good choice.

I do remember back around when Trump was inaugurated there was a caravan of locals in GCS who had their Trump signs in their pickup trucks along with Confederate flags....must have been close to 100 vehicles that we saw. I believe this was near the November election day.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:20 AM
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OP, you might also consider the World Golf Village neighborhoods as well as neighboring communities in unincorporated NW St Augustine. You still get the higher quality St John's schools minus diversity, being around 85% white.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:22 PM
Location: Peoria, Az
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Hi, thank you all for your input I appreciate it! That is good to know about GCS and Middleburg as it sounds like a place we would not be interested in. We are very country or redneck so I guess I will just stick with my original plan to stay in St. Johns/St Aug. I just figured your input would be us decide if we ever wanted to drive over and check it out next week when we fly in to look at rentals. I appreciate you taking the time to answer
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