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Old 07-08-2019, 09:06 PM
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So far its ok and they are on the last leg, in fact they bulldozed the Lennar model neighborhood parking and landscaping to convert the models into real homes.

Keep in mind there is one Palencia and then the Lennar Palencia North next door. If I was advising on a purchase i'd recommend buying in Palencia as the CDD Marshall Creek owns the bulk of the amenities (Family and Adult Pool, Tennis, Boardwalk and has nice reserves). Sweetwater the Lennar / Emerald CDD owns only the Fitness Center and Lap Pool and a couple small parks and shares the amenities with Palencia. BUT Sweetwater does not have much in the way of reserves and has recently taken on more debt to fund some new parks and an effort to get golf cart legal. When they start incurring large maintenance expenses like road repairs residents could see assessments since the reserve may not fund large expenses. For now both CDD's are content to share each others amenities but should they ever split it would be easy for Palencia to put fitness equipment in thier main building next to the family pool. It would not be easy at all for Palencia North to add more Pools, Tennis etc. No one has ever discussed a split but if overcrowding ever did occur I would think that would be the logical solution from the Palencia side. Just a thought.
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:47 AM
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Just to clarify, I too was referring to Palencia, not Palencia North. I would not advise buying in the Lennar section for all the reasons listed above. In addition, most of the homes are cookie cutter and on much smaller lots, with the exception of a very small area on the intercoastal. There has been recent rumblings about increased fees and accusations of being mislead by the builder with regard to the payoff of bonds, etc.
"Vintage" Palencia lol, or Palencia South (Marshall Creek) still has new build options and custom resale homes available.
Since your builder is Rutenberg, most likely this is the section you are looking in anyway. I would estimate more homes than not in the Marshall Creek section have pools in their backyards and any increased traffic at the community pools is from the Palencia North section. We occasionally use the family pool and it doesn't seem overcrowded. The addition of Kokomo's snack bar by the adult pool has a great food and adult beverage menu too fyi
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Old 07-10-2019, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ricepulmcc View Post
Advice needed. Looking to relocate to JAX. Married couple, late 30’s, 3 kids - 10,6,3.

The builder we want to use is currently building homes in Markland and Palencia (and Rivertown). Pros and cons of each and opinions on the better or the two (or three) to build in?

Thanks in advance!
In this day and age, you should worry about the builder quality first, and then make the neighborhood the 2nd consideration. Quality has declined substantially and is sporadic, and there are going to be a lot of Construction Defect lawsuits adding to the ones already in progress.

You don't want to be living in a hotel while your house is being torn apart, investigated, and then on hold while the parties fight things out in court until some type of settlement is reached, which on average takes at least a year or more.

That is my most adamant opinion these days, and if the builder whom you are referring to is who I think it is, my recommendation would be emphatically to look elsewhere.

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