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Old 11-13-2019, 10:33 AM
 
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Which community would be best suited for finding a small two bed 1.5 bath 1500 +/- sf home w/ garage all on one floor (unable to climb stairs) in St Johns ?

We're heading down next week to SJ with an older couple, children grown and out who would like to find a small home within walking distance to shopping (food, pharmacy, ect). From what I remember from our last visit I thought possibly Nocatee Town Center and the area in Julington Creek near 13 and Racetrack Rd. were at least two that might fit the bill.

New construction if possible, within the $250k-$350k range in preferably a 55+ community. Though open to other possibilities.

Thanks...
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:58 PM
 
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Town home/condo in Nocatee would be my first guess but those are 2 story. Tidewater and The Palms are in the 300k range. Not new construction but a couple years old.
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Old 11-15-2019, 06:00 AM
 
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I would not call Julington Creek "walkable" - it is an enormous community stretching miles and miles in every direction. Your best bet is to hook up with a realtor and give him/her your criteria. St Johns is mostly single family homes but there are communities with townhomes/condos sprouting up as well.
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:11 PM
 
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Town home/condo in Nocatee would be my first guess but those are 2 story. Tidewater and The Palms are in the 300k range. Not new construction but a couple years old.
Thanks G, we'll be down in a few days and will check out both areas. What do you think is the walkabilty in and around Nocatee Town Center ?
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:39 PM
 
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I would not call Julington Creek "walkable" - it is an enormous community stretching miles and miles in every direction. Your best bet is to hook up with a realtor and give him/her your criteria. St Johns is mostly single family homes but there are communities with townhomes/condos sprouting up as well.

Thank you Florida. Yes once we decide on or at least narrow it down to a few areas we will sit down with a realtor. I do understand what you are saying as far as JC/DC being expansive, though I do recall areas along RT and 13 that were close to Publix, CVS, ect. However I'm not sure if these are safe walk-able areas (?) Such as having a sidewalk, traffic considerations, distance, ect. Though as I mentioned to Gromicide we'll be down in a few days and can then take a closer look. We'd hate to x-out JC/DC as it is an exceptional area.
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Old 11-15-2019, 02:45 PM
 
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You might consider one of the neighborhoods in World Golf. Cascades is a 55 + community but not very walkable to stores. The Legends a condo development is a mile from several stores. Murabella is right behind the stores {Publix, CVS, Walgreens, pizza, a several other food choices, nail, hair etc., and a new YMCA and medical bldg.]
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Old 11-16-2019, 08:06 AM
 
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Thank you Florida. Yes once we decide on or at least narrow it down to a few areas we will sit down with a realtor. I do understand what you are saying as far as JC/DC being expansive, though I do recall areas along RT and 13 that were close to Publix, CVS, ect. However I'm not sure if these are safe walk-able areas (?) Such as having a sidewalk, traffic considerations, distance, ect. Though as I mentioned to Gromicide we'll be down in a few days and can then take a closer look. We'd hate to x-out JC/DC as it is an exceptional area.
Anything along SR13 is definitely not walkable. That's one of the busiest roads in all of Jacksonville when you include where it turns into San Jose Road.

Try and focus on communities that are "all inclusive", meaning they include retail, their own gym, amenities, etc. Not all of these are walkable but at least you wouldn't have to drive a ton to get from Point A to Point B. Nocatee, the new Silverleaf, Beachwalk are a few of the newer ones. I believe they all have townhomes but unsure of whether or not they are one or two level.
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:33 AM
 
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You might consider one of the neighborhoods in World Golf. Cascades is a 55 + community but not very walkable to stores. The Legends a condo development is a mile from several stores. Murabella is right behind the stores {Publix, CVS, Walgreens, pizza, a several other food choices, nail, hair etc., and a new YMCA and medical bldg.]
Thanks Vttosta. Yes we will differently be looking at WGV this time around along with Palencia, Rivertown, Shearwater, ect. Murabella sounds like a good match being close to Publix, CVS and others. That's exactly what they are looking for. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:59 AM
 
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Anything along SR13 is definitely not walkable. That's one of the busiest roads in all of Jacksonville when you include where it turns into San Jose Road.

Try and focus on communities that are "all inclusive", meaning they include retail, their own gym, amenities, etc. Not all of these are walkable but at least you wouldn't have to drive a ton to get from Point A to Point B. Nocatee, the new Silverleaf, Beachwalk are a few of the newer ones. I believe they all have townhomes but unsure of whether or not they are one or two level.
Thank you for clarifying the SR13 issue Florida2014.

We haven't seen Silverleaf or Beachwalk yet. Will definitely add those to the list ! Also curious about the Durbin Park Pavilion, they were just starting on it when we were last there.

Looking forward to our trip down ! Everyone here is ready for some more Brooklyn Pizza !
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Old 11-18-2019, 11:10 AM
 
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The enclave in Nocatee would be my first guuess for a house. They are small, have the little porches, alley loaded I believe so garage in front of a small street.
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