Best New Home Communities in Jacksonville’s Top School Districts

If you're considering living in the Jacksonville, FL area and have young children, the sunny weather, access to beaches, and endless entertainment options are big draws. But for many parents, schools top the list. The school districts in St. Johns, Clay, and Nassau counties consistently rank as some of the best in Florida.   If you are basing your decision about where to live on the quality of the schools, we’re here to help! Here are the top 3 school districts in the Jacksonville area, and the new home communities where you can live to ensure your kids attend them.  

Best Jacksonville School Districts


St. Johns County School District

St. Johns County School District serves the portion of Northeast Florida that encompasses St. Augustine, FL, and much of the area located along the Atlantic Ocean and inland waterways south of Jacksonville. In 2019, the district was named the #1 Best School District in Florida. If you're looking for a home close to the water with great weather, and most importantly, fantastic schools, consider these communities:  


  • Single-Family Homes in St. Johns, FL
  • 3-5 Bedrooms | 2-5 Baths | 2,054 - 4,396 SQ FT
  • Amenities Include:
    • Fitness Center
    • Miniature Golf Course
    • Resident's Club
    • Resort-Style Lagoon Pool
    • Restaurants
    • Tennis Courts
    • Volleyball courts
  • Starting in the Mid $400’s
  • Single-Family Homes in St. Johns, FL
  • 3-6 Bedrooms | 2-4 Baths | 1,908 - 3,688 SQ FT
  • Amenities Include: 
    • New Kayak Launch
    • Miles of Trails
    • Resort Style Pool with Lazy River
  • Starting in the Low $400’s

Clay County District Schools

Clay County is the area just west of St. Augustine and across the St. Johns River and includes the towns of Orange Park, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Fleming Island, Penney Farms, Clay Hill, Oakleaf, and Keystone Heights. Since 2016, the district has tripled the number of "A" rated schools   If you're looking for a new home community in a location to take advantage of Clay County's high-performing schools, here's one to consider:  

Wilford Preserve   

  • Single-Family Homes in Orange Park, FL
  • 3-6 Bedrooms | 2-5 Baths | 1,716 - 3,518 SQ FT
  • Amenities Include:
    • Community Pool
  • Starting in the Mid $300’s

Nassau County School District

  The area just north of Jacksonville extending all the way to Amelia Island and the Atlantic Ocean is part of Nassau County. In 2021, the majority of Nassau County School District's 13 schools received an A rating, and no school received below a B. If you're looking for serene living close to some of Florida's most beautiful beaches with great schools to boot, here's the community for you:   


  • Single-Family Homes in Yulee, FL
  • 3-5 Bedrooms | 2-4 Baths | 1,613 - 3,285 SQ FT
  • Amenities Include:
    • Resort-Style Swimming Pool
    • Adventure Play Tot-Lot
    • Fitness Center
    • Sports Courts
  • Starting in the Low $300’s
  For more information on these and all of Dream Finders Homes’ communities in Jacksonville, FL, please contact us

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