St. Johns County in Florida: The Perfect Place to Raise a Family!

St. Johns County in Florida: The Perfect Place to Raise a Family!

A home in the perfect location can make all the difference for a high quality of life. At Dream Finders Homes, we love providing that same high quality with the homes we build and the locations we build them in. St. Johns County, Florida, is one of those locations. This incredible area offers something for everyone, from the rich history and natural beauty to tons of entertainment and top-rated schools. It’s no wonder so many are flocking here!

 

Where is St. Johns County in Florida?

 

You’ll find St. Johns County in the northeastern part of Florida. It encompasses a majority of the state’s peninsular and is part of the Jacksonville metropolitan area. This county was established in 1821 and includes the city of St. Augustine, which is known as one of the oldest settlements in America. You can learn so much about the rich history of this county just by looking around. There are tons of fortresses, cathedrals, lighthouses, and villages representing half a millennium of American history. There are also multiple museums and galleries to visit and dive into more of the intriguing details of St. Johns County’s history.

 

The state of Florida is well known for its beautiful beaches, but there’s nothing quite like the beaches found along this northeastern area. Residents can take advantage of 42 miles of beaches that provide the best of Florida living. Spend a day sunbathing or fishing along optimal choices like Ponte Vedra, Crescent, Jacksonville, Atlantic, and Neptune. The beaches aren’t the only popular outdoor activity you’ll enjoy here. Many of Florida’s best golf courses are located in St. Johns County. Enjoy a friendly competition on an array of public, semi-private, private, and resort courses found throughout this area. From famous resort courses like TPC Sawgrass and Ponte Vedra Inn and Club to public courses like St. Johns Golf Club and Royal St. Augustine, there’s a green you’ll enjoy. For the major golf enthusiasts, the World Golf Hall of Fame is located nearby our communities in St. Johns County.

 

According to Niche, St. Johns County is ranked #1 in Florida for the best county to live in, the best county for families, and counties with the best public schools. It truly has it all! If you have children, you can rest assured that they’ll get top-quality education from any one of the schools here. The schools boast high teacher-student ratios, so students aren’t overlooked in class and will be well-prepared for a successful future. Parents can also breathe easy knowing that St. Johns is a safe place to live. It has a lower crime rate than over 96% of the rest of Florida, according to FBI crime data.

 

Another reason it’s a great place to raise a family is the multiple family-friendly activities. Take the kids to the Alligator Farm and Zoological Park or the Jacksonville Zoo for a full day of animal adventures. Let them explore the views from the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse, look for treasure at the Pirate Museum, or root for the Jaguars at an NFL game.

 

Homes for Sale in St. Johns County, Florida

 

If you’re seeking a change and want to live in communities that truly have it all, look no further than our homes for sale in St. Johns County, Florida.

 

Beachwalk – St. Johns

This community is the epitome of an active lifestyle. There’s never a dull moment with the fantastic amenities that surround our homes here — starting with Northeast Florida’s first 14-acre crystal lagoon providing resort-style beach access. Enjoy endless water activities like kayaking, sailing, stand-up paddle boarding, water slides, a swim-up restaurant & bar, and more. From the 12,000 square-foot clubhouse equipped with a swimming pool, fitness center, and children’s activity room to six Har-Tru tennis courts, a TPC 18-hold putting green, and a doggy splash park, it has everything you could need for the ultimate staycation. The range of floor plans provides even more to love with luxurious features and a spacious layout. Find your perfect home among options with 3 to 5 bedrooms, 2.5 to 4.5 bathrooms, and 1,912 to 2,741 square feet of living space.

 

Beacon Lake – St. Augustine

Anchored by a 43-acre, paddle-friendly lake and nestled within 358 acres of nature preserve, Beacon Lake offers the best of St. Johns County living. You’ll find many home options in various sizes and styles, including townhomes. With over 10 floor plans to choose from and an array of customizable options, there’s truly something for everyone. The homes range from 3 to 7 bedrooms, 2 to 4.5 bathrooms, and 1,388 to 3,688 square feet of living space. This master-planned community is full of resort-style amenities and is located between I-95 and US 1 on County Road 210 for easy access to work, schools, shopping, entertainment, and the beaches. The 8,200 square foot Lake House Amenity & Fitness Center is at the heart of it all with endless fun and fitness activities. The lakeside sand beach, culinary studio and demonstration kitchen, tennis courts, crew house, boardwalk, fire pit, social room, multi-purpose playing field, and event lawn are just the beginning of all that Beacon Lake has to offer.

 

Shearwater – St. Augustine

Another master-planned community where you customize the home of your dreams is Shearwater. The social and recreational centerpiece of this community is an amazing assemblage of amenities, scenery, and healthy living activities. From the resort-style Kayak Club and Fitness Lodge to the scenic beauty of Trout Creek and the surrounding preserved habitat to the trail system and parks, it blends natural inspiration and ease like no other. One of the main highlights of this community is the resort-style lagoon with a multi-lane lap pool along with lush landscaping and spacious lounge areas. Attached to this luxury pool is a winding lazy bird river and “The Perch,” a three-story water slide tower perfect for kids and adventurous adults alike. Here you’ll find our most popular floor plans with 3 to 5 bedrooms, 2 to 5 bathrooms, and 1,908 to 3,868 square feet of living space.

 

Dream Finders Will Help You Find the Perfect Home in St. Johns County in Jacksonville!

 

The high-quality life you’ve been wanting is right here in St. Johns. Paired with a new Dream Finders home in one of these incredible communities, you can’t beat this prime Florida location. There’s a reason St. Johns County can be found at the top of multiple lists of places to move to. Its rich history, grade-A school systems, beautiful beaches, and endless entertainment options are just the start of the many benefits of moving here.

 

Dream Finders is here to help you on the path to an upgraded life in a beautiful new home and community. Connect with us today to learn more about our homes for sale in St. Johns County, Florida as well as many other opportunities in Jacksonville.