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The Vision of World Golf Village

Posted by: Sherry Davidson in News
 

Behind anything great, you find a great story. World Golf Village is no exception. In the 1980s, St. Johns County had less than 100,000 residents. It was inevitable that the area would blossom with the right vision and execution. Jim Davidson, President of Davidson Development, was the man for the job. 

Jim could see the pieces of the World Golf Village puzzle come together. “Not only could Jim see the Jacksonville market heading south and knew this was the perfect area between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, but he could see the pine trees becoming the development he envisioned,” shared Davidson Realty President and Jim’s wife, Sherry Davidson. “Jim saw beyond the golf courses, lakes, and homes and saw people walking their dogs and pushing their children in strollers on the sidewalks.” 

Jim was persistent in bringing World Golf Village to life. He met regularly with land planners, engineers, attorney’s and an environmental team to make sure the pieces came together as he planned. Although many along the way didn’t believe, Jim never doubted he could get the job done right. Once the World Golf Village developer financed a new interchange on Interstate 95, the development became extremely attractive to commuters, as World Golf Village was one of only a few options for buyers in St. Johns County who worked in Jacksonville. 

The pieces continued to come together after Jim brought the PGA TOUR and other golf organizations on board to build the World Golf Hall of Fame. From there, Jim assembled various partners for the golf courses, the hotel, and the retail stores to further bring attraction to the area. World Golf Village turned out to be exactly what people were looking for, including the Davidsons. Jim and Sherry Davidson were one of the first homeowners in World Golf Village and still live in World Golf Village to this day. 

While building World Golf Village, the Davidsons worked hard to protect the environment to ensure the community maintained its natural beauty. More than 2,775 acres, nearly half of the project site, was set aside for preservation. These efforts were recognized by the Florida Association of Realtors ®  when the Davidsons received the ENVY award in 2002. The ENVY award honor is given to developments that preserve Florida’s natural quality of life. 

The infrastructure added by World Golf Village paved the way for the development of other communities in the area like The Hutson Companies’ SilverLeaf, which will have 10,700 homesites, 2,650,000 square feet of mixed-use commercial space, and more than 3,500 acres of conservation land. It is clear that World Golf Village blazed the trail. 

The master planned community has prospered over the last 23 years and is regarded as one of the most desired communities on the First Coast. With more than 6,000 homes and more than 15,000 residents, World Golf Village provides a place to live that is picture perfect. Whether you are a golf lover eager to take advantage of the award winning golf courses or a family wanting to give their children the opportunity to attend fantastic public schools or interested in enjoying an active adult community, you have a home in World Golf Village.

World Golf Village has a vibrant history to be proud of and a legacy to look forward to, as it continues to be a highly sought-after area. No one knows World Golf Village better than Davidson Realty. If you are interested in calling World Golf Village home, contact Davidson Realty at (904) 940-5000.

 
 
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Davidson agent Mirtha Barzaga hosted a Thanksgiving donation drive in Heritage Landing on Saturday, November 11, to benefit the Emergency Services & Homeless Coalition of St. Johns County. Donors brought hundreds of bags of food, supplies and toys for families in need.

 

Barzaga was joined by several volunteers including students from Nease High School’s Junior ROTC and Coaltion volunteer Sergio Quintanal (pictured).

 

“My sincere thanks to everyone who came out and showed their generosity,” said Barzaga, a top performing Davidson Realtor. “Since Hurricane Irma, the Coalition has experienced an increased need for everything a family needs, so every little bit helps.”

 

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Come one, come all! Davidson Realty agents Shelley Nemethy and Pam Lareau are hosting a new women’s Power Hour Bible Study starting tomorrow, May 4th at Davidson Realty’s World Golf Village office.

The 7-week Bible Study is based on the book Seamless, written by Biblical teacher and author Angie Smith. The study will focus on understanding the Bible as a whole and is a perfect fit for anyone regardless of knowledge of the Bible.

Shelley will host the World Golf Village study on Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at 100 East Town Place in St. Augustine. Pam hosts the Jacksonville Beach study on Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at 1500 Beach Boulevard, Suite 215.

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The most successful, competitive and accomplished athletes train with their minds. They can close their eyes and literally picture – and see – how to execute a routine, make a move, lead and score. They are able to imagine themselves in the winner’s circle.

After 20 years of home ownership and raising a family, I recently put my home on the market – thinking surely someone would come along and “see” and “sense” what we experienced over those years.

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If you’re not a Serenata Beach Club member, now is a great time to consider a membership! Why? Because New Year’s Day at the club will be filled with delicious food and shivering swimmers!

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the club will be serving a Breakfast Buffet complete with omelet station, smoked salmon display, waffles, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, fruit, assorted pastries and beverage specials. Adults are $16.95, ages 6-12 are $7.95, and ages 3-5 are $4.95. Advanced reservations are recommended so call Serenata at (904) 823-3368 ext. 221 or email reservations@serenataclub.com to reserve your spot.

At 10:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Serenata will host a Polar Bear Plunge in the Atlantic Ocean! All member ages are welcome to participate, so plan to join in the fun with an invigorating dip with the other polar bears!

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This month, Davidson Realty’s marketing team is back in Ponte Vedra Beach at Serenata Beach Club with Serenata’s Membership Director Jen Jones discussing the private beach club’s membership opportunities as well as the wide array of activities they have going on all year round. Check out the video above as Jen explains the membership options and a sample of their activities for children and adults!

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Serenata Beach Club is a private beach club located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, conveniently situated between the Jacksonville Beaches and St. Augustine. Davidson Realty’s marketing team recently took a tour of the newly renovated facilities at Serenata Beach Club with Membership Director Jen Jones and got all the scoop on what’s happening at the club.

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We are back again with Lennar Homes exploring their Genesis Bonus Model in Palencia, or as Lennar refers to it, their Next Generation Home. Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson and I got a personal tour of the “home within a home” from Tim Shillings, Lennar Homes’ New Home Consultant. Tim explains all about their distinctive product in the video above!

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We’re back with more about Advantage Home Builders. Join us as we enjoy the beautiful winter weather in Northeast Florida and tour one of Advantage Home Builders’ recently completed homes in World Golf Village’s King & Bear community. Advantage Home Builders’ President Doug Griesemer discusses the benefits of building with Advantage, like their newly formed pool company, Advantage Pool Builders, and their efficient system with subcontractors that keeps projects organized and on schedule.

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