CNN is another in a long line of media outlets to name St. Augustine one of the best places to retire.  In October, CNNMoney listed St. Augustine as one of “25 Best Places to Retire” in a list that also included Winston-Salem, NC, Austin, TX, Tucson, AZ, and Louisville, KY.  St. Augustine was the only Florida city to make the cut.

The article highlighted “St. Augustine’s fantastic weather, beautiful beaches, and world-class golf” as well as its “active year-round community,” housing options and Flagler Hospital.  In recent years, SmartMoney listed St. Augustine as one of nine “Best New Places to Retire,” Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch listed St. Augustine as one of the “10 Best Places to Retire in the U.S,” and Bloomberg Businessweek listed St. Augustine as one of “America’s Best Affordable Places to Retire.”

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Carefree, Coach-Style Homes Overlook the World Renowned King & Bear Golf Course

laterra-linksIt’s hard not to fall in love with Laterra Links in the St. Augustine master planned community of World Golf Village! The 152 townhome-styled Coach Homes are located just inside the King & Bear community gate, across from Spa Laterra and overlooking the world-class King & Bear golf course. How much better can it get? Residents enjoy lakefront or golf course views (holes two through eight) at these lock-and-leave homes which are perfect for frequent travelers, busy professionals, empty nesters and others looking for a carefree home to enjoy the active World Golf Village lifestyle. 

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Aug
 
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Biking TrailsWhether you are running, jogging, rollerblading, walking or biking St. Augustine and the World Golf Village have some of the most beautiful trails in Northeast Florida perfect for relieving stress, aiding in weight loss or simply providing some “me time”. Luckily, with modern technology, we are able to share our favorite exercise paths with others!

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Last month, we introduced you to Adam Roller, President and Chief Operating Officer for the new St. Augustine operations of Inland Homes. Inland Homes St. Augustine currently has spec homes under construction in our St. Augustine golf course community so we welcomed the opportunity to learn more about the company and its exceptional customer service.  We were impressed, especially when Adam explained they conduct a pre-dry wall inspection for every new Inland Homes’ house constructed.

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school busIt’s back to school season and our World Golf Village and north St. Johns County area families will find some changes as they head back to school on August 20th including the addition of the new Palencia Elementary School and a new Principal at Mill Creek Elementary School.  The opening of Palencia Elementary School this month brings with it rezoning that impacts some families previously zoned for Mill Creek Elementary.  The St. Johns County School District website provides an easy to use address look-up to find out which schools your elementary, middle and high school student is zoned for.  It’s accessible at http://www.gis.bocc.co.st-johns.fl.us/schoolaz2/.

Following is round-up of key facts about our area schools.  More information, including bus routes can be found on the school websites.

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Aug
 
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Couple Walking 2The singer/songwriter, Joe South, famously recorded the song, Walk a Mile in My Shoes. The commonly used refrain about “walking a mile in my shoes” refers to being non-judgmental of others. Humorously, it is often extended to “before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes – then when you do criticize that person, you’ll be a mile away and have his shoes”. Some say that research shows the sentiment is rooted in old, Cherokee Indian, native-American wisdom. It remains wonderful advice – “don’t judge a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes”.

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Jul
 
26
 

live-music-neon-sign12“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music” Sergei Rachmaninov

Music is something that runs through everyone’s veins. There’s nothing like experiencing a band live on stage. The energy from the crowd, the unique venues and your favorite band take you away to a better place. We are very lucky to have so many outstanding venues that offer such a variety of music in Northeast Florida.  Here is what’s coming up in our area:

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Jul
 
23
 

AmherstInland Homes has been building high quality, beautiful homes since 1989 across Central Florida, and now they are bringing their talent to the St. Augustine area! We’re happy to introduce you to President and Chief Operating Officer for the new St. Augustine operations of Inland Homes, Adam Roller. We will present a series of videos with Adam on the pre-dry wall orientation that he does with every homeowner, and the new home orientation, the final walk through he does with buyers teaching them about functionality and features of their new home. In this first video, you’ll get to know Adam and Inland Homes a little bit better.

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S&S Dining OutsideWhether you’re visiting World Golf Village, a neighbor looking for a good meal or hungry after a day of golf on the Slammer & Squire or King & Bear golf courses, the Legends Bar & Grill is the perfect spot for great food.  Located in the Slammer and Squire clubhouse, the Legends Bar and Grill is a beautiful restaurant facing the 9th green with a welcoming Floridian atmosphere.

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Pinterest_LogoPinterest is a virtual pinboard website where users collect and share images around a variety of themes mostly related to interests, hobbies and events.  For example, food, crafts and design are popular themes on Pinterest.  Thinking about a backyard makeover?  Create a pinboard (like a bulletin) on Pinterest and start collecting your favorite outdoor living images and ideas.  Or find great inspirational images and ideas for kids birthday parties, dessert recipes, home organization and more. It’s a visual social media site that lets users collect their own favorite images and browse other pinboards for inspiration, ‘re-pin’ images to their own collections and ‘like’ photos.

Now World Golf Village is on Pinterest. Check out our pinboards and share your pins.  Follow us on Pinterest and watch for special rewards and contests coming soon.  Happy pinning!

 
 
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