Suburban Jacksonville: Durbin Crossing

March 13, 2012 50 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

Metro Jacksonville takes a drive through one of the largest and most complex DRI's ever approved in Northeast Florida: Durbin Crossing

About Durbin Crossing

Durbin Crossing is a 2,086-acre development by Southstar Development Partners in Northern St. Johns County.  When completed, the development will feature 1,550 single-family homes, 947 multi-family units, over 200,000 square feet of retail/office use, regional parks, and an elementary school.

Surrounded by singular natural beauty, this extraordinary new community offers you the chance to experience living space that goes beyond the walls of your home to encompass over 2,000 unspoiled acres of thoughtfully-planned neighborhoods, exciting recreational amenities, abundant preservation land and planned town center convenience. Joined as much by sidewalks and bike lanes as by streets, Durbin Crossing is rich in the things families love most, from splash-happy pools, to action-packed playgrounds and playing fields.
It’s a place where your family can feel at home with nature-and each other.

Rarely has sanctuary been so convenient. Located off Racetrack Road between I-95 and State Road 13, Durbin Crossing is perfectly positioned to make your family and work life easier to manage. Living here, you’re within minutes of downtown Jacksonville, the beaches, and St. Augustine. You’ll enjoy the best of the St. Johns County lifestyle with its high-performing schools, vibrant athletic associations and booming retail and entertainment scene. Yet, Durbin Crossing’s wonderful natural setting gives each trip home the feeling of getting away from it all. There are 1,036 acres set aside for parks, wetlands and forest preserve making it an unrivaled refuge from the bustle of city life. So, don’t be surprised if the sunrises in Durbin Crossing seem to take a little longer or if the sunsets linger on for a golden while. After all, you’ll now have more time to enjoy them.

Durbin Crossing combines the best of the natural, the practical and just plain fun. Durbin Crossing’s peaceful setting provides a relaxed living environment, designed to bring family and friends together in natural ways. While a planned Village Center located in the heart of the community will allow you to run errands, shop or meet friends for coffee, without going out of your way. Durbin Crossing gives you your choice of two fully-appointed clubhouses, featuring resort-style pools with a kid-pleasing water feature and slide, as well as playscapes, a grown-up fitness center, athletic fields, tennis and basketball courts, catering kitchens and more. You’ll also experience a sense of security and a comfort level that only a community planned for families can provide.

SouthStar collaborated with St. Johns County to provide land and construction of regional parks, schools, fire stations, affordable housing product and new transportation corridors. Southstar assisted St. Johns County with the Northwest Sector Plan for 80,000 acres by designing and constructing a new regional road network to address Interstate 95 and County arterial roadway deficiencies. St. Johns County School Board and Southstar partnered to create a funding source to build a needed K-8th grade school within the Durbin Crossing Project.

Durbin Crossing is located just south of Race Track Road, between Interstate 95 and Julington Creek Plantation in Northern St. Johns County.

Article by Ennis Davis.