Suburban Jacksonville: County Road 210 Corridor

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Metro Jacksonville explores an area that has made Northern St. Johns County one of the most rapidly growing communities in the country over the last decade: County Road 210.

About County Road 210

County Road 210 is an east west highway in St. Johns County that connects Green Cove Springs with Ponte Vedra Beach. According to the 2010 US Census, the population of St. Johns County increased by 54.3%, with the lion's share of growth occurring in the northern section of the county as it continues to bloom into a bedroom community of Jacksonville. As a result, anchored by Nocatee to the east and RiverTown to the west, County Road 210 has been transformed from a rural two lane road to a four lane highway, just west of Interstate 95.  

A glimpse of what the entire County Road 210 corridor looked like a decade ago.

Moving into the results of the last decade's building boom.

A left over from the area's days as a rural stop off Interstate 95.

Residential County Road 210

County Road 210's residential areas tend to be subdivisions with limited connectivity with their surroundings.  Many include stormwater retention ponds serving as man-made waterfront amenities.  In addition, a number of communities are single entry gated developments.

The real estate bust has slowed growth but St. Johns County is prepared for more.  There are several miles of new four lane roadways waiting for more growth to accommodate the area.

Before: 1994

After: 2010

Article by Ennis Davis