Author Topic: Nocatee Town Center: Northeast Florida's Next Downtown?  (Read 45959 times)

Know Growth

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Re: Nocatee Town Center: Northeast Florida's Next Downtown?
« Reply #120 on: April 18, 2016, 11:36:15 PM »
Giant Billboard ideas:

Nocatee!...Same Thing Only Different

Nocatee!....Way Better Than Jacksonville

Nocatee!.....We made sure to Jump Way Ahead On The Growth management Cycle! So Should You!

Nocatee!.....Better Than A Landfill$$$

Nocatee!....We know how to sell,you will love your cramped lot line

Nocatee! Ain't No jacksonville!! :) ;)
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Re: Nocatee Town Center: Northeast Florida's Next Downtown?
« Reply #121 on: April 18, 2016, 11:47:10 PM »
Giant Billboard ideas:

Nocatee!...Same Thing Only Different

Nocatee!....Way Better Than Jacksonville

Nocatee!.....We made sure to Jump Way Ahead On The Growth management Cycle! So Should You!

Nocatee!.....Better Than A Landfill$$$

Nocatee!....We know how to sell,you will love your cramped lot line

Nocatee!     Thank You Jacksonville  :) ;)

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Re: Nocatee Town Center: Northeast Florida's Next Downtown?
« Reply #122 on: March 09, 2017, 10:13:58 PM »
We lived in Nocatee for over 9 years and loved it up to the last 3 years. Too many people for water park, fitness center and tennis courts. No ball fields so Davis park is now over run. The area outgrew itself quickly. The yards are so tiny and everyone has the same house. Too much drama and the area has gone down hill with all the low cost homes.  That being said the area is still pretty and trails are cool, but the too fast golf carts really make it unsafe. Nocatee was a great concept in the beginning, but they cheaped out and it won't be anything more than julington creek. Moving into Nocatee 10 years ago was great but leaving to live at The beach is great :)

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Re: Nocatee Town Center: Northeast Florida's Next Downtown?
« Reply #123 on: March 09, 2017, 10:31:46 PM »
We lived in Nocatee for over 9 years and loved it up to the last 3 years. Too many people for water park, fitness center and tennis courts. No ball fields so Davis park is now over run. The area outgrew itself quickly. The yards are so tiny and everyone has the same house. Too much drama and the area has gone down hill with all the low cost homes.  That being said the area is still pretty and trails are cool, but the too fast golf carts really make it unsafe. Nocatee was a great concept in the beginning, but they cheaped out and it won't be anything more than julington creek. Moving into Nocatee 10 years ago was great but leaving to live at The beach is great :)

Hi Starfish, and I know this is going to come off sounding completely douchebaggy, but what did you really expect?  When you're the first one in a master development, it does feel like it's your own private island, but you didn't really expect people to not move there did you?  And what is low cost?  $200k?  Considering that it's about a 10-40 minute drive in any direction to any decent job center, you can't exactly live out there AND be poor.  What about the too fast semi-trucks that you have to deal with on US1 and I-95 since you live in the proverbial 'middle of nowhere'.  Golf carts?  Lol.

Enjoy the beaches I guess...  a lot of people live there, too.  And be careful of the golf-carts.
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Re: Nocatee Town Center: Northeast Florida's Next Downtown?
« Reply #124 on: March 17, 2017, 02:33:16 AM »
Non red necker - the PUD was much different when we bought in Nocatee.  The crash made them build smaller cookie cutter homes on smaller lots for a lot less money. Not what we wanted and most of our friends that bought back then also eventually moved to beaches. Hindsight is wonderful thing- yes now I look back and say what did I think would happen. But like I said we had 5 years of fun living there before the amenities got too crowded. Now buyers have more to see for themselves, we just had a vision to go on, since Nocatee was dirt roads at the time, and they painted a believable one back then.

Not sure why your attacking my post. Just giving my opinion of having lived there so many years. You make fun of the golf cart issue, but young kids driving recklessly on paths is an issue there - many people almost hit by them- no fun. But fun to drive!     Love my private island 8)

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Re: Nocatee Town Center: Northeast Florida's Next Downtown?
« Reply #125 on: March 17, 2017, 03:49:46 PM »
I really wasn't attacking, I just didn't know how to ask those questions is a nice way.  As someone who has experience building those communities, I guess that I take for granted that I saw it being just another planned development from the eyes of someone who's used to seeing them go from what you see on a brochure to what you read about in the crime section in less than half a decade.  I remember laughing out loud about all homes coming with a 'hurricane safe room', thinking unless it breaks away and floats, there's not really such a thing at that elevation.

You mentioned JC, and I think about the expansion down Argyle Forest into it's newest subdivision.  You can physically see 30 years of sprawl as you turn off of Blanding Blvd and drive down to the soon to be Outer Beltway.  Most of the materials on these builder-grade homes have a lifespan of 5-10 years and you can easily tell while driving by.

I'm glad you found a place you're happy.
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