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eTown: Jacksonville's newest master-planned community
« on: April 17, 2020, 06:59:15 PM »
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Built upon the core principles of community, technology, convenience and sustainability, eTown is well on its way to becoming Jacksonville's most popular master-planned community.

Read More: https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/etown-jacksonvilles-newest-master-planned-community/
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Re: eTown: Jacksonville's newest master-planned community
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2020, 09:10:51 PM »
Not sure this is much different than Nocatee but no surprise as same developer.

Question:  Why wouldn't they put the apartments contiguous to the retail area instead of in between single family homes (per the map)?  Seems putting such density within walkable distance would make more sense than abutting retail with suburban style homes.  Help me out here.

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Re: eTown: Jacksonville's newest master-planned community
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2020, 09:38:08 PM »
Yes, it's pretty similar to Nocatee. I doubt the Village Center develops into what an urbanist would consider to the walkable. Likely closer to Nocatee Town Center than Tapestry Park. With that said, the apartment complex that's built is located in the Village Center area.
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Re: eTown: Jacksonville's newest master-planned community
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2020, 10:36:42 PM »
Yes, it's pretty similar to Nocatee. I doubt the Village Center develops into what an urbanist would consider to the walkable. Likely closer to Nocatee Town Center than Tapestry Park. With that said, the apartment complex that's built is located in the Village Center area.

Noted.  To be clear, the apartments I was referring to are designated on the map with a blue arrow as "E Town Apartments" near the center of the development tract.

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Re: eTown: Jacksonville's newest master-planned community
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2020, 08:50:59 AM »
The single family homes are close to being apartments.  Lots are 40' wide and up.  A mower over 20" wide will have problems squeezing between homes.
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Re: eTown: Jacksonville's newest master-planned community
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2020, 09:01:53 AM »
Yes, it's pretty similar to Nocatee. I doubt the Village Center develops into what an urbanist would consider to the walkable. Likely closer to Nocatee Town Center than Tapestry Park. With that said, the apartment complex that's built is located in the Village Center area.

Noted.  To be clear, the apartments I was referring to are designated on the map with a blue arrow as "E Town Apartments" near the center of the development tract.

Pretty sure that's the amenity center. It was under construction when I rode through there the other week.
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Re: eTown: Jacksonville's newest master-planned community
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2020, 08:11:43 PM »
It looks so exciting

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Re: eTown: Jacksonville's newest master-planned community
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2020, 10:17:47 PM »
If you like wide sidewalks and shared use paths, but not really about that urban life and the gritty setting, it's the place for you.
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Re: eTown: Jacksonville's newest master-planned community
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2020, 11:23:17 PM »
For any map geeks, the streets that exist so far got photomapped last month.  If you've ever wanted to add new streets to Open Street Maps, now's your chance.  :)

https://www.mapillary.com/app/?lat=30.17399166666667&lng=-81.50817777777777&z=17&pKey=3Wf58Btc-r0_Mn6kDh31qQ&focus=photo&x=0.5161962316713748&y=0.6295849083555932&zoom=0

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Re: eTown: Jacksonville's newest master-planned community
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2020, 07:59:24 AM »
That is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: eTown: Jacksonville's newest master-planned community
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2020, 08:20:32 AM »
If you like wide sidewalks and shared use paths, but not really about that urban life and the gritty setting, it's the place for you.

I like palm trees!

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Re: eTown: Jacksonville's newest master-planned community
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2020, 07:57:55 AM »
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Re: eTown: Jacksonville's newest master-planned community
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2020, 08:49:31 AM »
Sounds about right. Definitely expect similar development to sprout around this expressway interchange.
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Re: eTown: Jacksonville's newest master-planned community
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2020, 10:02:44 AM »
I wonder if the Baptist Health facility will end up with a YMCA. That seems to be all the rage right now in Nocatee and Murabella.
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Re: eTown: Jacksonville's newest master-planned community
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2022, 11:37:54 PM »
E-town update here:  https://www.jacksonville.com/story/business/real-estate/2022/10/30/jacksonville-etown-offers-tech-savvy-sustainable-homes-retail-publix/10562772002/

I laughed when I read the quotes below.  What makes it "smarter" or more "sustainable" than other communities?  "Walkable?"  Are you kidding?  Do the pictures below demonstrate that?  I think not.

I looked at this development with a family member and found tiny lots with cookie cutter houses at over-market prices backing up to noisy I-295 with poor access to the rest of the City.  Only 2 ways out, 9B or a busy trek past Atlantic Coast High School, Celebration Church and numerous businesses to an increasingly busy lighted intersection with Baymeadows.  Neither provide very efficient access to much of the City (e.g northbound I-95 or I-295 to Orange Park). 

Apparently, they are selling well so what do I know?  Wonder how values will hold up over the long run.
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....The development is known as an innovative community for its "smart technology and sustainable living features," said Kelly Owen, director of marketing for The PARC Group...

...Owen said eTown "offers a walkable lifestyle with a mix of social and recreational amenities, businesses, shops, and entertainment."...



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