US 1 North from the City Gates North to Palencia...
Beginning at the City Gates (North of the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center), there are great communities beginning with Saratoga Lakes and Fort Moosa which lead up to what used to be the Ponce Resort. This large property has been redeveloped as "Madeira" - a new community of homes in the mid to high $200's. Across the way from Madeira is the County Courthouse and all County Administrative Offices. Just North of here are two subdivisions known as Usina and Kuhn and Araquay Park. These are affordable residential homes beginning under $100k and going up to about $150,000.
Continuing North on US 1 you will get to the St. Augustine Regional Airport and the Florida headquarters of Northrup-Grumman. From here North, you will run into communities like Casa Cola, Istoria, Eagle Creek, St. Augustine Park, Venetian Isles and Sandy Pines. The highlight of the US 1 North area is, by most accounts, PALENCIA - a master planned community located about 15 minutes North of downtown St. Augustine, a little over a half hour to Jacksonville and about an hour from the JAX International Airport. (We will be adding YouTube video links for all of these communities soon so check back please.
If this area interests you ask for MLS AREA 01 and call 800-940-6060 for information today. In the meantime enjoy the pictures of Palencia...
The natural beauty of this community has lasted for a long time; it has incredible homes, an amazing natural ambience, an active town center, and plenty of activities for families to enjoy. With its 33 acres of parks and open areas and 40 acre Village Center containing its 33,000 square feet clubhouse and golf course, there is a lot to see and do.
At the Palencia Club, you can go golfing, swimming, or play at the park. There is also a fitness center and tennis courts. At the clubhouse, you can get a bite to eat, plan a banquet or meeting, or even get married. They host all different kinds of events at the clubhouse.
No, this photo is not a postcard - this is the actual Palencia Golf Course - undoubtedly the most beautiful course in St. Johns County (no offense intended to the King and the Bear, Slammer and Squire or Marsh Creek).
Some of the restaurants nearby Palencia are Donavan's Irish Pub, Starbucks, and of course the Palencia clubhouse. There is also a place to get New York style pizza and Thai style food.
One feature of Palencia that's very unique is the oak tree by the fairway in Palencia. It has a unique formation and looks beautiful. If you get a chance to see it, it looks amazing. These are just some of the reasons you should come and explore Palencia; luxury and nature woven together.