Welcome to Your New Home in St. Augustine
Whether you’ve already closed on your brand-new SEDA home in St. Augustine or are just considering a move to this city, it’s likely you were attracted to its cultural scene, natural beauty, or rich history. Here are just a few reasons that St. Augustine draws new residents and visitors from around the world, and what your new St. Johns County SEDA community has to offer.
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Sandy Creek residents truly have it all—a serene community of well-appointed homes in a natural setting that’s convenient to the area’s beaches, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and attractions. Community residents enjoy easy access to Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville to the north, and Crescent Beach and Palm Coast to the south. Families come to St. Augustine and St. Johns County for the award-winning schools, several of which rank among the state’s highest.
There are no CDD fees at Sandy Creek, where prices start in the $400s. Choose from one- and two-story homes that range from approximately 2,025 – 3,075 square feet. You can also personalize your new home—selecting your own preferences in everything from your home’s exterior color and finish, to your countertops, cabinets, and flooring—with the assistance of our Design Coordinator in our expansive 1,900-square foot Design Center.
The nation’s oldest city.
In North America’s oldest continuously occupied European settlement, the past is always present. Although St. Augustine, also known as the Ancient City, was founded more than four centuries ago, many important historical sites and landmarks remain. Local historic attractions include the Oldest House, which dates from the early 1700s; the Spanish Military Hospital Museum; and Castillo de San Marcos, a national monument and the only standing 17th-century military construction. The fort is on a 20+ acre national park that attracts thousands of visitors each year for its tours and live reenactments.
Endless outdoor activities.
St. Augustine is in a subtropical region that enjoys plenty of sunny weather and coastal breezes throughout the year. Add an abundance of waterways, rivers, and the Atlantic Ocean, plus preserved natural areas, and you can find outdoor fun nearly every day of the year. Some of local residents’ and visitors’ favorite activities include a day on the five-mile beach at Anastasia Park, offshore fishing, pier fishing, kayaking, sailing, surfing and more. If you and your family enjoy golf, you’ll be at the center of the sport in the St. Augustine area. The Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass, with its infamous 17th hole, is just up the road in Ponte Vedra, and the World Golf Hall of Fame is close by. Northeast Florida has an abundance of public, semi-private and private courses, so you can play your way from Palm Coast to Amelia Island with no two courses alike.
A vibrant cultural scene.
St. Augustine has drawn artists and art patrons to its unique cultural scene for decades. It’s a true haven for writers, photographers, performers, and artists in every medium, who have plenty of opportunities to share their work in galleries, shops, theaters, concert venues, and more. St. Augustine also plays host to festivals throughout the year, including the St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival, a family-friendly event with fresh local seafood, arts and crafts, and music; a Taste of St. Augustine, a premier food festival with more than 20 area restaurants serving their specialities; and the Night of Lights, an extraordinary holiday light display that runs from mid-November through the end of January each year.
Dining, nightlife and shopping options galore.
Whether brand-name outlets or upscale resort boutiques are your destinations, the St. Augustine area has these shopping choices, plus everything in between. Historic St. George Street in the heart of the historic district is a great spot for strolling unique shops that offer everything from art and antiques, to one-of-a-kind clothing and jewelry. When it’s time to eat, St. Augustine’s diverse influences from around the world come together in the city’s restaurants, bakeries, and cafes. Pull up a stool at a casual waterside seafood spot and watch the boats come in, or make a reservation at one of the area’s renowned fine dining restaurants. After dark, St. Augustine offers some of the area’s best and most varied nightlife, including live entertainment in all types of pubs, bars, and restaurants.
Living in St. Johns County
In addition to the St. Johns County School District, ranked in the top 10 districts in the U.S. by Forbes magazine, families have plenty of reasons to make St. Augustine their home. It was named the overall best Florida city to live in by Money magazine for its quality of life, amenities such as beaches and parks, and its walkability. A strong economic development trend, employment growth and short commute times are enjoyed by workers, while those who are retired or about to be count the lack of state income taxes, the mild weather, and the services of the Mayo Clinic in nearby Jacksonville as a few of the many great reasons to make the move to St. Augustine.
Jacksonville’s proximity to St. Johns County gives you even more choices in things to do and places to see. Family-friendly attractions include the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens on the banks of the St. Johns River, sporting events such as Jacksonville Jaguars football and minor league baseball games, The Museum of Science and History, indoor play areas and much more.
Transportation is a plus as well, with the nearby St. Augustine/St. Johns County Airport and Jacksonville International Airport making it easy to travel.
Visit our St. Augustine new-home community today.
The Sandy Creek community by SEDA New Homes is perfectly situated on the north side of St. Augustine, putting you within an easy driving distance of Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville. You can customize your brand-new home or choose from one of our move-in ready listings. We invite you to come see Sandy Creek for yourself, or visit any of our other communities in Nassau, Duval, or Clay counties. Get in touch today to schedule your personal tour.