Inspired by history, Twenty Mile will be Nocatee’s newest and most distinctive community featuring large oak trees, split-rail fencing and a rustic, old-Florida style. Set on the largest lots in the community — all with views of the nature preserve or the lake — homes in Twenty Mile will be up to 6,000 square feet with prices starting at $400,000.
The name of the community refers to its location, the halfway point in the 40 miles between St. Augustine and Fort Caroline. Spanish Admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles first blazed a path in the area in 1565, as he and his men marched 40 miles from St. Augustine to claim Fort Caroline from the French. In the 1700s, a military outpost known as Twenty Mile House was established, serving as a “half way” station for soldiers and travelers.
The price point is a change when compared to the last several announcements. Although Nocatee has offered homes priced from $200,000 to more than $1 million in the past, many recent Nocatee additions have been lower: Willow Cove, a Nocatee community announced in 2012, started at $170,000 for a 2,100 square-foot townhome and more recently, Addison Park prices for 1,600- to 2,900-square-foot single-family homes started in the low $200,000s.
Part of PARC Group CEO Rick Ray’s approach to Nocatee, he said, has always been to monitor demand is and then fill the areas slated to become neighborhoods with where the demand is in real time.
Ray said Twenty Mile will be one of Nocatee’s most distinctive communities, featuring large oak trees, split-rail fencing and a rustic, old-Florida style.
The two new neighborhoods are the latest in a series of additions to Nocatee, including new neighborhoods — Greenleaf Lakes, Siena and Cypress Trails — and a kayak launch site.
Source: Jacksonville Business Journal