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Dining and Shopping Options in St. Johns Town Center Getting a Makeover

January 24, 2017
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Homeowners in Jacksonville enjoy a number of luxury amenities with even more on the horizon. Many unique restaurant and shopping options are coming to the St. Johns Town Center this year. Dining Current Favorites: Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails: This locally owned and operated restaurant features local, sustainable ingredients. They even used recycled and reclaimed content for much of the building process. Don’t forget to try the cheddar biscuit tots and handmade gnocchi. The Loop: The Loop boasts quick, high-quality menu options. This restaurant can only…

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Day in the Life: Moving to Orlando, Florida

January 9, 2017
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There is no shortage of things to do in Orlando, Florida. In fact, the popular vacation destination is home to over a dozen theme parks, including Universal Orlando Resort™, SeaWorld®, Legoland® and that one with the mouse.   But as any Orlando resident can attest, life in and around this vibrant city doesn’t have to revolve around tourist attractions. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and recreation opportunities geared toward area residents. Here’s a glimpse at what a typical Saturday might look like for those…

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Bike-friendly Neighborhoods to Get Your Wheels Spinning

June 21, 2016

Fresh air, elevated mood and weight control, not to mention increased strength, balance, flexibility and endurance and improved cardiovascular fitness… It’s no secret that biking can boast big-time benefits.   Not only is cycling a great form of aerobic exercise (it’s much gentler on the joints than climbing stairs or running!); it’s also a practical, affordable, environmentally friendly mode of transportation.   The bottom line? Whether for work or play, biking has become increasingly popular in recent years for a variety of reasons. As a…

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Buyers Find Lifestyle and Sustainability in Harmony, Florida

May 10, 2016

Homebuyers looking to take the next steps toward a new home in Central Florida may want to look into the amenity-rich Harmony masterplan near St. Cloud.   From the beginning, this enclave of new homes was created with the idea that residents would live “in harmony with nature.” Harmony developed a cooperative relationship with the University of Florida’s Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in the early 2000s and sustainability has always been a priority.   Now, in 2016, this unique community of new homes…

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Day in the Life: Moving to Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

November 3, 2015

If you long for balmy breezes and the sound of rustling palm fronds is music to your ears, you may want to consider buying a new home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The sun, sand and surf are a way of life in this charming coastal community, located in sought-after St. Johns County, approximately 18 miles southeast of downtown Jacksonville and 26 miles north of St. Augustine. But before you contact the movers, it’s a good idea to spend some time in this tropical paradise,…

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