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3 Great Public Schools in Jacksonville, FL

March 28, 2017
Kids running at a school

Balmy breezes, sandy beaches, superb shopping, notable dining and the nation’s largest urban park system… There’s a lot to love about living in Jacksonville, Florida. But for families with school-aged children (and even folks just thinking about resale), education is typically at the top of the new home wish list. The good news is there are many top-notch schools in and around The River City. Here, we’ve identified three great public schools in Jacksonville that earned top marks from GreatSchools.org, the “leading national nonprofit empowering…

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Walk to School From These 5 Communities!

October 5, 2016

Live too far from campus to participate in Walk to School Day today? Check out five of the highly walkable places we build. Maybe this time next year, every day will be Walk to School Day!     Have questions about these communities or anywhere else we build? Call our Homebuyer Resource Center at 888-500-7060! They’ll have the local knowledge you’ll need to find the right Richmond American neighborhood and floor plan to fit your needs and budget. Prices, specifications and availability are subject to…

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Organizing Ideas for Kids’ Rooms

September 20, 2016

Ask most parents and they’ll tell you that having kids has enriched their lives in countless ways. But if there’s one common cause for complaint, it’s the clutter that tends to accompany children from infancy well into the teenage years. There’s no getting around it—kids require stuff. And unfortunately, cleaning up after themselves isn’t typically a top priority. Maybe your child is exceptionally tidy, but if not, don’t worry! Following are some simple organizing ideas to get ahead of the mess and help keep your…

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Fun (and Easy!) Labor Day Party Ideas

September 1, 2016

Labor Day signals the end of summer, and a traditional time to enjoy a warm-weather cookout with friends and family. Short on time or party-throwing experience? Not to worry. Entertaining is a breeze with these quick and easy ideas to help you celebrate the final backyard party of summer. Delegate the menu. Overwhelmed by the thought of catering an entire end-of-summer soiree for your friends and family? Suggest that guests contribute side dishes, appetizers or desserts while you handle the main course. Creating a pot-luck…

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Helping Your Child Adjust to a New School

August 4, 2016
Mother and child with backpack standing in front of school

Summer is winding down and the new school year is fast approaching. Excitement is in the air as children across the country gather their pencils, binders and backpacks and eagerly anticipate catching up with classmates, returning to clubs and sports teams and getting to know new teachers and subject matter. But kids planning to attend a new school this year may experience some anxiety during this time.   If you moved into a new home—and a new school district—over the summer and are concerned about…

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