World Renowned Golf Courses and Ocean Breezes

Ponte Vedra and Atlantic Beach Offer Buyers Exceptional Homes.

This weekend, all eyes locally and around the world are on Ponte Vedra Beach to witness golf’s greatest competition at THE PLAYERS Championship.

Along with sunny skies and miles of pristine beaches, Northeast Florida is a golf paradise with more than 70 private and public golf courses. The area’s coastal communities are a haven for golf aficionados and are known for their legendary links. They also offer residents an exceptional lifestyle with top-rated schools, recreational and cultural opportunities and easy access to employment centers and the airport.

“Our golf club communities are top destinations for homebuyers even if they don’t play the sport,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “Golf course living is for anyone who wants a peaceful, green environment and a feeling of being on vacation all of the time.”

For those seeking beautiful views and club amenities, the area’s golf course communities offer a tranquil setting and a relaxed way of life. Residents enjoy easy access to the sport along with outstanding amenities including a clubhouse, restaurants, pools, tennis and more. Homebuyers will find a wide range of home designs and styles to choose from in Northeast Florida.

“Everyone who vacations in Northeast Florida falls in love with the lifestyle and many return to purchase their dream home or second home,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick. “We have listings from a wide array of golf club communities, from coastal to riverfront and everything in-between, that offer a wonderful setting to raise a family or own a vacation home.”

One of the listings is at 362 Royal Tern Road South in Ponte Vedra Beach. Feel yourself exhale as you pass through the gates of North Island and approach the sprawling paradise that awaits you. Spend your days lounging by the expansive lanai and grilling out by the pool as the sun sets in the distance. When the nights cool down, warm your toes by the lanai fireplace or snuggle up in the theater to watch a movie. Your guests will line up to stay in the guest house where they have all the luxuries and privacy of home. Whether working from the home office or enjoying a glass of wine from your climate controlled cellar, with a home like this – who needs a vacation? Priced at $1,995,000. Contact Realtor Devon Witt at (904) 607-1281.

Another spectacular listing is a one-of-a-kind Coastal home at 1673 Atlantic Beach Drive by Architect Mike Stauffer and builder Riverside Homes. This West Indies-style home will be the last available east facing house built in Atlantic Beach Country Club with water to expansive golf course views and coveted views of the ABCC Clubhouse. This custom spec home will feature a stainless steel natural gas appliance package fit for a gourmet chef with the famous hidden pantry, two-and-a-half car garage with electric charger for your ‘Tesla’ or golf cart and beamed Cathedral ceiling in the spacious casual living room with gas fireplace and mantle. The home will include a 1st floor master suite and guest rooms, and a covered rear lanai to enjoy the morning sunrises and entertaining family and friends. An early purchase will allow the buyer(s) to select their finishes and be involved in the building process for their perfect dream home. A Social Family Membership is included with the purchase of the home and the buyer may choose to upgrade to a Sport (Tennis) or Full Golf Membership. Take a short stroll to the beach, or ride your bikes up to Beaches Town Center to meet friends for dinner at one of the many popular restaurants. Completion of the home is anticipated in the Summer of 2019. Priced at $1,525,000. Contact Realtor Lee Elmore at (904) 699-4503.

The company also has one of the most sophisticated custom homes in Marsh Landing. This European-inspired residence at 152 Clearlake Drive offers a light filled open plan with a guest casita for gracious and expansive entertaining. Whether you are a professional chef or an aspiring one, the custom kitchen will be an endless source of inspiration. Designed by a professional chef with a huge work island, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, granite counters and more. The dining area flows into the family room with gas fireplace and built-in entertainment providing the perfect setting for enjoying the company of family and friends or simply unwinding with a book at the end of the day. The centerpiece of this unique home is a lush garden courtyard providing a private sanctuary including pond, fountains, and fireplace. Priced at $925,000. Contact Realtor Elizabeth Hudgins at (904) 553-2032.

If you would like to get into the swing of golf course community living, let the professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty help you find your dream home. Founded in 1988, the company has a team of more than 400 real estate professionals in nine offices throughout Northeast Florida including full service branch offices in Ponte Vedra Beach and Atlantic Beach.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is home to the area’s most successful real estate agents who work hard to deliver an exceptional client experience and the most positive real estate results. The company has an extensive array of listings including single-family homes, condominiums, gated communities, and oceanfront and waterfront estates.

For more information, connect with the best at www.FloridaNetworkRealty.com.

 

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  1. Located in Marsh Landing at Sawgrass, this beautiful estate home on Royal Tern Road South in Ponte Vedra Beach is a dream come true. Contact Realtor Devon Witt at (904) 607-1281.
  2. Located at 1673 Atlantic Beach Drive, this West Indies-style home will feature expansive golf course views and be the last available east facing house built in Atlantic Beach Country Club. Contact Realtor Lee Elmore at 904.699.4503.
  3. This European-inspired residence at 152 Clearlake Drive is one of the most sophisticated custom homes in Marsh Landing. Contact Realtor Elizabeth Hudgins at (904) 553-2032.
  4. For those seeking beautiful views and club amenities, Atlantic Beach Country Club and other golf course communities offer a wonderful array of amenities including a clubhouse, restaurants, pools, tennis and more.

 


8 Places To Get Fit In Jacksonville in 2018

It’s nearly summertime, and it’s a great time to start feeling healthier and happier. There are so many top-notch gyms in the area that you’ll actually enjoy going to, that will help you get on the right track and will make you feel good about your body. Becoming healthier means a lot more than just feeling confident at the beach – it means feeling confident everywhere you go. Here are eight places to get fit in Jacksonville in 2018.

1. TitanUp Fitness


TitanUp Fitness is all about the private group fitness training. Their 13-Week Challenge sets you up for success, with a balance of strength training and high-intensity exercises to get your body into great shape in a short amount of time. They also have a Health Coach Program, for custom meal planning that fits your workout routine and your lifestyle. There are three TitanUp Fitness locations throughout Jacksonville.

2. Pure Barre


The well-rounded workouts at Pure Barre are designed to have you leaving feeling more energized and more motivated to come back again. The full-body exercise lasts only 45 minutes, but in that short amount of time you’re building up your strength and your metabolism, which means getting closer and closer to reaching your personal goals. These high-intensity low-impact workouts will become addicting and you’ll meet many new friends in the process.

3. Define Body & Mind


Define Body & Mind offers barre, cycling, and yoga classes. The instructors are well-equipped and extensively trained, helping you stay on track with your health and wellbeing. Their mission is to build a sustainable health and wellness community. The clients at Define Body & Mind support and encourage one another, you’ll enjoy working out surrounded by like-minded people.

4. 9Round


Kickboxing studio 9Round is a fun and unique place to break a sweat. Specialized for all fitness levels, this proven workout with guaranteed results is centered on kickboxing classes that are integrated with interval, cardiovascular, and circuit training regimes. And due to no set class times, you can show up whenever it’s convenient for you to squeeze in a workout.

5. Hot Spot Power Yoga


Hot Spot Power Yoga is the perfect place to work on your balance, your body, and your personal growth. With dynamic classes that focus on stretching and breathing, you’ll feel a deep sense of empowerment the more you practice mindful meditation. Some classes are about slowing down, relaxing, and restoring, while others are challenging and will make you sweat quite a bit.

6. Jax Sports Fitness


The mission of the skilled staff at Jax Sports Fitness is to spread health and wellness throughout all ages. This positive environment has created proven results and happy members. Their services include a boot camp, kickboxing classes, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, cardio classes, yoga, Muay Thai, personal training, and even fitness classes for kids.

7. Steel Mill


Steel Mill is Jacksonville’s only full-access CrossFit and gym combination. Take part in their Crossfit classes for a mixture of strength training and a high octane workout. They also offer workout training for teams, small groups, or even one-on-one with a skilled instructor. Their nutritional services focus on the importance of eating well when trying to condition your body, these programs are tailored specifically to what you want to accomplish.

8. Orangetheory Fitness

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The cardiovascular and strength training offered by the pros at Orangetheory Fitness will have you feeling great in no time. The heart-rate-monitored training is followed by post-exercise oxygen consumption to help boost your metabolism and increase your energy. Using a variety of equipment, the gym prides themselves on the fact that you’ll burn an average of 900 calories per class.


These 6 Reasons Make Ponte Vedra A Dream To Live In

Ponte Vedra is known to be one of the most beautiful areas around Jacksonville, it’s a seaside community bustling with activity. There are so many things to do and places to see, it’s one of greatest places in the state of Florida to put down roots. The people from here love calling this little slice of paradise their home. These six reasons make Ponte Vedra a dream to live in.

6. Schools

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Because of the many great schools in the area, Ponte Vedra is a great place to raise kids. You know your children are going to have the best possible education, which is a big relief for all parents. It also means that a high population of residents are well-educated, having graduated from said schools, and that makes meeting like-minded people a lot easier.

5. Neighbors

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With neighbors from all walks of life, a great mix of retirees and young families, you know you’re going to be surrounded by good people. Having trustworthy people living around you to rely on, makes it easier to get through busy days and to rest easy at night.

4. Restaurants

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Whether it’s the seafood at Palm Valley Fish Camp or the Italian dishes at Trasca & Company, you definitely have a favorite restaurant in Ponte Vedra. There is an array of hotspots with eclectic menus, you’ll be able to satisfy even the pickiest eater.

3. Proximity

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Ponte Vedra is close to everything you would want and need, you’re only a short drive away from both downtown Jacksonville and St. Augustine. You’re getting the small-town seaside community lifestyle while being in convenient proximity to everything else. It’s the best of both worlds.

2. Recreation

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The recreational activities are endless. Whether you’re into golf or water sports, hitting the town or shopping until you drop, there’s something for everyone. Residents of Ponte Vedra have mastered the work-play balance, they understand the importance of having fun which makes it a fun place to live.

1. Scenery

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Due to the acres of natural Florida wetlands and the many beautiful beaches, the scenery in Ponte Vedra is unbeatable. It seems like everywhere you turn there’s a new photo opportunity. You really can’t complain when you live in such a picturesque place.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES LAURA MASSINELLO

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Laura Massinello to the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

Laura represents honesty, hard work, and heart in all that she does.

Laura grew up in sunny West Palm Beach and graduated from the University of North Florida receiving her BA of Business Administration in Marketing. She proceeded to work as a manager in the fast-paced retail industry working for several high-end brands. There she showcased her commitment to excellence in customer service. Her main focus has always been centered on making her clients feel comfortable and at ease. Quality, attention to detail and understanding value are her cores to delivering whole solutions.

During her free time, you will find Laura enjoying the sunshine and the beautiful Jacksonville beaches, spending time with her loved ones and caring for her fur-baby, Valerie. Laura is enthusiastic about making the leap into the real estate industry and ready to bring her passion for helping others achieve their goals to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty team.

“Please join me in welcoming Laura to the Beach office. We are extremely excited to have Laura as a new addition to our Florida Network Realty family and feel confident she will be invaluable to our team,” shares Don Cline, Assistant General Manager and Broker/Manager of the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

For more information, Laura can be reached by phone at 561.635.6064 or at Laura.Massinello@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: LMassinello.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office is located at 375-1 Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES ANGELA WILSON

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Angela Wilson to the Metropolitan office with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

Angela joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty with fifteen years of experience working closely with Northeast Florida’s Realtors and real estate market. As a Representative with Old Republic Home Protection, Angela not only helped to service customer claims, she also conducted training seminars with real estate companies, educating agents about Home Warranties and their importance to their clients.

When asked why she joined Florida Network Realty as a Realtor, Angela states, “Based upon my twelve years of experience working in the Jacksonville real estate market, Florida Network Realty, to me, are industry leaders. I’m so excited to be working with them, and to help grow my career as a Realtor with their training and support.”

Angela lives in San Marco with her wonderful husband and their four daughters – Lauren (14), Anna (12), Claire (11), and Amelia (8). One fun fact about the Wilson family is that at Christmas time, Angela and her husband, Roger, perform with their daughters in the annual production of the Community Nutcracker!

“Please join me in welcoming Angela to the San Marco office. Through Angela’s work with Old Republic, she has created and sustained many relationships with Florida Network Realty agents and their clients, and we are excited to have her join our company as a Realtor. The relationships and connection to our community that she has, and her passion for helping others is sure to help her excel in her career in real estate.,” shares Josh Cohen, Broker/Manager of the Metropolitan office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty with locations in Avondale and San Marco.

For more information, Angela can be reached by phone at 904.994.6620 or at Angela.Wilson@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: AWilson.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Metropolitan offices in Avondale and San Marco are located at 3627 St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205 and 1983 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES TAMMIE TAYLOR

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Tammie Taylor to the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office.

Tammie joins Florida Network Realty as a Realtor with four years of experience, and she has achieved the Military Relocation Professionals (MRP) designation, and the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation during this time. Tammie is also a member of the local Women’s Council of Realtors.

A Jacksonville native, Tammie loves the feeling of community in Ponte Vedra and Northeast Florida and is eager to help her clients find their home in this area that she loves. When not working, Tammie enjoys taking advantage of the gorgeous Florida weather and loves running and going to the beach.

“Tammie makes a great addition to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty team! With her focus and dedication to her clients’ goals, she is sure to excel here. We are thrilled to welcome her aboard,” shares Kevin Waugaman, Broker/Manager of the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office.

For more information, Tammie can be reached by phone at 904.352.9820 or at Tammie.Taylor@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: TammieTaylor.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office is located at 333 Village Main Street, Suite 670, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES MABEL PEREZ

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Mabel Perez to the St. Augustine office with locations in St. Augustine Beach and Murabella at World Golf Village.

Mabel joins Florida Network Realty as a Realtor with an extensive background in Corporate Communications. Comms Strategy, Executive Comms, and Journalism. Born in Puerto Rico, Mabel moved to the U.S. mainland when she was five and has native Spanish fluency; she was the first person in her family to graduate college and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from the University of South Florida.

Out of college, Mabel joined the Ocala Star-Banner as a newspaper reporter and excelled in this field. Many of the recommendations and awards that Mabel achieved were against journalists with more than twenty years of experiences in the same field – Mabel was 23 years old when she was awarded her first NY Times Chairman’s Award in Investigative Journalism! In 2007, Mabel was presented First Place for the Florida Press Club Lucy Morgan Award for In-Depth Reporting, and in the same year, she was awarded her second NY Times Chairman’s Award for coverage of the national John Couey/Jessica Lunsford kidnapping and murder case.

Moving into the corporate world, Mabel worked as the Senior Communications Specialist for several international companies, including Crowley Maritime Corp., CSX, and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. In these capacities, Mabel developed and managed content for both internal and external communications, served as a social media representative, and executed programs and projects that supported her company’s objectives and goals. Before obtaining her real estate license, Mabel worked in St. Augustine as an Author, Activist and Communications Consultant, working for local businesses, organizations and individuals that demonstrate genuine care and concern for people and the environment.

When asked why she became a Realtor, Mabel states, “There’s something very special about meeting people from all walks of life, especially during the purchase or sale of their home. Each customer is so different, and I am fascinated each time I learn something new or am reminded just how small the world is. I am curious by nature and thrive off a varied routine, and being a Realtor allows me to continuously learn and grow.

“I am excited to welcome Mabel to our Murabella office! With Mabel’s extensive business background and excellent communication, writing and interpersonal skills, she is sure to succeed here as a Realtor. She is starting off her career strong, and I look forward to seeing what she achieves in the future,” shares Ann King, Broker/Manager of the St. Augustine and Murabella at World Golf Village offices.

For more information, Mabel can be reached by phone at 352.425.1223 or at Mabel.Perez@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: MabelPerez.com. The St. Augustine offices in St. Augustine Beach and Murabella at World Golf Village are located at 112 Sea Grove Main Street, Suite 210, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080 and 196 Capulet Drive, Suite 3, St. Augustine, FL 32092.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES BRENDAN MINER

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Brendan Miner to the St. Augustine office with locations in St. Augustine Beach and Murabella at World Golf Village.

“I am excited to welcome Brendan to the St. Augustine office. Transitioning from his career as a Radiologist – Brendan is excited to begin his new career as a Realtor at Florida Network Realty. He will be joining his daughter, Tayler Gibson, as a team in our office, and will be growing their business together. Brendan has been a past customer of ours on many occasions, and he has a strong comfort level in working with investment properties and real estate. I am sure he will succeed here in his career as a Realtor,” shares Ann King, Broker/Manager of the St. Augustine and Murabella at World Golf Village offices.

For more information, Brendan can be reached by phone at 336.655.3840 or at Brendan.Miner@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: BMiner.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The St. Augustine offices in St. Augustine Beach and Murabella at World Golf Village are located at 112 Sea Grove Main Street, Suite 210, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080 and 196 Capulet Drive, Suite 3, St. Augustine, FL 32092.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES JESSICA BRYNN ALLARD

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Jessica Brynn Allard to the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

Jessica is an experienced Realtor who joins Florida Network Realty from an affiliate company in Georgia – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. After moving to Jacksonville – her husband’s hometown – with her family, Jessica joined Florida Network Realty as an agent, stating, “I loved working for Georgia Properties, and the professionalism and company culture that I loved in Georgia is more than evident at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty as well! The training, support, and tools offered to their agents is fantastic, and made my move to this new brokerage easy!”

Before becoming a Realtor, Jessica revamped and opened salons as a Business Development Consultant in Atlanta, GA. In this role, Jessica worked as a direct liaison between Marketing and PR Firms and the salons that were remodeled and updated – including event planning for the openings, managing continuing education for employees, and working closely with the salon’s owners during this process.

In addition to this, Jessica has also worked in administrative and managerial roles – for over eighteen years – in companies ranging from non-profits to large corporations. Working in these fields, Jessica has gained experience in organization, event planning, marketing, public relations, project administration, customer service and especially in sales. Jessica knows that her attention to detail and problem-solving skills gained through these jobs are sure to help her in her career as a Realtor.

When not working, Jessica loves cooking, quilting, bike riding, and singing. In addition to this, Jessica enjoys homesteading – growing her own garden, foraging, making everything from scratch, and more!

“We are excited to announce that Jessica is joining the Florida Network Realty family! Joining us from Georgia Properties, Jessica’s transition into working as a Realtor in Northeast Florida is natural – she’s a great fit! We are happy she has joined our company, and are excited to see her success in real estate,” shares Don Cline, Assistant General Manager and Broker/Manager of the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office.

For more information, Jessica can be reached by phone at 754.208.6521 or at Jessica.Allard@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: JAllard.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office is located at 375-1 Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233.


BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES FLORIDA NETWORK REALTY WELCOMES DAMARIS PRIETO

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is pleased to welcome Damaris Prieto to the St. Augustine office with locations in St. Augustine Beach and Murabella at World Golf Village.

Damaris joins Florida Network Realty with several years of experience of a Realtor, having worked as a Buyer’s Agent for a local brokerage prior to joining the Murabella Office. When asked why she became a Realtor, Damaris states, “I’m a very outgoing person, and love working with people. The connections that Realtors make with their clients can be life-long – I strive to make sure my clients are truly taken care of, informed, and content during each stage of the buying or selling process!”

“Damaris is a true people-person who takes pride in taking care of each of her clients’ individual needs. I am excited that she has chosen to grow her career as a Realtor with Florida Network Realty,” shares Ann King, Broker/Manager of the St. Augustine and Murabella at World Golf Village offices.

For more information, Damaris can be reached by phone at 954.268.0459 or at Damaris.Prieto@FloridaNetworkRealty.com and website: DPrieto.FloridaNetworkRealty.com. The St. Augustine offices in St. Augustine Beach and Murabella at World Golf Village are located at 112 Sea Grove Main Street, Suite 210, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080 and 196 Capulet Drive, Suite 3, St. Augustine, FL 32092.