Looking for the ideal lifestyle in resort living? Palencia, Florida, just may be your next new home. As a master-planned gated community dotted with lots focused on luxurious features, this neighborhood just north of St. Augustine offers upscale three- to six-bedroom single family homes built around the Palencia Club golf course.
The amenities here are so wonderful you may never want to leave home — nor need to. Take, for instance, the 40-acre Village Center. It features a clubhouse that has 33,000 square feet of dining, shopping, and banquet facilities. There is a private dining room for members only as well as a public café. When it's time to work off that delicious meal or start the day with a healthy dose of exercise, the clubhouse is also home to a state-of-the-art fitness center. Work out on the equipment or take advantage of classes offered in cardio and strength training. Outside, there is a park complete with a picnic area and a pond. For more recreation, individuals and families alike have free reign of the soccer field, tennis court, and splash park. A "tot lot" conveniently provides close-by recreation for little ones as well, giving parents a welcome refresher while looking on from a relaxing bench in the mid-morning sun or before-bedtime sunset.
The avid golfer has plenty to do in Palencia too. Improve your long shot on the 400-yard double-sided driving range, and when it's time for a full round of golf, the 18-hole, par 72 course designed by Arthur Hill is right outside the front door. For those who enjoy quieter activities away from the green, Palencia is also home to 30 acres of nature preserve with its eight miles of multi-use trails. Palencia is located within the St. Johns County School District to serve families, and the community is close to churches and medical facilities as well as pet clinics and shopping malls for the ultimate in convenience close to home.