Active adults looking for new construction attached homes in an affordable price range will appreciate what’s happening in Jacksonville, Florida. One of the newest 55+ communities is Everlake at Mandarin. The community is amenity-rich and well-situated. A groundbreaking ceremony was held earlier this summer to celebrate the new development by Dream Finders Homes.
Jacksonville is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Geographically, it’s the largest city in Florida, covering 874 square miles. The population is also growing, with people looking for homes outside of the usual south Florida locations.
Homebuyers looking for homes for sale in Jacksonville have a number of reasons to consider Everlake at Mandarin.
Everlake at Mandarin Homes for Sale
All 192 attached homes in this community are available as new construction models. Homes have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. There may be a flex room as well that can be used as a den or an office. Buyers can expect high ceilings, ceramic tile floors, and granite counters in the kitchens. There’s also recessed lighting, wood cabinets, and marble vanities in the bathrooms.
Some homes have lakefront views and others look out over the nature preserve. All homesites are sensitive to privacy and outdoor space. Paired villas are designed to provide a low-maintenance lifestyle for owners who don’t want to spend their time on landscaping and repairs. Most homes start in the $200s price range.
Everlake at Mandarin Amenities
Most of the social events and amenities will be found at the clubhouse. There residents will also find multipurpose rooms and a fitness center. Outside, there are a number of open pavilions for gathering and picnicking, and there’s also an outdoor pool and a spacious sundeck. Walking paths are available throughout the community, which will preserve natural land that’s instrumental to the local environment and wildlife.
Living in Jacksonville, FL
Everlake at Mandarin is less than half an hour to Downtown Jacksonville, which is great news for homeowners who appreciate art, culture, entertainment, and fine dining. The Southbank Riverwalk is a promenade in Jacksonville that winds for more than a mile along the St. Johns River. It’s a great place to take a walk, admire the city’s skyline, or take a water taxi. The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens offers fine art collections and exhibits as well as outdoor spaces showcasing the best in Northeast Florida horticulture. Fine dining is available in steakhouses and restaurants and there’s also a thriving food truck scene.
For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are beaches close by and championship golf courses that abound in the Jacksonville area. Jacksonville Golf and Country Club and Bent Creek Golf Course are local favorites. Hikers, anglers, and bird watchers will enjoy visiting Little Talbot Island and Big Talbot Island just north of the city.
Jacksonville is also home to an international airport and is often a departing port for cruise ships heading to Bermuda, Key West, and other Caribbean locations.