ADTV Episode: Nocatee

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People move to Nocatee because of its exceptional schools, and because of the active outdoor lifestyle that this community really nurtures. What was only a few years ago was an undeveloped piece of land in the greater Jacksonville area became one of the fastest-growing master planned communities in the entire United States! It’s like they took this piece of undeveloped land and put a town right in the middle of it!

Almost reminds you of the vision Walt Disney had for his prime piece of real estate in the marshlands of Orlando! Located in the northeastern portion of St. Johns County, this vibrant community of Nocatee, Florida is a hot target for northerns looking to soak up the sun! Nocatee provides people with an ideal lifestyle due to its breathtaking natural beauty like acres of jogging trails, extensive amenities, and proximity to major highways and important metropolitan areas. The natural beauty, excellent educational system, entertainment, first-rate healthcare, and thriving economy of this city are well-known. Nocatee is the ideal location for a home, or even your small business. Whether you prefer quiet suburban living or a bustling neighborhood with lots of room for development, you’ll find a neighborhood suited just for you.

Nocatee is home to several excellent schools that provide a quality education to students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The St. Johns County School District, one of the most highly regarded districts in Florida, oversees schools in Nocatee. The district is known for its high academic achievements, innovative curriculum, and commitment to student success. The schools in Nocatee offer a range of academic opportunities, including honors and Advanced Placement classes, as well as extracurricular activities. Whether your child is interested in sports, music, theater, or other interests, there are schools in Nocatee that will nurture their passion and develop the skills they need to excel in their future endeavors. The education system in Nocatee prioritizes personalized learning, ensuring that every student receives the support they need to reach their full potential. The dedicated teachers and staff of the district work tirelessly to provide a well-rounded education that prepares children for college and beyond.

Nocatee offers a diverse range of entertainment options to suit every taste and interest. From family-friendly attractions to exciting nightlife options, there is something for everyone in this charming city. Nocatee boasts several parks and recreational facilities, where residents can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and water sports. The Nocatee Splash Park is a popular spot during the summer months, where kids can enjoy splashing around in the water slides and fountains. The Nocatee Preserve is another popular destination for nature enthusiasts, featuring scenic trails, beautiful wildlife, and opportunities for bird watching. For art enthusiasts, Nocatee is home to several art galleries and museums. The Nocatee Art Gallery showcases the work of local and regional artists, while the Nocatee History Center provides a glimpse into the city's rich history. The entertainment scene in Nocatee extends beyond traditional offerings. The city is home to a vibrant nightlife scene with an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Whether you're in the mood for a laidback dining experience or a lively night out with friends, Nocatee has it all.

Nocatee boasts a top-notch healthcare system, ensuring that residents have access to high-quality healthcare services. The city is home to several hospitals and medical facilities, which offer a comprehensive range of services. Baptist Health Nocatee, a state-of-the-art hospital, offers comprehensive medical services, including emergency care, surgery, imaging services, and specialized care. The hospital has a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who are committed to providing exceptional care. In addition to Baptist Health Nocatee, Nocatee has several urgent care centers, which offer prompt treatment for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. These centers provide convenient access to prompt care, allowing residents to receive care when they need it. Nocatee also has a large network of healthcare providers, including primary care physicians, dentists, and specialists. These providers offer comprehensive healthcare services, ensuring that residents can access a wide range of specialized care close to home.

Nocatee offers a variety of housing options, catering to different needs and budgets. From single-family homes to multi-family residences, there is something to suit every homebuyer in Nocatee. The city is known for its master-planned communities, which offer a variety of amenities, such as clubhouses, pools, and playgrounds. These communities provide a convenient and low-maintenance lifestyle, perfect for families or individuals looking for a more active lifestyle. In addition to the master-planned communities, Nocatee also has a number of residential neighborhoods that offer a more relaxed and laid-back atmosphere. These neighborhoods feature traditional single-family homes on larger lots, providing a peaceful setting for those who want to enjoy a quieter lifestyle. Nocatee also has a variety of housing options for retirees and seniors. The city is home to several 55+ communities, which provide resort-style living and a range of amenities specifically catering to the needs of older adults.

Nocatee has a thriving economy that is supported by a variety of industries and businesses. The city's strategic location, proximity to major transportation routes, and talented workforce make it an attractive hub for businesses looking to grow and expand. The manufacturing industry is a significant sector in Nocatee's economy, with several manufacturing companies operating in the city. These companies specialize in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, and medical devices. The retail sector is also thriving in Nocatee, with several shopping centers and retail outlets serving the community. These centers offer a diverse selection of goods and services, meeting the needs of residents and visitors alike. The tourism industry also contributes to Nocatee's economy, with visitors flocking to the city for its natural beauty, excellent amenities, and proximity to major attractions. The city boasts several hotels and resorts, which cater to both the business and leisure traveler. Nocatee, Florida offers its residents a picturesque setting, excellent amenities, and thriving economy. With its top-notch education, diverse entertainment options, top-notch healthcare, and a wide range of housing options, Nocatee is the perfect place to settle down and start a new chapter in life. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly community or a cosmopolitan lifestyle, Nocatee has it all.

Maybe you’ve heard of former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow? He came to national prominence here at Nease High School! He then went on to become a famous Florida Gator and Heisman Trophy winner. The only one to auction his trophy in order to donate the proceeds to charitable causes. Tim led the Gators to two BCS National Championships among many other records set and honors accrued. Helped the Gators attain top three ranking in AP Polls three of the four years he attended Florida. Tebow captivated fans as a quarterback with his unwavering faith, excellent work ethic, and infectiously optimistic personality. He served as an inspiration to many with his tenacity and will on the field. He was chosen as a first-round pick by the Denver Broncos in the 2010 NFL Draft. Though Tebow later discovered a fresh interest in the realm of commerce. This shift allowed Tebow to venture into various industries and make strategic investments that align with his personal values and beliefs.Tebow's passion for healthy living and his dedication to making a difference in the lives of others led him to establish a strong presence in his hometown. Most recently through his involvement with the Clean Juice franchise.

“Tim Tebow is also the brand ambassador for Clean Juice which has a franchise location right here in Nocatee Town Center.” 

Tim Tebow's connection to Nocatee goes beyond his business ventures. The community of Nocatee holds a special place in Tebow's heart as he and his wife, Demi-Leigh Tebow, chose to settle down in the area. The couple own a home in the Jacksonville area and have quickly become active members of his hometown community. Tebow's passion for making a difference in the lives of others extends beyond football. Through the Tim Tebow Foundation, he and his wife are committed to serving others and making a positive impact in communities across the country. The Tim Tebow Foundation's mission is to "bring faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need." The foundation focuses on various initiatives, including providing opportunities for children in need, supporting individuals with disabilities, and spreading love through community service projects.

Tebow's investment in the Clean Juice Franchise is a reflection of his commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle and supporting local businesses. Clean Juice is a fast-growing organic juice franchise that aims to provide delicious and nutritious juice options to the community. As a franchisee, Tebow is actively involved in the operations of the Clean Juice franchise in the St. Johns Town Center on the southside of Jacksonville. The benefits of Clean Juice Franchise for Tebow and the community extend beyond just offering healthy juice options. The franchise also provides job opportunities and creates a sense of community. By investing in Clean Juice, Tebow is contributing to the economic growth of the area and providing a convenient and accessible option for residents seeking healthier food and beverage options. Tim Tebow's connection to Nocatee and the Clean Juice Franchise demonstrates his commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. Through his investments, Tebow is not only contributing to the economic growth of the community but also supporting the health and well-being of its residents. His passion for healthy living and making a difference align with the mission of Clean Juice, and together they are making a positive impact on Nocatee and beyond.

The Nocatee Clean Juice has a Quarter 4 Kids program that supports projects in the local communities to benefit children in need. Their goal is to create positive change in our communities, specifically around educating underprivileged children about nutrition. A portion of those proceeds also go to the Tim Tebow Foundation which fights for the ‘most vulnerable people’ like orphans, homeless and disabled kids. We had a chance to meet with the owner of Nocatee’s Clean Juice Franchise, Angie Lacey. “

“Angie is a single mom who lives right here inside of Nocatee. She knows her customers by name and she’s passionate about healthy living.”

Angie opened the doors to her new franchise just as COVID-19 emerged, causing many businesses to shut down for weeks. The Nocatee Town Center area was largely just dirt back then in 2018! But Angie was amazed at the overwhelming support of the Nocatee community who came out to support her during 2020. While many places were closed and people were forced to stay home, Nocatee residents were anxious to get out on their golf carts and enjoy the outdoors. They loved the idea of consuming fresh organic juices to naturally strengthen and build up their immune systems from the inside out.

Angie chose Clean Juice because there are not a lot of places where you can go where “what’s on your menu is exactly what you’re putting in your body,” she says. Clean Juice uses all organic produce and they are used in their more pure and natural form. Angie not only loves the residents of Nocatee, but she says it’s just a lot of fun to live here. Everyone is very active and there is always something going on as an excuse for the community to get together. There are events like wine tastings and golf cart parades, a farmer’s market, walking and jogging paths, dog parks and courts for pickleball, tennis, soccer, and volleyball. Of course everyone knows about the massive water park and zip line. Of course, it’s easy to stay connected with friends when all of the Nocatee communities are connected by extensive golf cart paths!

"The mode of transportation here is by golf cart. From your home you can take your golf cart to get groceries, work out, drop your kids off at school…"

We had the chance to meet with the owner of Nocatee’s Eco Golf Cart business. Matt Van Bussum provided the Altas golf cart you see featured in our Nocatee episode of The American Dream TV program. Matt formerly worked in the finance industry and moved to Nocatee for the family environment and the active outdoor lifestyle that Nocatee is known for. He started repairing golf carts (electric vehicles) for himself, his friends and neighbors. Soon it became a full time business and he's now an authorized retailer and distributor. His warehouse is located off of US-1 in Nocatee, just a short drive from the Nocatee Town Center where the TV episode was filmed. One of Matt’s most interesting stories is how he’s seen the impact of Electric Vehicles on both the auto and real estate market. In areas like these, electric-powered automobiles are less popular because people prefer the golf cart version…especially when everything they need is within the walls of their community. Eco Golf Carts provide a convenient and eco-friendly means of transportation. With the ability to travel on designated paths and trails, residents can now explore and enjoy all that Nocatee has to offer without relying on cars or traditional golf carts. Even home builders have changed their floor plans to accommodate a narrower golf-cart sized garage space in place of the typical three-car garage!

Eco Golf Carts is a company that provides eco-friendly golf carts as an alternative to traditional gas-powered golf carts. They offer a range of features that make them an ideal choice for environmentally conscious consumers. The benefits of an eco-friendly cart not only enhance the experience of residents and visitors but also contribute to the overall improvement of the quality of life in Nocatee. Eco Golf Carts are optimized for accessibility, allowing residents and visitors with mobility challenges the opportunity to enjoy a round of golf or a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood. Their compact size and maneuverability make them ideal for navigating tight spaces and overcoming obstacles, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the great outdoors. 

They are safe and family friendly, too. Eco Golf Carts provide additional safety features that enhance the safety of both golfers and pedestrians. With features like headlights, taillights, turn signals, and seat belts, these carts promote visibility and compliance, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries. Some models are also surprisingly quiet!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this look at the community of Nocatee, its people and its active outdoor appeal. And we hope you’ll subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of our next episode of “Selling Jacksonville” on The American Dream TV network.

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