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Thinking About an Active Adult Community?

If 2019 is the year you’ve decided to start thinking about retirement, then you need to check out Jacksonville’s 55+ active adult communities.

Phyllis Staines, local Realtor with RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate has seen an increase in her clientele opting for an active adult lifestyle.

“One of the most popular is Sweetwater by Del Webb, centrally located in the Baymeadows area” said Staines. “This gated 55+ community features Summerland Hall, the 22,000 square foot clubhouse featuring indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and bocce courts, fitness, arts and crafts, business center, library and much more. Bike paths and walking trails meander throughout the community so it makes showing property a very enjoyable experience…and it’s so quiet!”

Sweetwater offers a mix of single family homes, condos and carriage homes so there is something for everyone and every budget. “As more and more retirees buck conventional wisdom and opt for an active environment, neighborhoods such as Sweetwater are on the rise in Northeast Florida” said Staines.

With easy access to downtown, Mayo Clinic, St. Johns Town Center, and the beach, most of Jacksonville’s attractions are just minutes away. Major grocery, pharmacy, shops and restaurants are literally just outside the community entrance.

Also, if you’re a senior looking to buy or sell in the Jacksonville area, Staines reminds you to make sure your agent has earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist or SRES designation.

“An SRES is a Realtor who belongs to an elite group of real estate professionals who have completed a comprehensive course of study in understanding the needs, considerations, and goals of buyers and sellers aged 55 and older” said Staines.

Staines has been assisting seniors in the Jacksonville area since 1998 and is offering Times Union readers her free “Moving On” guide, tailored to seniors and their families. To receive your free guide please contact Staines at (904) 476-7653 or visit



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