2018 News and Announcements

Census Estimates Show County Growth Continues

St. Augustine Record, April 5, 2018. The latest population estimates are in from the U.S. Census Bureau and to probably no one's surprise St. Johns County continues to grow, and grow fast. County Growth Continues

Commercial Activity Accelerating in St. Johns County

St. Augustine Record, February 15, 2018. Although the activity at the sprawling Durbin Park has taken the lion's share of attention, there are a host of commercial projects in St. Johns County of all scales. Commercial Activity Accelerating in SJC

More Accolades for Oldest City

St. Augustine Record, February 13, 2018. St. Augustine is used to finding itself on “best of” tourism and lifestyle lists in recent years, and now it's found new admirers among the national media. The Oldest City was selected by Architectural Digest as one of “The 25 Best Small Towns in America.” More Accolades

‘This Is Another City’ Durbin Park Development Projected to Reshape County's Commercial Landscape

St. Augustine Record, February 10, 2018. When the first wall goes up at the new Walmart at Durbin Park this week — as is currently scheduled — it's going to mark a turning point in the growth of this county as a place that's more than a secondary market for Jacksonville retailers. Reshape County's Commercial Landscape

Education Notebook: School District Gets High Marks from National Publication

St. Augustine Record, February 6, 2018. Business Insider magazine has issued its annual list of the "Best School Districts in every U.S. State." St. Johns County School District was named the best in Florida. The ranking includes key factors such as the strength of academics, health and safety, diversity and the quality of teachers. St. Johns received an A in academics, a B in health and safety, a B in diversity and a B in teachers.

Walmart, Home Depot Will Anchor First Phase of Durbin Park

St. Augustine Record, February 6, 2018. St. Johns County's biggest new commercial development project has several major retail outlets signed as anchor tenants. Gatlin Development Company announced on its website last week that Walmart and Home Depot will join several other businesses at Durbin Park off of Race Track Road in northern St. Johns County. Walmart, Home Depot at Durbin Park

Money Names St. Augustine Best Place to Live in Florida; Ponte Vedra Named to Top 20 by Coastal Living

St. Augustine Record, January 30, 2018. Reflecting the area's 30-year surge in population growth, two St. Johns County communities were recently selected as being among the best places to call home. Both St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach were featured in recent media lists of the best places to live. Best Place to Live in Florida

St. Johns County Real Estate Market Saw Few Lulls in 2017

St. Augustine Record, January 27, 2018. Single-family resales were up by 9.6 percent in dollar volume to $1,750,751,500 last year. New home sales increased by 18 percent to $1,226,716,664. That simply shows the continued rise of strength in the new home market as many new and recently opened communities are making their products available. Real Estate Market Saw Few Lulls in 2017

PGA TOUR Unveils Plans for New Headquarters with Gov. Scott, Commissioner Monahan

Ponte Vedra Recorder, January 25, 2018. The PGA TOUR unveiled plans for its new 187,000 square-foot global headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach on Jan. 19 at a special presentation attended by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan, PGA TOUR Senior Vice President of Communications Laura Neal, St. Johns County Director of Economic Development Melissa Glasgow and others. PGA TOUR Unveils Plans

Land Cleared near Flea Market on SR 207 to Make Room for Possible Hotels, Restaurants

St. Augustine Record, January 23, 2018. A busy area in southern St. Johns County is seeing more construction activity now to prepare for future commercial development. The St. Johns Market Place, better known as the county flea market, on State Road 207 is clearing land near Interstate 95 as part of its growth plan. St. Johns Market Place

PGA TOUR Unveils Plans for Its New Headquarters

Financial News & Daily Record, January 22, 2018. Facility will consolidate golf tour's 800 employees inside one building. PGA Tour Unveils Plans

St. Johns County Ended 2017 with Lowest Unemployment in Florida

St. Augustine Record, January 21, 2018. St. Johns County ended 2017 with the lowest unemployment rate in the state. According to information released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, St. Johns County had an unemployment rate of 2.8 percent in December. Lowest Unemployment in Florida

PGA TOUR Shows off Plans for New Headquarters Building as Gov. Scott Visits

St. Augustine Record, January 20, 2018. The PGA Tour allowed the first public peeks at renderings of its new headquarters, but the big focus Friday was on the economic picture. PGA TOUR Shows off Plans

Gov. Scott: PGA TOUR to Create 300 Jobs at New Global Headquarters in St. Johns County

Governor Rick Scott's Press Office, January 19, 2018. Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the PGA TOUR has selected Ponte Vedra Beach as the location for its new global headquarters, which will create 300 new jobs for families in St. Johns County. PGA TOUR to Create 300 Jobs

PGA TOUR Reveals Plans for New First Coast Headquarters

Jacksonville Business Journal, January 19, 2018. The PGA Tour unveiled plans for its expansive new global home, which will consolidate area staff under one roof in Ponte Vedra Beach. PGA TOUR Reveals Plans

The PGA TOUR’s New Headquarters Look Amazing

Golfweek, January 19, 2018. The PGA Tour will have a new headquarters starting in 2020, and we're guessing many employees can't wait for the move. Per Architectural Digest, the Tour will be moving into a brand new headquarters designed by Foster + Partners starting in 2020. And yeah, the upcoming HQ looks pretty cool. PGA TOUR's New HQ

Check out the New (187,000 Square Foot!) PGA TOUR Headquarters

Golf, January 19, 2018. PGA Tour HQ isn't moving far from its current location — but it's getting a major upgrade. New PGA TOUR HQ

Foster + Partners Unveils Its Stunning Design of the New PGA Tour Headquarters

Architectural Digest, January 19, 2018. It was announced today that the PGA Tour will be moving into a brand new headquarters designed by Foster + Partners, among the most recognizable firms in the world. Foster + Partners Design New PGA Tour Headquarters

PGA TOUR Announces Details of New Global Home with Florida Governor Rick Scott

PGA TOUR Press Release, January 19, 2018. During a special presentation today at TPC Sawgrass, the PGA TOUR unveiled plans for its expansive new global home, which will consolidate area employees under one roof in Ponte Vedra Beach. PGA TOUR Global Home

Beachwalk: St. Johns County’s Newest Upscale Neighborhood

Ponte Vedra Recorder, January 11, 2018. A new upscale community is coming to St. Johns County. Beachwalk will feature luxury homes, commercial retail and a 14-acre Crystal Lagoon located at the heart of the neighborhood. Beachwalk Upscale Neighborhood

Sustainable, Smart Development Characterizes St. Johns County's Growth

Florida Trend, December 28, 2017. St. Johns County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the U.S., and its economy has had no problem accommodating the rapid growth. Sustainable, Smart Development



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