Nocatee, Florida (pronounced /ˈnɒkətiː/) is an unincorporated master-planned community on 13,323 acres (5,392 ha), primarily in northern St. Johns County, Florida, US. The area is located in one of the most prestigious regions of Florida, Ponte Vedra Beach. It was approved in 2001 as a Development of Regional Impact (DRI) under Section 380.06 of the Florida Statutes.
Nocatee is a master planned community that spans the northeastern corner of St. Johns County and southeastern portion of Duval County in Northeast Florida. Nocatee has been designed as a complete, sustainable new town to balance work and recreation, in a walkable livable community. The master developer is The PARC Group, Inc., a developer of residential communities in Northeast Florida.
Nocatee is located in Ponte Vedra, Florida, just west of Ponte Vedra Beach and between the cities of Jacksonville and St. Augustine. At full build-out, Nocatee is expected to have 13,000 homes; and up to one million square feet of retail, four million square feet of office and nine public schools. Almost two-thirds of the land will be placed in preservation and protected.
In 2011, Nocatee was the 14th fastest growing master planned community in the United States.
Nocatee consists of many individual "neighborhoods", including:
- Austin Park, a single-family community developed by The PARC Group with 189 homesites and four builders, Cornerstone Homes, Taylor Morrison Homes, Providence Homes and Mattamy.
- Coastal Oaks, developed by Toll Brothers, and offering single-family homes and town homes in a highly amenitized secured community.
- Riverwood, an active-adult community developed and built by Del Webb offering single family homes, condominium homes and town homes.
- Tidewater, a condominium home community built by Pulte Homes.
- Kelly Pointe, a community of 172 single-family homes developed by The PARC Group with homes built by Mattamy Homes and Richmond American.
- Willowcove, a neighborhhood of single family homes offering homes built by David Weekley Homes and Lennar.
- Greenleaf Village, a community of 575 single family homesites developed by The PARC Group with homes by David Weekley Homes, Standard Pacific Homes, Providence Homes and Mattamy.
- Estates at Highland Lakes, a neighborhood of 40 single-family homes developed by The PARC Group with homes to be built by ICI Homes. Estates at Highland Lakes is scheduled to open in early 2013.
- The Enclave, a Town Center community of 141 cottage-style homes to be built by David Weekley Homes. The Enclave is scheduled to open in summer 2012.
- Lakeside, a community to be built in the Town Center.
- Brookwood, a community to be built next to Kelly Pointe.
- The Nocatee Town Center is the central shopping and entertainment hub for the community. Regency Centers developed and constructed the first phase, which opened in February, 2010 and is anchored by a 54,000 sq ft (5,000 m2) Publix supermarket, the largest in northeast Florida. The town center has restaurants, retail stores and service providers featuring national brands as well as local favorites.
- The signature interactive amenity is the Nocatee Splash Water park which opened in April 2010. The 8-acre (32,000 m2) park features 53-foot (16 m) tall water slides, a lazy river, family lagoon pool and interactive sprayground. The facility also includes a 2-story clubhouse with banquet facilities and conference room, and a state of the art fitness center.
- The 75-acre (300,000 m2) Nocatee Community Park contains multi-purpose sports fields, tennis courts, a fenced dog park & walk, and concession stand. As of January 2011, three miles (5 km) of greenway trails have been completed that wind through five neighborhoods, the Community Park and Nocatee Town Center. The park was donated by the developers to the St. Johns County Parks and Recreation department.
- ^  Florida's Statutes Official website
- ^ Andres, Shakaya: "Nocatee roadways near completion, about a decade early" Florida Times-Union, May 20, 2010
- ^ a b c Andres, Shakaya: “Nocatee residents plunge into new waterpark, growth” Florida Times-Union, February 13, 2010
- ^ Walsh, Jimmel: "Nocatee Water Park impresses residents" St. Augustine Record, April 11, 2010