Five Hot New Construction Trends Seen in Jacksonville Real Estate and Master-Planned Golf Community World Golf Village

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As new construction starts buzzing again, there's evidence that the recession made long-term impact on future home design.

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New Construction on Rise in World Golf Village

"New construction in Jacksonville is reflecting national trends," said Sherry Davidson, President of World Golf Village based Davidson Realty.

Situated conveniently between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, World Golf Village has become one of the most desirable master-planned golf communities in Northeast Florida. The combination of great value on home and lot prices, lots of green space, high-end amenities and an A-rated school system have kept World Golf Village in demand among Jacksonville home buyers despite a sluggish real estate market. Now with new construction heating up again, there are some interesting residential construction trends emerging both nationally and in the Jacksonville real estate market and World Golf Village area. “The economic slump definitely had an impact on how people think about their home and they seem to be influencing some of the trends we're seeing with new construction here in World Golf Village today,” said Sherry Davidson, President of World Golf Village-based Davidson Realty.

1.Multigenerational living: Buyers are thinking beyond the typical “in-law” suite and planning for long-term in-home care for aging parents or even themselves. There's also consideration of the possibility of children living at home longer than expected or “boomerang” children that return to the nest after college.

2.Smaller size: Small is back in style. Buyers aren't giving up any conveniences or comforts but simply rethinking how big the great room really needs to be and whether a formal living room or formal dining room is a space that works for their lifestyle.

3.Smart storage: Everything in its place is the mantra here. Buyers are paying more attention to storage planning so laundry rooms, closets and even garages are getting their moments in the spotlight.

4.Greener design: More buyers are incorporating some earth-friendly elements in new home design, from tankless water heaters and solar panels to rainwater collection and native landscaping.

5.Outdoor room: Outdoor living has always been one of the benefits of living in Florida. The focus on creating a special outdoor space continues to grow and it's not just about highly designed pools. There's more thoughtful planning about how the outdoor space transitions from the interior – the flow for entertaining. We're seeing expanded porches, outdoor kitchens, water features and fireplaces that create true outdoor living rooms.

About The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village
The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village is Northeast Florida's first choice for gracious living. Conveniently situated between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, the master-planned community offers a variety of distinctive neighborhoods from gated, custom estate homes and resort condominiums, to stylish coach homes and affordable single-family homes priced from the $200,000s to $2 million. In addition to its world-renowned championship golf, the community is home to the acclaimed World Golf Hall of Fame and IMAX® Theater. Other top-shelf amenities include a year-round heated Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, lighted tennis courts, playground, fitness center, and clubhouse. Dotted with parks and walking paths, the Neighborhoods of World Golf Village is popular with nature lovers. Restaurants, shops and daily necessities such as a Publix grocery store are conveniently located. For more information about The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village, visit, Fan them on Facebook at or Follow them on Twitter at

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