St. Augustine, FL, September 16, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The award-winning The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village offers home styles for a range of buyers, from first time buyers seeking a resort-style condominium to large families seeking a gated, custom estate home to active adult neighborhoods that offer homeowners a new home designed specifically for their age group and a new way of life. Remarkable amenities and planned, frequent community events ensure that residents at The Cascades, the World Golf Village's active adult neighborhood, fully enjoy their retirement years. It is this active adult lifestyle, as well as the preserved lands, impeccable landscaping, amenities, and, of course, the golf, that has attracted so many to World Golf Village, including retirees Steve and Gail Archer.
The Archers narrowed down their search for the perfect retirement home to two communities, one in St. Lucie and the other, The Cascades at The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village, in St. Augustine. “As soon as we entered The Cascades, it was a 'no-brainer,' we knew this was where we wanted to call home,” says Steve.
The Cascades is an active adult retirement community with an abundance of spectacular amenities including a 22,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, with ping pong and billiards rooms, indoor and outdoor pools with spa, tennis and bocce ball. “The clubhouse is our favorite part of The Cascades,” says Gail, “there is always plenty to keep us busy.”
The couple purchased the home three years ago, but moved in this year from Pennsylvania, where they still have friends and family who now come to visit the two at their new resort-style home. “It's fun, being able to entertain, going shopping, sightseeing and listening to live music at local restaurants. And the quick trip to the beach is so nice. There is never any traffic or hassle getting to the beach,” continues Gail.
The homes at The Cascades are Old Florida-style single family homes starting in the $300,000s. The Archers' home is 2,000 square feet with two bedrooms, two baths and a den converted into a third bedroom. The spacious home, decorated in an eclectic Florida style with yellows, golds, palm trees and other live plants, offers an open floorplan with a great room, dining room, eat-in kitchen, laundry room, lanai and two-car garage. The couple installed an eco-friendly solar tube in the kitchen, which provides lots of natural sunlight, and low-e glass windows, which offer insulation against heat and cold. Situated on a nature preserve, the Archers enjoy a beautiful view from the back of the home.
Steve, a former director of finance with a pharmaceutical company, and Gail, who managed a health care office, especially like the low-maintenance aspect of life at The Cascades, where lawn care is handled by the homeowner's association. They also enjoy the camaraderie among neighbors. “All of our neighbors are very friendly, and we all just enjoy the laid-back, active lifestyle here, the beach, golfing, biking and tennis,” says Gail. “We really love it here.”
About The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village: The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village is Northeast Florida's most exciting choice for golf course living. Conveniently situated between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, the masterplanned golf community offers a variety of distinctive neighborhoods from gated, custom estate homes and resort condominiums, to stylish patio homes priced from the $200,000s to $2 million. Residents enjoy championship golf, the PGA TOUR Spa Laterra and world-class entertainment including the World Golf Hall of Fame and IMAX® Theater. First-class community amenities include top-ranked St. Johns County schools, year-round heated Junior Olympic-sized pool, lighted tennis courts, playground, fitness center and more. With community parks, fishing, walking paths and kayaking, World Golf Village is perfect for those seeking the outdoor lifestyle. The resort community also affords convenience in shopping with top-notch stores, restaurants and services right at home; including a Publix grocery store, dry cleaners, veterinary clinic and more; and the St. Augustine Outlet Center and the Belz Factory Outlet are only minutes away. Winner of the 2002 Florida Association of Realtors Environmental Award, World Golf Village is a Hillman Properties community developed by Davidson Development, Inc. in cooperation with The Hillman Company. For more information about The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village, visit www.worldgolfrealestate.com, Fan them on Facebook www.Facebook.com/WorldGolfVillage or Follow them on Twitter www.Twitter.com/WorldGolfVillag.