ideal towns >>> palm coast, fl
In the late 1960s, ITT Community Development Corporation dreamed big. With visions of a spectacular community in which all travel would be conducted on water, they chose a tract of north central Florida land from U.S. Route 1 all the way to the Atlantic Ocean
and saved the sweetest spot of all for a place called Palm Coast.
Over the next several years, a resort hotel, marina, tennis center and four golf courses
were built amongst the several thousand acres of Flagler County land. It was the start of
what was supposed to be a massive retirement enclave where sun lovers would connect
golf courses, oceanfront resorts and marinas to one another through a series of waterways,
against a backdrop of pristine, raw beauty.
Of course, the concept proved to be an idea ahead of its time, and the anticipated flood
of “new pioneers” fell short of expectations. Disappointed by the stagnant growth of the
area, ITT began to cut back on its commitment, selling 13,000 prime acres to Palm Coast
Holdings in the early 1990s. ITT eventually completed the town’s infrastructure of canals
and other systems, then, left the dream on the table and the oceanfront untouched.
Today, that Flagler County dream has come to fruition for a growing number of residents quickly moving into Palm Coast, a master-planned town that has more than doubled
in size since 1999, when the town was officially incorporated with a population of 32,732.
Besides offering an affordable quality of life, what also attracts so many people to Palm
Coast is its ideal location along the Atlantic Ocean between St. Augustine and Daytona
Beach, each of which are just 30 minutes away via Interstate 95.
Flagler County Comes
to Fruition by Scott Kauffman
TOP THINGS TO DO
• Hammock Beach Resort
Play golf at the Jack Nicklaus-designed
Ocean Course, dubbed the “Pebble Beach of
the East.” While you’re there, visit the AAA
Four Diamond-rated resort on 2. 4 miles of
breathtaking Palm Coast oceanfront.
Enjoy the Dolphin Conservation Center
and Whitney Laboratory for Marine
Bioscience, just a short drive north at
• Palm Coast Marina
Set sail on Florida’s favorite party
barge, the Pontoon boat.
• St. Augustine
Sail to America’s oldest city and enjoy
the historic downtown with original
coquina stone buildings.
• Flagler Fish Company is the place
to go if you like fresh seafood and
attentive service. Be sure to try
the Redneck Scampi.
• Golden Lion Café is a top-rated beach
bar/restaurant that sits along the scenic
A1A Coastal Highway and is popular
for its cold drinks and key lime tartar
• Hammock Beach Resort boasts
multiple dining venues, but none like
the oceanfront Atlantic Grille.
• Turtle Shack Café is an iconic Flagler
Beach restaurant featuring excellent
sandwiches and collections of wine and
beer, all just steps from the ocean.
Your Home. Your Lifestyle.
KINGSMILL REALTY, INC.
The ultimate in resort living located
along the historic James River
and just minutes from
on the James
Single-Family & Townhomes from
$250,000 to $3,000,000
Homesites from $140,000 to $1 million +
New construction starts at $800,000
World Class amenities* include:
• 3 Championship golf courses including the River
Course, host to the LPGA’s Kingsmill Championship
• Sports club with indoor pool and tennis facilities
• 4 restaurants • A full-service marina
• 3 neighborhood pools • Miles of walking/bike paths
• 24-hour security
*may require membership to The Club at Kingsmill
Call us to learn about exclusive club