The largest city in the continental U.S. by square
mileage, this is where Florida’s “First Coast” begins.
Featuring 840 square miles of world-class arts and
museums, shopping, big-league sporting events,
and 1, 100 miles of shoreline, Jacksonville is the perfect place to experience a unique side of ‘Southern
Hospitality’ Florida style. Jacksonville keeps getting hipper by the day and resonates with all age
Less than 40 miles south of Jacksonville along I- 95
is the place where it all began, not just in Florida,
but the country as a whole. Indeed, this coastal city
is recognized as the oldest continuously inhabited
European settlement in the nation. Dotted with
17th-century forts and a heavy Spanish influence,
the charm of this old city speaks for itself. For golf
enthusiasts, the nearby World Golf Hall of Fame and
World Golf Village are must-visits.
1 Cresswind at Victoria Gardens
This fully amenitized, age-restricted neighborhood by Kolter Homes is part of the
master-planned Victoria Park in historic and
quiet DeLand, situated just 20 minutes from
New Smyrna Beach and 30 minutes north of
Arrivas Village is one of the newer amenitized, maintenance-free neighborhoods
being developed in this master-planned
town, which means “faith” in Slovak, an ode
to the family-run Viera Company’s patriarch
Andrew Duda’s Slovakian roots.
Vitalia at Tradition
This age-restricted community by AV
Homes is part of the 8,300-acre, master-planned community of Tradition in Port St.
Lucie. Homeowners at Vitalia enjoy a gated
lifestyle and the only active-adult enclave in
Popular spring break destination Daytona Beach is dubbed
‘World’s Most Famous Beach.’
TRAVEL ROUTE: FLORIDA’S I- 95 CORRIDOR
Discovery Packages available
In the late 1960s, ITT Community Development
Corporation had visions of a spectacular coastal
community just a few exits south of St. Augustine in which all travel would be conducted on
water. The company owned a huge tract of north
central Florida land from U.S. 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. Now some 50 years
later, the master-planned town of Palm Coast
has come to fruition for numerous high-end resort communities and a growing population that
has more than doubled in size since 1999.
Less than 20 miles south of Palm Coast is one
of the world’s most iconic beaches and a place
locals call “The Original American Beach.” This
23-mile stretch of sand, surf, and fast-moving
fun, is perhaps best known for being the home
of NASCAR and the famous Daytona 500 race.
$400 million was put back into the “reimagined
racetrack” and another $800-million retail and
entertainment complex called One Daytona is
being developed across the street.
Conveniently located between Daytona Beach
and Orlando, this part of West Volusia is known
for its historic downtowns, home tours, and
rustic real Florida. One of the most delightful
aspects of DeLand is the nearby St. Johns River,
one of America’s 13 America Heritage Rivers.
From hiking and biking along miles of the St.
Johns River-to-Sea Loop (SJR2C) that includes
the Spring-To-Spring Trail and East Central Regional Rail Trail, or canoeing the St. Johns River
and its many tributaries.
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