Why Beacon Lake in St. Johns County?

May 1, 2023 Blog, St. Johns County
St Johns County Preserve at Beacon Lake

St. Johns County — part of the greater Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL area — is a beautiful place to call home! The area holds great proximity to the excitement of big city life while still featuring plenty of space, privacy, safety, and an abundance of amenities you would expect in the suburbs.

Chief among the suburban paradises in St. Johns County would be the idyllic community of Beacon Lake. There is much to love that awaits you inside Beacon Lake, including nearly 400 acres of unspoiled nature preserve alongside a sprawling 43-acre lake. The community also boasts resort-style living with distinctive modern homes and a wide variety of luxury amenities!

The Beacon Lake Community

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In addition to the expansive 43-acre paddle-friendly lake, the Beacon Lake community also offers an 8,200 square foot Lake House Amenity and Fitness Center, as well as two miles of extra-wide multi-use pathway connecting the neighborhoods.

The shoreside Lake House Amenity and Fitness Center currently serves the community with programming for both children and adults; including Outdoor Movie Nights, community parties, and Food Truck Fridays. The Center also offers:

  • A Junior Olympic Pool
  • Splash Park and Fun Pool
  • Launch Area for Kayaks, Canoes, and Other Lake Activities
  • Sandy Beach
  • Boardwalk
  • Tennis courts
  • Pickle Ball Courts
  • Multipurpose playing field
  • “Bark Park” for Pet Dogs
  • Event Lawn with Seating, Dining Areas, and a Firepit

The fitness center includes a fitness studio, free weights, spin bikes, cardio, aerobics, and strength training. Inside the facility, you will also find a culinary studio, demonstration kitchen, a private meeting room, a card room, and a social room.

Future plans include additional amenities as well as a community park. When complete, Beacon Lake will consist of 1,280 single family homes and 196 townhomes on 630 acres including the nature preserve. Additional land has been reserved for future school construction as the community continues to grow.


Featured Builders

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Beacon Lake homes are crafted by the area’s premier builders – Dream Finders and Toll Brothers.

Dream Finders Homes is building high-quality, single-family homes in the community that range from three to five-bedrooms, as well as three to four-bedroom townhomes in Harborside at Beacon Lake. Selling homesites ’43, ’53, and ’63, the Dream Finders single-family homes are offered in the 1,700 – 3,285 square footage range with starting prices from the $400Ks.

Meanwhile, Toll Brothers is creating luxury homes in The Landing, a gated neighborhood within the Beacon Lake community. These homes are offered from the upper $500s and are three to five-bedroom homes in the 2,600 to 3,580 square foot range.

To see all the site building phases and available homes, visit Beacon Lakes’ site plan!


St. Johns County

St. Augustine - Lighthouse and Maritime Museum in St. Johns County

At Beacon Lake, families benefit from an outstanding education for their children with access to three A-rated schools in the highly regarded St. Johns County School District.

All known for their academic excellence and commitment to student success.

Beyond top-notch education, St. Johns County offers an abundance of employment opportunities across various industries, attracting families and professionals seeking career growth in a thriving community. The region is home to major employers in sectors such as healthcare, technology, finance, and education, contributing to the area’s economic prosperity.

In addition to some of the highest rated schools in the state, St. Johns County is also home to great employment opportunities and exceptional health care facilities.


In The Neighborhood

Located in one of the fastest-growing areas of Northeast Florida, Beacon Lake boasts a prime location between I-95 and US 1 on CR210, Beacon Lake offers easy access to all the region has to offer, from the area’s laid-back pristine beaches to excellent shopping, dining, and entertainment options across St. Augustine and downtown Jacksonville! World-class medical facilities, including The Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, are also nearby.

Explore the vibrant city of Jacksonville to the north, known for its perfect blend of big-city charm and small-town atmosphere. Head south to historic St. Augustine, the oldest city in the U.S., renowned for its Spanish colonial architecture, St. Augustine Beach, and tranquil Crescent Beach. Experience the best of St. Johns County living at the beautiful Beacon Lake community.

Visit and learn all about what St. Johns County has to offer!


What are You Waiting For?

Beacon lake community in St. Johns County

Now is not only an ideal time to buy, but the perfect opportunity to move your family to Beacon Lake! Between record-low interest rates for home buyers, the variety of homes available, and the built-in perks of luxury lifestyle living, Beacon Lake has everything you could want from the home-buying process.

Whether exceptional schools or farmer’s markets, golf courses or nature trails, beaches or museums, or anything from the arts to sports, fishing, dining, entertainment, and more—Beacon Lake and St. Johns County have whatever you’re after!

Interested in calling Beacon Lake your new home? Now is the ideal time to make your move to a welcoming community designed to fit your family and your lifestyle. Contact Beacon Lake today for more information or to schedule a showing of one of our homes in the community!