St. John’s County is a county in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Florida. St. Johns County is part of the Jacksonville metropolitan area. The County is 608 square miles and is surrounded with beaches, riverfront, and dozens of historical landmarks.
St John’s county is filled with many robust communities and cities like: St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee, Fruit Cove, Hastings, Vilano Beach, Palm Valley, Crescent Beach, Butler Beach and Sawgrass.
Beacon Lake currently falls within the boundaries assigned to Ocean Palms Elementary School, Alice B. Landrum Middle School, and Beachside High School for the 2022-2023 school year. The developer has set aside funds for new school construction. St. Johns County is rated #1 School District in Florida for 2019! As school boundaries can change, we recommend verifying your child’s designated schools with the St. John’s County School District.
Visit our Community Development District (CDD) page to learn more about the District and how it benefits Beacon Lake’s residents.
CDD debt service and O&M (Operations & Maintenance) payments are based on lot size and appear as non-ad valorem assessments on your tax bill.
Your builder will be able to provide you with the CDD fee information for your home.
Yes, there will be HOA fees.
Beacon Lake is a master development from BBX Capital Real Estate. It is separate from Twin Creeks, which is being developed by another company.
The retail and restaurants at Twin Creeks are open to the public. Twin Creeks’ community amenities (including the lagoon) are for the exclusive use of Twin Creeks’ residents.
While there are no plans at this time to make Beacon Lake a gated community, neighborhoods within the community may be developed into gated sections, such as The Landing.
If you’re considering a move to northeastern Florida or just looking for a refreshing change of scenery and a beautiful master-planned community, then St. Johns County should be high on your list of areas to live in.
St. Johns County was recently voted one of the best places to live in the United States. With that in mind, moving to a community such as Beacon Lake in St. Johns County could be just the kind of change you’re looking for.
From location and affordability to local culture, here are the top perks of living in St. Johns County, Florida.
While golf carts are permitted for use throughout the community, Beacon Lake is not an official golf-cart community. All golf carts are expected to adhere by traditional road traffic rules and are not permitted on trails, sidewalks or community greenery.
Home sales are underway at Beacon Lake! Stop in and tour five beautiful models presented by Dream Finders Homes. Builder’s models are open 7 days a week. Additional models presented by Toll Brothers to open this Fall. Contact each builder directly for information about available models and lots.
Only carefully selected, exclusive builders may build in Beacon Lake. Consult the site plan to see which builders are designated for the home site you’re interested in.
Several of our builders offer an option for building a pool. The ability to build a pool is dependent on the lot size and home size. We encourage them to set up a consultation with our builders to find the best fit to meet their needs.
Contact the Dream Finders Homes or Toll Brothers sales representatives directly for questions related to homes and pricing.
The Lake House opened to residents in February 2019. Join our VIP List for regular project updates.
The Lake House is fully open again to residents.
Yes, within reason.
Riverside Management was hired by the CDD to manage the Lake House and other community amenities. The Amenity Manager’s office is open Monday – Friday. The manager can be reached at the email and phone listed below.
Residents have access to a community dashboard and receive announcements about community events, movie nights, fitness classes, swimming lessons, etc. Join our VIP List for updates about Beacon Lake and see why so many people love living here.
Residents can rent the social room for private parties. Please contact the Lake House Manager for more information:
Canoes, kayaks, rowboats and paddle boats are permitted on Beacon Lake. Motorized watercraft are not permitted.
Fishing is permitted from the dock, the shoreline and from canoes, kayaks and rowboats. Fishing is not permitted on the beach when other beachgoers are present.
“No-Swimming” signs will be posted all around the lake. It’s best to enjoy Beacon Lake from a kayak, canoe, rowboat or paddle boat, while exercising caution and using proper safety equipment.
Though early residents often benefit from purchasing a home at pre-construction or early pricing, from time to time they may experience issues unique to living in a “community in progress” such as: construction vehicles on their street or neighborhood, construction debris, flat tires, truck noise, lawn damage, power outages, construction site dust, and lake level issues.
Yes, unlike some communities where early residents have to wait 2 – 3 years to enjoy their amenities, Beacon Lake’s developer completed construction of the Lake House Amenity & Fitness Center in time for the first hundred families to enjoy! The Lake House amenity and fitness center is open and staffed by a full time manager.
Blowing dust is a common issue on any live construction site as loose dirt and sand can be whipped around and picked up by the wind. So yes, at certain times of the year – particularly in the dry, spring season – Beacon Lake’s early residents experience construction dust. But, in anticipation of these issues, the developer has taken steps to mitigate the problem including: full-time watering trucks, laying sod, mulch and seed – and placing fences between construction areas and adjacent homes. Nevertheless, during dry, windy times these steps reduce – but do not stop – the dust. Fortunately, the rainy season is around the corner and the problem will be short lived.
During active community construction, lakes and water features may need to be pumped down from time to time. The 43-acre lake was completed in early February 2020 – and is now quickly filling naturally from groundwater, rainwater and a storm drainage system. According to our construction team, the lakes which are all interconnected, are recovering well and should return to appropriate levels in the coming months. But, as with any live construction site, the lakes may need to be temporarily pumped down from time to time to allow for road and infrastructure construction.