Why Do People Live Here?
I’ll speak for myself and I think many agree with me. I’ve always liked the Lake Asbury area. I always enjoyed the scenery and it really has a cozy feel to it. It’s really not so far away from other areas, so you won’t have to drive long distances to get to shopping centers, restaurants, schools and more. Middleburg is right around the corner. Fleming Island is just off of 220 or 17, depending on which way you take. Many military folks live in this area. It’s an easy jump to get to Highway 17 to go north to get to NAS JAX. It does not take long to get to St Augustine, maybe about 35-40 mins to get to downtown by taking the scenic route through the back roads of Clay County and St Johns County. See the map below.
Looking for a Home in Arava in Lake Asbury?
The first single family home in Arava was built in 2000, the last of the 223 homes was built in 2005. Homes in Arava start around 1200 square feet and go up to almost 2900 square feet. This is one of the few neighborhoods that has a really nice playground next to some woods, that offer plenty of shade. The ponds are catch and release, so it’s a normal site to see people, especially kids fishing in them. There is a homeowners association, currently it is $180 per year, but you should always call and confirm as the amount could change. Their number is 904-298-2321.
What’s Going on Nearby Arava in Lake Asbury?
There’s a lot to do, that’s not far from Lake Asbury. If you want to go catch a movie, you can head over to Fleming Island and visit the Carmike 12 theater. If you haven’t filled up on popcorn and nachos, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from. La Nopalara, is a popular one, Chilli’s, Steak and Shake, Pita Pit, Bono’s BBQ and that’s just a small sampling of what’s available. For the best BBQ, I highly recommend G’s Slow Smoked BBQ, off of 209, close to 220. If you love to take your boat or jet skis out, then you have about Boat Ramps in Clay County to choose from. Between those 4 boat ramps, you will enjoy views from Black Creek, Doctors Lake and the St Johns River. Right across the street form Russell Oaks subdivision is the Ronnie Van Zant Park. There you can enjoy fishing, trail riding/walking, basketball, volleyball, tennis, birthday parties and a huge jungle gym.
If you buy a home in Arava, the public schools that your kids will attend are, Shadowlawn Elementary, Lake Asbury Jr High and Clay High School. Always check the Clay County School Board transportation for any zoning changes that may affect your situation.
Now You Really Want To Find A Home Here, Right?
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