Once a wildlife preserve, the 4,000-acre gated community on the Intracoastal Waterway contains an elegant combination of classic Floridian architecture and tropical greenery. As you pass through the entrance gates, the spring-fed 128-acre Emerald Lake stocked with fish and with dramatic fountains spraying into the air, parallels the road where you may see wildlife sunbathing and soaking up the sunshine in one of the best retirement cities in Florida. Walking trails wind through the waterfront community under trees cascading with Spanish Moss leading to nature lookouts and great fishing spots. Whistling birds draw your eye up into the trees hoping for you to catch a glimpse of their performances. While considering Palm Coast homes, keep in mind that Palm Coast Plantation has beautiful, luxury waterfront homes that overlook the Intracoastal Waterway and line South Riverwalk Drive. Buyers searching to avoid expensive resort amenities and golf clubs will find Palm Coast Plantation is in a great location, right on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Amenities abound at the gated community along the Intracoastal Waterway. We find the Key West-style, lakefront clubhouse with a fitness center overlooking Emerald Lake attractive. We've seen rousing games of tennis, bocce ball, and basketball take place on all of the various courts during our visit. The community has a children's playground. A community boat launch and boat storage is located within the neighborhood and a boat ramp is located next door at Herschel King Park providing access to the Intracoastal Waterway.
Social clubs including wine clubs, book clubs, poker clubs, and dinner clubs enhance a close sense of community among the neighbors. The community's clubhouse has an attractive billiard and game room where the social clubs often meet. According to the homeowner's association, the clubhouse and swimming pool were upgraded in 2012 without affecting the POA's $1 million is cash reserves.
One of the best retirement cities in Florida is Flagler Beach. The affordable seaside town is home to unspoiled dog-friendly beaches and beautiful Florida state parks. Palm Coast and Flagler Beach are known for a low cost of living as Florida has no state income tax. Quality medical care is nearby along with the Daytona Beach Florida airport, about 30 minutes to the south. The nearest, best schools in the area are Matanzas High School, Indian Trails Middle School, Belle Terre Elementary, and Flagler Christian Academy a K-12 private school.
Palm Coast Plantation has a mix of waterfront homes and lots on which to build Palm Coast homes with the infrastructure already in place. Lots start in the mid $60k's and single family homes start in the mid $300k's. Approximately 190 Palm Coast homes have been built of the total 634 homes planned. Palm Coast Plantation home builders include Stoughton Luxury Homes, Olsen Customes Homes, Keystone Homes and Gold Coast Custom Homes.
24 Hour Manned Gated Entrance
Key West style, Lakefront Clubhouse
Resort-style Swimming Pool overlooking the lake
Tennis Courts, Bocce Ball and Basketball Court
Community Boat Ramp and Storage
Adjacent access to Herschel King Park and Intracoastal Waterway