St. Johns County is moving quickly to develop the commercial needs of a hyper-growth residential area. As St Johns County continues to build quality communities (especially in the norther section of the county) that are easily commutable to Jacksonville and The beaches, the local needs of residents has been an issue that developers and commercial business interests are try to fill.
To date, many residents must drive north to Duval County for many of the big box retailers and specialty shops that are lacking in North St. Johns County.
With the addition of the first phase of Dirbin Park, an initial 700,000 square feet will be dedicated to a Walmart Super center, and a Home Depot. Additionally of stores will be added to these anchor stores to meet the needs of local resident sin the area.
St Johns County has grown much faster than many anticipated. For many, it was choosing a residential lifestyle that was inclusive with Ponte Vedra. For others, I twas finding quality new home construction and having the flexibility to commute to much of the Jacksonville area.
Of course, retirees have also sought out this area for the quality lifestyle and proximity to well know medical facilities including mayo clinic and Baptist Hospital which are both located in the Jacksonville area.
Northern St Johns county will be a work in progress for years to come and offer the quality lifestyle sought out by it's residents.