In 1767, Francis Levett, Senior acquired a 10,000 acre estate on what is now Julington Creek. A wealthy London merchant by the name of Richard Oswald encouraged Governor Grant to set aside this prime acreage for Levett, a “worthy friend” to whom he owed “particular obligations.” Levett named it Julianton Plantation in honor of his wife, Julia.
Today, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development District encompasses approximately 4,120 acres and is located in northwest St. John’s County, approximately twenty miles south of downtown Jacksonville, seven miles south of Interstate 295, and fifteen miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. The community is halfway between the historic city of Saint Augustine and the excitement of downtown Jacksonville.
Modern lifestyles and historical, natural beauty join hand-in-hand at Julington Creek Plantation. The community’s amenities include over 100 lakes, 1,200 acres of nature preserve, and seven miles of bike and jogging trails. Residents can enjoy walking, running, and biking miles of landscaped roadways, take a boat trip down the Intracoastal Waterway, play a round of golf, enjoy a tennis match and celebrate a night on the town all in the same day!
The community includes approximately 5,800 homes, owned by families, individuals, and couples, young and old. Julington Creek Plantation is a vibrant neighborhood unlike anything else in the world with a mixture of: