Sawmill Lakes

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Sawmill Lakes is located on the “marsh side” of Ponte Vedra Beach in the region known as Palm Valley. The community has two entrances and is located off of County Road 210, also known as Palm Valley Road. It is close to the intersection of Mickler Road and CR-210 giving it more points of easy access from A1A than some communities further up 210. This private residential community is ungated with two points of entry from CR-210. Sawmill Lakes does not have a club affiliation but does have a community clubhouse and various amenities that are shared by the residents.


Getting a feel for Sawmill Lakes
Inside the community there are 371 single-family homes according to their website. Unlike other homes in the area, the architecture is different from lot to lot. The varying architecture and home style make the neighborhood feel more like an established historical community rather than a new development, and mirrors the type of variation you would see in historical areas of Jacksonville such as San Marco or Riverside. Though most homes are not as large as those in Old Ponte Vedra, the beautiful architecture and distinct flavor of each home does mirror the same type of neighborhood feel one gets from the homes along the beach.

Waterfront homes in Sawmill Lakes
Among the community grounds you will find 13 ponds and bodies of water, making a water view an option for many Sawmill Lakes homes for sale. Waterfront homes are numerous, whether facing a small picturesque pond or a larger lake complete with wildlife.

Navigating the Sawmill Lakes community
If there was a prize for most meandering roads in a Ponte Vedra Beach community, Sawmill Lakes would likely be the lucky recipient. There are a few main roads with fewer twists and turns, but in order to give the best views of the lakes and to preserve the natural assets of the Florida land, the neighborhood’s roads snake around in many different directions.
Lots vary in size and shape throughout the neighborhood. Some are quite generous and provide exceptional privacy while others are smaller and positioned for more of an open neighborhood and village feel.
The two entry points feature some lovely simple landscaping and nice architectural details and make the community stand out from surrounding small neighborhoods. A large fence and open entryway posts along CR 210 give the community a safe but welcoming feel. Landscaping and common areas of the Sawmill Lakes community currently are maintained by May Management Services, which is based locally in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Sawmill Lakes neighborhood amenities
Sawmill Lakes features a large and beautiful swimming pool that has been fully updated for both beauty and safety. The fenced pool area also features a smaller wading pool for toddlers. Directly adjacent to the pool area is an air-conditioned clubhouse which is open to the public for gatherings and barbeques. The common area also includes a large playground with modern and colorful play equipment suitable for a wide range of ages, a multi-use sports field open to the community and a basketball court.

For more information about this up-and-coming community in Ponte Vedra Beach, contact St. Johns Realty today at 904.280.0050.