First Coast Fall Arts Preview!

Posted on by Lisa Barton in Around Town, New to Jacksonville

The First Coast has a ton of arts-related events coming up and we are here to fill you in! 

From theatrical productions to museum exhibits, concerts and shows, this fall is loaded with fun events that will continue on throughout the next year. Click the venue listed below and it will then direct you to the website with the details on this years events! Here's a list of some of the venues offering fall events. Enjoy!

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Tesla’s New Solar Tiles Add Value to Homes for Sale

Posted on by Lisa Barton in Buying Tips, Green Home

At the end of 2016, Telsa unveiled their new and highly innovative solar roof tiles. The product looks just like standard roof tiles, but have the same harnessing power as traditional solar panels. The technology is revolutionary, and the environmental benefits that come from its use are incredible. The costs of the roof sound steep at first, but the long-term rewards that come from installation are worth the upfront cost. 

Tesla’s claim is that their roof will cost less than a regular roof, when the benefits of solar production are factored in. Their quote for the solar powered roof on a typical home in Maryland is $52,000. However, with the energy the roof generates plus the tax credits,  “the roof will actually pay for itself and earn you about $8,000 over 30 years” ( The cost of the roof is calculated by adding the price of materials, labor of installation and Powerwall battery. But the value of a completely sustainable energy source built into a home that earns tax breaks and bodes off-the-grid reliability arguably makes up for the upfront cost, and then some!  

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TPC’s Movie Night

Posted on by Lisa Barton

The Sawgrass Players Club (TPC) Recreation Committee's annual Fall Flick in the Field will be held this Saturday evening October 21st. Food trucks will arrive at 6 p.m. for residents to purchase pre-show dinner and the movie will begin at 7 p.m. This is a super family-friendly event! Please bring blankets or lawn chairs and flashlights.

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6 Signs You’ve Found the Right New Home

Posted on by Lisa Barton in Buying Tips

Love at first sight is not limited to only a significant other, it can happen when seeing the perfect house! From the moment you arrive, there is an instant attraction. The curb appeal is breathtaking and lures you up the walkway and into the house. The feelings only get stronger from there. The house is checking off the major items on the ‘must-have’ list, plus even more. You may think to yourself, “Wow, it’s all moving so fast. Am I rushing into this (house) love affair?”

Here are a few signs you may have found ~The One~:

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St, John’s County Ranked #1 School District in Florida, Again

Posted on by Lisa Barton

Another year has gone by and St. Johns school district firmly holds its rank as the #1 public school district in Florida. The rankings are calculated by a number of statistics, including state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality and public school district ratings ( Holding the #1 spot out of 68 other school districts is clearly impressive, and it is safe to say the group effort has paid off. Former Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner expressed his views on the district’s success: 

“It is important to note that the criteria used to determine school grades was raised this year and yet our high schools continued to excel. I attribute this success to the higher standards, very high expectations, outstanding teachers, dedicated school leaders and district support. Most importantly, we have very focused and dedicated students with strong parent support” (St. Johns County School District Media Release 2014).  

When browsing for a new home, there are a number of factors to take into account than just the house. Take into consideration the various other perks go along with being the best…

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