December 7th, 2020

Why Choose a Master-Planned Community

When purchasing a new home, you’re going to come across a lot of different options to choose from. Preexisting or new construction? Urban or suburban? One story or two? One of the options you’ll likely come across is whether you want to live in a master-planned community, or MPC.

Shearwater is one such community, located in St. Augustine, Florida. Masterplans are different than a typical neighborhood in many ways, and they offer some tempting benefits that you should consider.

What is a master-planned community?

A MPC is a neighborhood that’s been planned on a larger scale than your average neighborhood. Tons of research goes into the planning, so the community offers the best location, homes and amenities at a price point that buyers are comfortable with. That way, you know you’re getting the best combination possible without having to do all that legwork yourself. You’ll even have multiple builders and product types to choose from, giving you more options to have the home you’ve always wanted – whether that’s a high-end retreat or a more manageable townhome. That’s something you won’t find in planned, single-builder neighborhoods.


One of the biggest draws for MPCs are the amenities. With these neighborhoods, you have a whole world of fun at your fingertips – and since it’s all only for residents, it’s likely to be less crowded than your public pool. At Shearwater, you’ll find a resort-style pool, three-story waterslide, the longest lazy river in northeast Florida, 15 miles of nature trails, a state-of-the-art fitness lodge, sports courts and so much more. Can you imagine being able to call all of that your own?

Sense of Community

At a masterplan, you’ll be surrounded by people who have similar interests. After all, everyone chose to call this neighborhood home for a reason! But Shearwater takes it even further. Shearwater’s full-time lifestyle director plans a calendar of events and activities that help bring residents together so they can get to know one another and bond. Even for new residents, there’s an orientation so they know everything the community has to offer and can jump right in to the lifestyle.

Homeowner’s Association

Sometimes Homeowner’s Associations (HOAs) have many benefits that people love. HOAs typically maintain all of the great amenities at the community so everyone can continue to enjoy them, plus take care of things like streets, walkways and landscaping so your neighborhood is always beautiful and clean. All of this helps protect your property values, so you can stress less and spend more time loving your new home and neighborhood.

Shearwater is a master-planned community located in St. Augustine, Florida, that offers tons of benefits beyond just stunning new homes. To learn more about everything this neighborhood has to offer, join our Interest List to receive news and updates.