Original article by: BUILDER Online

The builder closed on the 66-acre property in March, with development expected to begin in the fall.


Mattamy Homes has announced the purchase of land in Green Cove Springs, Florida, for a new community with recreational amenities miles away from the St. Johns River.

The new community, Sandridge Hills, will showcase two product lines from Mattamy Homes. With 197 homesites, 40- to 50-feet wide, the community will accommodate new homes from approximately 1,369 to 2,930 square feet.

"We're ecstatic about the property here," says Cliff Nelson, Mattamy Homes' Jacksonville division president. "The city of Green Cove Springs is tucked along the St. Johns River, which is an incredible location—the entire area is full of Old Florida's natural beauty and serenity. At the same time, Sandridge Hills is convenient to everything today's home buyer wants and needs."

In addition to the $7.8 million land acquisition, Mattamy Homes also will invest approximately $1.5 million in an amenity center. The facility will serve as the centerpiece for neighborhood amenities that will include a pool and cabana area, passive parks, a dog park, and dedicated green space.

Home buyers will be within a 15-minute drive of retailers and a full selection of restaurants, grocery stores, medical care, and many other conveniences.

Like Green Cove Springs itself, the community is surrounded by golf courses, county, state, and national parks, and vast conservation areas. Minutes away from Sandridge Hills, Black Creek Ravines Conservation Area offers horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, wildlife viewing, and hiking.

Sandridge Hills home buyers also will enjoy short drives to other recreational offerings as St. Johns River boat launches, Florida's iconic Atlantic beaches, and cultural and historic landmarks.

Mattamy Homes closed on the 66-acre property in March. Development is expected to begin in the fall with new-home sales at Sandridge Hills planned for fall 2023.