Catch the Current Newsletter: Spring Edition 2012

April 19, 2012 by

Lettuce Bring the Joy of Gardening to You

Resident Susan Hall and her sister working in her garden plot.

WaterWays residents with green thumbs can now get to know their neighbors while enjoying one of their favorite hobbies—gardening! Last month we announced the completion of the Community Garden in RidgeWood Central Park, where resident gardeners can grow fresh vegetables, flowers and herbs.

The Community Garden aligns with our vision to create a community that values exploration, time with family and friends, and amenities that provide residents with new experiences and wonderful memories.

The two-acre RidgeWood Central Park, dotted by ancient oaks, mature pines, and other native vegetation, features  72 plots containing approximately 100 square feet of soil specifically prepared for gardening activities.  Owners can reserve their garden plot with a simple phone call to the WaterWays Township Homeowners Association office.

A wonderful opportunity for our residents to experience the satisfaction of gardening while simultaneously getting exercise and enjoying fresh air, our 72 garden plots will be a catalyst to empower all our residents to get outside and celebrate the tangible benefits of their harvest. We can’t wait to get invited to dinner!

Four New Homes Coming to RidgeWood Park

Permits are being pulled and our architects are finalizing the design details making it official—four foundations are being laid and roofs are on the rise at RidgeWood Park in WaterWays Township.  As a direct result of the increasing interest in the community and the growing demand for new homes in our local marketplace, WaterWays’ developer has chosen to accelerate the pace of new home construction.

New Homes in the Works at WaterWays

The four homes, ranging from 2,200 – 2,500 square feet and featuring four bedrooms, three baths and detailed, low-country architecture, have been uniquely placed on lots to preserve the natural aesthetics of the RidgeWood Park neighborhood and to protect as many trees as possible.

With a long history of creating desirable neighborhoods and great homes for its residents, the Fletcher Management  team is ensuring that WaterWays Township will follow the legacy previously established in its award-winning Jacksonville-area communities, including Marsh Landing, Palencia and Baymeadows.

Investing extensive time and effort to develop detailed architectural guidelines for the community, the team works to ensure that each home is unique and different.   As such, the architectural patterns and principles employed at WaterWays will help homes maintain their value for the long-term.  With the developer’s solid record for quality and sustainable developments, WaterWays’ homebuyers can be more confident in their decisions because they can witness the decades of experience and the long-term values Fletcher’s developments have produced for residents.

With groundbreaking beginning this month, move-in dates for these homes will be in July, just in time for the 2012-2013 school year and the opening of the new Richmond Hill Middle School campus. These homes will be marketed by WaterWays Township Realty, LLC.  For more information, call 912-445-0299.

The Big Catch

It’s definitely a great time of year for the avid fisherman and residents of WaterWays Township can grab their poles, a tacklebox and some fishing buddies and head on over to the Bill Dance Signature Fishing Experience along Grand Lagoon in search of “the Big Catch”.    Initially stocked two years ago with over 2,000 largemouth bass and 250,000 pan fish, we are beginning to experience true championship-caliber bass fishing in our very own backyard.

Bill Dance Fishing Legend

Recently, WaterWays property owner Chase Pickett and a friend reeled in over 70 bass, some weighing up to six pounds….in a little over three hours!!!     The remarkable fishing success in Grand Lagoon can be attributed to our partnership with Bill Dance, America’s most respected fishing legend and television personality who was personally involved in establishing his proven system of fish habitat creation.  The extensive program included developing natural habitat structures, maintaining water quality, fertilization, select harvesting and regular monitoring. Envisioned  for the optimal fishing experience, the 3  ½ mile Grand Lagoon was built around humps, ridges, and both natural and man-made structures…it’s been described by some as an “underwater golf course” of target locations that establish a habitat where bass and pan fish would live and gather naturally.   And it’s easily accessible to all of our residents for fishing from either land or boat.

The combination of biological and professional advice from Bill Dance and his team created a world class fishing lagoon where fish populations live and continue to thrive.  Their contribution has created a remarkable amenity for our community, which will continue to enhance the experience of living at WaterWays Township.