This area includes Palencia and Surrounding Areas. Palencia, created by international developer Hines, resembles the community-oriented designs of places like historic St. Augustine and San Marco. Different from other master-planned communities in Northeast Florida, Palencia has a full range of world-class amenities. Palencia’s recreational amenities include golf, tennis, three swimming pools, a fitness center, athletic fields, pocket parks as well as a 30-acre park system interconnected by a series of boardwalks and fitness trails. Families enjoy being a part this multi-faceted, unique natural environment.
Live, explore and build cherished family memories in a place where the natural beauty of the land has remained unchanged since the birth of the continent in 1791. Teresa Hill Marchal claimed a 500-acre Spanish land grant along the Intracoastal Waterway in northeast Florida — a wild and lovely stretch of moss-draped hammocks, coastal plains and pristine tidal marshes. Today, that land forms the heart and soul of this exceptional residential community. Palencia lies on the west bank of the Intracoastal Waterway and Tolomato River, across from the 12,000 acre Guana River State Park and world-famous Ponte Vedra Beach.