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The kids are out of school — and full of energy. Good thing we know where they can get some of it out of their systems. The YMCA at Wildlight has programs and services for everyone to participate in.

Summer Camps
One of the most popular is the camps for kids ages 5–12. The YMCA has a wide range, including half-day specialty camps and full-day options — all offering the opportunity to learn new skills, find new hobbies and make new friends. The Y also offers swim lessons and swim tests for kids and adults alike. Active duty military? The Wildlight Y has a camp for kids of active-duty members through their Operation Hero program.

Sports Programs
The YMCA fun goes beyond camps. The Y has youth sports programs to get the kids moving, with youth basketball at the McArthur Family YMCA, and flag football and soccer at the YMCA at Wildlight. These leagues are another great way for kids to build camaraderie with their peers and develop friendships that will last beyond even the summer. (And the games are fun to watch, too!) And teens don’t need to feel left out of the fun. There are awesome opportunities to be camp counselors. (Just ask Autumn Franks.)

Fun for All Ages
The YMCA at Wildlight also has opportunities for the entire family to get out of the house, like the Families Unplugged series. It’s a chance to unplug and connect outside the house, without technology. (Kids not on phones … remember what that’s like?) And if you want to have a date night, Parent’s Night Out lets you go out together, and know that the kids are safe and staying occupied, having fun with games and arts & crafts.

It’s going to be a busy summer, and thanks to the Y, boredom won’t be a thing. Interested in becoming a member or learning more about the programs and services they offer? Stop by the Wildlight Y in person (it’s right in the community!), or visit online at fcymca.org.


Read more at the Jacksonville Daily Record and the News Leader.

WILDLIGHT, Fla.—April 25, 2024—Wildlight, a master-planned mixed-use development
in Nassau County, today announced that The Church of Eleven22® will establish a
Wildlight campus. This marks the first location of The Church of Eleven22 in Nassau
County.


Located on the south side of state road 200, across from Crosstown Boulevard, the
campus will feature a spacious sanctuary and worship center spanning 40,000 square
feet, accommodating 1,000+ Wildlight residents, locals and visitors. Construction is
scheduled to begin this summer with a targeted completion date set for 2026. Ahead of
the official opening, a mobile campus is expected to launch in the fall of 2024 to serve as
a temporary worship center for the community.


“The Church of Eleven22 is excited for the incredible opportunity to expand into Nassau
County within the growing community at Wildlight. At Eleven22, we are a movement for
all people to discover and deepen a relationship with Jesus Christ,” expressed Jay Owen,
Eleven22 Executive Director of Communication & Digital Discipleship. “We have been
blessed with incredible favor from God and how He continues to move in us and through
us at The Church of Eleven22. We are excited for the build-out of this campus and look
forward to creating a place of worship for both residents and visitors alike.”


“Welcoming The Church of Eleven22 to Wildlight signifies more than just the
establishment of a physical campus; it represents our commitment to fostering a
flourishing community,” added Wes Hinton, vice president of Wildlight. “We believe that
the inclusion of Eleven22 will enrich the fabric of Wildlight while creating more
opportunities for connection.”


The new Wildlight campus will join 13 other Eleven22 locations across northeast Florida
and southeast Georgia.

Scherer Construction is leading the design build project. The architect is Basham & Lucas
Design Group.


Under beautiful blue skies and warm temperatures on Feb. 1, more than 50 people joined Pattillo Industrial Real Estate and the Nassau County Economic Development Board for the official announcement of the opening the Wildlight Commerce Park located at Wildworks Avenue and SR 200.

Read the full article on News-Leader here.

The next 30 years of development in Wildlight were recommended for approval by the Nassau County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) board.

Read the full article on News-Leader here.

Northeast Florida is booming and making room for new arrivals. New York’s Long Island is frozen in the 20th century.

Read Full article on Bloomberg News here.

WILDLIGHT, Fla. (Dec. 6, 2022) – PulteGroup, one of the nation’s leading homebuilders, has announced plans for its newest neighborhood, Hawthorn Park, coming soon to the Wildlight community, a master-planned mixed-use development in Nassau County.

The new construction single-family home community will consist of 25 50-foot homesites and 49 bungalow-style homes with rear-loading garages. Hawthorn Park at Wildlight will embody the community’s overall Florida Lowcountry and coastal aesthetic. Development is underway and sales are anticipated to open in mid-2023.

“We are thrilled to be building on our success at Forest Park and proud to announce our next community at Wildlight, Hawthorn Park,” said Tony Nason, PulteGroup’s Northeast Florida Division President. “With Wildlight’s superb location, excellent local schools and outstanding recreation offerings combined with the value Pulte offers, we expect strong home buyer interest at Hawthorn Park.” As Wildlight’s newest neighborhood, Hawthorn Park is truly unique. Surrounded by three ponds in close proximity to the trail system, residents will have plenty of opportunities to bike, kayak and birdwatch. And although it may feel like a private sanctuary, it’s still a short bike or golf cart ride away to Wildlight’s village center with a variety of restaurants and services, including a new Publix.

“We really value our partnership with PulteGroup and are excited about the future.” said Wes Hinton, vice
president, Wildlight. “Hawthorn Park will be a unique addition to their existing Forest Park and Del Webb communities that have been so instrumental in shaping the residential landscape here at Wildlight.”
Hawthorn Park is a welcomed addition to Wildlight’s initial phase, consisting of 2,900 acres with a mix of residential homesites, multi-family apartments, an expansive town center including a new Publix, top rated schools, and UF Health and YMCA facilities already in place. Miles of trails, creative parks and amenities, and almost half of the community dedicated to green space create a healthy and vibrant environment for residents.

For information on the two additional communities at Wildlight – Forest Park at Wildlight and the popular age-restrictedDel Webb Wildlight visit www.Pulte.com/Jacksonville or call (904) 595-9180.

We had a thought. What if our town in nature included even more of the nature part? So we got to work and planned new parks, trails and more. And the best part (besides all the new outdoor activities to do here?) It will all be ready in 2023. 

Here’s a sneak preview of what’s coming. 

Coin Toss Park
It’s the ultimate place to play at Wildlight. From tennis to pickleball, sand volleyball to basketball, we’ve got your favorite sports covered. And with two event lawns, this will be the perfect spot for community events. There will be climbing structures for the kids. An off-leash area for the dogs. And golf cart parking for those who want to get here on four wheels. 

Whistling Duck Pond
We took a cue from this spot’s namesake, and made it a relaxing place to spend lazy days on the water. Take a kayak out onto the pond. Walk on a surrounding trail. Or, if you’d rather, just sit on a bench and listen to the quiet calm of the gentle waves. 

Four O’Clock Park
Little known fact: Four O’Clock is a type of wildflower that will be planted in this park. But the name is about more than that. It’s also about the feeling of freedom that comes with the end of a school or workday — when you have time to work out or just relax. And you can do just that here, thanks to a hammock grove, fitness area, trails and a pond overlook.  

We can’t wait for these parks to be complete — and we’re even more excited for you to enjoy them. Stay tuned. We’ll keep you updated on our progress! And if reading about all the new parks makes you want to buy a new home here, well, we can help with that. 

Our Porchfest Model Home Tour was a fun-filled couple of weeks, and a celebration of community—from the fresh homes to the fresh food and the fresh air. We gathered together to celebrate neighbors, nature and all the things that make Wildlight so special.

For those who couldn’t make it, here’s what you missed: live music from local artists (a feast for the ears), six beautiful model homes to tour (a feast for the eyes) and delicious fare from local eateries (a feast for … well, a literal feast).

It was our way of showcasing the wonderful way that Wildlight lives. We like to say we’re a new kind of Florida lowcountry. A town in nature, where your new home is an easy walk or ride (bike or golf cart) from a town center full of shops, restaurants, a YMCA, parks and trails. A place where, whether you prefer coastal or Craftsman, you can find a home that fits your flavor. And a spot where, without a doubt, the porch is the perfect place to spend time with family and friends.

We already can’t wait for next time.

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The Hamlet at Wildlight, a 250-unit single family rental community, is coming soon to Wildlight.  The Hamlet at Wildlight will include cottages, townhomes and duplexes.

Read more about it here: https://www.citybiz.co/article/251950/middleburg-communities-starts-construction-on-250-unit-single-family-rental-community-near-jacksonville-fl/

With over 60 years as a family-owned builder, local Dostie Homes has a quality reputation for building quality homes. And at Wildlight, you’ll see their commitment and professionalism at work. Because Dostie Homes makes building your home all about you (imagine that).

From the moment you pick your floorplan (they have 8 to choose from in Founder’s Park) to the day you move in, they will help you craft a home that you’ll cherish for years to come.

Of course, Dostie Homes live as stylishly as they do flexibly. With details like welcoming front porches, architectural details that reflect the region’s heritage and history, and living spaces that take advantage of Wildlight’s natural surroundings.

If all this sounds ideal, you have to hurry. Dostie Homes is down to their remaining townhomes—the last opportunity to live in Founder’s Park. With 8 floorplans ranging from 1,365–2,015 square feet, these homes offer features like main floor owners’ retreats, 3–4 bedrooms and 2–2.5 baths—plus optional bonus rooms for workdays and movie nights.

The question now is, which one is right for you?

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Dostie Homes Wildlight two-story townhomes with green exterior and white trim and large front porch.

Dostie Homes Floorplans

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