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WILDLIGHT, Fla.—July 16, 2024—Wildlight, a master-planned mixed-use development in Nassau County, today announced its newest Town District neighborhood, Westerly Park. The community’s westernmost neighborhood will feature a new amenity center available to all Wildlight residential association members. David Weekley Homes and Pulte Homes have been selected as the residential homebuilders.

Westerly Park will offer fresh home designs alongside a recreational facility designed to welcome Wildlight families for outdoor entertainment. An open-air pavilion will overlook a family-sized pool adjoining a six-lane lap pool, nestled beside a playground and picnic area. Spacious lawns will further enhance the gathering space, set for resident access by spring 2026. The neighborhood offers close proximity to Wildlight Elementary School and the YMCA at Wildlight.

New to Wildlight, David Weekley Homes will add a mix of townhomes and duplexes situated on 20- to 35-foot homesites, with an expected delivery date of fall 2025. Pulte Homes will present thoughtfully designed floor plans on 50- to 60-foot homesites reflecting Wildlight’s lowcountry aesthetic and is slated to break ground this fall.

“We’re excited to introduce Westerly Park and our plans for a new amenity center, adding to the vibrancy of the Town District,” said Wes Hinton, vice president of Wildlight. “By teaming up with respected builders David Weekley Homes and Pulte Homes, we’re blending exceptional home offerings with top-tier amenities to enhance the Wildlight community.”

More than four years after plans were announced, Wawa is open in the master-planned Wildlight community in Nassau County.

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Huey Magoo’s – the “Filet Mignon Of Chicken” – is proud to celebrate its newest franchise store now open in Yulee, Florida, President and CEO Andy Howard announces today.

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The initial phase of Wildlight, a long-term development project, is well underway. This spring, Nassau County approved the next phase of Wildlight, which is planned to span several decades. The immediate objectives for this phase include much-needed infrastructure improvements, the provision of land for civic facilities such as parks and schools, and creating public access to nature.

Read the full article on The Yulee News here.

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

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WILDLIGHT, Fla.—May 2, 2024—Wildlight, a master-planned mixed-use development in Nassau County, is pleased to announce that Hamlet at Wildlight and Exchange at Wildlight are available to lease. The mix of newly constructed single-family rental homes and luxury apartments brings a total of 550 additional housing units to Wildlight.

Hamlet at Wildlight, a distinctive community developed by Middleburg Communities, unveils 250 thoughtfully designed living spaces encompassing charming cottages and elegant townhomes, boasting one-, two- and three- bedroom homes. Residents of Hamlet at Wildlight experience the tranquility of single-family living combined with the warmth of a close-knit neighborhood, all while embracing the convenience of maintenance-free lifestyles. Enriching the resident experience are unparalleled amenities, including a cutting-edge fitness center, a luxurious resort-style pool, a dedicated dog park, on-site maintenance services and a welcoming clubhouse. Designed with sustainability in mind, the community offers a harmonious blend of privacy, outdoor living spaces, top-of- the-line appliances, smart thermostats and attached garages available in select units. Hamlet at Wildlight sets a new standard for modern living, providing residents with a sanctuary that seamlessly integrates nature, comfort, convenience and environmental consciousness.

Exchange at Wildlight, a community of luxury apartment homes developed by Hathaway Companies and managed by Provence Real Estate, presents elevated living with modern comforts amid a variety of spacious one-, two- and three- bedroom floorplans. Boasting 300 units, residents enjoy the convenience of doorstep valet trash pickup, open floor plans, expansive balconies or patios, gourmet kitchens and luxurious bathrooms. Community amenities include a grand clubhouse, 24/7 package concierge lockers, a resort style pool, cybercafé, dedicated fitness center, dog park and electric car charging stations. Private garages are also available.

“The launch of the Hamlet and Exchange properties marks a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to providing diverse housing options within our community,” stated Wildlight Vice President Wes Hinton. “We are proud to offer residents modern, low-maintenance living spaces accompanied by top-tier amenities that cater to their lifestyle needs.” Residents will have access to Wildlight’s ample green space and more than 11 miles of walking trails, while taking part in lively social events including movie nights, farmers’ markets and concerts held monthly in the community.

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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

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.

Wildlight’s newest neighborhood, Hawthorn Park, doesn’t have a pond. It has three. But that’s not the only nature you’ll find here. This enclave by Pulte Homes backs to a preserve and has trail connections right outside your front door. And if you want to stroll to sushi or the hair salon, or bike to a craft beer at Mocama, you can do just that, because those trails will lead you to the Village Center

Want to experience even more of the great outdoors? Whistling Duck Pond will be opening nearby soon (hint: start looking for a kayak or canoe). And Four O’clock Park, Coin Toss Park and Waterbug Park offer even more ways to spend your days — from sports courts and an event lawn to bocce ball and a playful pool. Even the furry family members of the four-legged kind have their own opportunity to expend some energy, at their very own off-leash area. If you’re thinking that sounds like a pretty perfect place to live, well, you’re absolutely right. 

New homes … and a new kind of home

Hawthorn Park has two kinds of single-family homes by Pulte Homes. New-to-Wildight bungalows, with front porches and alley-load garages (many with homesites facing the pond). And the Village Homes, with thoughtful features like family-friendly gathering spaces and oversized kitchens. Whatever stage in life you’re at, or whichever floorplan you prefer, you’ll find the home that suits you best in this exciting new neighborhood.  

Ready to find your new home at Hawthorn Park? Prices start in the $300s.

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The benefits of living in Nassau County

Living in Nassau County has countless benefits. And call us biased, but Wildlight is one of them. Beyond the variety of homes to fit every kind of family, we’re also proud to have a top-rated school right in the community. Read on to see why our part of Northeast Florida just might be the right move for you. 

A lower cost of living

When you look at the price of a home in Nassau County vs. neighboring St. Johns County, the numbers are a welcome change. According to The Jacksonville Business Journal, the median price in Nassau County is $458K compared to St. Johns’ $510K. Meaning you can either get the same size home for less money—or get more bang for your buck. And because much of the land here is still being developed, your options for variety when searching for a new home are greater, too. (You can start your home search at Wildlight right here.)

Beaches, jobs and a small-town feel

Nassau County has been gaining popularity because it puts you close to beaches. Close to employment centers. Near the airport and activity of Jacksonville. But with a noticeably less crowded feel than some of the surrounding areas. In fact, at the end of 2023, the population of Nassau County was 102,000—about a third of St. Johns’ 327,000 residents. In other words, a little breathing room.  

A great education at Wildlight

Students who live in our community get to learn in one of the best school districts in the state. The Nassau County School District is ranked #2 out of 67, thanks to high graduation rates, impressive test scores and consistent “A” ratings. Combine that with a low 16:1 average student-teacher ratio, a diverse variety of sports and extracurriculars, academically rigorous courses and a focus on incorporating the latest technology in classrooms, and you can see why kids here are set up to succeed. And if you have a child in elementary school, you’ll be happy to know that U.S. News & World Report just ranked our very own Wildlight Elementary 4th out of all the public elementary schools in Northeast Florida. Which means your kids can not only learn at one of the best schools in the area … they can walk there, too. 

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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.

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