Switzerland is the common name for the area in Northwest St. Johns County a few miles south of Julington Creek Plantation and is situated along the eastern banks of the St. Johns River (across from Green Cove Springs and Middleburg in Clay County). Switzerland got its name from Francis Fatio, a Spaniard, who was successful in planting over 10,000 acres of fruit plantation in the late 1700’s. He named the area “New Switzerland” but the “New” was later dropped.
Switzerland has many beautiful natural characteristics with it’s large draping oak trees, sandy ravines along the river, and many acres of mature pine forests. The area was predominantly rural until the very early 2000’s when new developments began to emerge but is still a very quaint area. One of the jewels of Switzerland is Alpine Groves Park. This riverfront park is home to smaller concerts, art shows, and a Farmer’s Market which is open every Saturday.
Switzerland is home to the best school system in the state of Florida and one of the best in the nation. Switzerland is also part of the Census District of “St. Johns” which also includes Fruit Cove and Julington Creek. Upscale overall, the St. Johns community supports many golf courses, retail shops, boutiques, and mansions, along with protected marshlands and protected wetlands that draw visitors and intrigue residents.
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A premier planned community of new homes for sale, Julington Creek Plantation boasts some of the greatest amenities in all of St. Johns County as well as one of the best public school systems in the country. Magnolia Preserves is a gated community within the exclusive Plantation Estates section of Julington Creek Plantation.
One of the most breathtaking communities in Northwest St. Johns County, Port St. John is a quaint, private gated community surrounded by beautiful mature oak trees and hardwoods, which drape over luxurious homes featuring a rich architectural style, making this area a prime location for real estate.
Located across the street from the St. Johns River, Worthington Park is a highly desired gated community with new homes for sale throughout the 149 exclusive home sites. A lushly landscaped private entry way and generously sized home sites make this community unique. Pockets of preservation within Worthington Park create a mature atmosphere that is uncommon in newer neighborhoods within the area.
A scenic neighborhood alongside the St. Johns River, RiverTown offers real estate for sale throughout its 4,170 acres and offers hundreds of acres of parks, playing fields and nature trails that will encourage residents to engage amidst the natural beauty of the landscape. RiverTown is equipped with all the modern amenities and conveniences that you have come to expect from a community in St. Johns, Florida.