In 2019, Broker Lesley Dolby and Steve Schaffer went looking for a “little getaway” second home on Florida’s east coast and settled on Palm Coast (in Flagler County), on the northeast coast just south of St. Augustine. Now Dolby Properties is excited to share this beautiful coastal town with you and we have expanded sales to include that area.
Located just 30 minutes south of historic old St. Augustine (America’s oldest city dating back to the 1500s) and 30 minutes north of the world-famous Daytona Beach, Palm Coast is a unique town with an awesome vibe. It has a laid back coastal town feel without the beachy tackiness so often found at many beach resort areas. The beaches are pristine, uncrowded, cinnamon colored and have a feature not found on many Florida beaches – rocks! This northeast coast is one of the rare places where beautiful Coquina rock is found. Coquina is an ancient sedimentary rock made up of millions of fragments of shells and sand fused together, creating very strong, beautiful rocks. Today you can visit the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, one of the many buildings the Spanish built here from Coquina rock hundreds of years ago. You can read more about Coquina rock here:
Besides the gorgeous beach, Palm Coast has lots of great hiking, biking trails and parks, for the more energetic nature lovers.
You can read about the history of Palm Coast here:
Palm Coast is a relatively new town, very well laid out with plenty of greenspace, woods, trails and golf courses dotted among the residences and commercial buildings. The retail areas are mainly set back from the road behind trees, so the city has a clean, airy and spacious feel to it. Boat lovers can have their own boat docked right outside their back garden on one of Palm Coast’s many saltwater canal properties, leading to the intracoastal waterway and to the ocean.
We were happy to help one of our out of state buyers find one of those very nice saltwater canal properties for their second home. Here is a photo of the view from their back garden.
Here’s what they have to say:
“Our first experience with Lesley and Steve was almost 20 years ago. We were looking for a vacation home for rental income and part time personal use. With their expert guidance we purchased the perfect home and kept it for 17 years. Over those 17 years Lesley and Steve kept in contact as caring friends, asking how we were and how our lives were going, not your typical sales people at all. Last year when we wanted to sell that home and find something in an area closer to the beach our first thoughts were to contact Lesley and Steve. They sold our vacation home literally in hours! We had no doubt they would come through again, and they did! They found us the perfect area, Palm Coast. We are only 7 minutes to the beach by car and 15 minutes by boat to the river! We couldn’t be happier with our canal home! Their no pressure, personal touch makes all the difference. Thank you Lesley and Steve for your expertise, but most of all that you are our friends.”
We look forward to sharing Palm Coast with you, so let us help you find your piece of paradise today.
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