Jacksonville Homes

Our Primer on ‘Getting Lost’ in Jacksonville

Want to get lost in Jacksonville? We mean that positively! “JAX” is the United States’ largest city by area, with more than 840 square miles. It also contains the country’s largest urban park system.

That’s lots of room to escape traffic, work headaches, or maybe just the daily grind. Those 10,000 acres of urban parks include 10 combined state and national parks, a national preserve and many city parks, recreational facilities and gardens.

If you’re a new or wannabe Jacksonville resident, getting lost here may be as easy as strolling down to your new or imagined neighborhood park. A long run […]

Art Alert: Sampling Jacksonville’s Museum Scene

You may be aware Jacksonville is known for its outdoor recreation, professional and amateur sports, and many seaside pursuits, but did you know it’s also a prime museum community?

If you didn’t, here’s your chance to learn. A sampling includes jaw-dropping paintings by past and present masters, a historical African-American theatre that continues to thrive, and contemporary installations that stimulate everyone’s minds and curiosity.

The list of Jacksonville museums is much too long to cover here. Don’t worry, though. We’ll get you started with top-line suggestions.

Follow us for a primer on Jacksonville’s outstanding museum scene.
The Ritz Theatre and Museum
The Ritz is […]

A Water Lover’s Guide to Living in Jacksonville

When one of the major rivers in the southeast United States bisects your city, then drains into the nearby Atlantic Ocean, you’re living a coastal lifestyle whether or not you intended it.

Chances are you intended it! Jacksonville’s booming economy, superb location and residential and business growth, make it a bulls-eye for folks elevating their careers, seeking their dream retirement home or simply moving their families to a vibrant, outdoorsy community.

The water is a big part of it — 22 miles of Atlantic beaches, the St. John’s River, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, and innumerable creeks, marshes and freshwater springs. On […]

A Kid’s Guide to Jacksonville

Moving to Jacksonville with the family in tow? Have school-age children who must acclimate to their new surroundings?

That can be a tall order on top of adjusting to a move. Luckily, kids sometimes are more resilient than us adults. They fold into new friendships, school groups and neighborhood hangouts with relative ease.

But, if you’d like to help them along by exploring your new hometown as a family, Jacksonville offers innumerable fun possibilities. We’ll get you started with a few suggestions.
Museum of Science & History
Located in downtown Jacksonville, “MOSH” is full of hands-on, interactive exhibits for all ages, with many […]

10 Things New Jacksonville Residents Should Do

If you’re a new Jacksonville resident, you probably know your way around your new community and places you must go such as grocery stores. But unless you’re familiar with “JAX,” or spent significant time here while searching for your new home, foraging further might be a challenge.

We at ICI Homes are here with your game plan. It’s a list of places to go and things to do all over metropolitan Jacksonville. Knock out several in one day, or devote an entire day to one activity.

You’ll get our bearings in no time with our list of 10 things new Jacksonville […]

Home Shopping in “JAX?” Here’s Where to Build One With Us

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Headed for Jacksonville, Florida and in the market for a new home? We’ve got you covered. Not only are we one of the state’s largest homebuilders, we’ve been doing our thing for more than four decades, and “JAX” is one of our longtime stomping grounds.

Jacksonville is a vibrant, growing metropolitan area. It serves as Florida’s northeastern gateway and is home to a major U.S. Navy base, one of the eastern seaboard’s busiest ports and gorgeous Atlantic Ocean beaches.

There are many great reasons to relocate, retire or move here. So, allow us to introduce you to the communities where […]

ICI Homes Featured in St. Augustine Record – Home Designs for Aging in Place

Don Wilford, Northeast Florida division president of ICI Homes, said with the Baby Boomer generation so active in the new home market, it’s important for builders to give them options to suit their needs now and into the future. Those options can range from something as significant as an elevator to something as simple as a walk-in shower.
“We as a builder, maybe one out of five houses we’re doing something that makes their lives easier,” Wilford said. “Over the next few years, I think you’re going to see a lot of single-family homes that are going to have aging […]

ICI Homes Wins Five Awards at 2017 Jacksonville Area Parade of Homes

The Jacksonville Area Parade of Homes Banquet was held on March 18th, 2017. ICI Homes was the proud recipient of five awards.

Silver: The Serena at Tamaya
400k-420k Category

Silver: The Brooke at Outlook at Nocatee
560k-580k Category

Gold: The Egret II at Amelia National
420k-440k Category

Gold: The Egret V at Amelia National
540k-560k Category

Gold: The Brooke at Tamaya
560k-580k Category

Laurel Awards: ICI Homes Takes Home Eleven Awards

ICI Homes took home eleven awards at this year’s Laurel Awards in Jacksonville.The 22nd Annual Laurel Awards Gala was held on Friday, March 17, 2017. The prestigious event celebrates top achievements in sales and marketing by NEFBA, Northeast Florida Builders Association and is presented to those in the industry who have demonstrated sales, building and design excellence.

For the past two years, the company earned the highest award, the Grand Laurel.This year, ICI was honored with the following awards:

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Great Reasons to Build at Magnolia Preserve

What do you get when you build with ICI Homes at Julington Creek? A new custom, energy-smart Florida home AND one of northeast Florida’s most desirable neighborhoods. Julington Creek is tucked into northwest St. Johns County, southwest of metropolitan Jacksonville. If you’re ready for a new home in this part of the Sunshine State, we’ll explain why you should build it with us.
What You Get at Magnolia Preserve
Magnolia Preserve is a gated community in the north-central part of Julington Creek. It features luxury homes that range from single-family-size to estate enclaves. Julington Creek is a master-planned community that incorporates […]