Jacksonville, FL (May 28, 2015): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held homebuilder, will soon begin building new homes in Shearwater. Located in Johns County on County Road 210, this 1,500+ acre community is situated along the Trout River.

The home builder is currently developing floor plans for Phase I, which will feature Garden Series homes on 40-foot homesites and 50-foot homesites in the Cottage Series. Sales are expected to begin later this summer and a model home is expected to open in the fall.

Freehold Communities is the master developer for this new community, which is designed for active lifestyles and outdoor enthusiasts. Homebuyers in Shearwater will enjoy a variety of outdoor amenities such as a multi-dimensional clubhouse called the Kayak Club with a variety of gathering spaces and year-round event programming, a Fitness Lodge, resort and lap pools, slide tower and lazy river. Shearwater will provide a launch area on Trout Creek for kayaks and canoes, and feature more than 10 miles of paved and natural trails as well as additional pocket parks and a pet park. The community will also include an onsite school and more than 40,000 square feet of commercial retail space.

Shearwater will be completed in three phases and connect County Road 210 and County Road 16A with a new north-south road. There are more than 600 acres of preserved wetlands and open space throughout Shearwater.

Homebuyers interested in David Weekley Homes in Jacksonville, contact 800-647-4937.

About David Weekley Homes

David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 20 cities across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America’s Best Builder,” “National Housing Quality Award” and “National Builder of the Year.” Weekley has also appeared nine times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 75,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at

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