Florida Real Estate News for Palm Coast and Flagler County Florida

55+ Community Sales Picking Up Pace

American Village welcomes its first resident. Four more new homes are move-in ready. The first planned 32-unit condominium is nearly 50% reserved.

By Toby Tobin

PALM COAST, FL – May 9, 2020 – While many of us have bunkered down at home the past several weeks, our local homebuilder community has forged ahead. The 2020 Parade of Homes, which historically kicks off the Spring home-selling season, was postponed but new construction and sales activity have abated only slightly.

Florida and Flagler County are already net beneficiaries of the migration from high tax states prompted by recent tax deduction limits. Many, including this writer, believe that a second wave of in-migration from the country’s Covid-19 virus stricken northeast corridor has already begun.

American Village www.AmericanVillage.us is one case in point. This gated 55+ community of 45 single-family homes and 96 one-bedroom and two-bedroom condominiums on Pritchard Drive (one mile from Belle Terre) recently welcomed its first resident.


Buyers are expressing keen interest in the condominiums. Fifteen of the 32 units in the first building have already been reserved. (Contracts cannot be written yet, pending final state approval of the condominium documents; expected within a few weeks.) Construction will likely begin in the summer.

One-bedroom condominium units starting at $150,000 and two-bedroom units starting at $225,000 are available in four different floor plans.

Exterior Virtual Tour

Unit B Virtual Tour

Unit C Virtual Tour

Unit D Virtual Tour

What sets American Village apart is its open floor plans with 10-ft ceilings and 8-ft doors, vinyl plank flooring throughout, high-end appliances, and quartz countertops. The well-lighted gated-community has 24-hour surveillance of all common areas, a cabana/pool, and a dog park. Golf,  public tennis, pickleball, beaches, shopping, and restaurants are minutes away. The modest association fee includes lawn and shrub maintenance, making American Village truly a “lock and leave” environment for both snowbirds and full-time residents.

The model home is open daily from 10:00 to 6:00 and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00. Two additional contracted homes are under construction. Four move-in ready homes await new buyers with home/lot prices starting at $269,000.

Contact American Village


Toby Tobin: REALTOR®, SRES®

I'm a licensed Florida REALTOR®, SRES®, affiliated with Grand Living Realty in Palm Coast, Fla. As a real estate consultant to developers/builders, and as a journalist, I have years of experience and a treasure trove of relevant data and local knowledge. I help developers, builders, homebuyers, and sellers achieve improved fact-based outcomes.

Call me at (386) 931-7124 or email me at Toby@GoToby.com.

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Don "Toby" Tobin is a licensed real estate professional affiliated with Grand Living Realty. Toby is a member of the Flagler County Association of Realtors®, the Florida Association of Realtors, Enterprise Flagler, Flagler Home Builders Association, and the National Association of Realtors.

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