Speechless Sundays ~ Penney Farms S R 16 is named a Florida Scenic Highway

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Penney Farms designated Florida Scenic Highway

Penney Farms in Clay County Florida has just been granted the Florida Scenic Highway designation. The canopy of trees as you drive along S R 16 is just dreamy. You don't see many of these anymore, and it goes on and on for over a mile. I took several shots a couple of weeks ago but here is my favorite. The ceremony will be held later in February to honor our very own Florida Scenic Highway in Penney Farms.

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About the Author: Sharon Alters works with her husband, Frank. They are in the top 5% real estate agents for production in the Jacksonville Florida area, specializing in Military and Corporate Relocation in the Fleming Island, Orange Park, St. Johns, St. Augustine and Beaches areas. Their local knowledge can help Relocating Buyers find the perfect lifestyle, whether it is a Castle on the Ocean, or a Cottage in the Country. 

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Comments (17)

Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Sharon, it is beautiful. It reminds me The  Loop in Ormond Beach. Miles of the road like  this. When I first saw the photo, I thought it is our Loop.

There are beautiful places in florida. Thanks for the  photo

Feb 06, 2011 01:37 PM
Michael Kitsch
Coldwell Banker - Katy, TX
Feb 06, 2011 01:43 PM
Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent

One of the most beautiful drives is when the journet takes you along a tree lined street on which to travel. You are very lucky to have. 0)

Feb 06, 2011 01:58 PM
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

Gorgeous oaks hanging over the drive. Its a shame that there aren't more areas left like this. Clay County has a real gem there.

Feb 06, 2011 02:00 PM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Jon, roads like this are fewer and fewer in Florida. I remember when S R 434 in Winter Springs was a road like this and then they four-laned it.

Cheryl, it's gorgeous isn't it?

Martha, I don't get to drive this all the time - but we had a listing on that road, so I have been on it quite a bit lately.

Lee & Carol, it is. Hopefully this designation will help protect it.

Feb 06, 2011 02:13 PM
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Frank and Sharon, Oh, this picture makes me long for those summer days!

Feb 06, 2011 02:18 PM
Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS

That is one gorgeous road that I would really enjoy riding along.  Great picture!

Feb 06, 2011 02:21 PM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Cindy, and this was taken just a couple of weeks ago - here in Florida it's always part of summer even on freezing days and that day was freezing.

Elizabeth, I would love to ride it with you :)

Feb 06, 2011 02:54 PM
Karen Crowson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Rancho Bernardo, CA
Your Agent for Change

Ooo. That looks like a perfect place for a Sunday drive. Or an any day drive. Lovely.

Feb 06, 2011 03:51 PM
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Frank and Sharon... if this photo is any indication, it sure seems like it was a great decision!

Feb 06, 2011 03:51 PM
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Frank and Sharon, it does look really beautiful.  What an honor for Penney Farms.

Feb 06, 2011 03:59 PM
Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain - Cottonwood, CA


Great photo; we really appreciate these scenic treasures. They take years to establish.



Feb 07, 2011 02:59 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

I love the canopy trees and the name for this road is perfect!

Feb 07, 2011 03:16 AM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Karen, can you imagine driving home from work everyday through here? Our recent Seller did!

Steve, I am so happy and think it was a great decision!

DeeDee, it is a real honor.

Steve, they do take years. I hope the designation will protect the road from being widened.

Patricia, the road and area are named for J.C. Penney who opened a retirement community in the 1920s.

Barbara, lucky you! Let's hope they are preserved as well.

Feb 07, 2011 03:45 PM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Sharon, That is dreamy!  We had one small stretch that was like that but just recently the trees have started being chopped. So very sad!

Feb 10, 2011 02:26 PM
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i

Hi Frank and Sharon. We have similar trees here in Tampa Bay though perhaps not for miles and miles like that but that picture is amazing.

Feb 10, 2011 03:05 PM