Do you want to leave the worries of the city behind? Don't miss this opportunity to live in the serenity of Black Hammock Island. This is a 5 bedroom 3 bath house, with loads of possibilities. Bring your horses they will love these pastures. There is plenty of room to grow in this beautiful backyard. So come live the good life and enjoy the community amenities, which include a park and boat ramp.
Seller's Thoughts About
16217 Shark Rd. W.
Jacksonville, FL 32226
Have you come home one too many times from a long day at work, looking forward to sitting on your back patio and relax, watching your dogs play? But unfortunately your neighbor next door smokes more than a chimney, so your bliss is interrupted by the smell of cigarettes? Wait, what about that quiet hum of traffic from the major road just a couple hundred yards from your front door? No, that's not putting you to sleep at night? Then it has to be the stars, right? You can see all the amazing twinkling points of light from your bedroom windows, that has to be it right? No! Well what about the sunrises in your east facing windows of that large freshly painted master suite? No sunrises, huh? What's that you say? Your neighbor's house blocks your view of east?
Well, welcome to 16217 Shark Road West. We are located on pristine and preserved Black Hammock Island, just a stone's throw away from national fishing tournaments, marsh front horse back riding, city parks, friendly neighbors, and all the quiet your little ears can handle. And those stars I mentioned earlier? Oh yeah, they are in full force every single night, no light pollution out here to worry about. Black Hammock Island is surrounded on all sides by preserve. That's right, green stuff that has living creatures living amongst it. What an amazing concept! We have the Pumpkin Hill Preserve to our north and west and then the State Park called the Timacuan Preserve to our east and south.
So you see, when you buy this home, you are buying way MORE than a home. You are buying a lifestyle. The horses in the front yard, you dogs have plenty of room to play, sit on your front porch swing and take in the sea breeze and the smells of salt water. Take out your bass fishing boat on one of the three boat ramps within just a few minutes drive, two on the island! Or what about kayaking? Oh we have that too! Take a leisurely stroll around the island via kayak. Trail riding you say? Oh we have that too. Call a neighbor, grab your saddle, and go out together! Just march on down the driveway and head over for some good horsey conversation. What about walking the dogs? Oh well this is the only place in Jacksonville where you can see million dollar water front views and then a few yards later the peaceful serenity of grazing cows. There are two working cattle farms on the island!
Wildlife lover? We have that too! You will see everything from Northeastern Ibis flying over head, the hoot of an owl in the dusk of day, the giddy chirping of wild Green Conures living on the island, an occasional moo, foot prints on your property of raccoon and possum, maybe even a deer or two. There have been wild hogs and even black bear reported at the front of the island! We have a healthy population of red tailed hawks, Florida Vultures, and Ospreys. Some of the best Red fishing in the entire state is found just off our banks!
Want a community! Oh we have that one too! There is a voluntary association on the island. We get together and host Easter, Halloween and Christmas parties at our community club house. We have meetings once a month on things that may concern the island, we plan festivities like our yearly Catfish Fry in September. Come out and meet the neighbors and enjoy where you live!
This is the way Florida was meant to be lived. Relax on the back screen porch with a cold iced tea while your steaks are cooking. Maybe shoot a little pool with some friends in the large game room. There is even a two story tree house in the 125 year old Oak tree in the back yard! We have access to high speed cable internet, cable TV, phones, and satellite television. School bus picks up right in front of the house!
So lets see, horses, check. Dogs happy with the yard, check. Fishing at a moment's notice, check. Kayaking in pristine wetlands, check. Community of caring people, check. Stuff to do other than watch TV, check. Clubhouse, playground, lighted basketball and tennis courts, check. Serenity and starlight, check. The sound of silence, priceless, definitely check!
This is your home, welcome to it. It fits everything you need. Space, square footage, plenty of bedrooms, three full bathrooms, inside laundry room, cable TV, board fencing for the horses, plenty of hay storage and a generously sized feed room with brand new work benches for all the power tools MUST have. It sounds too good to be true, but it's not. It is here waiting for you on Black Hammock Island at 16217 Shark Rd. West in Jacksonville, FL. Come home today and see what peace, serenity, green pastures, and tons of space look like!
Keller Williams Realty of St Augustine
The First Coast Team