WHY IT WORKED: Attractive, no-maintenance townhomes, plenty of storage, and access to the Intracoastal Waterway for yachts up to 100 feet—what could be better for an active downsizer?

  • Buyers love the Westminster, a 2,187-square-foot end unit with an upstairs master, a two-car garage, and room for an optional elevator.
  • Amenities at the 17-acre neighborhood include the Queen's Harbour marina, a 72-hole golf course, lighted tennis courts, and a junior Olympic–size swimming pool.
  • Among the standard features at this 52-unit project are granite countertops in the kitchen, Kohler fixtures in the master bath, and brick pavers at the front porch, rear driveway, and public sidewalks.
  • PROJECT CREDITS Project: Providence Island at Queen's Harbour, Jacksonville, Fla.; Sales started: February 2007; Sales through June 2007: 7; Units planned: 52 (13 released); Price: $618,000 to $747,900; Unit size: 2,000 to 2,500 square feet; Builder: Brylen Homes, Jacksonville; Developer: MLT Investments, Jacksonville; Architect: The Evans Group, Orlando, Fla.; Land planner/Landscape architect: Genesis Group, Jacksonville; Interior designer: Sisler Johnston Interior Design, Jacksonville

    Learn more about markets featured in this article: Jacksonville, FL, Myrtle Beach, SC.