Mattamy Homes has announced plans to open sales for 83 homes in Jacksonville, Florida’s Mandarin neighborhood, located 15 miles south of downtown, in late spring 2022. The gated Olde Mandarin Estates community will offer a choice of three estate-style floor plans on 70-foot lots, with home prices starting from the mid-$400,000s.

The builder intends to take advantage of booming new-home demand in Northeast Florida. "The First Coast housing market is one of the most competitive markets in the country," says Cliff Nelson, Mattamy Homes' Jacksonville division president. "Olde Mandarin Estates fills the enormous demand for single-family estate homes, especially in the upscale Mandarin submarket."

According to Nelson, no other competing new construction companies are actively selling in Mandarin, and no competing master-planned communities are under development.

The community is located within 15 to 20 minutes of Jacksonville’s three major employment centers—downtown, Southside, and NASJax—and shopping options are located within 3 miles. Its highly rated public schools—Mandarin Oaks Elementary School, Mandarin Middle School, and Mandarin High School—all earned top ratings from the Florida Department of Education in 2019.

"It's rare in the Jacksonville MSA to find a community that offers such easy proximity to top-notch schools, top employment, day-to-day services, excellent shopping, fine dining, and so many recreational and cultural opportunities," Nelson says.