Shearwater: A Vital Community

May 3rd, 2022

Shearwater is more than a collection of homes and amenities. It’s part of the Vital Communities® program, brought to you by Freehold Communities. Every component – from the housing, to the amenities, to the environment – was thoroughly thought out and planned, so it all works in sync to provide a true sense of place and satisfy the needs and desires of residents. These five principals help us create timeless designs for real people and families – including at Shearwater, a new home community located in St. Augustine, Florida.


Shearwater is a social place. It was designed to nurture togetherness and a sense of community. Amenities include gathering spaces and parks for neighbors to meet up; front porches provide an opportunity to greet friends as they walk by; lifestyle programming creates an environment to get to know one another.


Being connected both technologically and with people is vital for a happy life. Our homes are equipped with the latest tech so you can work from home and the kids can get their homework done with ease. The Kayak Club includes free Wi-Fi and plenty of comfortable seating, so you can work when you need to, and hang out when you want to.

Healthy Living

Healthy living is at the core of life at Shearwater. A state-of-the-art Fitness Lodge, lap pool, yoga lawn and miles of nature trails make it easy to get in your daily exercise, the way you want to. The community gardens give residents the space they need to grow their own fresh, healthy produce. Playgrounds give kids a chance to exercise and socialize – even four-legged residents can burn off steam at the fenced-in, off-leash dog park.


The environment is important to everyone, not just Shearwater residents. Here, homes are built with energy-efficient features to reduce energy and water usage. Parks and trails allow residents to get close to nature while preserving it, too. And landscaping includes native plants that are suited to the environment and require less water.

Design-Forward Philosophy

The goal isn’t to be cutting-edge for its own sake, but to create timeless designs that allow families to live in comfort. Shearwater was created to integrate homes, amenities and nature in a way that is both efficient and productive. Our homebuilders were selected for their leading designs in architecture, interiors and thoughtful features. The end result is a community that’s attractive, lively and exactly what today’s families need.

Interested in learning more about how Shearwater follows the principals of Vital Communities®? Join our Interest List to receive information about the homes, amenities and lifestyle at this new home community in St. Augustine, Florida.