Florida Real Estate News for Palm Coast and Flagler County Florida

Sawmill Creek Going Vertical as Four Builders Buy Lots

Holiday Builders, DR Horton, Maronda Homes, and Adams Homes have purchased over 125 total lots in Sawmill Creek, phase 1.

By Toby Tobin

PALM COAST, FL – August 19, 2020 – Four production builders have taken a stake in the first phase of Sawmill Creek, the first residential development in Palm Coast Park to go vertical. Phase 1 is approved for 259 single-family homes. Palm Coast Park is a large Development of Regional Impact (DRI) situated on both sides of US Route 1 between Hargrove Grade to Old Kings Rd N.


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The 4,700-acre Palm Coast Park DRI was approved in 2004. Sawmill Creek was the first residential community within the DRI to be announced in 2007 when Lowe Destination Development purchased the property for phase one of Sawmill Creek from Allete Properties for $13,055,000. Sawmill Creek was originally envisioned for 1,469 housing units, commercial space, and a Jim Furyk signature golf course to be developed in phases. 


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Other than the two dueling sidewalks to nowhere on either side of Route 1, the DRI remained stagnant until Douglas Properties and Development took over the management and disposition of both Palm Coast Park and sister DRI, Town Center, from Palm Cost Holdings. Since then, all the Palm Coast Park residential entitled property, and most of the commercial entitlements have been sold or are under contract. The current Sawmill Creek developer, Palm Coast Florida Holdings, purchased the property in 2017 for $5,300,000. The new developer's plan will contain approximately 2,000 homes and townhomes upon buildout.

Recent builder transactions:

  • Holiday Builders purchased 31 lots for $1,705,000. The transaction closed on May 29.
  • Maronda Homes purchased 30 lots for $1,650,000. The transaction closed on June 16.
  • Adams Homes purchased 35 lots for $1,925,000. The transaction closed on June 3.
  • DR Horton purchased 30 lots for $1,980,000. The transaction closed on August 11.

Several models and specs are under construction at the site west of Route 1 and north of Matanzas Woods Pkwy. The developer has completed the planning and approval process for phase 2 which is approved for 493 mone sites. Site development work is underway.


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Toby Tobin: REALTOR®

I'm a licensed Florida REALTOR® affiliated with Grand Living Realty in Palm Coast, Fla. As a real estate consultant to developers/builders, homebuyers, and sellers, and as a journalist, I have years of experience and a treasure trove of relevant data and local institutional knowledge.

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Don "Toby" Tobin is a licensed real estate professional affiliated with Grand Living Realty. Toby is a member of the Flagler County Association of Realtors®, the Florida Association of Realtors, Enterprise Flagler, Flagler Home Builders Association, and the National Association of Realtors.

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