SOURCE: Palm Coast Observer
It’s no secret that Palm Coast is slowly, but surely, becoming a more popular place to live.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the population in Flagler County grew by 20.3% (or 115,000 people) between 2010 and 2019, and even during a global pandemic, 240,256 people still moved to Florida in 2020. If these trends tell us anything, it’s that Palm Coast will need to provide more housing — and fast — to keep up with incoming residents.
In addition to bringing more medical jobs and larger educational institutions to the city, Douglas Property & Development President Jeff Douglas knows that ample housing is another necessary piece of the economic puzzle.
“There’s simply no place to live,” he said. “If you get hired by ACI or Coastal Cloud or another group wants to relocate here, you’ve got to have immediate housing, and it just didn’t exist."
Until now, that is.
In 2019, DPD facilitated the development of 321 apartments in two complexes located in Town Center: Central Landings and The Palms at Town Center. And more housing projects are in the works.
Paytas Homes will have 208 single-family homes under construction by the end of 2021 in a new neighborhood called The Gables at Town Center. According to their website, the specifics of these residences will be comparable to their other Palm Coast developments, ranging between 1,800 – 2,800 square feet with pricing starting in the high $200,000’s.
Toll Brothers is currently undergoing the permitting process for 160 single-family and paired villa homes. According to Douglas, the overall goal is to provide more housing options for current and future residents.
“If you want the village lifestyle, it’s going to be a little denser. If you want more space, you’ve got the C section. If you want to walk everywhere, Town Center is your place. You have choices.”