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Earl the Turtle

Earl Finds a New Home

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While assessing the land in late 2014 for developing Ponce Inlet Key, Newberry Homes and Planning Officials of Ponce Inlet discovered a turtle strolling across the property. For the turtle’s safety, Newberry Homes hired a team of environmental biologists to survey the land and they soon discovered several gopher tortoise holes on the property. Due to their close proximity together, it was presumed that the holes belonged to one turtle; one turtle burrowing himself several beach homes within the scenic property.
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Ponce Inlet Key community rendering

A Vision is Born – Ponce Inlet Key

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In late spring of 2014, land beautifully nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway was discovered for development by Newberry Homes in the quaint town of Ponce Inlet, Florida. A timeless vision for a distinctive beachside subdivision of Key West style architecture eventually emerged and Ponce Inlet Key was born.
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U.S. new-home sales jump in Oct. after Sept. drop

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Americans ramped up purchases of new homes in October after three months of soft sales, evidence that the housing recovery is improving fitfully.

Sales of new homes grew 25.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 444,000, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. That was the largest monthly percentage increase since May 1980.
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College towns draw retirees

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Not everyone loves hitting the links. And, as relaxing as surf sounds can be, even they become commonplace after awhile.

Active retirees and seniors, many blessed with longer life expectancies than their parents, want a combination of recreation, socialization and intellectual stimulation in their golden years.
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Setting your sights on the right site

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Solar orientation. “My parents were looking at a lot on a pond in Florida,” said Hirsch. “I told them if they bought on the other side of the pond, they could have the sun at their backs while they sat on their porch, instead of glare from the pond.”

Solar orientation varies by climate, he added. “In a warm climate, you want your living area in the shade. In a cold climate, you welcome the sun,” Hirsch said.
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