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Set on the Intracoastal Waterway, Grand Haven in Palm Coast is an attractive Florida golf community and is in close proximity to the beach. Flagler Beach is reminiscent of South Florida forty years ago and maintains a small town feel without a lot of traffic. The region is considered one of the top Florida retirement cities because of the affordable new homes Palm Coast FL close to Flagler Beach. The area is famous for its wide, hard sandy beaches and surfing.  There are only a few high-rise condominiums lining the beaches of Palm Coast Florida. Instead, there are swaying sea oats and weathered wooden stairways luring folks down to the shoreline.  

The golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus is spectacular with several holes nearing the edge of the Intracoastal.  Full golf members have reciprocal privileges at Hampton Golf Clubs throughout the Southeast. (Residents are not required to join the golf club.)

We've been able to experience a myriad of amenities available at the Village Center. There's a fitness center, regulation-sized tennis courts, heated Olympic swimming pool, spa, children's playing area and more. While there, we found it convenient and enjoyable to eat at The Waterside Cafe at the Village Center. The community’s second clubhouse is actually the Creekside Athletic Center where we observed a resort-styled swimming pool and championship croquet lawns.  If you enjoy boating, there is a boat ramp next door providing access to the Intracoastal Waterway. All of this lies a mere seven miles from Flagler Beach.


  • 24 hour Manned Gated Entrance
  • 17,000 square foot Golf Clubhouse overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway
  • Jack Nicklaus designed 18 hole Championship Golf Course
  • The Village Center with heated Olympic-size Swimming Pool, Fitness Center, Spa, Tennis Courts, Bocce Ball Courts, Waterside Cafe
  • Creekside Athletic Center with resort-style Swimming Pool and Championship Croquet Courts
  • Community Parks and Walking Trails

In addition, many friendly social clubs thrive at Grand Haven.  Clubs such as water aerobics, Tai Chi, Yoga, ballroom dancing and book clubs, to name a few, make this one of the best Florida resort communities for retirement near the Palm Coast beach.

Single family homes, villas and condominiums are all available at the Florida golf community. New homes Palm Coast FL here start in the $200k's. Waterfront homes along the Intracoastal as well as lakefront and golf course homes can be found within the 17 villages found at Grand Haven.  Master planned for 1,900 homes, 1,659 homes have been built to date if you're interested in a custom home. Grand Haven approved builders include SeaGate Homes, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Olsen Custom Homes, Skyway Builders, ICI Homes, Red Carpet Construction, Bellagio Custom Homes.

The tree-lined streets, manicured lawns, and modern architecture define this classic lifestyle. The serene lakes and parks inside the community's gates exemplify the preserved natural beauty of the area. If you're looking for a gated community in one of the top Florida retirement cities biking distance to the beach, look no further. Check out Grand Haven.


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"Grand Haven landscaping needs better attention"
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