In the World Golf Village community, each resident brings their own interesting perspective on what makes this a great place to live. We recently sat down with 12-year-old Adam Cake, who lives in Royal Pines with his family – including his parents, Davidson Realty agents Woody and Pauline Cake.

Adam provided insights on the daily life of a WGV kid as well as great suggestions for how kids can have fun in St. Augustine!

What grade are you in? I’m in 7th grade at Pacetti Bay Middle School.

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Jun
 
16

Resident Spotlight: Ron Savarese

Posted by: Peyton Davidson in WGV Residents
 

Over the past 20 years, World Golf Village has been developed and nurtured by builders, contributors and residents who truly understood the vision of this special community. For more than five years, Ron Savarese has been one of those valuable contributors. We recently caught up with him to learn more.

Ron graduated from Franklin Pierce University in 1966 and joined the U.S. Army. After a tour in Vietnam, he taught fourth and fifth grades in Middleton, New York, and then pursued a more than 30-year career as a general manager and owner in the automobile business.

Upon retiring in 2004, Ron and his wife Gail moved from Southwick, Massachusetts right here to St. Augustine. They immediately fell in love with the area and Ron joined Davidson Realty in 2008. Since then, he has been dedicated to cultivating strong knowledge of neighborhoods and homes in and around World Golf Village.

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May
 
27
 

People move to World Golf Village for a variety of reasons – a safe family environment, sense of community, the golf lifestyle. But the Village also provides great career opportunities for many of our residents, including Josh and Stephanie Pate.

Both find their passion and career in the hospitality industry – Josh’s focus being on the hotel side and Stephanie focusing on catering and conventions. The couple recently joined the staff at the Renaissance World Golf Village.

The Pates, who also just bought their condominium in The Legends this winter, are enjoying their time settling into their new jobs and beautiful new home. We recently caught up with Stephanie to learn more about our new residents!

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Though Randy and Bernadette Slocum are new residents, the couple actually took an interest in World Golf Village when it was just starting to take root in the late 90s.

While they didn’t buy at that time, the community certainly made a lasting impression on the couple and they recently settled into the King & Bear community where they are enjoying the peace, beauty, and of course, golf. We caught up with Randy to learn more.

How long have you lived in World Golf Village?  We closed on our new home in December 2013. We have settled in on Crown Drive and are truly enjoying everything about this wonderful community. In fact, before we bought our home in Jacksonville 14 years ago we had looked at World Golf Village when it was in its infancy. 

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For John and Dianna Singleton, love and family have deep roots right here in World Golf Village. In fact, after relocating from St. Augustine to Nashville, Tennessee nearly 600 miles away, the couple was eager to return to World Golf Village, which they were able to do recently.

John and Dianna’s love story has been nothing short of storybook material. The couple met through work seven years ago and in February 2012 John popped the question to Dianna – with a bang.

“He proposed in front of Cinderella’s castle at Disney World during the fireworks show,” smiles Dianna. In April 2013, the couple held their nuptials in a waterfront ceremony at the historic Castillo de San Marcos.

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Feb
 
19
 

Michael Narace has proven that a passion for helping people never really goes away.

After serving our country for 20 years as a U.S. Marine, he found a new path that enabled him to continue being an active community contributor, this time as a Realtor guiding clients through the home buying and selling process, as well as a resident of World Golf Village.

Says Michael, “I look forward to being an active part of the community and also helping fellow veterans with all of their real estate needs.” We recently caught up with Michael to learn more about him, his background, and the Narace family.

You’ve traveled and lived all around the world. What inspired you to make World Golf Village your family’s home?  I had the opportunity to compare many different neighborhoods. But, from the first time that I played the King & Bear and had a chance to visit the local schools, I decided it would be the perfect place to raise my kids, and build a life after the military.

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Jan
 
14
 

When Jacksonville native Astreia Mitchell Bauer met her now husband Jesse Bauer twelve years ago, the couple had an exciting journey ahead. Through an overseas deployment, three children, and several moves, the Bauer family has come to settle in World Golf Village’s King & Bear and is loving every minute of it. We recently caught up with Astreia to learn more.

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What are your top requirements for choosing an auto repair shop?  Some might say the company has to be reputable, others would probably mention trust and honesty, and most all of us would include unwavering customer service as a must.  World Golf Village residents can find each of these qualities in Feldman Auto Repair, plus so many more.

Owner and Master Technician Gary Feldman is dedicated to ensuring each customer leaves completely satisfied with their experience. He is also a World Golf Village resident, having lived in the Isles of the World for two years.

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Dec
 
5
 

When she moved to her seventh state in 2008, Margherite Myers found a place she can truly call home in World Golf Village.

Having resided in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New Hampshire and North Carolina, Margherite relocated to Columbia, South Carolina and became an established Realtor, evening earning Century 21’s coveted Ruby Award. After 20 years in the Palmetto state, she made her way south to St. Augustine. Today, the Davidson Realty agent lives in Waterbury by the Links and loves the weather, culture, and natural beauty of our area.

Most recently, Margherite was named as a 2013 Five Star Real Estate Professional by Jacksonville Magazine, an esteemed award based on customer nominations.  We recently got the chance to learn a bit more about Margherite, her real estate career, and her experience living in World Golf Village.

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Nov
 
5
 

You would be hard pressed to find a better example of dedication to community than Shelby Heinemann. A resident of Heritage Landing since 2004, Shelby has become a fixture in the World Golf Village scene. In fact, if you live here or have kids in the area’s schools, you have likely seen her busily helping out at school, showing properties to potential new residents, or smiling and waving at neighbors. For Shelby, it’s these seemingly small gestures that add up in a meaningful way.

Shelby has been a Property Manager with the Davidson Companies since May 2012 and boasts almost seven years of experience in the Property Management field – most of that experience garnered in World Golf Village. A mother of three, she is also an active education advocate within St. Johns County Schools and a Davidson Cares Board member. Davidson Cares is an organization that offers support for local schools, including Mill Creek Elementary, Wards Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary, and Pacetti Bay Middle School.

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