Markland Community Amenities
The Markland Manor House, the amenity centerpiece of the community, has been designed in a classic, Greek Revival style, reflective of the historic grand homes of St. Augustine.
Enjoy the serene beach entry pool complete with lap lane and fountain jets. Or, lounge in one of Markland’s private pool-side cabanas.
Gather with neighbors and meet new friends at our by the lake-side fire pit. What story will you share?
The second floor of the Manor House is dedicated to residents’ health and wellness with a comprehensive array of strength and aerobic equipment, free weights and a yoga/spin studio.
Markland provides two hard surface tennis courts at the Manor House. The courts have been adapted for basketball, pickle ball as well!
Markland’s many parks are the perfect place for “sand lot” games of soccer or football without straying far from home. And Markland’s young adventurer’s won’t be disappointed when they discover the “Explorer Dome” playground, designed by Kompan, an international recreational firm leading the way in children’s imaginative play.
The 1 acre park features a double gated entry, a dog wash and drink station, areas for seating and a fully enclosed area for dogs to play in the sun or the shade.
Enjoy summer even more with a kayak launch and connecting waterside deck. Located on the lake just beyond the fire pit plaza at the Manor House this slip-resistant, modular, floating dock allows water-sports enthusiasts a safe space to get on and off their watercraft.
Markland Community Area
Markland has access to one of the best school districts in all of Florida. The St. Johns County school district has finished first out of 67 counties in school accountability the past eight years. Your children will have plenty of opportunities to get a great education from Kindergarten all the way through their senior year. We are centrally located between three wonderful schools.
Markland is located right in the heart of golf country, featuring several courses, including the World Golf Village, within a few miles of the community. These beautiful courses are unique, challenging and guaranteed to make you glad you hit the links. Florida is known for warm, sunny weather all year long—perfect for a day out on the course.
We are conveniently located less than 15 miles from the Atlantic coastline. St. Augustine’s beaches stretch from the north end of Vilano to the south end of Crescent Beach. Over 20 miles of beautiful white sand beaches bring vacationers from all over the country each year. Discover local shops, great places to eat, and breathtaking views near the beaches.
Markland Community History
The Markland Manor House was inspired by the Markland House in nearby St. Augustine. A classic Greek Revival home built in 1839 by the Anderson family, the Markland House sits on the National Register of Historic Places and is a long-standing symbol of St. Augustine hospitality and tradition. The Wolfe family, who sold the house to Flagler College in 1967, also owned the land upon which this community was built, so ties to the original Markland are strong.
Andrew Anderson first built Markland Cottage in 1839 as the center of one of the largest orange groves in the United States.
Dr. Andrew Anderson returned to Markland after attending Medical School in New York shortly after the Civil War. By 1870, St. Augustine had become the a center for convalescence on the east coast. Long a benefactor to the city of St Augustine. Dr. Andrew Anderson donated both a life size statue of Ponce de León.and marble lions at the base of the Bridge of Lions to the City of St. Augustine.
How glad I shall be when I hear once more my resounding footsteps on the verandahs of Markland. And to once more be in that sweet city filled with friends and neighbors.”
– DR. ANDREW ANDERSON, MAY 8, 1865