The Davis Shores community, which is just across the Bridge of Lions on Anastasia Island, was the dream of D.P. Davis in the early 1920's. Davis had previously developed the Buena Vista section of Miami, Florida and Davis Islands in Tampa, Florida. Davis Shores was to include a yacht club, exclusive homes on Venetian styled canals, a large hotel and casino, and a golf course. The dream never came to fruition, as plans were halted after the Florida land bust in the mid 1920's.
Today a few of the original homes from the 1920's remain, but a large number of the properties are the modest homes built after World War II, as well as newly constructed waterfront estate homes, some with views across the inlet to the ocean. With winding roads, generously sized lots, and an area that fronts the Matanzas River and Salt run, as well as a popular marina and restaurant in the neighborhood, this area offers both prestige and access to recreation and convenience. Whether you are spending a day paddle-boarding, fishing, boating, viewing the fireworks from the convenience of your backyard, riding your bike to Anastasia State Park and it's sandy beach, or taking an easy stroll across the bridge to enjoy the history and nightlife in downtown St. Augustine this neighborhood with it's mature vegetation and convenience is one of my favorites in St. Augustine!
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