Crews break ground on new SJC community that features lagoon

Beachwalk development to be filled with 1,000 homes, shops

Beachwalk Crystal Lagoon rendering
Beachwalk Crystal Lagoon rendering (Crystal Lagoons US, Corp.)

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – As St. Johns County continues to grow, crews broke ground Thursday on a new development that's bringing beach life inland.

The Beachwalk community, located on County Road 210 just east of Interstate 95, encompasses 900 acres and will be filled with 1,000 homes as well as stores. 

The property's biggest feature will be a 14-acre Crystal Lagoon. 

More than 8,400 people moved to St. Johns County between July 2015 and July 2016, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.