As one of the fastest-growing communities in St. Johns County, Shearwater sets out to meet the needs of current and future residents, while remaining true to its vision of fostering healthy living, community engagement and a connection to the outdoors. Shearwater has something for everyone – whether you are a growing family, empty nesters or living in a multi-generational home.
As the full-time Lifestyle Director for Shearwater, Dylan Read leads the community’s unique approach to lifestyle programming and activities. It is his responsibility to bring the community together and help families cultivate strong, long-lasting relationships. From day one, Dylan works with Shearwater families directly to develop events and activities that fit their interests – from casual coffee dates and fitness classes to community concerts and holiday events. Dylan offers a varied and robust social calendar year-round to ensure residents have many opportunities to meet each other and foster new friendships.
Dylan has been in the community management industry since 2013. Before coming to Shearwater, he was the Lifestyle Coordinator for a community in Tallahassee, Fla. and worked to create a fun and engaging lifestyle program for residents. In 2016, when he became the Lifestyle Director for Shearwater, he brought his secret to success with him – people and relationships build a strong community.
At Shearwater, Dylan combines his work with the community’s resort-style amenities, active living opportunities and close proximity to nature. Neighbors can start their day with a light hike along Shearwater’s 15 miles of nature trails, stop at a neighbor’s front porch for coffee, then join another group of neighbors for yoga on the lawn or to swim in the pool.
Since coming to Shearwater, Dylan has planned dozens of events for neighbors to enjoy. From large scale, signature events like this annual “Pups and Pints” which features pet adoptions from local animal shelters, food trucks and craft beer tastings to smaller, more intimate settings such as a run club.
This fall, Shearwater residents will have the opportunity to enjoy an outing to the Jaguars v. Tampa Bay Buccaneers football game in Jacksonville, a Fall Garden Workshop, a Harvest Gathering event, a Fright Night for kids on the Saturday before Halloween and the inaugural “Vital Walk” to raise money and awareness for a local charity chosen by the residents themselves. Dylan makes sure there is something for everyone.
Shearwater continues to buzz with energy as more families call the 1,500-acre community home. Visit shearwaterliving.com to see how you could spend your days hiking the trails, meeting neighbors at the dog park, picking up vegetables for dinner in the community garden and soaking up every bit of this community’s resort-style living.
Shearwater is located at 100 Kayak Way. Visit them online at www.shearwaterliving.com or call them at (904) 342-3732.