"The greatness of a community is most accurately
measured by the compassionate actions of its members."
Most folks who live here at Aucilla Shores chose this area because of the natural surroundings. We enjoy the quiet solitude living among the southern yellow pine, live oak and cyprus with the abundant wildlife. White-tail deer, fox squirrels, barred owls, pilated woodpeckers, opposums, armadillos and raccoons outnumber the humans here, and that's the way we like it!
Though the feel is tranquil privacy, there is also the feeling of community. We have at times been faced with challenges, whether presented by Mother Nature in the form of hurricanes, or by other forces such as the threat of cypress logging project along the river, the path of which would have had a parade of eighteen-wheeled logging trucks traveling over our roads. These kinds of challenges have been met and dealt with successfully with community-backed efforts. We may enjoy our independent living, but when our way of life, our safety or the safety of our neighbors is threatened, we can depend on each other.
Neighbors helping neighbors after hurricane Irma, September 2017.