Amelia Island, Florida and the quaint and historic Victorian Seaside village of Fernandina Beach provide the perfect place to live, work and play. The island offers a wide range of real estate choices, from lavish beachfront condos and estate-sized homes to Victorian cottages and traditional neighborhoods.
Amelia Island has three main and very distinct areas along its thirteen mile length- (1)The City of Fernandina Beach to the north with its 54 block historic district has unmatched shopping, dining and entertainment. (2) The center of Amelia Island, anchored by The Ritz Carlton and The Golf Club of Amelia Island, presents a world class mix of resort and residential real estate. (3) The southern one-third of Amelia Island is home to the Amelia Island Plantation, a Mobil Four Diamond Resort with top of the line amenities for both residents and guests. All areas have abundant public access to the pristine beaches along the Atlantic Ocean.
Amelia Island ’s main attraction is the great outdoors. A mild climate and a diverse landscape provide endless opportunities for outdoor activities. Fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, biking, surfing, golf, tennis, swimming and walking are year round endeavors. Fort Clinch State Park on the north end has 1100 acres of trails and superb campgrounds for all. Amelia Island State Park on the south end is the only State Park in Florida with horseback riding on the beach. .
Annual events draw visitors from all over the world. The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is one of the nation’s largest classic car shows featuring over 230 rare cars from private collections. The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival celebrate Fernandina Beach as the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry and more than 150,000 visitors enjoy fine arts and crafts, antiques and much more. Many smaller local events feature chamber music, jazz, books, films and parades.
Just west of the Intracoastal Waterway and Amelia Island, Yulee FL acts not only as the gateway to Amelia Island, but also the gateway to a more rural environment in the western part of Nassau County. Yulee, Callahan and Hilliard present a small town atmosphere yet are near big city amenities. If country living is more to your liking, western Nassau County offers everything from friendly towns full of old-time Southern charm to multiple acre properties ideal for equestrian activities, or hunting and fishing along the St. Mary’s river to the north and the Nassau River to the south.
Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach and western Nassau County have real estate that is at or below market on a comparison basis. There are still great deals to be found here in this little piece of paradise, but you need a local market expert to guide you through the buying or selling process. Watson Realty Corp. is a local real estate company with over 42 years experience selling real estate in the area.