After the launch of pre-sales earlier this year, the buzz is electric for Nassau County’s newest active-adult neighborhood. Located just north of Jacksonville, Florida in the master-planned community of Tributary, future residents of Lakeview 55+ will work with one of the nation’s leading homebuilders, Lennar, to create the retirement home of their dreams. As interest continues to skyrocket for this new standard of active-adult living, construction is in full swing. Let’s take a closer look at how far they’ve come, and all the excitement planned for the future.
With 232 homesites available, the Lakeview neighborhood plans to offer ten single-family floorplans ranging from 1,500 to more than 3,000 square feet of living space. Priced from the $300s, sales at Lakeview 55+ are underway, and 63 of these new homesites are currently under construction. Lennar is continuously releasing new homes from each floorplan collection and have been accepting at least 5-6 contracts weekly. Current buyers appreciate the opportunity to choose their lakefront or preserve homesites. Each stylish, low-maintenance home will also come with Lennar’s industry exclusive Everything’s Included® program, where the most desirable new home features, finishes, and upgrades are built into the base price of the home.
Situated alongside a large central lake, a collection of amenities will be reserved for the exclusive use of Lakeview’s active-adult residents. An 8,000-square-foot clubhouse will be the epicenter of activity, with a full-time lifestyle director to help plan community-wide events. Lakeview residents will also enjoy a fitness center, a resort-style pool with cabanas, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and a bocce ball lawn. While Lakeview’s amenity center is under construction, residents will have access to enjoy Tributary’s Lookout Amenity Center, featuring a resort-style pool, tot lot, fitness center, pickleball, and sports courts, and plentiful entertainment areas.
For those eager to take a glimpse at Lennar’s award-winning home designs, Lennar has officially broken ground on the Charle home model with expected completion this fall. Located within the Lakeview community, future residents can walk through the designer decorated Charle model and truly imagine their future home. Homebuyers, however, don’t have to wait until then to explore Lennar’s floorplan options. Both the Tivoli and Trevi floorplans are currently open daily for tours within Tributary’s Model Row and can also be toured virtually from the comforts of your home.
Along with the excitement found within the gates of Lakeview 55+, residents will have plenty to explore within the surrounding area as well. Lakeview’s premier location adjacent to Four Creeks State Forest creates a natural neighbor full of birdwatching, hiking, fishing, and more to enjoy. Just 30 minutes south is the culturally diverse city of Jacksonville, offering plentiful dining, shopping, museums, and art exhibits to explore. Nassau County’s rapidly expanding medical industry ensures access to the best medical facilities. With four new healthcare innovators coming to the area – UF Health, Baptist Health, River City Rehabilitation Center, and Memorial Hospital – top-notch services and innovative programs are just minutes away. Florida’s favorable tax climate is also a huge benefit within the area, with no state income tax, estate tax, or inheritance tax.
With a prime natural location across 1,550 acres of land and numerous private on-site amenities, residents of Tributary truly live life on their terms. Along with the active-adult community of Lakeview 55+, Tributary offers a wide selection of new single-family homes from the $300s for any stage of life. Six designer-decorated models by three of the area’s best home builders – Dream Finders Homes, Lennar, and Richmond American Homes – are open daily at Tributary for tours. Be sure to connect with Tributary on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with all the excitement in Nassau County’s newest master-planned community. To get a full overview of the community and the surrounding area, you can also visit TributaryLiving.com, or contact the Tributary team at 904.299.6124 for more information.
GreenPointe Developers proudly announces the firm was honored by the Northeast Florida Builder Association’s Sales and Marketing Council with five Laurel Awards honoring three of its Northeast Florida communities. The awards recognized TrailMark, a nature-first community in St. Johns County, Tributary, a master-planned community set amongst natural waterways and evergreen forests in Nassau County, and Granary Park, a new recreation-rich single-family home community in Clay County.
“We are thrilled to receive these honors for successfully communicating the exceptional lifestyle and competitive differences at our communities of TrailMark, Tributary and Granary Park,” said GreenPointe Developers Marketing Director Gaynelle James. “We appreciate the accolades from our industry peers, and we hope it will encourage everyone to learn more about our unique communities.”
TrailMark’s outdoor family-friendly Touch-A-Truck event received a gold award for Best Customer Promotional Event. The community welcomed more than 3,500 visitors who enjoyed climbing aboard and exploring vehicles of all shapes and sizes, and there was a Family Fun Zone with activities, food trucks and more. The event generated goodwill for the community and hundreds of leads for homebuilders, while providing a day of outdoor fun, exploration and imagination for residents and guests. TrailMark also received a gold award for its signage program that enhances everyone’s experience of the community’s comprehensive trail network and natural amenities.
Tributary was recognized for its online presence with a gold award for Best Facebook page and a silver award for Best Community Website. The Tributary Facebook page provides interesting and engaging content that educates the user on the surrounding area and opportunities at Tributary. The community’s innovative website, TributaryLiving.com, offers visitors a highly insightful online resource, providing in-depth information about the community, the area’s assets and other topics of interest.
Granary Park received the gold award for Best Logo. The community is situated among gently rolling farmland, and the logo honors the property’s legacy and heritage while presenting a fresh, modern and contemporary identity. Unlike logos for other real estate developments, the Granary Park logo provides distinction for the community as a nature-first enclave with unique appeal and character.
“GreenPointe is fortunate to work with brilliant creative partners, Ruckus Agency and Cotton & Company, who are an irreplaceable asset to our team,” James added. “I am impressed by their remarkable talents, and I thank them for their support in our efforts to succeed.” GreenPointe is developing communities throughout Florida. For more information, visit GreenPointeLLC.com.
Spring break is almost here, and families in North Florida are searching for ways to keep their little ones entertained over the break. Luckily for residents of Nassau County, there are endless activities, museums, and adventures available that will not only entertain every family member but also keep children learning while they are out of school. Take a look at some of our favorite family-friendly spring break activities you should consider.
Located in central Jacksonville along the Southbank Riverwalk, the Museum of Science & History is filled with hands-on activities in science, history, and innovation. Three levels of exciting exhibits leave much to see and explore, including full-scale skeletons, fossils, live animal shows, planetarium programs, and more.
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is a fantastic family-friendly attraction where guests can get up close and personal with over 2,000 animals. The zoo is filled with interactive exhibits, including a stingray touch tank, feeding the giraffes, and a petting zoo. Children can also enjoy riding the train that circles around the entire park, a splash zone, a playground, and a butterfly garden.
Nassau County is filled with parks and nature trails to be explored by families of all ages. Residents of Tributary, the area’s newest master-planned community, benefit from their close proximity to Four Creeks State Forest, creating a natural neighbor full of birdwatching, hiking, fishing, and more to enjoy. The nearby Amelia Island is one of the best islands in Florida for wildlife viewing. Fort Clinch State Park is another family-friendly favorite, offering fishing, shell hunting, swimming, camping, surfing, and more.
Catty Shack Ranch is a nonprofit organization based in Jacksonville that provides a safe home to endangered big cats. With a mission to educate the public on the animals that they care for, Catty Shack is a great option for kids that love animals. Current residents include tigers, lions, pumas, leopards, lynx, and more.
Established in 1997, the Amelia Island Nature Center houses numerous rescued animals and holds various nature-themed tours. Here, families can stroll through the numerous nature trails, or join one of the numerous tours on foot, bike, paddleboard, or kayak. Other activities include shell and shark tooth hunts, nature crafts, and children’s programs.
Easy to ride and great fun for the entire family, the American Beach Skateboard Tour by Amelia Island Board Rentals takes you on American Beach with their electric long boards built to glide through the sand. The tour comes with your own guide and personal photographer to show you best beach spots and capture the family fun you’ll be sure to have.
Adjacent to the Main Beach Park, the Fernandina Beach Skate Park is a great place for your kids to ride through a variety of ramps and other obstacles for skateboarders, roller bladders and scooter riders.
Spanning across 1,550 acres of land, the master-planned community Tributary puts residents in close proximity to all the surrounding cities have to offer. Offering a wide selection of new, single-family homes from the $300’s, six designer-decorated model homes are open daily at Tributary for tours. Discover the impressive constructions by three of the area’s best homebuilders- Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes.
At Tributary, residents get to Explore More with a prime natural location and private on-site amenities. The Lookout lakefront resident amenity center will feature amenities such as a fitness studio, resort-inspired pool, pickleball courts, a playground, dog park and more. The new amenity center is scheduled to be open to residents next summer. Additionally, Tributary announced the addition of Lakeview 55+, Nassau County’s newest active-adult neighborhood that is now open for sales.
To get a full overview of the community and surrounding area, be sure to connect with Tributary on Facebook and Instagram. You can also visit TributaryLiving.com or contact the Tributary team at 904.299.6124 for more information.
If you are searching for a new home in Florida, you have probably heard the term “CDD”, but do you know what it means? CDD’s, or Community Development Districts, are becoming more common in new development communities throughout the state of Florida. Thus, it is crucial for homebuyers to understand the benefits of living in one. Keep reading to learn more about what a CDD is and why they are a common asset for new housing developments.
CDD’s were developed in 1980 by the Florida State Legislature under Chapter 190 of the Florida Statutes as a form of special-purpose government with no influence over county or city. The goal of a CDD is to financially support the infrastructure required to build a community. A community that features a CDD does require its residents to pay an annual fee that is separate from an HOA. This fee is included in the annual property tax bill and is designed to be mutually beneficial for residents, local government and developer.
Additionally, the fees associated with a CDD contribute to the maintenance and improvements of the community from the start of a project. This fee finances the CDD, which in turn helps new home developments go beyond the typical offerings of conventional communities and create a truly special home for its residents. As a special-purpose government framework, CDD’s can offer superior benefits to residents ranging from the building of the extraordinary infrastructure to creating incomparable amenities.
While an HOA only handles the overall appearance of an area, a CDD goes a step further to provide residents with the ability to steer the direction of their community’s future. Typically, a CDD is responsible for maintenance and improvements on a range of infrastructure necessities from stormwater management to street paving or streetlights. Once the community is more built out, a five-member Board of Supervisors is elected to direct how the future of the community’s CDD operates.
Tributary, a community nestled just north of Jacksonville, Florida, is represented with a CDD which is now responsible for neighborhood maintenance using the funds accumulated from its residents thus far. This involves building and maintaining roadways, lakes and ponds, landscaping, street lighting and community amenities. Having a CDD in place helps ensure these areas are kept in top condition for residents to enjoy as the community grows.
The community facilities and services of residents living within a CDD are superior to those without. Not only is the quality of amenities offered in a CDD more remarkable, but the variety is typically more extensive than a traditional community. A CDD ensures accountability through additional funding in amenity developments as well as continuing to maintain the framework of the community.
For example, at Tributary, their current amenity development project is The Lookout, a lakefront resident clubhouse featuring a fitness studio, resort-inspired pool, pickleball courts, playground, dog park and more. This project is being supported by the community’s CDD structure and is an exceptional example of what will be made available to residents with the help of CDD funding.
With a CDD in place, residents at Tributary will never have to worry about whether their community’s quality and value will drop. Tributary, Nassau County’s newest master-planned community, offers an impressive selection of new, single-family homes from the $300’s by the area’s top builders. Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes are bringing in their unique styles and designs to create a truly special and diverse place to live. Tributary’s Model Home Village features 6 designer-decorated models and is open daily for tours. These models can also be virtually toured here. Recently, Tributary announced the addition of Lakeview 55+, Nassau County’s newest active-adult neighborhood within the community.
Tributary is located just north of Jacksonville, Florida and spans across 1,550 acres of land. State-protected land borders the west side of the community and provides many outdoor adventures for the residents. Additionally, Tributary is scheduled to feature Tributary Regional Park which will provide residents with outstanding recreational activity options for the entire family. Only 15 minutes to the south, you’ll find the Jacksonville International Airport and River City Marketplace, a major regional shopping, dining and entertainment destination.
Be sure to download the Digital Brochure which will give you an overview of the community and surrounding area. You can also connect with Tributary on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on the latest progress within the community. To learn more, please visit TributaryLiving.com.
Located in Nassau County, Amelia Island is a true Florida gem. With a rich history and an abundance of shorelines, there is no shortage of waterfront dining options. Hit the beach and grab a bite to eat or plan an unforgettable dinner date. Here are five local, waterfront restaurants that combine great flavor with beautiful views.
This highly rated casual-American restaurant located in Fernandina Beach boasts some of the best quick-bite seafood options in town. From peel and eat shrimp to fresh fish tacos, the menu has an endless selection of tasty nautical cuisine. The waterfront views give life to a wonderful outdoor atmosphere. Meet up with friends to watch your favorite sports teams on the overhead TVs at the indoor bar. Click here to see the menu, read the rave reviews and get directions.
Another seafood staple, Down Under Restaurant is a unique establishment with over 80 feet of floating dock and a large outdoor deck. Located right off Highway A1A and the Amelia River waterway, this island gem is a must-visit. The restaurant features a Tiki Bar that serves a variety of handcrafted cocktails, such as their infamous Wave Runner. The raw and fried oysters are also fan-favorites here. Check out the rest of the menu options here.
Located on the east side of the intracoastal waterway, Dockside Seafood Restaurant offers quick-service seafood fresh from the inside market. The casual outdoor seating boasts a great view of the marsh and nearby bridge! Have you ever tried authentic Florida gator tail? At Dockside, this distinctive dish is served lightly battered with special dipping sauce. Check out more information about Dockside here.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a Key Lime Tart or indulge in a crisp, cold lager while taking in the view at Brett’s Waterway Cafe. This quaint, waterfront cafe offers a large menu with a variety of seafood and American casual cuisine to choose from. Brett’s is great for anyone looking to enjoy breathtaking views and delicious food on Amelia Island. Find more information about the menu and happy hour offers here.
With two stories to explore, Salt Life Food Shack is a beautiful waterfront restaurant on the Atlantic coast of Fernandina Beach just north of Amelia Island. This Main Beach Park restaurant has an eclectic menu with something for everyone to enjoy. Try the mouth-watering poke tuna tacos (sourced sustainably from the Wishbones of Costa Rica) or the renowned Boca Style Grouper Sandwich. Family and large group friendly seating is readily available, and the outdoor views of the coastline are simply stunning. See pictures of menu items, read reviews and get directions to Salt Life Food Shack here!
Only a short drive west of these beautiful waterfront restaurants is Tributary, Nassau County’s newest master-planned community. Tributary residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to one-of-a-kind dining with waterfront views. This community offers an impressive selection of new, single-family homes from the $300’s by the area’s top builders. Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes are bringing their own unique style and designs that create a truly special and diverse place to live. Tributary’s Model Home Village features 6 designer-decorated models and is open daily for tours, these models can also be virtually toured here.
Tributary is located just north of Jacksonville, Florida and spans across 1,550 acres of land. State-protected land borders the west side of the community and provides many outdoor adventures for the residents. Only 15 minutes to the south, you’ll find the Jacksonville International Airport and River City Marketplace, a major regional shopping, dining and entertainment destination. The Lookout lakefront resident clubhouse is underway and will feature amenities such as a fitness studio, resort-inspired pool, pickleball courts, a playground, dog park and more. The new amenity center is scheduled to be open to residents next spring.
Additionally, Tributary announced the addition of Lakeview 55+, Nassau County’s newest active-adult neighborhood within the community. Be sure to download the Digital Brochure which will give you an overview of the community and surrounding area. You can also connect with Tributary on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on the latest progress within the community. To learn more, you can visit TributaryLiving.com or contact the Tributary team at 904.299.6124.
GreenPointe Developers, LLC proudly announce the opening of six new model homes at Tributary, North Florida’s best new master-planned community. “We are pleased to reach this milestone – the opening of these expertly crafted model homes from Tributary’s premier builder team of Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes,” said GreenPointe’s Regional President Mike Taylor. “Our community offers a convenient location, miles of scenic nature trails, direct access to the Nassau River and exceptional amenities. We look forward to welcoming new homeowners to Tributary soon.”
At Tributary, Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes are offering a distinctive collection of award-winning home designs ranging in size and style to meet the needs and lifestyle of today’s homebuyers. The Tributary model home village features six model homes, two from each builder, showcasing innovative features and flexible spaces for family living and entertainment. There will be an official grand opening event scheduled for May 22nd, 2021, with more details are to come as we get closer to the event date.
Dream Finders Homes Avalon II model at Tributary presents an open concept design showcasing a modern rustic style in neutral shades of greige and pearl with pops of color. The Driftwood model exudes a coastal vibe with sea glass tones mixed with bright, light neutrals. The Avalon II and Driftwood models showcase many of Dream Finders Homes’ designer options, such as a summer kitchen, stainless steel appliances, a gourmet kitchen with farmhouse sink and oversized granite island, a gas fireplace, and more. Dream Finders Homes offers personal customization, making it possible for homebuyers to select the features and upgrades they want for their new home.
Lennar’s new models highlight two of Lennar Jacksonville’s most popular plans, the Tivoli and Trevi. Both homes showcase open floor plans promoting an airy ambiance and are Wi-Fi certified, a feature Lennar offers with every home it builds at Tributary. The models are designed in soothing coastal shades of tapioca pearl, silver mist and taupe. With clean aesthetics evoking the serenity of the beach, the Tivoli model is from Lennar’s Imperial Collection featuring upgraded stainless appliances, quartz countertops and 42″ raised panel cabinets. From Lennar’s Classic Collection, the Trevi’s clean lines, meaningful pieces and minimalist feel create a distinctively modern vibe in this free-flowing floor plan.
Richmond American Homes at Tributary is showcasing floor plans from the innovative Seasons™ Collection. The Sapphire and Larimar models present airy 9′ main floor ceilings and hundreds of structure and style options. Perfect for entertaining, the Larimar plan has an inviting great room, covered patio and spacious owner’s suite. The Larimar is professionally decorated in mellow blue hues with cheerful pops of yellow, blending elegance and ease. The Sapphire plan features a contemporary open design with numerous options including up to five bedrooms. The Sapphire is beautifully styled with deep shades of its namesake gemstone, rich espresso wood tones and abstract artwork.
The Tributary builders are offering more than 30 floor plans that include one- and two-story single-family homes ranging in size from approximately 1,600 square feet to more than 3,200 square feet. Many of the neighborhood’s home sites will feature preserve or lake views. Homes at Tributary are priced from the $300s.
Spanning 1,550 acres, Tributary’s prime location amongst the natural waterways and majestic evergreen forests truly complement the community’s mantra of Exploring More. Tributary residents will enjoy on-site amenities including The Lookout, a lakefront resident gathering spot with a resort-inspired pool and plenty of room to kick-back and relax. Workout warriors will appreciate the club quality fitness studio while the younger crowd will delight in the Adventure Zone tot lot. Tributary will also host an array of sports courts including a Pickleball court and the community’s furry friends will adore Pawsome Park designed just for them.
Tributary’s neighborhoods will include family friendly pocket parks, while miles of scenic nature trails will provide quick access to the community’s amenities as well as The Landing kayak and canoe park, the neighboring protected sanctuary of Four Creeks State Forest and the new Tributary Regional Park, currently under construction. Tributary Regional Park plans include baseball and multi-purpose fields, a kayak launch, concessions, and multi-purpose trails. Tributary is within the Nassau County Public School District and zoned for A-rated schools that are among the best in Florida.
Tributary is 1.6 miles west of Interstate-95 on State Road 200. The community’s location is two exits north of the Jacksonville International Airport and the River City Marketplace. The historic town of Fernandina and the beautiful beaches of Amelia Island are located east of Tributary on Scenic A1A/SR 200. Tributary is near dining, shopping, recreation, medical centers, services and more.
For more information about Tributary, visit TributaryLiving.com.
For many across the country, society’s “new normal” has considerably limited their social life and changed their perspective for the future. And while it’s likely to be considered risky to gather in large groups of family and friends for a while longer, maybe this is the time to explore all the ways to connect with the great outdoors! North Florida is full of amazing natural wonders with wide open spaces and fun attractions. While Nassau County is a path less traveled, it offers a diverse array of activities that has homebuyers appreciating their surroundings like never before. Here are some activities we think will spark any adventurer’s interest.
If you love the ocean, you have to visit Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach. Located on the coastline in northeast Florida, these destinations are easy to reach but hard to forget. 13 miles of coastline and over 40 public beach access points allows for plenty of room to relax under the sun, swim in the cool water, or catch some waves if the surf’s up. Top surf spots on the North side include Main Beach, American Beach, Peters Point and Ft. Clinch State Park. You can even check out the area’s surf reports and cams before paddling out. And if you want to literally “hoof it”, you can book a guided local tour of the pristine Atlantic shore by horseback.
For those who prefer traveling on their own two feet, a visit to the area’s best hiking and nature trails will keep you grounded. You can choose to explore yourself, or book a guided nature walk that takes place every Saturday morning at 10:30 am. Four Creeks State Forest covers 13,106 acres, and joins Alligator (Mills), Thomas, Boggy and Plummer Creeks. While there are many ways to explore this massive forest along the forest and service roads, the named Wood-Shingle Mill Trail stretches 2.6 miles from the trailhead located right off State Road 200. If a visit isn’t enough and you want to immerse yourself in nature, Nassau County’s newest community, Tributary, may be exactly what you’ve been searching for. This new community will feature masterfully planned trails that not only wind through its green spaces and parks, but also directly connects to the trailheads of neighboring Four Creeks State Forest.
Nearby, John Muir Ecological Park in Yulee is an easy quarter mile trail that zigzags through the forested marshland connecting a series of picnic shelters. Listen to the birds sing from the trees and even see the main line of one of Florida’s first railroads. History meets nature at Fort Clinch State Park. This historic fort, significant to the Civil War, is only one aspect of the 1,400-acre park. Hiking trails cover all types of terrain and difficulty levels, while winding through forests, marsh and sand dunes. Wildlife observation is very good on these trails. Alligators, deer, gopher tortoises and a variety of birds can be seen throughout the park.
For those looking to trek where the grasses are a bit more maintained, North Florida has almost unlimited options for golf. Nassau County in particular has a handful of courses to choose from. To name a few, the Amelia River Golf Club is a full-service semi-private golf course with a club house, pro shop, PGA golf instruction, practice areas, locker rooms and dining facilities which are open to the public. The 27-hole Fernandina Beach Golf Club is one of the most popular municipal golf facilities in the country with its close proximity to Jacksonville and area beaches. The Golf Club at North Hampton is a signature Arnold Palmer designed golf course. This top-ranked course features spring-fed lakes, wild grasses and various elevation changes, unlike any other design in Northeast Florida.
Still not getting your adrenaline levels up…how does social distancing from 12,000 feet above ground sound? Then freefalling at speeds of over 125 miles per hour. Did I get your attention? Skydiving is definitely a high octane, once in a lifetime adventure and one of the best ways for thrill seekers to take in all of Northern Florida’s natural beauty.
No matter your interests or speeds, Nassau County has something for every outdoor adventurer. One of its most anticipated additions is Tributary, a new master-planned community by GreenPointe Developers that delivers unmatched value in a beautiful, natural sanctuary. Residents of Tributary are invited to “Explore More” with a thoughtfully planned trail system that directly connects to Four Creeks State Forest and Tributary Park. Within the 1,550-acre master-planned community, residents will also enjoy The Lookout Amenity Center complete with a resort-inspired pool, fitness studio, dog park, Adventure Zone Tot-Lot, and so much more! Homes are priced from the $300s, have been unveiled and can be viewed on TributaryLiving.com. Six of the builders’ unique model homes will soon break ground and be ready to tour later this year. Be sure to connect with us to stay updated and discover why Tributary is the perfect place to call home.
Dreaming of moving to Florida? You’re not alone. Every year, the Sunshine State attracts thousands of new residents to its beautiful beaches and relaxing lifestyle. Did you know life in Florida also means taking advantage of unparalleled financial benefits and a strong economy? Here are just a few reasons why you should consider the migration northeast Florida.
Florida is one of only seven states in the US that doesn’t collect an individual income tax. It’s no wonder Florida attracts so many residents from highly taxed states. Moving from a state like New York or Massachusetts can save you thousands of dollars in taxes every year and that’s just the beginning. The Florida Constitution prevents counties and municipalities from imposing any sort of income tax at local levels too. So you’ll never have to worry about that changing anytime in the future.
Although Florida used to collect a state estate tax in the form of a “pick-up tax,” some changes in federal law resulted in its phasing out back in 2005. While many states took steps to keep the state death tax revenues flowing, Florida’s constitution prohibits the imposition of a state death tax. Moving to Florida from a state that has a high estate tax help save families a considerable amount of money.
Florida is home to some of the country’s top wealth strategists, tax advisors, and estate planning attorneys. With their experience and proactivity, their clients have one of the greatest assistances with maximizing their money, minimizing taxes, avoiding probate, and creating an ongoing legacy for their families. Knowing the State of Florida has the industry’s top professionals, residents have the ease of mind when it comes to their financial futures.
Florida is one of the country’s economic powerhouses. In fact, it’s the third-largest state in the country by population and has the fourth biggest economy with more than $1 trillion in Gross Domestic Product annually. Florida’s economy is very diverse, with tourism, agriculture, aerospace and aviation, and international trade among its
top industries. Out of all the areas in Florida, economic development is especially picking up in the Northeast area of the state. With residential and commercial development on the rise and the thriving economy to go with it, more and more residents and companies have decided to move to the booming North Florida area. Of the new business to be attracted to the area, several headquarters of major companies such as Amazon, Mercedes Benz USA and KLS Martin have made it their new home.
There’s just no state like Florida that offers these amazing financial benefits and a naturally beautiful place to live as well. For those who are looking to make a move, be sure to check out Tributary, a new master-planned community in Northeast Florida. No matter which stage of life you’re in, Northeast Florida sets up its new residents for success and the best opportunity to flourish with their family and friends.
Set to begin sales this summer, Tributary perfectly embodies the Northeast Florida way of life with its natural setting among the multiple state parks and forests while just minutes from the cultural scene and business center of downtown Jacksonville. Residents are only minutes from the international airport and beautiful Amelia Island with its picturesque waterfront, amazing dining and entertainment, and eclectic yet charming atmosphere.
Future residents of Tributary are invited to “Explore More” with a thoughtfully planned trail system that connects to Four Creeks State Forest and Tributary Park, a regional family-oriented public park with river access for kayaking, sports fields, playgrounds and more. Within the 1,550-acre master-planned community, residents will also enjoy the resort-style pool, fitness center and activities at the fun-filled Amenity Center. Homes will be offered from the $300s and interested homebuyers can download the complimentary digital brochure at tributaryfl.com to ensure they are first to learn about plans for the Model Home Grand Opening this summer.
NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. (Aug. 4th 2020) – GreenPointe Developers, LLC, proudly announces Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes as the preeminent builder team at Tributary, a new hometown master-planned, mixed-use community located in one of the area’s fastest-growing corridors in Nassau County.
“We are pleased to welcome Northeast Florida’s leading homebuilders to Tributary,” said GreenPointe’s North Florida Regional President Mike Taylor. “Our premier community builders offer a distinctive collection of award-winning home designs ranging in size and style to meet the needs and lifestyle of today’s homebuyer.”
The Tributary builders are offering a variety of one- and two-story homes ranging in size from approximately 1,600 square feet to more than 3,200 square feet and priced from the $300s. Many of the neighborhood’s home sites will feature preserve or lake views. Model home construction is scheduled to begin next month.
As a privately owned and locally operated company, Dream Finders Homes has a commitment to deliver the highest standards in a new home. The company offers single-family homes with personal customization, allowing you to choose the features, upgrades and designer level products to make this your new dream home. At Tributary, Dream Finders homes is offering 15 thoughtfully designed home plans.
Lennar, one of the nation’s leading homebuilders, has reimagined the home buying experience by including the most desired connectivity, efficiency and luxury features in a new home at an incredible value. Lennar’s Wi-Fi Certified homes incorporate the latest in technology and they also come with Lennar’s industry exclusive Everything’s Included® program, where the homebuilder’s most popular options and upgrades are built into the base price of the home. Lennar is offering 10 brand-new, single-family floor plans at Tributary.
Richmond American Homes is a prominent national homebuilder with operations in 10 states. Founded in 1977, the builder has over 200,000 single-family homes to its credit, and a commitment to strengthening the communities in which it builds. At Tributary, the company is offering six floor plans with incredible included features and abundant personalization options including flooring, cabinetry and home technology along with complimentary designer assistance at its Home Gallery™ showroom to make the new home uniquely yours and fit the way you live.
Tributary combines a rustic natural setting with innovative modern design to create a personality unlike any other. Preserve and conservation areas can be found throughout the community to enhance wildlife habitats and sustainable water quality practices. A picturesque entry will soon welcome residents and their guests to Tributary.
Planned community amenities focus on the health and wellness of residents including The Lookout, a lakefront amenity center featuring a resort-style pool, adventure zone tot-lot and state-of-the-art fitness studio, along with an array of sports courts and entertainment areas for social gatherings and community events. From The Landing kayak and canoe park, Tributary residents will enjoy access to Boggy Creek, leading to the Nassau River and ultimately the Atlantic Ocean, for a variety of boating, kayaking and fishing opportunities.
The development plans include a comprehensive trail system throughout the community connecting Tributary neighborhoods and amenities. Tributary’s master plan includes ample natural areas, Pawsome Park for the furry friends and family-friendly neighborhood pocket parks. On land donated by the developer, GreenPointe has partnered with Nassau County for future development of a new public school, fire station and the new Tributary Regional Park that broke ground earlier this year. Tributary Regional Park will include baseball and multi-purpose fields, picnic areas, concession facilities, a playground, canoe and kayak launch and trail connections to the adjacent Tributary community.
Tributary is surrounded by state-protected natural areas including Three Rivers State Park and Four Creeks State Forest. The community is within the Nassau County Public School District and zoned for A-rated schools that are among the best in Florida.
Tributary is only 1.6 miles west of Interstate-95. The community’s premier location is two exits north of the Jacksonville International Airport and River City Marketplace, a major regional shopping, dining and entertainment destination. The historic town of Fernandina and the beautiful beaches of Amelia Island are located east of the community on Scenic A1A/SR 200. Convenient dining, shopping, recreation, medical centers, services and more are available within minutes of Tributary.
Community construction is well underway and home sales have commenced. For more information about Tributary and the community’s builder team, please visit www.TributaryLiving.com or call 904.299.6124.
GreenPointe Developers is the community and urban development division of GreenPointe Holdings with extensive real estate market data and analytical systems to rapidly assess real estate values and challenges.
The GreenPointe team has more than 140 years of collective experience in developing some of the most sought-after master-planned and condominium communities in the Southeast. The team creates and transforms residential and mixed-use communities into neighborhoods for today’s homebuyer while providing lasting, sustainable value.
Having the utmost respect for the land, the GreenPointe team works diligently to protect and enhance nature’s best assets. This thoughtful practice allows GreenPointe Developers to create and reenergize communities that provide for an enduring lifestyle where people want to live, work and enjoy recreation.
More information is available at www.GreenPointeLLC.com or (904) 996-2485.
Did you know the area of northeast Florida we call Nassau County is one of the oldest counties in Florida with a fascinating history that dates back to the mid-16th century? Being the only county in the U.S. that has been occupied by the French, Spanish, British, and Americans, Revolutionary War and Civil War action, Nassau County tells the outstanding story of industry, agriculture, and life in early days of Florida.
We are proud to be situated in such a remarkable locale – here’s a glimpse of the old days of Nassau County.
In 1562 the French took first possession of Nassau County inhabited by Native Americans, but only for a short time. Spanish explorer Pedro Menendez drove out the French in 1565. Under the occupation of Menendez, the Spanish influence dominated the island and mainland Nassau County throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, which was the first of two Spanish colonial periods in Florida history.
Florida was transferred to the British by the Treaty of Paris in 1763 along with all of the east coast. Under the rule of the British, they brought the plantation system that would survive for nearly 100 years and a program of development and construction to Nassau County.
By 1783, Florida had again transferred back to the Spanish re-establishing a land-grant system and plantation system and fostering the first real land boom. With the beginning of pirates and slave runners, Amelia Island and Fernandina became a slave smuggling port with the rapid growth of population and sailing vessels anchored in the harbor. In 1821, Florida was ceded to the United States and Nassau County became a part of Duval County until 1824 when Nassau County would break away.
The American Civil War broke out in Charleston harbor in 1861 which, in return, brought a Union invasion of Amelia Island the following year. Union troops commenced destroying the railroads, offices, rolling back and removed the rails up to the mainland. With so many wealthy landowners leaving the area, slaves were released from bondage and scattered to their own settlements such as Franklintown on the south end of Amelia Island.
The significant economic boom began with the paper industry in the late 1930s. Container Corporation of America (today’s WestRock) planted its roots in Fernandina, establishing a paperboard mill, which began production in 1937. This changed the course of history here in Nassau County. Today, WestRock’s Fernandina plant produces 155,000 metric tons of softwood cellulose specialties per year. It contributes $35 million annually to Florida’s wages and salaries and $2 million to Florida’s property and sales taxes. Ranked among the nation’s top 50 exporters, the plant ships products to five continents and 80 ports around the world.
Understanding the significance of Nassau County’s history and nature, today’s settlers value these tributaries for their natural state, rich history and tradition. They appreciate the opportunity to explore these untouched, protected areas with generations to come. As the newest community in Nassau County, Tributary recognizes the history and the importance of preserving this dynamic land, with much of the land being preserved within and around the community. Tributary is where people will celebrate the natural surroundings as part of the community’s vision and design.
It’s a model lifestyle for tomorrow, waiting to be discovered today. The perfect place to call home. Within the 1,550-acre master-planned community, residents will enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, resort-style pool, fitness center and activities at the fun-filled Amenity Center. New modern-rustic homes will be offered from the $300s, interested homebuyers can download their complimentary digital brochure at tributaryfl.com to ensure they are first to learn of any updates as we approach the grand opening of model homes late this summer.