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What is it that’s drawing thousands of people per day to the Sunshine State? After seeing a shift in people’s everyday life and how they work, many more are reevaluating where they want to live based on the new climate. Now more than ever, people are craving authenticity in the way they are living. City dwellers are moving from the urban areas for safe, open spaces, and beautiful Nassau County in North Florida is starting to get a lot of notice. If you’re one of the families that are thinking of making a move, here are six reasons why you should consider Nassau County.

1. Job Opportunities

Nassau County continues to grow, creating many job opportunities along the way. Since May of 2020, the employment rate has expanded steadily in almost every sector. As the medical field expands, multiple healthcare careers have been made available in nearby facilities like UF Health Center and Baptist Medical Center Nassau in Fernandina Beach. The career opportunities don’t stop there, Nassau County consistently outpaces the rest of the state in terms of economic growth and the rate of unemployment is almost 2% lower than the national average.

2. Culture/History

If you’re looking for an Old Florida experience with the picturesque downtowns, look no further! Nassau County is home to charming beach towns full of charisma and historical intrigue. Whether you’re exploring the Amelia Island Lighthouse, Florida’s oldest lighthouse, or stopping by The Palace Saloon, Florida’s oldest bar. The sites decorating Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island have been well preserved, and Florida’s development is correlated directly with the history of Nassau County. Fun Fact: Fernandina Beach is the only location in the United States to have been under eight different flags – French, Spanish, English, Patriot, Green Cross of Florida, Mexican Rebel, Confederate, and United States Flag. Festivities of all sorts happen throughout the year to celebrate the area’s rich history, including the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival.

3. A-Rated Schools

Nassau County’s public school district is recognized as one of the best in the state with a consistent A-rating for the past 10+ years. With 16 fully accredited schools, both public and private K-12, there are a plethora of excellent options to choose from to best fit your child’s educational needs. Classroom excellence projects a great reputation for Nassau County with an approximate graduation rate of 93% in the area’s four high schools.

4. No State Income Tax

This one comes as no surprise! Florida does not have a state income tax. According to the Tax Foundation, Florida has one of the lowest tax burdens in the country which is a big reason why Florida consistently outperforms the rest of the nation in terms of fiscal stability and economic performance, which takes into account the overall business environment, employment and growth opportunities per the U.S. News 2020 Study.

5. Culinary Delights

Everyone has become a “foodie” and seeks out that special meal and environment. With that in mind, some of the most delicious and diverse culinary experiences in Florida can be found right here in Nassau County. Fernandina Beach is the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry, no doubt supplying the freshest of seafood, and cuisine of all kinds decorate the area. Whether you’re craving the nightlife fun or an authentic eating experience, each restaurant in Nassau County offers remarkable menu items to please your palate.

6. Recreational Activities

The pristine Florida beaches are an integral part of why so many people travel here, but there are plenty of activities to choose from. Nassau County is home to more than 80 golf courses, including Fernandina Beach Golf Club which is one of the most popular municipal golf courses in the Southeastern United States. The PGA Tour is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach where it hosts The Players Championship, which is only a short drive south along the coast. Four Creeks State Park and Three Rivers State Forest are great locations for wildlife viewing, camping, biking, hiking, and horseback riding is a memorable experience to take in the beauty of the surrounding nature. For the art lovers, farmer’s markets, art tours, and museums line the area making it a colorful, dynamic place to live and discover.

Ideally located in Nassau County, surrounded by thousands of acres of state-protected parks and preserves, is a new master-planned community. Developed by GreenPointe Developers, this expansive community spans over 1,500 acres and will have a total of 3,200 homesites upon completion. Tributary is located just 1.6 miles west of I-95 along A1A/SR 200 (the Amelia Island exit). Just 15 minutes to the south, you’ll find the Jacksonville International Airport and River City Marketplace, a major regional shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

At Tributary our residents will Explore More with our private on-site amenities including The Lookout lakefront resident clubhouse, a Fitness Studio, resort-inspired pool, pickleball courts, Adventure Zone Tot-Lot, Pawsome Park for our furry friends and more. You can check out the full stock of amenities here. Miles of scenic nature trails will provide direct access to the river and neighboring protected sanctuary of Four Creeks State Forest. Residents will also have direct access to Tributary Regional Park, which is under construction with baseball and multi-purpose fields, kayak launch, concessions, and multi-purpose trail.

Tributary offers a distinctive collection of new homes from the $200’s built by respected builders Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes. The Model Home Village with 6 designer-decorated models is now open to tour, so now’s the perfect time to stop by for a visit. You can also connect with us on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to check out our Community’s Digital Brochure which will give you an overview of the community and what’s to come! Interested homebuyers are welcomed to join our VIP list at TributaryLiving.com, and they will be the first to receive the latest information and new releases.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2021) – GreenPointe Communities, LLC was honored by the Northeast Florida Builders Association Sales and Marketing Council with seven Laurel Awards. Marketing Director Gaynelle James was named Marketing Professional of the Year and the company received several awards for its community of TrailMark including Best Consumer Promotional event award for Groove in the Grove.

“Gaynelle continues to take our company’s marketing excellence to new heights and her contributions have made a significant impact to multiple operating divisions within our organization,” said GreenPointe Regional President Mike Taylor. “Gaynelle is an accomplished marketing executive and recognized by her peers and colleagues for her creativity and spontaneity. I am thrilled for her to receive this honor for her dedication and commitment to GreenPointe.”

James is responsible for creating the marketing vision, producing strategies and executing tactics that consistently communicate the company’s brand message for GreenPointe’s three operating divisions, corporate headquarters and communities throughout Florida. Among her achievements during the past year, she developed and managed the marketing and promotion for the launch and opening of Tributary, a new master-planned community in Northeast Florida, and held a high-profile groundbreaking for Tributary Regional Park, a public and private partnership between GreenPointe and Nassau County. James developed and managed marketing campaigns for on-site promotional events for three different GreenPointe communities. When the pandemic brought on-site tours by prospective buyers to a halt, James responded by creating virtual tours for five communities throughout Florida. Her efforts and success enhance GreenPointe’s reputation for innovation and results.

With more new communities than ever attracting buyers to Florida, the best way to demonstrate what sets it apart is to showcase the lifestyle through a community event open to all. With expansive outdoor common areas, TrailMark provided the perfect location for a free, live music festival, Groove in the Grove. From midday to sunset, a trio of regional bands entertained approximately 2,000 people next to TrailMark’s Lakeside Camp House. Attendees enjoyed popular local bands and a Family Fun Zone with inflatables, face painting, a mechanical bull, 15 vendors and food trucks, and more. The event resulted in community goodwill, increased awareness and generated hundreds of leads for TrailMark builders while providing a day of music, fun and entertainment for residents and area music-lovers. The extensive and targeted promotion for Groove in the Grove across multiple platforms earned Laurel Awards for Best Overall Advertising Campaign and Best Digital Campaign.

TrailMark received the Laurel Award for Best Facebook page. During 2020, GreenPointe shifted its social media strategy to provide rich content since more people are spending time on social media in lieu of in-person socializing. The Facebook page includes TrailMark announcements, builder news, event promotions, lifestyle tips and provides opportunities to virtually “visit” model homes and the community. With a focus on TrailMark’s nature-first and active living features, the Facebook page showcases the community’s amenities, including biking and walking trails, sports courts, a Camp House amenity center, indoor fitness center and the resort-style pool. Posts include resident- and realtor-shared content. The platform continues to attract followers and helps users make a connection to TrailMark Living.
GreenPointe’s new community of Tributary was honored with Best Print Ad and Best Logo awards. The new community is located along the banks of the Nassau River in the rapidly expanding area of Nassau County, FL. The “Prepare to Blow Your River Lovin’ Mind” ad creates the expectation of a truly life-changing community where families can connect with nature and enjoy special moments through adventure in the neighborhood they call home. Tributary’s pure natural setting served as the vision for developing the logo and brand. The logo is inspired by the natural waterways throughout the area and conveys a true sense of what life has to offer at Tributary.

“GreenPointe shares these Laurel Award honors with our creative partners, Ruckus Advertising and Cotton & Company, and we thank them for bringing our vision to life,” said GreenPointe Marketing Director Gaynelle James. “I am grateful to work with such talented partners and truly appreciate their many contributions to our success.”

GreenPointe is developing communities throughout Florida. For more information, visit www.GreenPointeLLC.com.

About GreenPointe Communities, LLC

GreenPointe Communities 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 Communities 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.

If there is anything the last year has taught us it is that peace of mind and good health are priceless. Everyone’s priorities vary in achieving peace of mind, but individual health and the health of loved ones always find their way onto the list. In Nassau County, residents have that peace of mind when it comes to quality healthcare. The area is saturated with some of the finest healthcare establishments in the Sunshine State. Whether your medical need is big or small, there is a resource for you nearby in Nassau County.

UF HEALTH

UF Health is the region’s premier academic health center hub for clinical research, as well as a unique provider of advanced patient care, leading the industry as a front-runner in the education of health professionals. On December 6th, the new UF Health medical office opened its doors in Nassau County! According to UF Health, this is “the first step in a strategic health alliance between UF Health, the University of Florida, and Raydient Places + Properties offering high-quality health care for residents in the surrounding communities.” The building includes an urgent care center, family medicine, imaging, lab services, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and adult and pediatric dentistry. The residents of Nassau County will be among the fortunate members to receive a wide range of high-quality health care services and job opportunities.

BAPTIST HEALTH

Baptist Health is also under development in Nassau County. This new hospital and wellness facility will provide a full spectrum of in and outpatient services and 24-hour emergency care. As a result of the tireless commitment of trained doctors and nurses, Baptist Health was recognized as the only system in North Florida to receive Magnet Recognition, a program that presents attraction and retention of professional nurses. The new Baptist Health will be fully integrated within the Baptist Health hospital system delivering quality care and adding convenience to the residents of North Jacksonville.

RIVER CITY REHABILITATION CENTER

This newly constructed rehabilitation center has served the senior residents of North Florida since its opening in March 2020 and was the first long term care facility in the state to receive Covid-19 vaccinations. The new center consists of 116 dually certified beds in 81,000 square feet and spans 10 acres in size. Services include three gyms and a therapy courtyard with an emphasis on physical, speech, and occupational therapy. Several rooms offer an oxygen delivery system. The new facility features an ultra-modern design and state of the art equipment allowing the facility to provide residents unparalleled short-term rehabilitation along with long-term care.

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – FUTURE SITE

Another health care provider has a facility planned within a mile of Nassau County. HCA Healthcare, the parent company of Memorial Hospital, purchased 55.28 acres for 15.8 million and will be under development. “It will allow us to establish a future presence in Nassau County and to align with the planned growth in the region,” said Bradley Talbert, CEO of Memorial Hospital. The medical team is delighted to be part of the Nassau Community and serve the area’s fast-growing medical needs. Located directly at Interstate 95 and Florida A1A, this memorial site plays an important role in Nassau County’s medical community.

And now… there’s even a new residential community that has your healthy lifestyle at the forefront of their development.

Tributary

For those new homebuyers who are focused on living a healthy lifestyle, the next exciting master-planned community is officially here. Located just west of I-95 off of SR 200, Tributary is adjacent to Tributary Park and the state-protected Four Creeks State Forest. Tributary Park just broke ground and will feature a multitude of facilities that will be open to the public. Among those are multi-purpose and baseball fields, concessions, a playground, a dog park, a boardwalk with kayak launch, and interconnected nature trails.

The design from the community includes an extensive trail system and access to the waterways for boating, kayaking, fishing, and more. “Explore More” is the mantra for residents of Tributary who will be surrounded by beautiful natural areas, great schools, historic downtowns, a wide variety of shopping, and the incredible beaches of Amelia Island. It’s a one-of-a-kind location offering an innovative, four-season Florida lifestyle.

Tributary will be the perfect place to call home. The 1,550-acre master-planned community’s private amenities will also include a resort-style pool, fitness center, and a fun-filled Amenity Center. New modern-rustic homes will be offered from the area’s top builders and priced from the $200s. Interested homebuyers can join the VIP list at tributaryliving.com to ensure they are first to learn of new releases and updates.

When starting a new journey, there are many paths you can plan that could lead you to the result you desire. The same goes for those beginning the search for a new home. One path, that has gained quite a bit of admiration in recent months with home inventory shrinking, is that of buying pre-construction. Here are a few reasons why homebuyers have been trending toward purchasing pre-construction homes.

Best Value and Pricing

New communities with special pre-construction offerings, like Tributary in Nassau County, FL, provide incentives to pioneering homebuyers who become early adopters of the community’s lifestyle. The long-term savings are often overlooked as homebuyers don’t always recognize that new construction comes lower cost of energy and maintenance as compared to older homes. Buying early often creates instant equity. With historically low interest rates and a tight resale market, pre-construction communities are also experiencing rising demand.

Personal Style and Design

In purchasing a pre-construction home, homebuyers are able to make their home truly their own. From selecting the ideal homesite, to the personalized floorplan and desired finishes. Homebuyers can put their personal stamp based on the family’s needs and desires easier with a pre-construction purchase. Tributary is located in the serene nature of Northeast Florida and boasts over 30 modern, rustic home designs to chose from. Getting in early at Tributary could mean finding your family’s next oasis.

Resort-Style Amenities

Buying into a new community also means being pampered with today’s latest amenity trends. Developers at Tributary are meticulously designing and engineering the community’s amenities to meet the demand for outdoor activities close to home. The Lookout, the highly anticipated social club house at Tributary, will feature a resort-style pool, Adventure Zone tot-lot, state-of-the-art fitness center, an array of sports courts and entertainment areas and more. And the best part? Tributary is designed and seated in Florida’s natural environment, bringing future residents all the wondrous biodiversity, water journeys, endless trails and adventure right to their door. Residents of Tributary can explore a beautifully designed trail systems that will connect to Four Creeks State Forest and Tributary Park.

Like what you’ve heard about pre-construction opportunities? Although Tributary’s designer decorated models are not yet complete, the community’s new website provides a virtual digital home shopping experience for future homebuyers. This new site gives homebuyers the ability to preview select properties in a high definition interactive experience.

Tributary is a model lifestyle for tomorrow, waiting to be discovered today. Master-planned and surrounded by nature, this place will blow your river lovin’ mind! Exciting new modern-rustic homes start from the $200s.

Intrigued? Connect with us at TributaryFL.com to stay updated on the groundbreaking of the Model Home Village early this fall, and learn more about our 3 award-winning builders: Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes. Tributary, live your hometown adventure today in beautiful Nassau County.

Breathe in. Breathe out. Unplug. Take a breath of fresh air. There has never been a better time to step away from what seems like an endless supply of screens and take time to improve your mental and physical health. There are plenty of workouts taking social media by storm, although now even many of those involve screens and other technology, but doctors suggest what some would call the world’s oldest form of exercise, a hike. It’s no wonder the developers of Tributary in Nassau County expect the community’s trail system to be its top amenity.

While many people love hiking for the enjoyment of it, there is no denying that your typical stroll through the woods can not only improve your physical well-being but your mental health as well. Researchers at the University of British Columbia found that using hiking as an aerobic exercise can improve memory and cognitive ability along with relieving a tremendous amount of stress. According to WebMD, more and more doctors are writing “nature prescriptions” or “ecotherapy” for stress related illnesses. Hiking has also been found to help individuals improve their focus and sharpen their problem-solving skills.

Like many other aspects of our lives, convenience plays a major factor in an individual’s actions, maybe none more so than physical and mental training. Living close to hiking trails and parks would give those residents an advantage compared to those living in a busy cityscape. Luckily for Northeast Florida and Nassau County, the new master-planned community Tributary will be the ideal location to unwind and unplug.

At Tributary, every day will be the perfect day to get outside and hit the trail! There is a fierce commitment to connect people to the outdoors and provide the health and wellness benefits that come with living in a walkable community. The natural paradise within Tributary will provide residents the chance to immerse themselves in the amazing scenery as they meander their way through the many hiking and biking trails, community green spaces and pocket parks currently being developed. Masterfully planned and constructed by Avid Trails, they come with a promise: “We personally design our trails to capitalize on the unique features within each community, it’s the perfect place for people to get outside, have fun, and be happy.”

Along with the hidden mental health benefits of outdoor activities, there are plenty of obvious physical health benefits. Hiking trails or uneven terrain has been found to use 28 percent more energy than walking on flat ground. On average, a moderate hike can burn 300-400 calories per hour. Of course, that number can easily be skewed depending on a variety of factors like length and speed of the hike. But there is no denying that your physical health will improve when you hit the trails.

Tributary will span over 1,500 acres and feature trail systems connecting each neighborhood and the trailheads of Four Creeks State Forest and Tributary Regional Park. Residents will truly enjoy a life dedicated to our mantra “Explore More”. This new community offers over 30 single-family modern-rustic home designs, priced from the $200s. Renowned builders Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes are currently constructing models to be featured within the community’s Model Home Village. Sales have already begun, and tours of the completed Model Home Village are projected to begin in Spring 2021.

Sign up for a free digital brochure at TributaryFL.com to learn more about what’s coming to this amazing new natural community. Prepare to blow your river lovin’ mind at Tributary!

After months of isolation, there is no doubt that many have reconsidered where they want to live, and precisely what they want in a home. City dwellers are moving in masses to the suburbs, partly to have a better place to work virtually, but also for safe and natural open spaces. For many, the Sunshine State is the end goal of this migration, and for many great reasons.

A Return to Normalcy

Another mitigating factor for the influx is Florida’s return to normalcy. Businesses are open, students are returning to school, and life is getting back to normal compared to other states across the country. The perfect year-round weather, sandy coasts, and of course the crystal-clear water are other big draws to the Sunshine State. Many journeyed to Florida since March to escape the chaos and shutdowns of the cities, and plenty of those people decided to stay and buy homes.

Compared to other states, Florida is definitely more affordable, and there is no state income tax or wealth tax. As well as year-round ideal weather and being surrounded by nature, today’s homebuyers also desire a little distance from major cities. Yet they want to be close enough to international airports, top area attractions and A-rated schools. The simple reality is that a majority of people now want wide open spaces set in nature, and we have just the place.

Escape to Nature

With historically low interest rates, affordable new construction, open floor plans, and larger shared spaces for growing families, the new master-planned community Tributary is today’s homebuyers’ perfect choice. This community offers design perfection in a beautiful, natural sanctuary. Tributary has exactly what suburban-seeking homeowners are looking for, and the community’s homebuilders just broke ground on the new Model Home Village which is set to feature six beautifully designed model homes! Situated in the northeast corner of Florida in beautiful Nassau County, along the Atlantic Ocean, the area is known for amazing outdoor adventures on pristine beaches and majestic timberland. Residing along Boggy Creek and the Nassau River, Tributary’s backyard is a nature lover’s paradise.

Tributary thrives on community, with endless outdoor activities and social settings for the entire family. There is so much to experience you will never run out of ways to explore more. Tributary is mindfully designed around Florida’s natural environment, bringing future residents all the wondrous biodiversity, fishing, and adventure right to their door (and their backyard). Residents of Tributary can hike a wonderfully designed trail system that connects to Four Creeks State Forest and Tributary Regional Park. Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach are close by and features pristine beaches, native wildlife, and a historic district with quaint shops and cafes.

Indeed, Tributary is the natural solution to homeowners ditching urban landscapes. This 1,550-acre community is just minutes away from A-rated schools, premium healthcare, and endless outdoor explorations. Residents will enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, lagoon-style pool, fitness center, activities at the fun-filled Lookout Amenity Center and much more. Over 30 new modern-rustic home plans are available, starting from the $200s. Interested homebuyers can stay connected at TributaryFL.com and ensure they are first to learn of any updates as the opening of the Model Homes Village approaches in early 2021. If you’re looking for a new suburban community surrounded by nature, Tributary has it all: amazing value, impeccable design and planning, and endless opportunities for adventure. Tributary, live your hometown adventure today in beautiful Nassau County.

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. | Oct. 14, 2020

GreenPointe Developers, LLC, Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes recently celebrated the start of construction on six new model homes at Tributary, North Florida’s best new master-planned community.

“We anticipate high demand for our distinctive home designs from our premier builder team at Tributary,” said GreenPointe’s North Florida Regional President Mike Taylor. “Our community will offer a wonderful environment with a convenient location, miles of scenic nature trails, direct access to the river and exceptional amenities. We look forward to welcoming future homeowners to North Florida’s most exciting new community.”

Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes at Tributary 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 will feature six model homes, two from each builder, showcasing open concept designs, innovative features and flexible spaces for family living and entertainment.

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 $200s and pre-sales are underway. Tributary’s model home village will open in early 2021.

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 private on-site amenities including The Lookout, a lakefront resident clubhouse with a resort-inspired pool and relaxation areas. Workout warriors will appreciate the state-of-the-art fitness studio while the younger crowd will delight in the Adventure Zone tot-lot and array of sports courts. The community’s furry friends will adore Pawsome Park.

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 will include baseball and multi-purpose fields, a kayak launch, concessions, and multi-purpose trails. Tributary will always have an adventure waiting to be taken. 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. The community’s location is two exits north of the Jacksonville International Airport and River City Marketplace, a regional shopping, dining and entertainment destination. 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 and the community’s builder team, visit www.TributaryLiving.com or call 904.299.6124.

About GreenPointe Developers, LLC

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.

Living within city limits of major metropolitan areas used to be a must for many career-focused families. Being close to the office and steps away from the energetic buzz of culture and nightlife were perks that offset things like higher living costs and less square footage that come with city living. Over the last year however, homeowners have started re-evaluating what they are looking for in buying a home and have prioritized lifestyle in addition to short term needs. As a result, the market has seen a trend of people widening their home search to the suburbs and surrounding areas. This new trend is having a considerable impact on the U.S. housing market by changing consumer sentiment and behavior, let’s see why.

Growth in Suburban Real Estate Sales

As homeowners seek out residences with more room and comfortable remote workspaces, sales for single-family properties in the suburbs have surged 17.3% since June. Prices for suburban housing remain competitive and interest rates are historically low, making it considerably appealing to move away from the city. This new trend is also bringing families together. Homeowners figure why not invest in a larger, updated space with more amenities and closer to nature? Properties in communities with nature trails, nearby parks, and water activities are seeing a surge in online searches.

Located in the northeast corner of Florida, beautiful Nassau County sprawls along Florida’s northernmost coast. A new master-planned community by GreenPointe Developers offers incredible value in a beautiful, natural sanctuary. Tributary has exactly what today’s suburban-seeking home buyers are looking for. This 1,550-acre community is set in nature and just minutes away from A-rated schools, premium healthcare, and countless outdoor adventures.

Home is the New Office

Millions of people are now working remotely from home, so the need to be close to an office has dwindled. Homeowners now want the place they live to be optimized for virtual work, and they want their “office” to be comfortable. This trend has also seen a 20% leasing drop in commercial real estate, meaning businesses are also embracing the new digital wave for their employees. Homeowners are saving too, with the elimination of daycare costs, commuting, parking, and even tax advantages that come with a home office. A recent study found that remote workers are 13% more efficient than office employees. This bodes well for future remote-work strategies, where companies may decide to switch up traditional workplace structures.

Outdoor Adventure in Your Backyard

The recent need to stay home and social distance has also caused a great increase in popular outdoor activities. Individuals and families alike are spending more time outside in the fresh air and natural light, reconnecting with nature. North Florida’s new community, Tributary, has the solution for homeowners wanting to get away from the urban landscape. Tributary is designed and seated in Florida’s natural environment, bringing future residents all the wondrous biodiversity, fishing, and adventure right to their door. Residents can hike a wonderfully designed trail system that connects to Four Creeks State Forest and Tributary Regional Park. Amelia Island is close by and features pristine beaches, native wildlife, and a historic district with quaint shops and cafes.

Your New Hometown

Within the Tributary community, residents will enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, lagoon-style pool, fitness center, activities at the fun-filled Lookout Amenity Center, kayak launch, and beautifully designed trail systems. Master-planned and surrounded by nature, residents will never run out of ways to Explore More. New modern-rustic homes from the area’s top builders: Dream Finders, Lennar and Richmond American Homes, start from the $200’s. Interested homebuyers can stay connected at TributaryLiving.com and be first to learn of any updates such as the opening of the Model Home Village in early 2021.

If you’re looking for a new suburban community surrounded by nature, Tributary has it all: value, impeccable design and planning, and amazing amenities. Upstream your lifestyle today!

A lot of things come to mind when you hear the word “forever”. It’s exciting to imagine what life has in store for you over the next 25- 30 years. One thing is certain, you are going to spend a great deal of your life here with your family, and the place you choose to call “home” should have all the features you want. As you grow through the years, your home should have the ability to grow with you. From babies, to teenagers, through college years and into empty nest stages, your home will be central to many of life’s joys and moments together. So what features are most important when considering a “forever home”? Let us help you put things into perspective.

LOVING YOUR LOCATION

One of the most important factors that comes to play when finding a “forever home” is an ideal location. This choice is critical to the needs and wants of everyone in your household, both now and in the future. As home prices within city limits continue to rise, and the ability to work remotely has become increasingly possible, many people are deciding to relocate to the surrounding suburbs of major cities. The appeal of more space for your money, while still being in close proximity to popular dining spots and area attractions, is greatly influencing homebuyers’ criteria as they begin their “forever home” search. The desire to reconnect with nature is also a huge draw. Communities that promote active outdoor lifestyles are becoming increasingly popular, as are homes with lots of natural light sources, fresh air and outdoor spaces to enjoy and entertain in. Zoning plays a major part in the “forever home” search too. Families with school age children want access to quality education at all levels of learning.

Recently, Florida has made the news as hundreds of people each day are moving from northern states, causing home sales to more than double across the Sunshine State. Nassau County’s own master-planned community, Tributary, is quickly becoming one of the state’s most sought out addresses. Located just north of Jacksonville and only 2 exits from the international airport, Tributary residents will find the freedom to enjoy a healthy, outdoorsy lifestyle while being in close proximity to the thriving Jacksonville region. It truly is a one-of-a-kind location surrounded by nature, close to A-rated schools, historic downtowns, shopping and incredible beaches.
If a move to Florida is in your sights, this is definitely a place you want to check out.

HOME DESIGN WITH YOU IN MIND

Another major factor of your “forever home” search is its design and functionality. Is there enough square footage to accommodate your current life and future plans? Will you need room to grow or flexible living areas and multi-purpose spaces? The way you plan to use your space over the years should be considered. New construction homes are highly desired by first time home buyers and actually within reach. Open floorplans with modern and energy efficient features that are customizable to each buyers’ unique tastes are attainable in new communities popping up in the less pricey suburbs of cities. Another feature important to buyers is outdoor space. Backyards for children to run and play, for pets to frolic or space for hobbies like gardening are features of your home that add value and promote well-being.

BEST NEW HOME VALUES

Lastly, your “forever home” must be within your budget. The current state of the housing market definitely has its opportunities right now. Historically low interest rates are opening the doors of homeownership to many who may have previously been priced out of the market. Other factors like Florida’s below average cost of living and absence of state income tax are both huge draws for people thinking of relocating to the southeast. The option to affordably build your dream home within a new community is also now a reality.

Ultimately, your “forever home” should have everything you want and more. A great location, a functional floorplan and design with your personal touches, and an affordable price tag. If you are currently residing in or considering a move to sunny North Florida, Nassau County is a growing area that’s worth a look. GreenPointe Developers have unveiled Tributary, an exciting master-planned community located just two miles west of I-95 off of SR200/A1A.

Tributary’s renowned amenities will serve as the social centerpiece of the community. The Lookout Amenity Center will include a sparkling, lagoon-style pool, Adventure Zone tot-lot, paw-some dog park, state-of-the-art fitness studio and an array of sports courts. Pocket parks and trails that directly connect to neighboring Four Creeks State Forest as well as a kayak launch are all being designed to encourage outdoor fun and bring family and friends together to create memories right in your own backyard.

Interested buyers can view over 30 unique home designs, learn more about the community, and contact the sales team by visiting TributaryFL.com. Prepare to Blow Your river Lovin’ Mind at Tributary and discover all the desirable features that make a move to North Florida a no brainer!

YULEE, FL – The first release of homesites have sold out at Dream Finders Homes‘ newest master-planned community in Nassau County. Fifteen lots sold within a two-week period in August at Tributary, where the homebuilder will initially build more than 60 new single-family homes

One and two-story floorplans range from 1,613 to 3,285 square feet of living area with three to five bedrooms and two to five bathrooms and two and three-car garages. Base floorplan prices range from $232,990 to $335,990.

Two model homes are well underway in Tributary: the Driftwood plan for 50-foot homesites and the popular Avalon II designed for 60-foot homesites. Professionally decorated models will be ready for touring by late 2020, according to Brad Muston, Division President.

“This is a beautiful community in a natural setting that will offer a lakefront amenity center, a resort-style swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an array of sports courts, and entertainment areas,” he said. “A comprehensive trail system is a key feature of this community and residents will enjoy family-friendly pocket parks and a dog park within nature-filled surroundings.”

Tributary is situated amid North Florida’s natural beauty with access to Boggy Creek that leads to the Nassau River and ultimately the Atlantic Ocean, all providing a variety of water sports opportunities.

Top-notch healthcare is minutes away along with A-rated schools, the Amelia Island beaches and major roadways providing easy access to downtown and the Jacksonville airport, Muston explained.

“There has already been an overwhelming response in our next phase of lots. We expect great success from this community and encourage buyers to take a look today as these homes go quickly.”

At buildout, the development will comprise approximately 3,200 homes spanning 1,550 acres located where A1A meets Edwards Road in Yulee.