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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.

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1. Salty Pelican Bar & Grill

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.

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2. Down Under Restaurant

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.

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3. Dockside Seafood Restaurant

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.

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4. Brett’s Waterway Cafe

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.

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5. Salt Life Food Shack

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.

Known for its rich history, there are endless historical attractions to discover throughout Nassau County. These family-friendly attractions are suitable for all ages and are sure to capture everyone’s interest. From lighthouses to Pippy Longstocking’s house, there is much to see in Nassau County. Check out Nassau County’s must-see historical landmarks!

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Amelia Island Lighthouse

Amelia Island Lighthouse is one of Florida’s oldest landmarks. Built in 1838, this historical attraction is the oldest lighthouse in Florida. Schedule an hour-long tour of this captivating landmark through the Fernandina Beach Recreation Center.

American Beach Museum

This museum pays homage to the cultural revelation that is American Beach. Established in 1935, American Beach was one of the first African American resort communities created in defiance of segregation. The American Beach Museum is open daily and is an excellent way to learn more about African American culture and heritage in Amelia Island.

Fort Clinch

Fort Clinch is a 19th-century fortress located within Fort Clinch State Park. Built with approximately five million bricks, this fortress’ roots go back to the 1700s, when Florida was a Spanish territory. Fort Clinch even played a role in the Civil War, providing shelter to Union soldiers. Now recognized as a part of Fort Clinch State Park, this fort is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Amelia Island Museum of History

Situated inside the old Nassau County jail is the Amelia Island Museum of History. Preserving and protecting the rich history of Amelia Island, this is the first spoken history museum in Florida. This museum provides a variety of cultural exhibits and arranges a multitude of tours for historical landmarks in the area.

Nassau County Courthouse

The Nassau County Courthouse, otherwise referred to as the “Old Nassau County Courthouse”, can be found in the center of the Fernandina Beach Historic District. Built in 1891, this courthouse is a perfect example of historical architecture. With red bricks, cast-iron columns, a bell tower and steeple the Nassau County Courthouse is a must-see historical attraction.

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Historic Old Town Fernandina

Established in 1811, Old Town was once the original site of the city of Fernandina and the last Spanish city platted in the Western Hemisphere. This area is less crowded and has amazing waterfront views and homes dating to the mid-1800s. The historical Captain’s House was even the set for the 1980s film, Pippi Longstocking.

With so much growth coming to the area, Nassau County takes pride in providing a deep connection to its past and the natural wonders of the surrounding area. For those looking to call Nassau County home, there is a new single-family home community that’s surrounded by nature and perfectly located to all the best Nassau County has to offer. Spanning 1,550 acres, Tributary offers a distinctive collection of new homes from the $300’s built by Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes. 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 complete list 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.

The Model Home Village with six designer-decorated models is open to tour, so now is the perfect time to stop by for a visit. You can also connect with us on Facebook and Instagram, and be sure to check out our Community’s Digital Brochure, which will give you an overview of the community and what is to come! To learn more information, visit TributaryLiving.com or contact Tributary at 904.299.6124.

GreenPointe Developers proudly announces a new active adult 55 and better community is coming to Tributary.

Lennar’s Lakeview at Tributary will be a gated community of single-family homes enhanced with an amenity-rich lifestyle designed for today’s active adult homebuyer. With 441 homesites, the neighborhood will feature approximately 10 floorplans offering 1,500 square feet to more than 3,000 square feet of living space.

“We are pleased to introduce Lennar’s active adult lifestyle concept to Tributary, North Florida’s best new master-planned community,” said Mike Taylor, GreenPointe Developers Regional President. “Lennar is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations, and we are looking forward to working closely with them as they expand their offerings to include a 55 and better active lifestyle at Tributary.”

Reserved for the exclusive use of Lennar’s active adult residents and their guests, Lakeview’s amenities will be situated alongside a large central lake and span approximately three acres. The amenities at Lakeview are planned to include an approximately 8,000-square-foot clubhouse and fitness center, a resort-style pool with cabanas, pavilion, tennis courts, pickle ball courts and bocce ball lawn. Homeowners will also enjoy the miles of planned nature trails, bike paths and parks throughout Tributary.

Lennar’s stylish, low-maintenance homes feature open floorplans for comfortable, convenient living, with a strong focus on entertainment value. Lennar has reimagined the home-buying experience by including the most desirable new home features and finishes as part of Lennar’s Everything’s Included® program. At Lakeview, homebuyers enjoy features such as Quartz countertops, designer cabinets, wood tile inspired flooring, window blinds, paver driveways and patios, screened-in patios, home automation included and more. Lennar will announce home pricing and the opening of pre-sales soon.

Spanning 1,550 acres, Tributary’s prime location amongst the natural waterways, majestic evergreen forests and a full suite of exciting amenities, truly complement the community’s mantra of Explore More. 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, trails and concessions. Tributary is within the Nassau County Public School District and zoned for A-rated schools that are among the best in Florida.

In addition to the active adult offering at Lakeview, the community of Tributary offers an impressive collection of home designs for all ages and model homes by Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes. Homes at Tributary are priced from the $300s.

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.

Job growth in North Florida and the Jacksonville area is on the rise, and many families are now searching for the best place to buy a home in the surrounding area. For young families, there are a variety of factors to consider when choosing a location to put down roots. New homebuyers should look for the best value for their investment and convenient access to the city center. Families, also need to consider the surrounding area schools, medical facilities, parks, and recreation to support their long-range plans.

In a suburb north of Jacksonville in Nassau County lies the family-oriented Tributary community recently opened by GreenPointe Developers. Tributary has been designed to be a quaint hometown for busy commuters and young families. Surrounded by nature and plenty of fun-filled amenities, this community is also an excellent choice for the young at heart. Check out the top 5 reasons why your family will love living in North Florida.

North Florida’s Highly Rated School District

The Nassau County School District is one of the best school districts in North Florida. With 16 accredited schools, this district has received A-ratings for the past several years. It is no wonder why young families are sending their children to school here. Not only is Tributary located within the Nassau County School District, but the community is also the future site of a brand-new school! The site of the new school will be only steps away for Tributary homeowners. Families will be able to play an active role in their children’s education due to the proximity of its location. This school will serve not just Tributary residents, but also the surrounding area.

The Great Outdoors

Home to beautiful beaches and parks, Nassau County is the perfect place for young families to learn about the lush landscape of North Florida. Between nearby springs, rivers, forests and marshes, children have the chance to experience nature up close and personal. At Tributary, nature trails connect all areas of the community. Families can even launch their own kayaks and canoes at The Landing at Boggy Creek, or just relax by the fire at the riverside park.

Endless Beach Days

For ocean-lovers, North Florida is home to many world-class beaches. Tributary is less than 30 minutes from Seaside Park on Amelia Island. Families enjoy spending the day relaxing on the warm sand and swimming in the crystal blue ocean. Explore the quaint surrounding beach towns of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach. With over 30 beach access points alone on Amelia Island, it has never been easier to soak up the sunshine. The coastal paradise of North Florida makes it an ideal location to raise a family.

Best Place for Family-Friendly Amenities

Nassau County’s newest neighborhood, Tributary, is delivering an abundance of resort-style amenities that are sure to entertain everyone in the family. The highly anticipated amenity center, The Lookout, will include a resort-style pool complete with a children’s splash pad. Tributary’s aquatic amenities are sure to be a popular place for families to congregate on warm sunny days. Featuring large workout spaces and modern equipment, the state-of-the-art Fitness Studio will encourage residents to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Children will let their imagination run wild at the beautifully landscaped Adventure Zone. Not your typical playground, this area is a space designed for young families and children to come together and connect. Joining in on a national craze, Tributary will have a complex with two standard-sized lakeside pickleball courts. This game is great for young families looking for a new and fun activity. Soon to be complete with a fully fenced play area, obstacle course and seemingly endless grass, the Dog Park is a place for pups to play and socialize. Tributary will also be home to a regional park in Nassau County. Tributary Regional Park plans will include baseball and multi-purpose fields, picnic areas, playground, dog park and a trail that connects to the Tributary neighborhood.

North Florida Location

Ideally located, Nassau County boasts proximity to all the best attractions and the favorable tax environment in Florida. The short commute to Jacksonville allows business professionals to work in the city while simultaneously living with their families in a relaxed suburb. Tributary is also in an excellent location for young families looking to explore Florida. This community is less than a three-hour drive from popular attractions and cities. Excursions like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and the Kennedy Space Center are all family-friendly and can be enjoyed within a couple hours’ drive. Whether families are going to globally revered amusement parks or quaint little beach towns, Tributary is North Florida’s ideal address.

Spanning 1,220 acres, Tributary features beautiful new homes that capture the low-country spirit, complementing the surrounding nature throughout the community. With new homes starting from the $300’s, Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes are bringing their unique style and designs that will create special and diverse residences. Tributary is located just 1.6 miles west of I-95 along A1A/SR 200 (the Amelia Island exit) and 15 minutes south of the Jacksonville International Airport and River City Marketplace, a major regional shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.

The Model Home Village with six designer-decorated models is open to tour, so now is the perfect time to stop by for a visit. You can also connect with us on Facebook and Instagram, and be sure to check out our Community’s Digital Brochure, which will give you an overview of the community and what is to come! To learn more information, visit TributaryLiving.com or contact Tributary at 904.299.6124.

Finding ways to keep kids entertained in the summer can be challenging, but Tributary residents have a variety of family-friendly activities waiting for them right in their backyard. Located in Nassau County, this new community is the perfect place for families to settle down and create lifelong memories. Being only a short drive from Jacksonville means you’ll also have access to some of the most popular summer spots. Water parks, summer camps and natural Florida adventures are all waiting to be uncovered! Here is our list of the best activities for kids this summer.

Explore Nature

Located just west along SR 200 from Tributary is Four Creeks State Forest. For a serene afternoon, bring your canoe and fishing pole and see what you can catch as you float along the creek. Those looking to burn some energy can bike, walk or run along the forest’s many trails. While your there, be sure to keep an eye out for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, gopher tortoise and the numerous songbirds that inhabit the forest.

If you want an educational experience that is perfect for any age group, explore the over 12,000 acres of wild at White Oak Conservation in North Yulee. White Oak hosts an array of inspiring informational programs and presentations on Florida’s ecosystem, wildlife conservation and species refuge. Kids (and adults) can stimulate their interests through live demonstrations and events, close-up wild animal viewings, or even a sunset safari experience.

Looking to stay in the neighborhood? Tributary will soon have you covered with a comprehensive trail system and a direct river-access point for kayaking and canoeing Boggy Creek and Nassau River. Through community green spaces and pocket parks, residents will enjoy a life surrounded by the beautiful greenery where you can connect to the outdoors and Explore More.

Make a Splash

A short drive East on State Road 200 will bring you to Fernandina Beach City Pool. This is the perfect place to go for a refreshing swim with friends or family. Kids will love splashing around in the shallow water Kiddie Pool that features a waterslide and several waterfall fountains, and parents will love the American Red Cross certified lifeguards stationed at each pool.

For a more scenic trip, you can visit Amelia Island State Park, a 200-acre array of “Florida au natural,” featuring saltmarshes, maritime forests and shoreline that sinks miles into the horizon. Dip your toes into the saltwater, picnic in the sugar sand and enjoy the local Florida flora and fauna. Located just over 20 miles East of Tributary and off SR A1A, this State Park is a local treasure.

If a private, resort-style pool sounds like it’s more up your alley, Tributary will soon offer just that. Set to be located at the highly anticipated Amenity Center, the community pool will be the perfect place for families to gather on a hot summer day. Entertain the kids without even leaving the neighborhood!

Play All Day

Nothing is on par more than 18 unique holes of miniature golf for the whole family to take a swing at. Located 10 miles East of Yulee, Island Falls Adventure Golf is surrounded by waterfalls, tunnels and bridges to test your putt-putt game. This leisurely but competitive experience is sure to excite, no caddy necessary.

For a day full of free fun, Tributary Regional Park will soon offer baseball and multipurpose fields, picnic areas, a playground, a dog park and a boardwalk with a canoe or kayak launch. There will be no better place in Nassau County for kids to let loose and play.

Another place for the kids within the community, Tributary’s Adventure Zone playground, will be a guaranteed favorite for children and adults alike. This play space will be where kids can let their imaginations run wild while parents socialize with neighbors.

With all these unique and exciting activities to enjoy in Nassau County, Tributary is creating a place where many young families are looking to set roots. Spanning 1,550 acres, Tributary offers a distinctive collection of new homes from the $300’s built by the area’s premier home builders, Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes. The community is located just 1.6 miles west of I-95 along A1A/SR 200 (the Amelia Island exit), and just 15 minutes south, you’ll find the Jacksonville International Airport and River City Marketplace, a major regional shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

The Model Home Village with 6 designer-decorated models are open daily to tour, so now’s the perfect time to stop by for a visit and experience Tributary’s natural lifestyle. You can also connect with us on Facebook and Instagram and be sure to check out our Community’s Digital Brochure which will give you an overview of the community and what’s to come!

GreenPointe Developers, LLC, proudly announces three of its builder model homes were honored in the Northeast Florida Parade of Homes. Awards were presented to MasterCraft Builder Group for its Thomas Plus model and Drees Homes for its Palmetto model at TrailMark, a nature-first community in St. Johns County. Lennar was honored for its Tivoli model at Tributary, North Florida’s best new master-planned community in Nassau County.

“We are extremely proud of the premier homebuilders at TrailMark and Tributary, and thrilled these models have been honored by the Northeast Florida Builders Association,” said GreenPointe Communities Marketing Director Gaynelle James. “GreenPointe is esteemed for creating communities that offer a lifestyle and environment where people want to live. We appreciate the recognition and we hope it will encourage everyone to visit and learn more about our unique communities.”

The MasterCraft model at TrailMark highlights modern Florida Farmhouse chic design style, infusing a fresh coastal inspired vibe that is elegant without being fussy. This spacious family home’s soft color palette is complemented with comfortable furnishings and rustic accents. Pocket sliding doors open to an expansive covered lanai, dream pool and fire pit in the back yard. The Thomas Plus emphasizes the high standards of quality craftsmanship and choices offered by MasterCraft Builder Group.

The Palmetto at TrailMark by Drees Homes presents magnificent coastal style with open and spacious living areas including a large kitchen with views of the family room and expansive morning room. The luxurious owner’s suite is tucked away and includes an impressive owner’s suite bath. There is a flex room and additional bedrooms on the main level, and a versatile game room space and an additional bedroom and bath on the second level.

Lennar’s Tivoli model at Tributary showcases an open floor plan promoting an airy ambiance. The Tivoli is 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. The Tivoli is Wi-Fi certified, a feature Lennar offers with every home it builds at Tributary.

The Parade of Homes may be over, but these beautifully decorated model homes and many others are available for in-person tours or virtual tours by visiting the community websites.

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

Located in the northeast corner of Florida, along the Atlantic Ocean and I-95, picturesque Nassau County sprawls along Florida’s northernmost coast. While it’s known for outdoor adventures on pristine beaches and majestic timberland, one of the area’s best kept secrets is stellar saltwater and freshwater fishing! Dark, sparkling creek water flows through the hammocks and swamps toward the Nassau River, where trophy size largemouth bass and bream are ready to strike. One of the rarely fished hot spots is Lofton Creek, known only among select anglers as a goldmine for bass. The many tidewater feeder streams are perfect examples of the angling adventures awaiting you in Nassau County.

Another prime watering hole for anglers is located just around the corner in Jacksonville, on the St. Johns River. The river runs for twenty-nine miles within Jacksonville, and while you can book a charter, you don’t need a boat to fish the shorelines. There are many waterfront parks and preserves to pull into and enjoy along the river.  Catch a variety of fish including Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Jacks, Tarpon, Flounder and other Inshore saltwater fish.

This time of year is perfect for Trout fishing. Local fishing reports tout the oyster beds down river as the “honey hole” for catching Seatrout and Flounder with jigs and live shrimp. Those looking to explore more of the coastline, Amelia Island is just minutes away where the Mangove Snapper are popping. Discover the gorgeous beaches, native wildlife, and a historic district with quaint shops and cafes. Casting a line into the surf from the beach is possible too. Surf fishing in North Florida is excellent during the summer and early fall seasons. At the southern tip of Amelia Island, you can also find a small jetty and the mile-long George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier. Both spots provide excellent points for catching flounder, sea trout and redfish.

For adventurers and nature lovers looking to immerse themselves in Nassau County’s wonder-coast permanently, the master-planned community Tributary has the answer. This 1,550-acre community is just minutes away from A-rated schools, premium healthcare, and countless outdoor explorations. And the best part? Tributary is designed and seated within Florida’s natural environment, bringing future residents all the wondrous biodiversity, fishing, and adventure right to their door.

Within the community, residents will enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, resort-inspired pool, fitness center activities at the fun-filled Amenity Center, kayak launch, and a beautifully designed trail system that connects to Four Creeks State Forest and Tributary Park. Master-planned and surrounded by nature, you’ll never run out of ways to Explore More. Exciting new modern-rustic homes start from the $300s. The Designer Model Home Park is celebrating it’s Grand Opening May 22nd! For more information you can register for our TributaryDigital Brochure and be among the first to recieve community news & information.

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

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

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

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.

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 $300s 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.