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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.

open concept lennar home at the active-adult neighborhood in tributary

Move-In Ready Homes Now Under Construction

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.

tributary amenity center rendering

Amenities Designed for Active-Adult Living

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.

lennar exterior elevation at active-adult neighborhood in lakeview

Charle Home Model Opening This Fall

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.

A Premier North Florida Location

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.

Explore More at Tributary

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.

From resort-style amenities to the perfect location, there are a variety of preferences homebuyers search for in their new home community. However, one important aspect that is often overlooked is whether the community has a lifestyle director. Warm, welcoming, and always with smiles on their faces, lifestyle directors ensure there’s never a lack of things to do, playing a central role in coordinating events for the whole family to enjoy. From maintaining a full social calendar to creating a sense of community between neighbors, take a look at how communities benefit from this incredible resource.

tributary's welcoming neighbors

1. A Welcome Arrival and Sense of Community

From the stress of moving to the nerves of a new neighborhood, moving can be just as scary as it is exciting. A lifestyle director looks forward to welcoming new residents to the neighborhood, ensuring residents don’t move in as strangers, but rather as a friend that is welcomed and supported. Lifestyle directors will also help new residents find activities, clubs, and outings that perfectly complement both their lifestyle and their children’s, ensuring everyone has something to look forward to. These directors, however, aren’t just there on the first day. They provide a consistent line of support and communication throughout a homeowner’s time in the community and encourage the participation of all residents, new or old.

tributary couple orders from food truck

2. Activities and Events Lead to Friendships

By nature, everyone looks forward to having something fun to do. From day trips and travel opportunities to dances and community socials, the lifestyle director works with residents to schedule bonding activities throughout the year. Their carefully planned calendar aims to support all aspects of a healthy lifestyle, from social engagement to health and fitness classes. While there are many events planned for the community at large, events can also be coordinated by age group, ensuring everyone from active adult to children have something to look forward to. They will also listen to residents’ needs and cater to the interests of the community, ensuring everyone is heard and feels excited for the activities ahead.

ladies water aerobics class

3. Bringing Joy and New Experiences to Everyday Life

Overall, one of the biggest benefits of having a dedicated lifestyle director is that the community has someone working every day to build camaraderie and a welcoming sense of community between neighbors. A 2021 study founded by Nottingham Trent University explained that at any age, identifying as a part of a community fosters social relationships that not only fuels feelings of trust and happiness, but also supports residents’ health and well-being. For children, these community involvement and engagement activities produce long-term benefits in their lives, giving children a sense of belonging and helping build lifelong friendships.

Lifestyle directors encourage a sense of community and belonging by providing residents with an open environment to build lifelong friendships. Whether trying to meet like-minded people through special-interest club meetings or looking to try something new with an exciting excursion, lifestyle directors coordinate it all. This allows residents to easily get to know one another while also trying something new.

Tributary Announces Plans for a Lifestyle Director

Located just north of Jacksonville, Florida, the master-planned community of Tributary has announced plans to have its own full-time lifestyle director to build meaningful relationships among residents and the community. The lifestyle director will actively organize social events and community gatherings throughout the year to provide family-friendly events. They will also work within Lakeview, Tributary’s new 55+ active-adult neighborhood, to keep residents active and engaged.

Explore More at Tributary

Spanning across 1,550 acres of land, Tributary residents live life on their terms, with a prime natural location and numerous private on-site amenities. The Lookout Lakefront Clubhouse is Tributary’s newest amenity center set to open this summer. Here, residents will enjoy a fitness studio, resort-inspired pool, pickleball courts, a playground, dog park, and more. Additionally, within Lakeview 55+, active-adult residents will enjoy their own amenities, with plans to include an approximately 8,000-square-foot-clubhouse and fitness center, a resort-style pool with cabanas, a pavilion, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and a bocce ball lawn.

Tributary offers a wide selection of new single-family homes from the $300s for any stage of life. Six designer-decorated model homes by three of the area’s best home builders – Dream Finders Homes, Lennar, and Richmond American Homes – are open daily at Tributary for tours. 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.

Buying your first home is an exciting step in life. Envisioning future holiday dinners, celebrating with friends, and watching your family grow—all filled with smiles. However, there are a lot of moving parts to purchasing your first home, and it can be just as scary as it is exciting. First-time homebuyers often venture out into the market without the knowledge or experience needed to recognize the potential pitfalls to avoid in the process. Here’s a look at the most common mistakes homebuyers make, and how you can avoid them.

1. Do Your Research Before Looking at Homes

While it’s exciting to view homes, first-time homebuyers should research the area they plan to move to and get pre-approved for a mortgage before they start searching. Talking to a mortgage lender will help you navigate the Florida laws, and incentives for buying new construction homes. Florida offers numerous homestead incentives for first-time homebuyers, including reducing your property tax bill, and reducing the value of your home for the assessment of property taxes. They also do not have a state income tax or collect property taxes, creating a desirable lower cost of living.

Having a mortgage lender will also show sellers that you’re a serious buyer whose credit and finances are in good shape. In today’s competitive market, deals are often closed in a matter of days. Having a pre-approval and knowing the financial benefits of that state can help eliminate any points of delay in the process and could improve your chances of having your offer accepted.

Research Homes Before Looking at New Homes

2. Talking to Only One Lender

When getting preapproved for a mortgage, first-time homebuyers often get a mortgage from the first (and only) lender or bank they talk to. However, the more you “shop around” and compare offers, the better basis you’ll have to ensure you’re getting a great deal with the lowest rates possible. According to a 2018 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau study, the average borrower could have saved $300 a year, or $9,000 over a 30-year mortgage had they compared mortgage offers. Homebuyers can avoid this mistake by comparing the rates, lender fees, and loan terms of at least three different lenders.

First-Time Homebuyers Working with mortgage lenders in jacksonville florida

3. Being Careless with Credit

When buying a home, the mortgage lender will pull your credit report at both the pre-approval stage and just before closing. To ensure nothing jeopardizes the closing and final loan approval, many lenders will advise to not open or close any accounts, take out new loans, or make large purchases while searching for a new home. Homebuyers are also advised to keep a check of their current credit score. Many banks offer free credit monitoring to their customers and give advice on what to focus on to improve your score.

4. Focusing on the House, Not the Neighborhood

While it is important that the house checks all the items on your wish list, selecting the right town or community is equally as crucial. Do your research on the surrounding area, including school ratings, commute times, nearby activities, and more. For those looking to move to North Florida, the master-planned community Tributary presents an incredible opportunity for work-life balance, through the freedom of an active outdoor lifestyle while being near the thriving Jacksonville region.

Family riding bikes

5. Don’t Overthink the Long-Term Plan

As you shop for your dream home, it’s easy to focus on the details that make you personally fall in love with the property. However, first-time homebuyers should recognize that their first house isn’t always their forever home. It’s important to keep in mind the resale value of your home, so you can always make the move when you’re ready. New construction homes provide the best value for resale, designed with today’s most sought-after features and taking advantage of current technology advances. Other important features to look for include open concept layouts, outdoor appeal, and overall energy efficiency.

Tivoli Home in Tributary Florida

Live Life on Your Terms

When it comes to buying a new home, there are so many aspects that need to be considered. Tributary makes it easy to hit all the items on your wish list, with an impressive selection of new, single-family homes from the $300s. The Model Home Village is open daily to showcase the unique styles and designs of our builders – 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 Clubhouse is Tributary’s newest amenity center set to open this summer. Here, residents will enjoy a fitness studio, resort-inspired pool, pickleball courts, a playground, dog park, and more. Additionally, Tributary recently announced the start of pre-sales in Lakeview 55+, Nassau County’s newest active-adult neighborhood.

To get a full overview of the community and surrounding area, be sure to discover the Digital Brochure, or connect with Tributary on Facebook and Instagram. To view available homes or to schedule an in-person tour, visit TributaryLiving.com or contact the Tributary team at 904-299-6124.

The Northeast Florida division of Lennar Corporation, the nation’s largest builder of quality homes for all generations, is now offering pre-sales for homesites at Lakeview at Tributary, the newest active adult community in Nassau County. Home prices will range from the low $300,000s to $450,000s.

Lakeview is the first and only active adult neighborhood in the Tributary master-planned community. With 441 single-family homes, the gated neighborhood will feature approximately 10 floorplans offering 1,500 square feet to more than 3,000 square feet of living space. Premium homesites take advantage of stunning lakefront and preserve views.

“With access to incredible state parks, beaches, shopping and dining, combined with world class amenities, low-maintenance floor plans and an amenity-rich lifestyle, Lakeview at Tributary is designed for today’s active adult homebuyer,” said Matt Figlesthaler, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Lakeview has something for everyone at one of North Florida’s most active, naturally-inspired communities.”

retirement community master site plan

Residents at Lakeview will enjoy exclusive neighborhood amenities, including an 8,000-square-foot clubhouse and fitness center, a resort-style pool with cabanas, pavilion, tennis courts, pickleball courts and bocce ball lawn. Homeowners will also have access to miles of planned nature trails, bike paths and parks throughout Tributary.

Tributary is a 1,550-acre master-planned community in Yulee, Florida, surrounded by parks, golf courses, retail outlets and recreation centers, such as the Amelia National Tennis Club and River City Shopping Center. Positioned along Florida State Route 200, it provides easy access to popular attractions such at the Jacksonville Airport and Fernandina Beach.

Every new Lennar home comes complete with high-end features and upgrades at no additional cost thanks to the homebuilder’s signature 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.

As you plan for retirement, one of the most important considerations is where you will live. However, searching for an active-adult community is not just searching for a new home. It’s searching for a community that will enhance your lifestyle with fun-filled activities. For many, Florida has become the retirement destination of choice. But it’s not just sunny beaches and blue skies capturing retirees’ attention. Located just north of Jacksonville, the master-planned community of Tributary just introduced a new 55+ active adult neighborhood, Lakeview. The community concept has received tremendous interest from retirees searching for affordability and an unmatched roster of amenities. Here are a few additional features that checked the box for “must-haves” with Tributary’s active adult homebuyers.

retirement community floorplan

1. New Home Construction

Today’s new home construction offers more benefits than ever before, making them an ideal choice for retirees. According to a recent survey by the Private Communities Registry, three of the most important features to homebuyers in today’s market are an open floor plan, single-level homes, and low maintenance. Designed with today’s most sought-after features and taking advantage of technology advances, new homes often provide a worry-free and low-maintenance lifestyle.

Future residents at Tributary’s Lakeview 55+ community will work with one of the nation’s leading homebuilders, Lennar, to choose one of their 10 open floorplans ranging from 1,500 to more than 3,000 square feet of living space. Each home will also come with Lennar’s industry exclusive Everything’s Included® program, where the home builder’s most popular options and upgrades are built into the base price of the home.

retirement community master site plan

2. Fitness, Fun, and Friends

Another important feature to consider when searching for an active-adult community is the kind of lifestyle you wish to lead. 81% of today’s homebuyers said active lifestyle amenities were a must-have for their new home, citing swimming pools, walking/ biking trails, and fitness centers as their most-preferred amenities. Reserved for the exclusive use of Lakeview’s active adult residents and their guests, Lakeview’s amenities are planned to include an approximately 8,000-square-foot-clubhouse and fitness center, a resort-style pool with cabanas, a pavilion, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and a bocce ball lawn. Homeowners will also enjoy the miles of planned nature trails, bike paths, and parks throughout Tributary.

3. Florida’s Favorable Tax Climate

If you’re choosing to move to a new area, it’s important to consider the tax and financial benefits of that state. Florida is an extremely tax-friendly state, as it boasts no state income tax. This means Social Security income, pension income, and income from an IRA or 401(k) all go untaxed, saving retirees thousands of dollars annually. Florida also does not impose any estate or inheritance taxes, protecting residents and their heirs from state taxes on their descendant’s estate.

4. Proximity to Medical Facilities

Any retiree’s must-have list should also include what’s in the immediate surrounding area, including access to top-rated healthcare facilities. Nassau County has become the medical hub of North Florida, with a rapidly expanding medical industry that 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. Veterans also appreciate Nassau County’s proximity to numerous military bases in the area, including Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport, Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, and more. These military bases matched with numerous VA clinics in the area ensure veterans also have access to personalized healthcare services.

5. Planned Activities and Events

Additionally, the community you choose to live in should build a sense of camaraderie between neighbors. With a full-time lifestyle director on hand, residents at Lakeview will enjoy many events, activities, and programs designed for a variety of interests. These activities will not only keep residents active and engaged but also will create a welcoming and family-like setting that is second-to-none.

Retirement Community with Friends

Explore More at Tributary

Tributary’s Lakeview 55+ is now selling prime lakefront and preserve homesites. Each single-family home within this gated community will be enhanced with an amenity-rich lifestyle designed for today’s active-adult homebuyer.

Spanning across 1,550 acres of land, Nassau County’s newest master-planned community Tributary also offers a wide selection of new single-family homes from the $300’s for any stage of life. Six designer-decorated model homes by three of the area’s best home builders – Dream Finders Homes, Lennar, and Richmond American Homes – are open daily at Tributary for tours. 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.

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.

1. Museum of Science & History (MOSH)

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.

2. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

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.

giraffe at jacksonville zoo - nassau attractions

3. Explore the Outdoors

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.

aeiral image of the fort clinch state park one of the nassau attractions

4. Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

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.

5. Amelia Island Nature Center

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.

6. American Beach Skateboard Tour

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.

7. Fernandina Beach Skate Park

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.

New Homes at Tributary

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.

Spanning across 1,550 acres of land and adjacent to state-protected parks, Tributary is filled with natural waterways and majestic evergreen forests to explore. With a commitment to connecting people to the outdoors, this master-planned community has partnered with renowned Avid Trails to immerse residents in the area’s natural beauty. These trails will encourage physical fitness, a healthy lifestyle, and outdoor living at its finest. Check out all that the new Tributary trail system will have to offer.

Avid Trails

Avid Trails is a trail design company with extensive experience and knowledge in creating hiking, biking, and fitness trails. Founded in 2014, Avid Trails has developed sustainable nature trails across the country, and recently coordinated with GreenPointe Developers for a nature trail system at TrailMark, located in St. Augustine, FL. This community will feature approximately 23 miles of trails at build-out. The current 10+ mile network is designed to appeal to a wide variety of users, from casual walkers to competitive runners and cyclists. Some trails feature obstacles for climbing while others are punctuated by technical features for mountain bikers.

At Tributary, the trails will wind throughout the community and provide direct access points to the Nassau River and neighboring trailheads of the Four Creeks State Forest. These connections will allow residents to discover all their natural neighbors provide, including kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, and more. The trail system will also connect Tributary neighborhoods to the Tributary Regional Park that is now under construction. Here, residents will soon enjoy baseball and multi-purpose fields, picnic areas, a playground, a dog park, and canoe and kayak launch points.

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Photo courtesy of Avid Trails/Trailmark

Enhanced Outdoor Living

By applying best planning practices, these future trails will be intertwined throughout the community connecting playgrounds, parks, kayak parks and a variety of amenities designed to encourage discovery and enjoyment of the beautiful scenery in and around the community.

Nature is known to enhance people’s lifestyles, as it is beneficial to both physical and mental health. Studies have shown that the average American spends around 10 hours of the day looking at a screen. Exposure to nature has been linked to benefits including, improved attention, lower stress, and an overall better mood. This trail system is an amazing way for residents to unplug, unwind, and live a more relaxed lifestyle by taking the time to indulge in nature.


Photo courtesy of Avid Trails/Trailmark

Explore More at Tributary

Located just north of Jacksonville, Florida, Tributary offers an impressive selection of new single-family homes from the $300s built by Dream Finders Homes, Lennar, and Richmond American Homes. Additionally, Tributary announced the addition of Lakeview 55+, Nassau County’s newest active-adult neighborhood. 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.

At Tributary, residents Explore More with a prime natural location and a growing collection of private on-site amenities. The Lookout lakefront resident clubhouse is set to open next spring and will feature a fitness studio, resort-inspired pool, pickleball courts, a playground, dog park, and more.

Tributary’s Model Home Village features six designer-decorated models and is open daily for tours. 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, visit TributaryLiving.com or contact the Tributary team at 904.299.6124.

The 2022 lineup of North Florida events is already growing fast. From football games and marathons to musical performances and car shows, this area has something for every member of the family. While new events are being added every day, discover just a few of the North Florida events and annual traditions locals look forward to attending year after year.

January 2022

January 9: NFL Gameday
Cheer on the Jacksonville Jaguars as they take on the Indianapolis Colts for the last NFL game of the regular season, right here at the TIAA Bank Stadium.

January 21-22: Jacksonville Symphony
For two nights only, listen to the Jacksonville Symphony bring the music of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi to life at the Times-Union Center. This powerful music experience will take listeners on a journey through a Death Star rebellion, climactic duels and more.

January 25-30: Dear Evan Hansen
The Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen will be taking the stage at the Times-Union Center. Discover the heartwarming Broadway hit that has won six 2017 Tony Awards and the 2018 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.

January 28-30: Jacksonville Boat Show
The Jacksonville Boat Show is taking place this year at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center. There will be a large variety of boats on display, including fishing, skiing, cruisers, personal watercrafts and more. Vendors will also be set up for all your boating needs.

February 2022

February 6-8: DONNA Marathon
The 15th Annual DONNA Marathon weekend has returned in-person this year. As the only national marathon dedicated to breast cancer research, the weekend will include a 5K, Anniversary 15K Relay, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultramarathon and Health & Wellness Expo.

February 8: Imagine Dragons Concert
The Imagine Dragons Mercury Tour concert will be coming to the Vystar Veterans Arena in Jacksonville. Enjoy the best of Imagine Dragons and their newest songs in this unforgettable concert experience.

February 11: Trevor Noah’s Comedy Tour
Host of the Daily Show, comedian Trevor Noah will be making people laugh at the Vystar Veterans Arena all night long as a part of his “Back to Abnormal” comedy tour.

February 15: Dancing with the Stars Tour
Your favorite dancers from Dancing with the Stars will be coming to the Times-Union center for a live tour. The star-studded lineup includes special guest Kaitlyn Bristowe, season 29 mirror ball champion.

February 26-27: World of Nations Celebration
Travel around the world in a day at the World of Nations Celebration. Taking place at downtown’s Metropolitan Park, this annual international festival is North Florida’s largest multicultural festival.

March 2022

March 3-6: Rare Auto Show
Now in its third decade, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is among the top automotive events in the world. Gather at The Ritz-Carlton and The Golf Club of Amelia Island for a celebration of rare vehicles like no other.

March 25-26: Science Festival
The Florida State College at Jacksonville’s south campus presents the smartest and coolest science festival in the state. Learn some new scientific tricks along with the evidence-based logic behind them.

April 2022

April 1-3: Blues Festival
The 30th annual Springing the Blues Music Festival will be back again at the Seawalk Pavilion this year. Join in on one of the largest oceanfront free Blues Festivals in the world.

April 16-17: Art Festival
The Mandarin Art Festival is happy to be returning in 2022. Visitors will enjoy 100+ juried artists, a green market, children’s art show, bake sale and more.

April 23: Elton John Concert
After more than half a century on the road, Elton John has announced his final tour- Farewell Yellow Brick Road. He will be coming to the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena for one more spectacular performance.

April 29-May 1: Shrimp Festival
The Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival is Amelia Island’s biggest event weekend of the year. Held in Fernandina’s downtown historic district, the event includes a pirate parade, huge art show, shrimp boat festival, food booths, and more.

May 2022

May 13-14: Jacksonville Symphony
Relive the magic of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire soaring across the big screen of Times-Union theater in a way you have never experienced before. As the movie is playing, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will be performing the music live.

Date TBD: Nature Festival
The 3-day Wild Amelia Nature Festival is always held over a weekend in May to celebrate nature on and around Amelia Island. While dates for 2022 have not been officially announced, the festival is set to include numerous nature tours, nature photography workshops, a business expo, a Kids’ Niche, critters from the Jacksonville Zoo and more.

EVERYDAY: New Home Tours at Tributary

Offering a wide selection of new, single-family homes from the $300’s, 6 designer-decorated model homes are open daily at Tributary for tours. Discover the impressive constructions by three of the area’s best- Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes.

Tributary New Homes Within Easy Reach
Just 20 minutes north of Jacksonville, residents of Tributary live in close proximity to these North Florida events and the best of Amelia Island, Jacksonville, and other neighboring cities. Spanning across 1,550 acres of land, this master-planned community’s prime location is only 15 minutes north of the Jacksonville International Airport and River City Marketplace, a major regional shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.

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’s set to break ground shortly.

To get a full overview of the community and surrounding area, be sure to discover the Digital Brochure, or 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.

Between the favorable tax climate, endless activities, and breathtaking natural beauty, it’s no wonder why people are choosing to move to North Florida. According to Florida’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research, an estimated 329,717 new residents settled in Florida between April 2020 and April 2021. Nassau County alone saw the fourth highest percent change in the state with a 4.9% increase in county population. Find out why people never want to leave the Sunshine State.

1. Financial Benefits

Florida is one of only seven states in the US that doesn’t collect an individual income tax. It’s having a direct impact in attracting residents from highly taxed states. Moving from a state like New York or Massachusetts can result in saving 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. Florida’s lack of a state estate tax is another contributing factor to why so many are choosing to make the move.

Father and son paddleboarding the nassau river

2. Explore Nature

With sunshine and warm weather most of the year, people in Florida love to go out and engage with the natural world around them. Florida is home to 175 state parks open 365 days a year, each offering its own set of adventures, history, and wilderness to explore. North Florida’s most popular parks include Four Creeks State Forest, Fort Clinch State Park, and the Talbot Island Parks. Beach lovers will also enjoy traversing the 13 miles of sandy seashores along Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach. Residents of Tributary, the area’s newest master-planned community, are benefitting from their close proximity to Four Creeks State Forest, creating a natural neighbor full of birdwatching, hiking, fishing, and more to enjoy. The new Tributary Regional Park is also under construction, with multi-purpose sports fields, a kayak launch, playgrounds and trails for residents to explore within their neighborhood.

3. The Growing Job Market

One of the biggest drivers of North Florida’s growth is the expanding job market. Since August 2020, Florida has added 377,700 different employment opportunities in various industries. Many financial institutions and tech companies have created new headquarters in the State, creating high-paying jobs for new workers and current residents alike. Additionally, Nassau County has a rapidly expanding medical industry. The county will soon be a site to both a Baptist Health and Memorial hospital and wellness facilities. Senior residents of North Florida also have the newly constructed River City Rehabilitation Center for short-term or long-term care. As Nassau County continues to grow, the area consistently outpaces the rest of the state in terms of economic growth and an unemployment rate lower than the national average.

Woman enjoying nassau county river

4. The Ultimate Staycation

No matter where in Florida you call home, attractions, beaches, theme parks and more are just short, day trips away. On the coast, residents can enjoy swimming, biking, fishing, scuba diving and so much more. Park classics like Disney World, Universal Studios and the Kennedy Space Center make for great trips for families of all generations to enjoy. Culturally diverse cities like Jacksonville and Miami offer bustling atmospheres full of dining, shopping, museums and art exhibits. Historic cities like Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island and St. Augustine give history buffs the chance to explore some of the nation’s oldest buildings. Florida residents also enjoy local’s discounts at many of Florida’s historic attractions.

Tributary Entry Sign North Florida

5. A Master-Planned Community Within Easy Reach

With a wide range of people discovering all the benefits that Florida has to offer, people can rest assured that Florida is prepared for anyone ready to call Florida their new home. In Nassau County, the newest master-planned community of Tributary offers an impressive selection of new, single-family homes from the $300’s. The Model Home Village is open daily to showcase the unique styles and designs of our three builders- Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes.

Located just north of Jacksonville, Florida, Tributary is a central location to both indoor and outdoor activities. The Lookout lakefront clubhouse is Tributary’s newest amenity center set to open next summer. Here, residents will enjoy a fitness studio, resort-inspired pool, pickleball courts, a playground, dog park and more. Only 15 minutes south, you’ll also find the Jacksonville International Airport and the River City Marketplace, a major regional shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

To get a full overview of the community and surrounding area, be sure to discover the Digital Brochure, or connect with Tributary on Facebook and Instagram. To view available homes and preview floorplans, visit TributaryLiving.com or contact the Tributary team at 904.299.6124 to schedule a tour of the Model Home Center, open daily.