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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 $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.

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 $300s. 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.

Dreaming of moving to Florida? You’re not alone. Every year, the Sunshine State attracts thousands of new residents to its beautiful beaches and relaxing lifestyle. Did you know life in Florida also means taking advantage of unparalleled financial benefits and a strong economy? Here are just a few reasons why you should consider the migration northeast Florida.

1. No Individual Income Tax

Florida is one of only seven states in the US that doesn’t collect an individual income tax. It’s no wonder Florida attracts so many residents from highly taxed states. Moving from a state like New York or Massachusetts can save you thousands of dollars in taxes every year and that’s just the beginning. The Florida Constitution prevents counties and municipalities from imposing any sort of income tax at local levels too. So you’ll never have to worry about that changing anytime in the future.

2. No State Estate Tax

Although Florida used to collect a state estate tax in the form of a “pick-up tax,” some changes in federal law resulted in its phasing out back in 2005. While many states took steps to keep the state death tax revenues flowing, Florida’s constitution prohibits the imposition of a state death tax. Moving to Florida from a state that has a high estate tax help save families a considerable amount of money.

3. Home to Top Advisors

Florida is home to some of the country’s top wealth strategists, tax advisors, and estate planning attorneys. With their experience and proactivity, their clients have one of the greatest assistances with maximizing their money, minimizing taxes, avoiding probate, and creating an ongoing legacy for their families. Knowing the State of Florida has the industry’s top professionals, residents have the ease of mind when it comes to their financial futures.

4. Economic Expansion

Florida is one of the country’s economic powerhouses. In fact, it’s the third-largest state in the country by population and has the fourth biggest economy with more than $1 trillion in Gross Domestic Product annually. Florida’s economy is very diverse, with tourism, agriculture, aerospace and aviation, and international trade among its
top industries. Out of all the areas in Florida, economic development is especially picking up in the Northeast area of the state. With residential and commercial development on the rise and the thriving economy to go with it, more and more residents and companies have decided to move to the booming North Florida area. Of the new business to be attracted to the area, several headquarters of major companies such as Amazon, Mercedes Benz USA and KLS Martin have made it their new home.

5. Affordable Living

There’s just no state like Florida that offers these amazing financial benefits and a naturally beautiful place to live as well. For those who are looking to make a move, be sure to check out Tributary, a new master-planned community in Northeast Florida. No matter which stage of life you’re in, Northeast Florida sets up its new residents for success and the best opportunity to flourish with their family and friends.

Set to begin sales this summer, Tributary perfectly embodies the Northeast Florida way of life with its natural setting among the multiple state parks and forests while just minutes from the cultural scene and business center of downtown Jacksonville. Residents are only minutes from the international airport and beautiful Amelia Island with its picturesque waterfront, amazing dining and entertainment, and eclectic yet charming atmosphere.

Future residents of Tributary are invited to “Explore More” with a thoughtfully planned trail system that connects to Four Creeks State Forest and Tributary Park, a regional family-oriented public park with river access for kayaking, sports fields, playgrounds and more. Within the 1,550-acre master-planned community, residents will also enjoy the resort-style pool, fitness center and activities at the fun-filled Amenity Center. Homes will be offered from the $300s and interested homebuyers can download the complimentary digital brochure at tributaryfl.com to ensure they are first to learn about plans for the Model Home Grand Opening this summer.