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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.

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.

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.

With the final rafters in place on The Lookout, GreenPointe Developers, ELM and Auld & White Constructors recently met to “Raise the Roof” at Tributary, officially commemorating construction of the new master-planned community’s highly-anticipated Amenity Center.

“The Lookout at Tributary will serve as the community’s energetic social centerpiece,” said Mike Taylor, President of Lifestyle Construction for GreenPointe Developers. “The progress made on The Lookout’s distinctive architecture so far creates the backdrop for a happy and healthy lifestyle waiting to be enjoyed.”

“The Lookout will be a beautiful place to spend priceless family time,” said Russ Ervin, Principal, ELM, Tributary’s architectural partner. “Our design incorporates several thoughtfully curated gathering spaces and celebrates the community’s natural surroundings.”

“We are honored to help build a better future for one of the Northeast Florida’s fastest-growing areas,” said Nathan Marty, CEO and President, Auld & White Constructors. “When complete, the amenities of The Lookout at Tributary will create a harmonious blend of recreation and nature for the community.”

The Lookout is Tributary’s lakefront resident social hub and gathering spot that will include a resort-style pool with water features and an expansive sundeck with space to kick back and relax. The Lakehouse will be home to a stylish library, indoor café, spacious social gathering spots, an open-air bar and covered patio with plenty of seating for poolside birthday parties and family get-togethers. A separate stand-alone, state-of-the-art fitness center featuring cardio, strength and free weight equipment will delight workout warriors. There will be an Adventure Zone tot lot for the younger crowd, pickleball courts and the community’s furry friends will adore Pawsome Park designed just for them. Completion of the amenities is anticipated in Summer 2022.

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’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 offers an impressive collection of home designs to meet the needs of every family no matter what stage of life they are enjoying, and decorated model homes by Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes. Many of the neighborhood’s home sites have preserve or lake views. 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. For more information about Tributary, visit TributaryLiving.com.

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!

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.

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.

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

UF HEALTH

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

BAPTIST HEALTH

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

RIVER CITY REHABILITATION CENTER

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

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – FUTURE SITE

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

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

Tributary

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

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

Tributary will be the perfect place to call home. The 1,550-acre master-planned community’s private amenities will also include a resort-style pool, fitness center, and a fun-filled Amenity Center. New modern-rustic homes will be offered from the area’s top builders and priced from the $300s. Interested homebuyers can join the VIP list at tributaryliving.com to ensure they are first to learn of new releases and updates.

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. | Oct. 14, 2020

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

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

Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes at Tributary are offering a distinctive collection of award-winning home designs ranging in size and style to meet the needs and lifestyle of today’s homebuyers. The Tributary model home village will feature six model homes, two from each builder, showcasing open concept designs, innovative features and flexible spaces for family living and entertainment.

The Tributary builders are offering more than 30 floor plans that include one- and two-story single-family homes ranging in size from approximately 1,600 square feet to more than 3,200 square feet. Many of the neighborhood’s home sites will feature preserve or lake views. Homes at Tributary are priced from the $300s and pre-sales are underway. Tributary’s model home village will open in early 2021.

Spanning 1,550 acres, Tributary’s prime location amongst the natural waterways and majestic evergreen forests truly complement the community’s mantra of Exploring More. Tributary residents will enjoy private on-site amenities including The Lookout, a lakefront resident clubhouse with a resort-inspired pool and relaxation areas. Workout warriors will appreciate the state-of-the-art fitness studio while the younger crowd will delight in the Adventure Zone tot-lot and array of sports courts. The community’s furry friends will adore Pawsome Park.

Tributary’s neighborhoods will include family friendly pocket parks, while miles of scenic nature trails will provide quick access to the community’s amenities as well as The Landing kayak and canoe park, the neighboring protected sanctuary of Four Creeks State Forest and the new Tributary Regional Park, currently under construction. Tributary Regional Park will include baseball and multi-purpose fields, a kayak launch, concessions, and multi-purpose trails. Tributary will always have an adventure waiting to be taken. Tributary is within the Nassau County Public School District and zoned for A-rated schools that are among the best in Florida.

Tributary is 1.6 miles west of Interstate-95. The community’s location is two exits north of the Jacksonville International Airport and River City Marketplace, a regional shopping, dining and entertainment destination. The historic town of Fernandina and the beautiful beaches of Amelia Island are located east of Tributary on Scenic A1A/SR 200. Tributary is near dining, shopping, recreation, medical centers, services and more.

For more information about Tributary and the community’s builder team, visit www.TributaryLiving.com or call 904.299.6124.

About GreenPointe Developers, LLC

GreenPointe Developers is the community and urban development division of GreenPointe Holdings with extensive real estate market data and analytical systems to rapidly assess real estate values and challenges.

The GreenPointe team has more than 140 years of collective experience in developing some of the most sought-after master-planned and condominium communities in the Southeast. The team creates and transforms residential and mixed-use communities into neighborhoods for today’s homebuyer while providing lasting, sustainable value.

Having the utmost respect for the land, the GreenPointe team works diligently to protect and enhance nature’s best assets. This thoughtful practice allows GreenPointe Developers to create and reenergize communities that provide for an enduring lifestyle where people want to live, work and enjoy recreation.

More information is available at www.GreenPointeLLC.com or (904) 996-2485.