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Tributary Builders with shovels at Model Home Village Groundbreaking October 2020

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. | Oct. 14, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About GreenPointe Developers, LLC

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

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

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

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

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

Growth in Suburban Real Estate Sales

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

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

Home is the New Office

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

Outdoor Adventure in Your Backyard

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

Your New Hometown

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

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

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

LOVING YOUR LOCATION

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

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

HOME DESIGN WITH YOU IN MIND

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

BEST NEW HOME VALUES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

For many average American workers, the dream of owning a home has been a lofty aspiration. Renting was a choice by necessity, not the end game. Now, with the current climate creating uncertainty in many areas of life, home ownership may be a silver lining that results from the events of 2020. Historically low interest rates are opening the doors to homeownership to many who may have previously been priced out of the market. It might sound surprising, but now may be the ideal time to transition from renting to buying, or just to make a move in general. Here are the three main things to consider:

1. The Market

The current state of the market certainly has its opportunities right now. Those in the seller’s shoes can negotiate higher prices for their properties due to limited existing inventory. Buyers, on the other hand, can take advantage of competitively priced homes and extremely low interest rates. The option to affordably build your dream home within a new community may also be on the table.

2. Your Budget

Potential buyers may be in a perfect position to capitalize on their situation. And if they have money already set aside to invest and job stability, even better! Timing is a key factor when considering a home purchase.

Homeownership offers not only the benefits of stability, belonging to a community and pride of ownership, but also greater financial flexibility. There are special types of loans offered to individuals like first time home buyers or veterans, tax breaks and the opportunity to build equity and long-term wealth for yourself and your family. And since interest rates are so low, your mortgage payment will most likely be less than what you were spending in rent. There are even new communities currently being developed aimed at providing a variety of options to meet every budget. Tributary, a new community by GreenPointe Developers, is bringing a new style of modern-rustic homes to Nassau County that are competitively priced from the $200’s. You can take a look at the impressive selection of 30+ distinctively designed single-family homes here.

3. Your Reason

Why are you thinking of buying a new home? Is your family growing, downsizing, or are you just looking to make a move to an area more suited to your lifestyle? A growing number of people now have the flexibility to work remotely, decreasing the need to reside near and commute to an office every day. This is allowing those the option to expand their home search to more areas bringing in more choices to consider. Millennial buyers are now at the age of starting families and deciding that more square footage, quality school systems, abundant outdoor space and new communities with family-friendly amenities are a critical component of their home searches.

If you are currently residing in or considering a move to sunny North Florida, Nassau County is a growing area that’s worth a look. GreenPointe Developers has unveiled Tributary, an exciting master-planned community located just west of I-95 off of SR200/A1A. Where modern-rustic homes from the area’s top builders are affordably priced from the $200s, perfect for first time home buyers.

Tributary’s renowned amenities will serve as the social centerpiece of the community. The Lookout Amenity Center will include a sparkling, resort-inspired pool, Adventure Zone Tot-Lot, paw-some dog park, state-of-the-art fitness studio and an array of sports courts, pocket parks and trails that directly connect to neighboring Four Creeks State Forest. It’s the perfect place to gather with family and friends to create memories and “Explore More” right in your own backyard. It truly is a one-of-a-kind location surrounded by nature, close to A-rated schools, historic downtowns, shopping and incredible beaches.

Interested prospective buyers can check out over 30 unique home designs, learn more about the community, and contact the sales team by visiting TributaryLiving.com. Connect with us to stay updated and discover why Tributary is the perfect place to call home.

For many across the country, society’s “new normal” has considerably limited their social life and changed their perspective for the future. And while it’s likely to be considered risky to gather in large groups of family and friends for a while longer, maybe this is the time to explore all the ways to connect with the great outdoors! North Florida is full of amazing natural wonders with wide open spaces and fun attractions. While Nassau County is a path less traveled, it offers a diverse array of activities that has homebuyers appreciating their surroundings like never before. Here are some activities we think will spark any adventurer’s interest.

Feel Free in the Sand & Sea!

If you love the ocean, you have to visit Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach. Located on the coastline in northeast Florida, these destinations are easy to reach but hard to forget. 13 miles of coastline and over 40 public beach access points allows for plenty of room to relax under the sun, swim in the cool water, or catch some waves if the surf’s up. Top surf spots on the North side include Main Beach, American Beach, Peters Point and Ft. Clinch State Park. You can even check out the area’s surf reports and cams before paddling out. And if you want to literally “hoof it”, you can book a guided local tour of the pristine Atlantic shore by horseback.

Exploration Made Easy

For those who prefer traveling on their own two feet, a visit to the area’s best hiking and nature trails will keep you grounded. You can choose to explore yourself, or book a guided nature walk that takes place every Saturday morning at 10:30 am. Four Creeks State Forest covers 13,106 acres, and joins Alligator (Mills), Thomas, Boggy and Plummer Creeks. While there are many ways to explore this massive forest along the forest and service roads, the named Wood-Shingle Mill Trail stretches 2.6 miles from the trailhead located right off State Road 200. If a visit isn’t enough and you want to immerse yourself in nature, Nassau County’s newest community, Tributary, may be exactly what you’ve been searching for. This new community will feature masterfully planned trails that not only wind through its green spaces and parks, but also directly connects to the trailheads of neighboring Four Creeks State Forest.

Nearby, John Muir Ecological Park in Yulee is an easy quarter mile trail that zigzags through the forested marshland connecting a series of picnic shelters. Listen to the birds sing from the trees and even see the main line of one of Florida’s first railroads. History meets nature at Fort Clinch State Park. This historic fort, significant to the Civil War, is only one aspect of the 1,400-acre park. Hiking trails cover all types of terrain and difficulty levels, while winding through forests, marsh and sand dunes. Wildlife observation is very good on these trails. Alligators, deer, gopher tortoises and a variety of birds can be seen throughout the park.

Above (or Below) Par Action

For those looking to trek where the grasses are a bit more maintained, North Florida has almost unlimited options for golf. Nassau County in particular has a handful of courses to choose from. To name a few, the Amelia River Golf Club is a full-service semi-private golf course with a club house, pro shop, PGA golf instruction, practice areas, locker rooms and dining facilities which are open to the public. The 27-hole Fernandina Beach Golf Club is one of the most popular municipal golf facilities in the country with its close proximity to Jacksonville and area beaches. The Golf Club at North Hampton is a signature Arnold Palmer designed golf course. This top-ranked course features spring-fed lakes, wild grasses and various elevation changes, unlike any other design in Northeast Florida.

A Bird’s Eye View of Nassau County

Still not getting your adrenaline levels up…how does social distancing from 12,000 feet above ground sound? Then freefalling at speeds of over 125 miles per hour. Did I get your attention? Skydiving is definitely a high octane, once in a lifetime adventure and one of the best ways for thrill seekers to take in all of Northern Florida’s natural beauty.

Close to Home

No matter your interests or speeds, Nassau County has something for every outdoor adventurer. One of its most anticipated additions is Tributary, a new master-planned community by GreenPointe Developers that delivers unmatched value in a beautiful, natural sanctuary. Residents of Tributary are invited to “Explore More” with a thoughtfully planned trail system that directly connects to Four Creeks State Forest and Tributary Park. Within the 1,550-acre master-planned community, residents will also enjoy The Lookout Amenity Center complete with a resort-inspired pool, fitness studio, dog park, Adventure Zone Tot-Lot, and so much more! Homes are priced from the $200’s, have been unveiled and can be viewed on TributaryLiving.com. Six of the builders’ unique model homes will soon break ground and be ready to tour later this year. Be sure to connect with us to stay updated and discover why Tributary is the perfect place to call home.

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. (Aug. 4th 2020) – GreenPointe Developers, LLC, proudly announces Dream Finders Homes, Lennar and Richmond American Homes as the preeminent builder team at Tributary, a new hometown master-planned, mixed-use community located in one of the area’s fastest-growing corridors in Nassau County.

“We are pleased to welcome Northeast Florida’s leading homebuilders to Tributary,” said GreenPointe’s North Florida Regional President Mike Taylor. “Our premier community builders offer a distinctive collection of award-winning home designs ranging in size and style to meet the needs and lifestyle of today’s homebuyer.”

The Tributary builders are offering a variety of one- and two-story homes ranging in size from approximately 1,600 square feet to more than 3,200 square feet and priced from the $200s. Many of the neighborhood’s home sites will feature preserve or lake views. Model home construction is scheduled to begin next month.

Dream Finders Homes

As a privately owned and locally operated company, Dream Finders Homes has a commitment to deliver the highest standards in a new home. The company offers single-family homes with personal customization, allowing you to choose the features, upgrades and designer level products to make this your new dream home. At Tributary, Dream Finders homes is offering 15 thoughtfully designed home plans.

Lennar

Lennar, one of the nation’s leading homebuilders, has reimagined the home buying experience by including the most desired connectivity, efficiency and luxury features in a new home at an incredible value. Lennar’s Wi-Fi Certified homes incorporate the latest in technology and they also come with Lennar’s industry exclusive Everything’s Included® program, where the homebuilder’s most popular options and upgrades are built into the base price of the home. Lennar is offering 10 brand-new, single-family floor plans at Tributary.

Richmond American Homes

Richmond American Homes is a prominent national homebuilder with operations in 10 states. Founded in 1977, the builder has over 200,000 single-family homes to its credit, and a commitment to strengthening the communities in which it builds. At Tributary, the company is offering six floor plans with incredible included features and abundant personalization options including flooring, cabinetry and home technology along with complimentary designer assistance at its Home Gallery™ showroom to make the new home uniquely yours and fit the way you live.

Tributary combines a rustic natural setting with innovative modern design to create a personality unlike any other. Preserve and conservation areas can be found throughout the community to enhance wildlife habitats and sustainable water quality practices. A picturesque entry will soon welcome residents and their guests to Tributary.

Planned community amenities focus on the health and wellness of residents including The Lookout, a lakefront amenity center featuring a resort-style pool, adventure zone tot-lot and state-of-the-art fitness studio, along with an array of sports courts and entertainment areas for social gatherings and community events. From The Landing kayak and canoe park, Tributary residents will enjoy access to Boggy Creek, leading to the Nassau River and ultimately the Atlantic Ocean, for a variety of boating, kayaking and fishing opportunities.

The development plans include a comprehensive trail system throughout the community connecting Tributary neighborhoods and amenities. Tributary’s master plan includes ample natural areas, Pawsome Park for the furry friends and family-friendly neighborhood pocket parks. On land donated by the developer, GreenPointe has partnered with Nassau County for future development of a new public school, fire station and the new Tributary Regional Park that broke ground earlier this year. Tributary Regional Park will include baseball and multi-purpose fields, picnic areas, concession facilities, a playground, canoe and kayak launch and trail connections to the adjacent Tributary community.

Tributary is surrounded by state-protected natural areas including Three Rivers State Park and Four Creeks State Forest. The community is within the Nassau County Public School District and zoned for A-rated schools that are among the best in Florida.

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

Community construction is well underway and home sales have commenced. For more information about Tributary and the community’s builder team, please 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.

Did you know the area of northeast Florida we call Nassau County is one of the oldest counties in Florida with a fascinating history that dates back to the mid-16th century? Being the only county in the U.S. that has been occupied by the French, Spanish, British, and Americans, Revolutionary War and Civil War action, Nassau County tells the outstanding story of industry, agriculture, and life in early days of Florida.

We are proud to be situated in such a remarkable locale – here’s a glimpse of the old days of Nassau County.

Discovery of Nassau County

In 1562 the French took first possession of Nassau County inhabited by Native Americans, but only for a short time. Spanish explorer Pedro Menendez drove out the French in 1565. Under the occupation of Menendez, the Spanish influence dominated the island and mainland Nassau County throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, which was the first of two Spanish colonial periods in Florida history.

American Revolution and After

Florida was transferred to the British by the Treaty of Paris in 1763 along with all of the east coast. Under the rule of the British, they brought the plantation system that would survive for nearly 100 years and a program of development and construction to Nassau County.

By 1783, Florida had again transferred back to the Spanish re-establishing a land-grant system and plantation system and fostering the first real land boom. With the beginning of pirates and slave runners, Amelia Island and Fernandina became a slave smuggling port with the rapid growth of population and sailing vessels anchored in the harbor. In 1821, Florida was ceded to the United States and Nassau County became a part of Duval County until 1824 when Nassau County would break away.

The American Civil War

The American Civil War broke out in Charleston harbor in 1861 which, in return, brought a Union invasion of Amelia Island the following year. Union troops commenced destroying the railroads, offices, rolling back and removed the rails up to the mainland. With so many wealthy landowners leaving the area, slaves were released from bondage and scattered to their own settlements such as Franklintown on the south end of Amelia Island.

Significant Economic Development

The significant economic boom began with the paper industry in the late 1930s. Container Corporation of America (today’s WestRock) planted its roots in Fernandina, establishing a paperboard mill, which began production in 1937. This changed the course of history here in Nassau County. Today, WestRock’s Fernandina plant produces 155,000 metric tons of softwood cellulose specialties per year. It contributes $35 million annually to Florida’s wages and salaries and $2 million to Florida’s property and sales taxes. Ranked among the nation’s top 50 exporters, the plant ships products to five continents and 80 ports around the world.

Understanding the significance of Nassau County’s history and nature, today’s settlers value these tributaries for their natural state, rich history and tradition. They appreciate the opportunity to explore these untouched, protected areas with generations to come. As the newest community in Nassau County, Tributary recognizes the history and the importance of preserving this dynamic land, with much of the land being preserved within and around the community. Tributary is where people will celebrate the natural surroundings as part of the community’s vision and design.

It’s a model lifestyle for tomorrow, waiting to be discovered today. The perfect place to call home. Within the 1,550-acre master-planned community, residents will enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, resort-style pool, fitness center and activities at the fun-filled Amenity Center. New modern-rustic homes will be offered from the $200s, interested homebuyers can join the VIP list at tributaryliving.com to ensure they are first to learn of any updates as we approach the grand opening of model homes late this summer.

Nassau County is one of the fastest-growing communities in Florida. In other locations, critical services tend to come much later in the process as health care providers wait for critical mass. Here in North Florida, the medical community is leading the way, driving high demand for new homes and facilities for its health care providers. Nassau County is welcoming four new healthcare innovators to the community with open arms – UF Health, Baptist Health, River City Rehabilitation Center, and Memorial Hospital. The expansion of the medical industry is a key component to creating a thriving community in Nassau County, creating both high-paying new jobs and top-notch services for the broader community.

UF Health

UF Health is the region’s premier academic health center hub for clinical research and unique provider of advanced patient care leading the industry as a leader 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 facilities will provide a full spectrum of in and outpatient services and 24-hour emergency care. As a result of tireless commitment of trained doctors and nurses, Baptist Health was recognized as the only system in North Florida to receive a Magnet recognition, a program that presents attraction and retention of professional nurses. The new Baptist Health will be fully integrated within 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 will serve the senior residents of North Florida starting in March 2020. The new center consists of 116 dually certified beds in 81,000 square feet and spans 10 acres in size. Services will include three gyms and a therapy courtyard with an emphasis on physical, speech and occupational therapy. An oxygen delivery system will be installed in several rooms. 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 will play an important role in Nassau County’s medical community.

For those new homebuyers who are focused on living a healthy lifestyle, the next exciting opening will come this summer. GreenPointe Developers will be unveiling Tributary, an exciting master-planned community just minutes from the new medical centers. Located just west of I-95 off of SR 200, Tributary is adjacent to Tributary Park and the state-protected Four Creeks State Forest. Tributary Park just broke ground and will feature a multitude of facilities that will be open to the public. Among those are multi-purpose and baseball fields, concessions, a playground, a dog park, a boardwalk with kayak launch and interconnected nature trails. The design from the community includes an extensive trail system and access to the waterways for boating, kayaking, fishing and more. “Explore More” is the mantra for residents of Tributary who will be surrounded by beautiful natural areas, great schools, historic downtowns, a wide variety of shopping and the incredible beaches of Amelia Island. It’s a one-of-a-kind location offering an innovative, four-season Florida lifestyle.

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

The future is bright for Nassau County, and everyone here at GreenPointe is excited about the design for Tributary! Take a look at what’s on the horizon.

Big things are happening in Nassau County. Long known as a favorite destination for visitors to the charming and historic downtown of Fernandina and the beautiful seaside setting of Amelia Island, the county is quickly becoming one of the most sought after addresses in North Florida.

As an industry leader in residential development, GreenPointe Developers recognized the special nature of the region with its abundance of state-protected natural areas and scenic waterways. Nassau County is one of few areas in the State of Florida, where GreenPointe’s expertise will be showcased as they develop an innovative new community that lives in harmony with its natural surroundings and will offer new homes from the $200s. Tributary is projected to open for new home sales this Summer, while on-site activity is already underway.

Located just 20 minutes north of Jacksonville International Airport and the River City Marketplace shopping and entertainment complex, residents of Tributary will enjoy convenient access to all of North Florida has to offer. Baptist Health and UF Health have also arrived in Nassau County, with the SR 200 corridor becoming a mecca for top-quality medical facilities.

For GreenPointe, Nassau County provides the perfect canvas to bring their vision to life. Spanning more than 1,550 acres, Tributary’s rich landscape borders the Boggy Creek estuary. With Four Creeks State Forest to the west and Big Talbot Island State Park nearby, residents will “Explore More”, which is now the slogan for the new hometown. Planned on-site amenities include a kayak launch, family-friendly dog park and a community clubhouse complex with resort-style pool, tot lot, fitness center and a variety of sports courts.

Nature trails throughout the community will connect residents to the amenities, the waterways, and Tributary Regional Park which will break ground in February. The Park is a public project of Nassau County with plans for baseball fields, kayak launch, playground, dog park and other sports and multi-purpose fields.

Tributary will provide the perfect setting for families to kayak, hike, bike, and enjoy the great outdoors. And Tributary residents will have the benefit of the state’s a-rated Nassau County schools!

Founded in 2008, GreenPointe has developed 13 communities across the state of Florida. Each of these communities creates authentic lifestyles in keeping with their surroundings. Thoughtful amenity centers, picturesque streetscapes, and exceptional homes are standard features in every GreenPointe community. Southern Hills in Brookville offers a variety of neighborhoods overlooking the rolling fairways of an 18-hole championship golf course. TrailMark has become one of the most successful communities in St. Augustine, and Triple Creek in Tampa is a family favorite with an on-site elementary school.

Tributary’s natural landscape combined with exceptional new home value, is destined for success in tax-friendly North Florida. It’s a community unlike any other, for families of all ages and life stages. Tributary takes full advantage of its pristine environment and adds all the conveniences for today’s lifestyle.

Despite its secluded atmosphere, Tributary is only 30 minutes from Downtown Jacksonville with its arts, culture, nightlife and professional sporting events. Ranked 15 among the top 20 cities for Best Places To Start A Business by Wallethub, Jacksonville is a city on the move.

Many of the areas top builders are finalizing floorplans and designs for this exciting new community, with prices starting from the $200s. Now is the time to join the interest list on-line to stay updated on the very latest. Visit tributaryliving.com today.