Amelia Island is a favorite vacation destination for families across the country, so it’s no surprise that so many people would like to call it home. One of the chain of barrier islands known as the Sea Islands, Amelia Island is only 13 miles long, but it is loaded with golf courses, gorgeous beaches and luxurious resorts.
If you are considering a move to Amelia Island, then you’ll definitely want to learn more about the neighborhoods there. Here is an overview of some of the most desirable communities on the island.
Families who are looking to escape the rat race are encouraged to consider Ocean Village. Found on Amelia Island’s South End, Ocean Village promises stunning ocean views along with quiet streets. Golf courses and tennis courts abound in this neighborhood, and there are two private pools here. With so much to do, you might think that this would be a bustling community. However, it is quiet and secluded, allowing residents a sense of calm.
Homeowners living in Ocean Village pay a low monthly fee that gives them extensive lawn service. The neighborhood consists of 111 single-family dwellings, most of which are spacious and expansive. Expect multiple bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate the whole family.
Located in Fernandina Beach, Amelia Park encompasses more than 300 single-family dwellings plus condos and townhouses. This neighborhood is widely considered to be one of the best on the island, and it is constantly growing. As you stroll through the streets, you’ll see homes with welcoming front porches, picturesque picket fences, mature landscaping and numerous walking paths. Informal and friendly, this is a wonderful place for families who want to get to know their neighbors.
The Town Square provides the ideal setting for holiday festivals, concerts and the Final Friday potluck dinners. With the beach an easy walking distance away, families have the option of splashing in the waves or playing on the shore whenever they wish. Most of the homes here are quite affordable, making this a good choice for those on a tight budget.
This small, upscale development is on Amelia Island’s South End. Boasting just 30 unique homes, the entrance to this neighborhood is lined with ancient oaks. An azalea nursery once occupied this land, but now it holds a community without through streets so that there is never any unwanted traffic.
The developers of Azalea Pointe strived to keep the land’s natural beauty intact when designing this community. They excelled in their efforts, which means that this is a gorgeous, carefully developed area that you will be proud to call home.
Azalea Pointe may feel like it is worlds away from everything, but the historic downtown district in Fernandina is only a short drive away as are the beach and opportunities for hiking, dining and bicycling.
Old Town Fernandina
The city of Fernandina Beach sits on the north end of Amelia Island and boasts many charming neighborhoods. Perhaps the most desirable of these is Old Town Fernandina. It is located adjacent to the historic downtown area, and Old Town is recognized as being the final Spanish city ever to be platted in the Western hemisphere.
Old Town is the perfect place to buy a home if you are hoping to live on a river or have a love of historic homes. Perhaps the most famous house in the neighborhood is the Captain’s House, also known as the Pippi Longstocking house, but many homes here date back to the middle of the 19th century. These homes also share excellent proximity to the water, with many residents noting that they can go from bed to the water in just a few steps. Two marinas are located here too for people who want to get out on the water.
Also located in Fernandina Beach is Seaside, a lovely, family-friendly community that was established in 1999. Most of the homes here were completed by 2003 and have four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Kids living in this neighborhood attend excellent schools and live in homes along tree-lined streets. Noted for its unusually spacious lots, Seaside is a great place to settle if you want a bit of space between your home and your neighbors’. The Atlantic Ocean is an easy stroll away as are the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center and Fort Clinch State Park.
Amelia Island Plantation
On the South End of the island is the Amelia Island Plantation neighborhood, a master-planned community and resort. It includes nearly 1,400 acres of marshes and maritime forests as well as miles of unspoiled beaches. In this secluded paradise are more than 900 single-family dwellings and 1,200 condominiums. In addition, the neighborhood is the home of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation & Resorts.
Residents in this community have unparalleled opportunities to view wildlife in its native habitat. At the same time, there is ready access to a fitness center, private club, tennis courts and three golf courses. The private club, known as The Amelia Island Club, also includes The Ocean Club located right on the beach and the private golf course at Long Point.
A gated entrance controls access to the neighborhood on a 24/7 basis. Grand, stately homes with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms await families who want to live in an exclusive, upscale community.
Contact Florida’s Choice Realty
If you would like to learn more about these and other desirable communities on Amelia Island, contact Florida’s Choice Realty today. Our expert local Realtors will help you immediately feel at home.