The First Coast has become a major destination for homebuyers in the last decade, and one of the areas becoming a real estate hotspot is Fernandina Beach. Once an overlooked area, the charming seaside city is attracting people of all lifestyles. If you’re looking to move to the First Coast or are already live in the area but interested in upgrading your lifestyle, here’s why Fernandina Beach may be a great “fresh” start.
Easy Living & Relaxing Beaches
Fernandina Beach is a community all about easy living. Located on beautiful Amelia Island off the Atlantic Coast of Florida, the city has scenic beaches, a warm and relaxed local community, and an idyllic 50-block historic district. Fernandina residents are surrounded by nature and have 13 miles of beachfront access. In the off-season, the shores are sparsely populated and feel like a secluded sanctuary where you can truly relax.
That’s why Fernandina Beach has been named one of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” and a Top 10 “Best Little Beach Town” by Coastal Living.
Many Things to Do
While the scenery is relaxing, it doesn’t mean Fernandina Beach is a sleepy town with not much going on. In fact, the community is highly active and has many things to offer. In addition to outdoor activities like fishing, kayaking and sightseeing, the city is famous for its champion golf courses, popular Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, and rich history and historical tours.
The vibrant downtown area is host to art walks, live music, farmers’ markets, parades, sports competitions, and charity events – not to mention unique restaurants and shops. Fernandina’s island-like community and friendly residents ensure gatherings will always be a great time.
Close to Nature, But Still Connected
Another benefit of Fernandina Beach is that it’s close enough to the Jacksonville city limits that residents have access to many conveniences, but they’re still removed from the hustle and bustle of big city life.
It’s the best of both worlds: quaint, seaside living that’s only about a 45-minute trip away from the heart of Jacksonville.
Is Fernandina Beach Right for You?
Fernandina Beach attracts people from a variety of lifestyles, from young families and outdoor enthusiasts to retirees and snowbirds. Real estate options include historical and modern urban residential areas, along with a distinctive beach community. Home prices can range from a reasonably priced cottage on the northern end to multi-million-dollar oceanfront condos on the south end. With the area continuing to grow in popularity, homebuyers looking to live or invest in the area should move as quickly as possible.
For those who don’t know the city well, I recommend taking a day trip or full vacation there. Visiting Fernandina Beach is the best way to understand the vibrance and charm of the city and its residents.
If Fernandina Beach feels like it may be the right fit for you or your family, the next step is working with a realtor to start looking for your slice of island living.
If you’re interested in buying a home in Fernandina Beach or the First Coast, call me at 904-626-1551 to discuss your options!