Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, Nassau Sound, Cumberland Sound and Amelia River, and is in close proximity to the Jacksonville metro area. The scenic Amelia River sweeps through magnificent salt marshes and the historic waterfront of Fernandina Beach, while forested dunes offer refuge to native birds.
Fernandina Beach is the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry, which is still thriving today. Sightseeing cruises set sail from the Fernandina Harbor Marina at the end of Centre Street in historic Downtown Fernandina Beach to the delight of tourists and locals alike. An eclectic influence of France, Spain, Great Britain and Mexico is still visible throughout the 50 block historic district. A fantastic mix of classic Victorian architecture and reclaimed warehouses provide the perfect setting for a variety of bistros, galleries, boutiques, novelty and book shops, and the many bed and breakfast venues.
The islandís most notable residential resort community is Amelia Island Plantation, which features a Ritz Carlton Hotel, golf, tennis and one of the most advanced health spas in the Southeast. Across the Intracoastal Waterway is the lovely small town of Yulee with an 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Course in North Hampton and easy access to the River City Marketplace. Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach host numerous art, music and cultural festivals and boast great schools and a wide range of real estate options.
Price Range of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach Houses
While the Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach area are synonymous, the community features are as diverse as the landscape. Beachside villas, townhouses and condominiums exist alongside lovely waterfront houses. Condominiums in Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach are available starting under $110,000 and upward to over $10 million for ocean frontage. Single-family detached homes in the Fernandina Beach area may range from the low $110,000s to $5 million or more depending on size and structure in diverse neighborhoods such as Roses Bluff, Amelia National, Summer Beach, Flora Parke, Marsh Lakes, Amelia Bay Estates, Nassau Lakes and North Hampton. Larger equestrian or oceanfront estate properties located in such communities as Amelia Island Plantation, Nassau Village, Oyster Bay Harbour and Fernandina Beachís Heron Point are priced from $1 million to $10 million and higher. Waterfront land and privately held home sites, including some with deep-water access, have limited availability for custom development.
Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of June 20th, 2016: homes priced around $450,031 compared to $567,491 the previous week, showing a decrease of less than -26%. For Sunday, June 26th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.73%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 2.70%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.22%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.94%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach FL. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach to help you find the best home!