Many people will tell you that Halloween is their favorite holiday. And that's not just the excited trick-or-treaters going door-to-door anticipating candy and other treats. It's also those adults who have chosen to own a Northeast Florida home. For them, each Halloween evokes wonderful childhood memories of the weather turning cooler, family trips to find the perfect pumpkin, fun costume parties, “scary” decorations and so much more. And just like anywhere else, you'll find neighbors showing off their unique personalities with elaborate indoor and outdoor Halloween displays.
Of course, early Fall in Florida isn't like anywhere else in the country. We don't experience 60-degree days on a regular basis. More typically, highs will be in the mid-eighties, with temperatures cooling to the 60s and low 70s at night. But while other areas are turning much colder as the season progresses, we're often having daily highs in the upper 60s. And that's about as close to perfect as it can be.
At Artisan Homes, we build new Northeast Florida homes for buyers who appreciate the many advantages this area has to offer. Of course, when they come from other states, they bring their Halloween traditions with them. And the layouts of these custom Northeast Florida homes are ideal for enjoying our great weather, so owners often add lights, seating and fire pits to their outdoor spaces, making them even more Fall-friendly and providing additional opportunities for Halloween decorating.
When it comes to fall foliage, most people don't think of Florida. It's true that we don't have the wide-ranging, dramatic color changes seen in other parts of the United States. And many of our native trees stay green throughout the year. But we do have four distinct seasons. If you look closely as Halloween approaches, you're sure to notice leaves and ornamental grasses that are beginning to turn, vines changing from green to red and bushes that are suddenly full of berries. And one thing we do have that you won't see in colder climates is lots of beautiful flowers.
While much of the country’s landscape is gearing up for the dead of winter, ours is just coming to life. There will be many a Northeast Florida home where red maples, crape myrtles and blackgums start putting on quite a show, producing yellow blossoms followed by pink seed pods. And the golden rain tree is in a class by itself in terms of spectacular Fall beauty. Surrounding new Northeast Florida homes with these attractive tree varieties will pay dividends for years to come.
We have excellent produce available throughout the year, but purchasers of our custom Northeast Florida homes can count on a Fall bounty of squash and pumpkins at our local farmers' markets, along with great ideas for decorating. Why not go beyond the traditional jack-o'-lantern carving and get really creative with paint and glue? Think of the possibilities! You'll soon see why Jacksonville's Riverside Arts Market and St. Augustine Amphitheater Farmer's Market are popular places for families to spend Saturdays before and after Halloween.
We at Artisan Homes know and love this part of the State. It's a wonderful place to live, with abundant natural splendor, a wealth of outdoor activities, easy access to beaches, good schools, culture and history, the benefits of being close to a large metropolitan center and so much more.
You may be familiar with our innovative Northeast Florida home communities in Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island and Fleming Island. As designers and builders of fine custom homes, we've worked hard to develop a reputation for expertise, quality craftsmanship and unparalleled customer service.
When you're ready to settle in the area, let us show you what we mean when we say “Discover the Artisan Homes difference”.