Quiet yet colorful. Charming yet coastal. Historic yet innovative. It’s no wonder Amelia Island is known as Florida’s Coastal Treasure. This gem of a community offers residents the best of everything. A coastal paradise, Amelia Island is part of a chain of barrier islands that stretches along the east coast from South Carolina to Florida. Thirteen miles long and quietly tucked away from the hustle of Jacksonville and just south of Georgia, Amelia Island has been ranked time and time again as one of the country’s top places to vacation, visit and live.

Amelia Island residents enjoy the best of both worlds – the peacefulness of the island and the colorfulness of the historic downtown district of Fernandina Beach. Fernandina Beach, once a Victorian seaport village is now a destination for people looking for a relaxing lifestyle. Residential streets are lined with Victorian-era architecture and the downtown shopping district is filled with award-winning restaurants, bars, boutiques, antique and specialty shops. Whether it’s golfing, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, or simply exploring trails, Amelia Island has plenty to keep your calendar filled with days that will turn into precious memories.

Throughout the year, this picture-perfect area is host to several events that bring in crowds of enthusiasts. From the Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Amelia Island Jazz Festival and Amelia Island Film Festival, there’s never a question as to how to spend your time.

Travel + Leisure Magazine recently listed Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach as one of their recommended destinations and included a list of their Top Five Things to do in the area:

  1. Take a cell phone guided tour of the historic district in Fernandina Beach
  2. Go shelling along the pristine shorelines and search for sharks teeth as well
  3. Explore Cumberland Island
  4. Eat some shrimp – Fernandina still produces nearly 80-percent of Florida’s intake of Atlantic white shrimp
  5. Attend the Concours d’Elegance charity event open to the public

Artisan Homes is proud to be building in two Amelia Island communities – Quattlefield Lane, and their newest community, The Enclave at Summer Beach. For more information building with Artisan Homes and making Amelia Island your new home call 904-429-4800 or visit www.artisanhomebuilder.com.