Considerations for Relocating to Fernandina Beach

Bring out that moving to another state checklist. Pull out your idea notebook. It is time to put all the pieces in place for a possible relocation from your old town to the Old Florida soaked bastion of Fernandina Beach.

If you are here on this page already, we don’t have to convince you of the magical draw of the area. Amelia Island is breathtaking. But admiring the island from afar is a lot different from actually plotting out all the things to consider when relocating your family.

This is why it is so important to get it right early on. It helps you avoid confusion and stress later down the road. So what should you consider before moving to Fernandina Beach?

Traffic is a big problem in big cities, or so they say. The reality is that everywhere is prone to bad traffic. Yes, this even includes downtown Fernandina Beach on a holiday. Of course, a bike-friendly city can help.

Traffic Problems in Big Cities and Bike Friendliness

Traffic is a big problem in big cities, or so they say. The reality is that everywhere is prone to bad traffic. Yes, this even includes downtown Fernandina Beach on a holiday. Of course, a bike-friendly city can help.

Consider your job and commuting. It may seem okay to do a 30-minute commute, but for how long? Consider big holiday events and the traffic they could draw. We also encourage movers to look at investing in a bike or seeking a neighborhood that is bike-friendly. This includes bike paths, open parks, bike shops, and more.

Even if you don’t bike, you want an area that is bike-friendly. It limits to traffic, it encourages safe neighborhoods, and it creates a supportive infrastructure and community of healthy and active people.

Research the Market and Community

Review the whole of the Amelia Island real estate, from Fernandina Beach to the island’s coast. Try to find patterns in features and costs to get a spectrum of what is a good price and what is too high. Also, review city code standards. We can help guide you in this very specific area. You can review all our featured properties of Nassau County to get a comprehensive idea of the area’s market.

We also recommend looking at the community news. This gives you powerful insight into what the community cares about. The Fernandina Beach-News Letter is a really fantastic source for local news. You get personal stories, updates on new events, area history, city code details, politics, and more. It can be a really effective source for getting a thorough understanding of the region. This insight could help you pinpoint an area or get familiar with the community’s goals and aspirations.

Schools

We recommend reviewing the schools, whether you have kids or not. It helps you get a feel for the community and see where the area stacks against other neighborhoods in the state. Amelia Island has a relatively small number of schools, but it is part of the much larger Nassau County school system, which includes parts of Jacksonville. It is worth noting that Jacksonville is the largest city by area in the continental United States.

Joy

One of the top factors when considering where to move should not be cost, despite popular belief. While that is valuable, we recommend you take some extra time to look at the simple joys in life. What will really bring you happiness? We can’t say. Only you can. Some people look at the practical features of an area, such as high employment, good social prospects, a healthy economy, good schools, and so much more. But there is still something missing- something no number of highly-rated hospitals can account for. In some sense, you need a valid reason for relocation that goes beyond the practical parts of life.

While health and education may bring you some joy, we recommend thinking about the simple joy the area can bring you. Perhaps you need to think selfishly for once- if only for a minute! This lets you truly see if the area is something you love because you are enamored by it, or if it has good features on paper.

Contact us for more information on our available homes, what neighborhoods may be a good fit for you, and how you can get connected to this part of Florida we have come to love so much.