Nassau County, nestled in Northeast Florida, features a unique tapestry of beautiful beaches to the east and picturesque timberland to the west. Nassau County residents enjoy an unparalleled quality of life with year-round outdoor activities. Home to an A-rated public school district, Nassau County is one of only two academically, high-performing districts in the state, named all eight years since the inception of the award in 2006-07 and boasts the highest graduation rate in the state. Amelia Island offers the historic charm of downtown Fernandina Beach’s shops and restaurants, Fort Clinch state park and a growing arts community.
Home to the Crawford Diamond, a 1,814-acre McCallum Sweeney Certified Industrial Park, this site is approved for up to 10.5 million square feet of Industrial Land Use. The Crawford Diamond boasts rare dual Class I rail frontage on-site, providing access to both CSX and Norfolk Southern rail lines, within approximately 16 miles of major north-south and east-west interstate highways I-95 and I-10 and 14 miles to Jacksonville International Airport. Workforce within a 1-hour drive is over 700,000.
At the heart of the county is the East Nassau Community Planning Area, a 24,000 acre mixed-use development that will eventually boast 24,000 rooftops, as well as the best office, retail and light to medium industrial within the county – all within a 20-minute drive to downtown Jacksonville and 15-minutes to Jacksonville International Airport via I-95. For industrial users, East Nassau also offers six miles of rail frontage with direct service to two ports (Jacksonville and Fernandina), and accessibility to four ports (Savannah, Brunswick, Jacksonville and Fernandina) within two hours. Plans are underway for a K-5 elementary school slated to open in 2017.
- Baptist Medical Center
- Omni Amelia Island Plantation
- Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Facts about Nassau County
- Population: 75,415
- Labor Force: 35,241
- Median Home Price: $185,000
- Voted “Best Beach Town” by Travel & Leisure, Huffington Post Travel, Parents magazine and Coastal Living
- Home to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and the Amelia Island Jazz Festival
- Home to White Oak Conservation, a 7,400-acre property dedicated to endangered wildlife
- One of Where to Retire’s “8 Treasured Islands for Serene Living”
- Amelia Island named one of the 10 Best Islands in the U.S. in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards