Make Pets a Part of Your New Amelia National Home

A new custom Florida home at Amelia National Golf & Country Club sounds good to you and yours, and you’re in except for those family members who can’t voice an option — your pets.

We at ICI Homes promise that Fido, Fluffy and other furry and feathered friends will love this master-planned community. As one of our of signature properties, it’s in northeast Florida only minutes west of Amelia Island, a half-hour north of metro Jacksonville, and minutes east of Interstate 75, the state’s north-south traffic artery.

Amelia National couldn’t be better located, but if you’d like to make sure your new neighborhood and abode is a great location for your best animal friends too, no worries.

Read on to learn how to make pets a part of your new Amelia National home.

Hometown treats

Amelia National’s historic hometown of Fernandina Beach is a quick drive east of the community and a great place to visit with Fido. Its shopping, dining and entertainment district is famously dog friendly, with water bowls stationed outside many shop entrances.

Leashed pups can enjoy sidewalk strolls and take in a sunset over Fernandina Beach’s marina. A number of bars and eateries, especially those with outdoor dining facilities, are pup-friendly but it’s always best to call ahead, or check the establishment’s website to be sure.

Fernandina Beach even boasts a dog-dedicated store — Redbones Dog Bakery and Boutique — where pet parents will find all sorts of treats and accessories.

Walk the dog

Amelia Island beaches (and those within Fernandina Beach city limits) permit leashed pets. But be aware that state park beaches — including Amelia Island State Park at Amelia Island’s southern tip — do not. Find more info about pets’ access to Florida state parks here.

Amelia National’s miles of sidewalks and trails make daily walks almost effortless, but when serious play time is in order, you and your pup(s) have several choices.

Nassau Humane Society’s 13-acre dog park — Aurora’s Dog Park — is close to downtown Fernandina Beach and features a bone-shaped swimming pool and other frolic areas for large and small dogs. Note that it’s fee-and-membership-based.

Another option — the bark park at Nassau Crossing Park — is only a few miles west of Amelia National, off U.S. Highway 17 south of State Road 200. It includes an agility course.

And don’t forget the Parade of Paws — a popular event during Fernandina Beach’s annual Dickens on Centre holiday celebration in early December.

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Figuring out where Fido and Fluffy fit in your new Amelia National home? Take advantage of our complimentary customization meeting with one of our floor plan designers and let them help you design spaces for your pets.

Outfit your laundry room with a dog shower, and dedicate bins or cabinets for supplies. Wall hooks corral leashes. Add niches for pet beds or litter boxes, or include them in nifty cutouts under stairs.

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