Amelia Island Plantation Neighborhood Guide
The Amelia Island Plantation is a private upscale community set on the stunning beaches of Amelia Island. The Plantation is a master planned community with 1,350 acres with maritime forests and marshes. The Plantation is rich in diversity, with multiple home site styles perfect for that Florida Lifestyle.
Living Inside The Plantation
Amelia Island Plantation Weather
Northeast Florida is known for it’s mild and consistent temperatures. With Summer highs in the 90’s and Winter temps are mostly in the 60’s on average.
Amelia Island Plantation Home Sites
The Amelia Island Plantation has approximately 900 single family homes and 1,200 condominiums.
Restaurants and The Plantation
Where is the Amelia Island Plantation
Amelia Island Plantation History
The plantations founder is Charles Frasier, his family was in the timber business and first purchase property in South Carolina where Sea Pines was created. The success of Sea Pines had Charles wanting to expand into other areas for a similar community.
He had first Cummberland Island in mind for his resort like community. The island was basically uninhabited and in it;s natural state so the idea of creating a resort there didn’t sit well with locals. Needless to say Charles had to find another location and landed on the south end of Amelia Island.
In the late 1970’s Charles closed on the property with a plan to keep much of the area natural with density at 1.6 homesites per acre. International tennis stars John Lloyd and Chris Evert, were enlisted to become the face of the community in exchange for property inside the Plantation.
In 1975 the Fraisers sold out to Richard Cooper Investments. Under Cooper additions like the Conference Center, Long Point Golf Club, and Osprey Village were added and helped it become a top tourist destination.
Amelia Island Plantation Recreation
Amelia Island Club
A private family oriented club. The clubhouse features three luxury restaurants, a world-class pool experience, poolside bar, club service on the beach, and a 2,200 square foot ballroom for weddings and events. There is also a clubhouse at the club’s signature Long Point golf course, where most club golf events are held.
Amelia Island Club Video Introduction
Amelia Island Club Amenities
The Amelia Island Club has active golf and tennis communities. Golfers will enjoy access to Long Point as well as the Omni’s Oak Marsh golf course. Tennis players can pursue their sport on 23 Har-Tru courts shaded by magnificent life oaks.
Amelia Plantation Chapel
The Chapel is a interdenominational community church and made up of community members as well as plantation visitors.
Plantation Omni Resort
The Omni Resort at the Amelia Island Plantation is one of the premier resorts in the area. With both private home rentals and stunning spacious rooms looking at the top rated beaches in Florida.
The Omni is set in a lush canopy of mature live oaks and native plants. Bike and walking trails are available to enjoy the grounds. The Omni Plantation is a gated resort manned 24/7.
The Omni has everything you would wish for in a vacation. Multi-tiered pool, luxurious spa, golf and many dining and shopping options.
Shops at The Plantation
The Omni Plantation offers it’s guests The Shops at Omni Amelia. This beautiful boutique shopping experience is full of one of a kind local shops, dining, art and clothing stores.
Parks near The Amelia Island Plantation
There are several great parks near The Amelia Island Plantation
Amelia Island News & Events
Local news sources are:
Fernandina Beach Newsleader
Amelia Island Plantation Community Association
The Plantation has both community HOA’s and Development Fee’s. Typically the master fee is a one time charge at the closing of a home.
Each separate community will have it’s own HOA and or Condo fee’s.
Is the Plantation gated
Yes The Plantation is a gated community with 24/7 security.