Five Lots, density, redevelopment and a new sign! Opportunity?

I’m trying a new source for color signs and, if it looks like this proof, I’ll be very happy. The Boat House corner is back on the market and offers an unusual potential for re-development. Consider the recent density changes in the historic district and potential for redevelopment of a building without historic significance. […]

Enterprise Funds All About Bigger Picture

The following is a reply to a post on another local blog. Fernandina is an odd community. By that, I don’t mean the people are odd. It has an unusual economic base, maintenance needs and level of complexity, for a relatively small town. Understanding how the parts function and create a benefit greater than the […]

Measure a Town by the Streets

Tire-sized cavity under the surface…

I want to compliment the Maintenance Department for the City of Fernandina Beach. I spend a lot of time driving around town and usually call if I see something like the pothole below. At an intersection, on a Friday at 3:30PM, this looked like something in need of repair […]

Island Lifestyle in Pictures

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Something about a Point….

You don’t often find truly spectacular sites to market. I see great homes and great properties weekly, but once in a while you’re lucky enough to represent something truly rare and unique. At the end of Glenwood Road, the point of property

Glenwood Point

offers a spectacular view. With around 1800 feet on the […]

Value of the Planning Advisory Board

Looking back, this was a draft post from 2016. The PAB serves a useful purpose, but I also feel the PAB appointments should be by consensus of the commission. Terms and appointments should not directly reflect an individual commissioner. I would support a return to the former system of selecting members and would prefer to […]

Quality of Life….Mountain Biking the Egans Creek Greenway

Earlier today, I spent some time with a drone photographer, creating a video tour of an exceptional listing. The dolphin show up at the end of the dock every few visits and I’ve encountered a resident hawk on the last two visits. After a long day, starting with email at 7AM, my wife, […]

So Many Water Views….All Excellent!

What happens when water views just aren’t bad….on any side of the property?  I recently listed a property with some truly fantastic views and just thought I’d share.  Curb appeal from the water side leaves nothing to be desired.  Located on a point of land, this site is just about 1 mile west of Oyster […]

Shrimp Festival 53, Fernandina and Lucky Place for Locals

Shrimp Festival is here again. 53 years! Growing from what I remember as shrimp boat races and a short trip to look at the art, into beauty contests, beard growing contests, staggering crowds and more, the growth fills the Historic District and the entire island. Like many locals, I’ll enjoy a visit to the event […]

Road Tour Today 11:30 to 2:00 in Historic Downtown Fernandina

“The Reliable Carriers Eight Flags Road Tour" is today, Friday, March 11, 2016. Fifty+ (50+) vehicles will be on public display in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach.  This is a rally, so times may vary, but a good guess is arrival around 11:30 or 12:00.  If interested in a full event schedule for the weekend….a direct […]