One last post from our short Amelia Island, Florida trip. My mother had been there a week or so earlier with a friend of hers, and in their wandering around the island they discovered this cute little enclave of homes. She gave us directions on how to find the neighborhood and insisted that we see it before we left. She was very impressed with all the flower beds that went right up to the sidewalks.
I was too, but I was also impressed with the cottage details in the architecture. The name of the neighborhood is Amelia Park. It is not on the beach, but it would only be a short 5 minute drive to get to the beach from there.
It is designed with sidewalks and small set-back requirements to encourage pedestrian traffic and that “neighborhood feel” you get from homes where people sit on the front porch and visit. Obviously not all of the homes are small cottages, but they all had beautiful landscaping.
As my husband drove around, I hopped out and took photographs. I believe my mom said this pink one was her favorite.
Just look at all the red geraniums on this one! Gorgeous.
When I was taking photos of this one, the owner came out, and I told her how wonderful I thought her neighborhood was. I think they are used to having “tourists” with cameras there.This blue one was my favorite…a very Charleston style home. You can see photos of the interior here.
And then it was time to head home. So long Amelia Island and Elizabeth Pointe Lodge.I hope we will be back soon.
I also hope your weekend is a fun and relaxing one. I’ll leave you with a question to talk about today…
When you are on vacation do you ever drive through neighborhoods to look at the homes there?
(Or am I the only house crazy person around here?)
hoping to hear from you soon…