Tamaya by ICI Homes, and the Beach Blvd Corridor -- a "New" Luxury Destination
by Donny Mak
on Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 1:00am.
Tamaya on Beach Boulevard, between I-295 and the Beaches.
Back in April, ICI Homes unveiled its pre-construction pricing in Tamaya, the new 2,400 home, master planned community about half way between Downtown and the Jacksonville Beaches. Much has been made about the cool Mediterranean style ICI Homes is known for, in neighborhoods like Palermo, and the [future] Siena development in Nocatee. What about location? That’s pretty unique as well.
Neighborhoods like Wolf Creek, Jacksonville Golf and Country Club and Highland Glen are convincing high end Jacksonville Home buyers that you can live in luxury in what Jacksonville natives sometimes refer to (in the pejorative sense) as the “Southside.” Every luxury development has its hook. In Ponte Vedra, there’s the beach. In Deerwood, the St. John’s Town Center, and Old San Jose and Palazzo in San Marco/San Jose make for a quick trip downtown. But where’s the happy medium?
It could just be precisely half way between Downtown and the Beaches, off of the main arteries of JTB, Beach or Atlantic Boulevards. Plenty of high end stuff available, if you’re willing to pay the price.
High end Mediterranean is the hallmark of the ICI Home
ICI prices for new Tamaya homes range from the $300,000s to the $600,000s. Other luxury communities off of Beach Boulevard are even more pricey. Highland Glen and Jacksonville Golf & Country Club are more like $500K+ to start, and there are newer homes for sale, but not a lot of brand new construction.