Yulee is the name given to some 128 square miles in the unincorporated portion of Nassau County FL lying between Interstate 95 on the west and the Intracoastal Waterway on the east. It is centered along Florida A1A, one of the county’s most important transportation corridors.
Named after David Yulee, builder of the trans-state Florida Railroad, Yulee FL is a mix of historic communities, including Blackrock, Nassauville, Hedges and O’Neil, combined with new subdivisions, including golf communities, constructed during a rapid period of growth in the 1990s. The Yulee Florida area has an estimated population of almost 12,000.
Yulee is an appealing choice for those wanting to be close to the beaches and major roads connecting Nassau to Jacksonville to the south and Georgia to the north. Residential choices are numerous and range from planned communities, waterfront, and small/large private tracts to an emerging rental market.
While Fernandina Beach FL remains the county seat, Yulee houses the headquarters of Nassau County governmental offices, including the Nassau County Clerk of the Courts , Nassau County Property Appraiser’s Office , Nassau County Sheriff’s Office , Nassau County Supervisor of Elections and Nassau County Tax Collector’s Office .
Reflecting the diversity of the area, Yulee is home to the Florida State College at Jacksonville Betty P. Cook Nassau Center, which offers classes for a variety of post-secondary degrees; the White Oak Conservation Center, one of the world's premiere wildlife breeding, research, and training facilities amidst 6,800 acres of forest and wetlands; and the Nassau Tradeplex, an industrial park along Florida A1A.