Make Yourself and Your Pet at Home at Tamaya

Are a you a dog owner searching for that new custom Florida home in Jacksonville? Follow us to to Tamaya — ICI Homes’ master-planned community on Jacksonville’s southeast side.


Not only is Tamaya five minutes from glorious Atlantic beaches, it’s close to innumerable places to explore with your dog(s), and we bet you — and Fido — will love the neighborhood.

Located on Beach Boulevard, at its intersection with Kernan Boulevard, Tamaya’s Mediterranean, Tuscan and Spanish designs reflect Florida’s temperate climate and landscape. Amenities include a Residents Club, resort-style swimming pools, fitness center, social spaces, sports courts, an event lawn and a playground.

Miles of sidewalks mean lots of mileage with Fido. But read on for tips for adventures outside Tamaya.

Parks aplenty

Jacksonville boasts one of the nation’s largest urban park systems, with more than 400 parks and recreational facilities. Leashed dogs are welcome in all parks.

Seven city parks contain dedicated dog parks. These are scattered around the metro area, so visit each as time allows. It’s a great way to learn about your new hometown.

Near Tamaya

Perhaps the most surprising dog park near Tamaya is the one at St. Johns Town Center — Jacksonville’s premier retail and dining enclave just across Interstate 295 from Tamaya. Run those errands then take a doggie play break!

Leonard Abess Park is the closest city park to Tamaya with a dedicated dog park. Take Kernan Boulevard north. Turn right on Atlantic Boulevard, then left on Girvin Road. Leonard Abess Park is the left.

Does Fido need more space to explore? Continue east on Atlantic Boulevard, turn left on Mayport Road, and follow the signs north to Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, a 450-acre beachside park with miles of trails and other activities. Note that there’s an entry fee.

Speaking of…

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Four Jacksonville-area beaches offer the opportunity to enjoy surf and sand with Fido — including the one at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park. All are different, so note times, guidelines and rules.

Jacksonville Beach is the closest dog-friendly beach to Tamaya — head east on Beach Boulevard. There are hourly restrictions for dogs during sea turtle nesting season.

The public beach at Mayport Naval Air Station is another dog-friendly beach option. Leashes are required, as is staying north of the Navy Marine Corps Relief building.

Finally, Neptune Beach — just north of Jacksonville Beach — is another beach-y option for a leashed Fido.

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Building a new custom Florida home at Tamaya means getting what you want, and the same applies to your pets.

Start with ICI Homes’ complimentary customization meeting with one of our floor plan designers. Along with discussing enlarging a closet or kitchen pantry, you can brainstorm a dog shower in your utility room, or purposeful cabinets for pet supplies. Don’t forget leash hooks! Niches for pet beds or litter boxes under stairs gives pets their own customized real estate.

Ready for your Tamaya lifestyle? Talk to ICI Homes here.