In Amelia Island, home prices noticeably dropped 10.4 percent last year to reach $569,275 from a previous $635,020. During the same period, inventory declined by 20 percent. The number of listings in this city noticeably dropped from 5 to 4 homes on the market last year, somewhat constricting the market for new buyers looking to move to this area. There is nothing more prized in real estate then an oceanfront home, and this area has plenty of homes with stunning ocean views to choose from. Courtyard pools are big in this area, and you'll see them in a range of styles from classic to contemporary. Several properties in this locale feature beautiful summer kitchens that are detached from the main building; they can be used to prepare food but quite a few homeowners choose to convert them into something such as a guest house.