About Florida

Beautiful Daytona Beach, FL Waterfront Homes for Sale

Florida's warm and sunny climate attracts more than just tourists, retirees and baseball teams in the springtime. People from all walks of life come to the Sunshine State for its attractive weather, high job growth rate, lack of personal income tax and relatively low cost of living. All of these factors and more help to make Florida one of the nation’s fastest growing states. Hundreds of miles of scenic coastline, Disney and the natural beauty of the Everglades all help to make tourism Florida's leading industry.

Agriculture is also big business and the State is the number one citrus producer in the United States. Jacksonville, Miami and Tampa are the three largest cities.

Florida beaches, whether quiet and secluded or bustling with activity, are ranked among the best in the country for beauty, accessibility and facilities. Families, couples, and active singles enjoy year-round sunshine, soft sand, and clear Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean waters.

No other state and very few countries can boast such an abundance of high-quality beaches. The 825 miles of sandy coastline fronting the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico or the Straits of Florida are among Florida’s most valuable natural resources.

Florida’s beaches have attracted 14 million people to the state, 75% of which live within ten miles of the coast. Both tourists and residents come to the beaches to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of its natural beauty. Others visit the beaches and nearby waters to engage in boating, fishing, diving, and other recreation. Florida's beaches are an integral part of the state's economy, attracting tourists from around the world. Beach tourism generates about $15 billion a year to the state’s economy

Additionally, Florida is blessed with over 1,700 rivers, 40 of them major ones.  Within the 7,700 lakes is the 2nd largest freshwater lake in the United States, Lake Okeechobee, at 700 square miles

Florida ranks low in terms of the tax burden placed on residents. Based on income, property and other state and local tax collections, the Tax Foundation research organization ranks Florida among the lowest tax states -- only five states have a lower tax burden. Florida has no State Income tax.

Why Live in Florida?

  1. Warm Weather: With the exception of Hawaii, Florida is one of the warmest places in the United States in winter.
  2. No State Income Tax: There is no personal income tax in Florida, and don't forget to ask about the homestead tax exemptions.
  3. Theme Parks & Attractions: Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, Sea World...they are all in Florida.
  4. Boating & Fishing:
Fishing season in Florida is all year long. Florida has its share of world record catches and more than its share of fish altogether. If you like to fish, saltwater or freshwater, this is the place.
  5. Sandy Beaches:
Florida has a 1,197 mile coastline with 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline and 663 miles of beaches.
  6. Vacation Lifestyle: Living in Florida is like being on vacation all year long. If you feel the urge to explore, you can easily visit the local destinations as well as hop on a cruise to the nearby Bahamas and all of the Caribbean.
  7. Excellent Healthcare: Those concerned about top-notch healthcare will find that since Florida is a major retirement area, some of the best medical centers in the nation are here, with some of the latest technology and treatment programs available.
  8. Housing Affordability: When the housing market bubble burst five years ago, Florida was one of the hardest hit states as a result of overbuilding and high unemployment. But things are improving in Florida, and quickly. The Florida housing market is recovering, and according to recent data, home prices are rising and the inventory of homes is declining. Still, the median single family home price is under $200,000.

Florida Geography:

·         Total Area - 58,560 Square Miles

·         Land Area - 54,252 Square Miles

·         Total Water Area - 4,308 Square Miles

·         Length North to South - 447 Miles

·         Width East to West - 361 Miles

·         Distance from Pensacola to Key West - 792 Miles by Road

·         Highest Natural Point - 345 Feet near Lakewood in Walton County

·         Geographic Center - 12 miles northwest of Brooksville, Hernando County

·         Coastline - 1,197 Statute Miles

·         Tidal Shoreline - 2,276 Statute Miles

·         Beaches - 663 Miles

·         Florida has more than 11,000 miles of rivers, streams & waterways

·         Longest River - St. Johns at 273 miles

·         Largest Lake - Lake Okeechobee at 700 square miles (the 2nd largest freshwater lake in the US)

·         Number of Lakes greater than 10 acres - Aprox. 7,700

·         Number of Islands Greater than 10 Acres - Aprox. 4,500 (Florida ranks 2nd in the nation; only Alaska ranks higher)

·         Population Rank - 4th in U.S. behind California, Texas & New York

·         Florida’s Population (2011) - 19,057,542

Average Annual Temperatures:


·         80.5 (F) degrees (26.9 C) (North Florida)

·         82.7 (F) degrees (28.2 C) (South Florida)


·         53.0 (F) degrees (11.7 C) (North Florida)

·         68.5 (F) degrees (20.3 C) (South Florida)

·         The six-month hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30 and Floridians have learned to be ready when a storm threatens the area.

Other Interesting Florida Facts

·         Number of people who move to Florida each day - 1,000

·         Number of major commercial airports - 19

·         Number of international airports - 12

·         Number of deep water ports - 14

·         Miles of sand beaches - 1,200

·         Miles of coastline - 1,800

·         Number of golf courses - more than 1,250*

*Florida has more golf courses than any other state and Palm Beach County has more golf courses than any other county in the country

Stunning 1.9 Acre Riverfront Property

Palatka, Putnam County, Florida

Beautiful Rare High Bluff Riverfront property, 1.9 acres in a very private and serene setting, beautiful treed drive entrance leading off of West River Rd. Cleared riverfront building site ready for construction of your new stately home. The property is also Bulk headed and offers stunning views. Come & enjoy all the that the mighty St Johns River has to offer, boating fishing, crabbing and more Located just minutes to US 17 for a quick commute to Green Cove Springs Palatka and surrounding areas Soon the new Outer Beltway System and bridge that is under construction now just south of Green Cove Springs will allow access to all North Florida .

Carl Thompson , Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage

1.90 ACRES
One of A Kind 1925 Mediterean Home - Daytona Beach, Florida Beachside

Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida

Extraordinary Mediterranean Estate built c. 1925 lovingly restored on a barrier Island in Daytona Beach Florida. Located on a street with other 1920s homes, just magnificent and so close to the ocean and river. Extraordinary Mediterranean Estate built c. 1925 impeccably renovated with gorgeous architectural details. Secured by porches, courtyards, balconies, and patios and enclosed by lush gardens. The address is listed in the national registry of historic places and was showcased in the magazine "House Beautiful" in 1936 (the original copy on display in the home) Unparallel luxury a short walk to the beach or Halifax river on a barrier Island "Beachside" in Daytona Beach, Florida. You will be taken back to a later era in time when workmanship was exceptional. The original striking front door invites you into the interiors that radiate the elegance of the times. Entering the curved foyer, a breathtaking view of the Great Room with high wood ceilings, original wooden floors, fireplace, & views to the courtyard and gardens with statuesque bronze Lions, fountains, bamboo, and different species of tropical palms, and plants through the original doors of days gone past. There is also a green room with specialty orchards, bromeliads, a hot tub to relax. Beautiful automated lighting at night. Custom details: ceiling wood beams, lanterns, kitchen table with org. wood 1925, cabinetry and granites counter tops along with a custom made Copper Hood over the monogram 6 burner gas range top with warmer shelf, GE profile oven & a sharp Insight pro microwave, Fisher and Paykel DW. & a GE profile fridge, ice maker, wine cooler, TV, music system. There's a view to the courtyard gardens from multiple doors & a deck. A concave ceiling bath. The house has beautiful awnings with custom metal detail. Built-in the wall door shades. The cement tiled roof is beautiful and the drip edge placed with copper on the eves. The In-law suite has a private entrance Kitchen, BR, LRM, The Master BR has a pecky cypress ceiling (3rd BR also) walk-in closets, steam shower multi jets, laundry, wardrobe room. 1 BR has a fireplace, Jack & Jill bath to 3rd BR, 4th bedroom large. Carriage doors on garage original

Cindy Homfeld , Buy and Rent At The Beach Realty

0.00 ACRES
3599 SQ FT
Gorgeous 2 BR Condo with amazing views of the Halifax River and The Atlantic

Holly Hill, Volusia County, Florida

This luxurious 20th-floor unit is in the resort-style 24-hour guard-gated community of Marina Grande on the Halifax. Its impeccable design, coupled with its views — make this home ideal for a primary or secondary residence, as well as an addition to an investor's portfolio. Its views of the Halifax River and Atlantic Ocean are outstanding.

Eva Garcia , Urbanista Realty

0.00 ACRES
1689 SQ FT
Luxurious 17th - floor unit with Halifax River and Atlantic views

Holly Hill, Volusia County, Florida

This luxurious 17th-floor unit in the resort-style 24-hour guard-gated community of Marina Grande on the Halifax. Its impeccable design, coupled with its views — make this home ideal for a primary or secondary residence, as well as an addition to an investor's portfolio. Its views of the Halifax River and Atlantic Ocean are outstanding.

Eva Garcia , Urbanista Realty

0.00 ACRES
1843 SQ FT

Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida

Amazing OPEN LIVING SPACE 3+Den or 4 bedroom Pool Home on THUNDERBIRD LAKE with EXPANSIVE WATERVIEWS, 124’ of Newer Composite Dock, 24 Pilings, 20k Lb Lift, Tiki Hut w/lighting & 2 Fish Viewing Portholes built into Dock-$80k value***All newly Pavered Driveway, Walkway, Pool Deck, Steps to Dock & Landscape Curbing***Interior and Exterior recently painted***New 4 pc Kit appliance package & new washer/dryer***Heated Pool w/LED Lights & Remote***3 Sets 8’ sliders w/2 pocketing***4 Hunter Douglas Electric Blinds w/ Remote***HVAC New in 2020***Security System & Camera***Volume Ceilings

CHRISTINE MILLION , Florida Complete Realty

24.00 ACRES
2428 SQ FT
Gorgeous Riverfront Views!

Sebastian, Indian River County, Florida

Waterfront property! Plenty of space for enjoying the Florida lifestyle. Bring your boat and jet skis! Short canal ride to the river. Lower level has oversized garage, living room & bath, and screened bar. Upstairs main living area, kitchen with screen porch overlook the canal. Two large guestrooms and bath on the main floor. The 3rd floor has owner suite & screened porch. Gorgeous views

Robin Raiff , EXP Realty

0.72 ACRES
1839 SQ FT


Direct Intracoastal Condo with Unobstructed View of Rocket Launches and Sunrises

Titusville, Brevard County, Florida

Enjoy breathtaking sunrises over the Indian River and sunsets over Titusville from this 8th floor 3/2 in desirable Harbor Pointe. This turnkey home features appealing paint choices, granite countertops, crown molding, carpeted living room and bedrooms, his and her walk in closets and separate sinks in the master, new AC in 2016. From the spacious balcony you can view the numerous rocket launches, dolphins playing, bird watching and the passing by of everything from kayaks to yachts. The many amenities include gated entry, salt water heated pool, hot tub, shuffle board, tennis, pickle ball, basket ball, gym, dry sauna, club house, marina and more. One car garage is included and located in the Level One Garage

Karen Meader Jennings , Coldwell Banker Coast Realty

0.03 ACRES
2196 SQ FT
Gorgeous Waterfront Mediterranean Estate- Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Santa Rosa Beach, Walton County, Florida

Elegant Mediterranean-style Pool-Waterfront Estate with year round sunsets can be yours. This Custom built masterpiece is situated on a .70 acres with 100ft of waterfront. Enter the fenced double gated brick paver entranceway and you will find a courtyard fountain designed with a Venetian pattern providing parking for 12 guest vehicles along with a 3 car garage. Entering through the custom-made double entry iron doors, large picturesque windows and glass doors, capture the views of the bay from almost every window. Stately grand features abound with marble imported fireplace, grand marble staircase, marble, wooden and tile flooring along with crystal chandelier, and a custom elevator, PLUS so much more!! Two Large Master Bathroom Suites and large his and her walk in custom-made closets will host your finest belongings. This French inspired estate features 4 bedrooms with a possibility of converting music room/sitting rooms into additional bedrooms creating six. The 6.5 luxurious bathrooms are professionally decorated and tastefully inviting. The Gourmet kitchen also includes a full Butlers Pantry, and expansive outdoor kitchen/living/fireplace area for year-round alfresco dining & entertaining. Screened in Salt water Pool and full pool bathroom outdoor awaits your guests. This custom Estate exceeds all expectations & leaves no detail behind . The community this estates reside in, is home to some of the largest and most luxurious homes in Santa Rosa Beach. It is convenient to Fine Dining, Hospitals and short trip to the Emerald Coast White Sandy Beaches. Come Enjoy the Florida, Waterfront Lifestyle in your Mediterranean Private Oasis!

Leah Barrett , World Impact Real Estate

0.70 ACRES
5208 SQ FT
Magnificent panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean

Holly Hill, Volusia County, Florida

Magnificent panoramic views of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and ocean from this 16th floor 3 bedroom 3 bath luxury condo. Upgraded flooring through out Entrance, Kitchen, and Living areas. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and imported Italian cabinets and a unbelievable view of the Halifax River and Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy water views from every room and at night retreat to the master wing with an amazing master bath including a jetted spa tub. Marina Grande Luxury Resort amenities including 2 pools, 2 clubhouses, fitness center, library, on site management, 24/7 security , gated entrance and so much more... 2021 HOA fees $889.71 monthly

Eva Garcia , Urbanista Realty

0.00 ACRES
2239 SQ FT
WIDE WATER VIEWS on a point lot w/ ability to handle large vessels!

Stuart, Martin County, Florida

WIDE WATER VIEWS + a safe harbor on a point lot w/ ability to handle multiple large vessels! Water depth is approx 3-4 '! Approx 200' of water front with OCEAN ACCESS! Great central Stuart location! City water/sewer! Versatile floorplan duplex w/ 2BR's on each side..total 4 BR/2.5 BA's! Large 2 car garage! Cul-de-sac location! Perfect for boating or watersport lovers..unique property with multiple dockage. Live on one side and rent out the other! Most of seawall has long lasting vinyl-Shoreguard. Was Zoned R2 now single residential. All measurements approx.

Mary Zuver , Coastal Breeze Realty Corp

0.00 ACRES
2026 SQ FT

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