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

Direct Intracoastal Front Penthouse Condo with Southern Exposure

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida

This top floor unit offers 3bd/3.5ba, a boat slip (third one in from the Intracoastal), an oversized garage (the closest to the building) with storage area, and covered parking right next to the elevator. Watch the fish and dolphins jump and the manatee play just 15 feet from your spacious covered balcony. The State of Florida owns the property on the other side of the Intracoastal, so nature is the view for miles and miles!

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.00 ACRES
2140 SQ FT

Bonita Springs, Lee County, Florida

Harbor Landing at the Bonita Bay Club has SOMETHING-FOR-EVERYONE with Guest-access to a wide array of Bonita Bay Community Amenities including Free Shuttle Service to the Private 2-acre ‘Beach Park’ on the Gulf-of-Mexico, Dining privileges at Backwater Jacks Marina Club Restaurant, 12-Miles of Biking/Jogging Paths and 3 (three) Bonita Bay Community Parks including the ‘Estero Bay Park’ with Boardwalk-Nature Trail, Screened Pavilion, BBQ-Picnic Area, Children’s Playground and Butterfly Garden; The ‘Spring Creek Park’ offers a Canoe Launch with complimentary use of Canoes/kayaks, Nature Trail, Gazebo, BBQ-Picnic Area, Bocce-ball Court and Playground… AND… the ‘Riverwalk Park’ on the banks of the Imperial River with Lighted Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Bocce-ball Courts, Playground, Boat Dock/Boat-Launch Ramp and a 12-Station Exercise-Fitness Course; Harbor Landing at Bonita Bay is convenient to Southwest Florida International Airport, the Barrier Island Beaches of Sanibel, Captiva and Estero Island’s Bonita Beach Park, Fort Myers Beach, Naples’ Barefoot Beach, Upscale Shopping, Fine Dining and all of Southwest Florida’s Arts-Entertainment-Sporting Venues... AND... Captain Ed offers sunset cruises, dolphin tours, fishing charters and much more; Captain Ed’s is the ideal way to hit the water in Southwest Florida!

Peter Spiropoulos , HELIOS REALTY GROUP at Premiere Plus Realty

0.00 ACRES
2100 SQ FT
Sailboat Waterfront Canal Building Lot

Port Charlotte, Charlotte County, Florida

PARADISE AWAITS YOU! SAILBOAT CANAL LOT WITH CONCRETE SEAWALL already in place. This lot is situated so that you’ll have the benefit of the sunshine in your backyard most of the day. For boating enthusiasts, you’ll love that there are no bridges as you boat your way out Charlotte Harbor and beyond. It’s an awesome time to build your dream home in Sunny Southwest Florida. You’ll be close to all Florida has to offer here - shopping, great dining, golf courses, fishing & boating and so much more. There’s plenty of room for you pool, too. Make sure you have a look at this one today!

Vicky McPhee , Keller Williams Peace River Partners Realty

0.23 ACRES
Oceanfront Condo Allows Weekly Rentals

Cape Canaveral, Brevard County, Florida

Income producing Oceanfront fully furnished vacation rental with onsite rental office! The best of both worlds. Own a private vacation paradise with income potential! Better yet move in full time and experience resort style living 365 days a year! This multilevel unit includes 2 bedrooms & 2 baths, a mudroom for storage of all of your beach equipment in the entry. You have your own laundry in the unit, an over-sized balcony with peek-a-boo views of the ocean through the palms, feel the breeze & listen to the calming waves! The master suite is very private, and complete with a lockout closet to securely store your belongs. The resort offers everything you could ask for; private beach access with shower, clubhouse, heated pool, spa, grilling area... Shown by appointment only!

Cathy Smith Sharpe , Tropical Realty & Investments of Brevard, Inc.

0.08 ACRES
1058 SQ FT
REDUCED Gulf - of - Mexico Access Waterfront 3 - Bedroom 2 - Bath Pool - home

Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida

REDUCED Gulf-Access 3-Bedroom 2-Bathroom Southern-exposure Pool-home on Park-like fenced-in Grounds with Privacy-hedge, Mature landscaping, Concrete Seawall, Canal-front Open-air Patio and Dock is just a Boat-ride away from World-class Fishing in Pine Island Sound and the Gulf-of-Mexico. Features include a Large Solar-heated Pool with Screened Lanai/Pool-deck, Covered-patio, Enclosed Florida-room and an Eat-in Kitchen with Breakfast-bar to Entertain ALL your Family-and-Friends. Bright Open/Airy Easy-living Great-room Layout and Split-bedroom Floorplan with Accordion-fold Storm-shutters all-around provides piece-of-mind. This Active-family ‘Southwest-Florida-Lifestyle’ Home is Walking-distance to Pelican-community Baseball/Soccer Complexes, is convenient to the Sun-Splash Water-park, Food-Markets, Public/Private Schools, Pharmacies, Banks, Liquor/Fast-food stores, Downtown Cape Coral Shops/Restaurants, Dining at Tarpon-Point Marina and the Shops/Casual-dining of Cape Harbour Marina with Short-drives to Nationally-rated Lee/NCH Hospitals, I-75, Southwest Florida International Airport, the Beaches of Sanibel-Captiva/Estero Islands, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Southwest College, the Shops-at-Bell-Tower, Gulf-Coast Town Center Mall, Coconut Point Mall, the Miromar-Outlet Mall and the Arts-Entertainment-Sporting Venues of the Barbara B. Mann Theater, Artis-Naples, Hertz Arena, the Boston Red-Socks’ and Minnesota Twins' Spring-training Stadiums. OFFERED BELOW APPRAISAL AT $349,900

Peter Spiropoulos , HELIOS REALTY GROUP at Premiere Plus Realty

0.23 ACRES
3657 SQ FT
Magnificent waterfront, gulf access custom built home!

Port Charlotte, Charlotte County, Florida

Absolutely stunning, custom FERO built home situated on a tip lot with 294 feet of waterfront on the Myakka River! Step inside the Mahogany double door entry to view the breathtaking views through 10 foot pocket sliders overlooking the 42x 24 lanai and heated (both solar and heat pump) salt water pool all with custom pavers. The magnificent Ariete Travertine Stone flooring provides a warm elegance throughout this nearly 3,800 square foot home with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Nothing is left up to the imagination. There are 16 foot ceilings throughout the main living area and 14 foot ceilings throughout the remainder with many tray, and double tray lit ceilings. The enormous master suite feature a huge walk in closet (California Creations in all closets throughout the home) and a master bath with both a jetted tub and large Roman shower. The kitchen is a chef's dream with beautiful solid wood cabinetry and granite counters, propane fed cook top and a walk in pantry. All windows and doors have high impact glass except for the aquarium glass windows in the dinette have which have storm panels for protection. The 3 car garage, with sliders overlooking the water, has been designed to accommodate 3 lifts for your additional vehicles. Finally, there is a 200 foot dock, with water and electric, leading out to the 10,000 lb. covered boat lift A second boat lift has been permitted. Words can't describe what you will find here. Ask for a list of additinal features. Please be sure to view the virtual tour, then call to see this magnificent home today!

Shellee Guinta , Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty

0.53 ACRES
3779 SQ FT
PAD READY SITE, Townhomes Development Opportunity in Pinellas County, FL

Seminole, Pinellas County, Florida

PAD READY SITE, Townhomes/Townhouses, Development Opportunity in WATERFRONT Community. Utilities at each parcel. (4) separate parcels totaling 8.66 acres (9.62 gross acres).

Christine Maguire-King , Cushman & Wakefield

8.66 ACRES

Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

Prices are climbing here .... 4 bedroom waterfront home with garage etc. all this for this price? Lowest price in neighborhood. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION ! Enjoy this GREAT PRICED waterfront home and amazing lifestyle! Prime location, central AND convenient to everything including airport and beaches ONLY 15 minutes from your door! So many other venues to enjoy as well with all the sports, marinas, parks, attractions and activities galore nearby! Explore the different companies, businesses, malls, entertainment and and many inviting events! Great access to numerous popular areas with major highways providing easy access. You'll treasure the sparkling water right out your back door, and the dolphin and manatees dancing in the underwater springs. Just fish, crab or sun bathe on relax your dock! You won't feel alone as you have occasional boats slowly passing by. Its so serene with nature all around you! Yes, it needs a bit of RENEWING a few areas so you can put your own mark on it, and or create your own design! There's even plenty of room for a pool and/or expansion, nearly whatever you like! This home has been maintained, and a paved driveway added and even the seawall was rebuilt, and electric totally upgraded, so your all set there! A nice home in great neighborhood that has plenty to offer. You only live once, and these homes don't come up very often. Its OFFERING the best Lifestyle on the water with many benefits, health wise and spending years of pleasure right there.Turn one of the bedrooms or back porch into a gym with a view! Its a golden opportunity for this rare gem in making this home yours. Call me if you have questions, or you'd like to make an appointment to see this highly desired find! Be one the first to look as this home! Call me now for best results, it should go quickly. Realtor is the Owner!

Rose St Germain , Rose St Germain/ Realtor /Broker/ owner

0.22 ACRES
1596 SQ FT
Affordable Riverfront Acreage!

LaBelle, Glades County, Florida

Situated in Glades County along the Caloosahatchee River, an Inter-Coastal Waterway you will find this beautiful home-site with plenty of room to stretch out on! Build your dream home here and enjoy a tranquil lifestyle listening to the sounds of nature. Sit at the banks of the river and throw in a line, Slow Down, Relax and Enjoy Living in this Beautiful Setting! There is a greenbelt between the back of the parcel and the river bank. This parcel is located in the Port LaBelle Ranchettes. there is a mandatory HOA fee of $60.00 Per Year. The actual address is 1773 Frontier Circle LaBelle, FL 33935 but the map will not allow the newer address, the correct property is pegged.

Denise Walker , Southern Heritage Real Estate

2.53 ACRES
Cocoa Beach Waterfront home

Cocoa Beach, Brevard County, Florida

Beautifully updated Cocoa Beach waterfront home. This home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2 car garage, with 220 volt outlet for a car charging station or RV hook up. It comes well appointed with wood and tile flooring and crown molding throughout. This well cared for home is situated among the oaks towards the end of a Canal-de-Sac. Perfect for paddle boarding, canoeing, fishing and the many other water sports the river has to offer. Still within biking distance to the beach. The back yard oasis features over 1000 square feet of pavers with a built in fire pit leading down to the dock. There is a large covered and screened patio with an in-ground hot tub for your relaxing pleasure. This is truly a must see!

Cathy Smith Sharpe , Tropical Realty & Investments of Brevard, Inc.

0.21 ACRES
2012 SQ FT

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