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:

Summer:

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

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

Winter:

·         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

 
$2,999,000
Anastasia Island Waterfront Home

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida


An amazing opportunity on the shores of the Mantanzas River and Inlet. This property is a perfect fit for the multi-generational family, the investor, or the person or family that just wants a beautiful large space to entertain, enjoy and make it your own. Resort style living steps to the nations oldest city, great restaurants and the St Augustine Amphitheatre, known for its wonderful farmers market and the most incredible music venue in the area. Currently used as a two unit property with owners on one side and rental on the other making this the perfect short term rental, this can easily be opened to a single family. Topping off this one of a kind property is a great dock and your private swimming pool Words can not describe the views the space the potential, so make your appointment today, you will be blown away!

Bonne Jones , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
5.5 BATHROOMS
5968 SQ FT
 
$2,000,000
Commercial Waterfront Vacant Land Hwy 441 in Tavares, FL on Chain of Lakes

Tavares, Lake County, Florida


Sale or long-term lease. Located on Chain of Lakes at Dora Canal at mouth of Lk Eustis on 6-lane divided US Hwy 441 and zoned C-2. Property has 1400+/- front feet on highway at entrance to the City of Tavares on Chain of Lakes. 14+/- acres with 6.2+/- usable. Owner will sell, lease or lease option. Property comes ready to start building. Utilities available from City of Tavares; water on site, sewer 500 +/- feet to the west. Long term lease allows you to use your money for construction and not vacant land! That is only $1,400 per front foot on highway or $3.28 per square foot.

John Thomas , Century 21 Alton Clark

14.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$175,000
Shady Oaks Ln - 7+ / - Acres on Picciola Harbor that open into Lake Griffin chain

Fruitland Park, Lake County, Florida


Location is still the most important thing when you buy real estate. Here are 7+/- acres on Picciola Harbor that open into big Lake Griffin and is on the chain of lakes. Property has over 700 feet on the water and 3+ usable acres for your homesite. The property is zoned R-1 Residential and 2 lots of record with expired permits that were issued for septic, wetlands delineation, survey, and environmental assessment. We would make permit history available to new owner but they would all need to be updated. Big beautiful oaks and private 30 ft easement off Shady Oaks Lane. Great secluded home site. Contact owner/agent John Thomas at c21jct@aol.com or 352-326-8453 for a full package, including photos of the property.

John Thomas , Century 21 Alton Clark

7.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,325,000
Summer Haven Waterfront

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida


Located on the stretch of A1A at the southern tip of St. John’s county lies the intriguing area known as Summer Haven, where the intracoastal Waterway meets the Atlantic Ocean. Inside of summer haven lies the waterfront community of Summer Island. Your piece of paradise lies within the gates boasting enormous views in all directions, The Atlantic to the East and intracoastal at your back door. This 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home lives large. Plenty of room for generational living Beautifully maintained, open spaces and views that go on forever. Step out your door to a lush yard with plenty of room for a pool leading to your dock/ boat lift and a little beach at lo tide. The community offers a beautiful clubhouse, tennis courts, pool, boat launch, basket ball and community dock A true vacation paradise 365-24/7 ! Come and see for yourself you wont be disappointed!

Bonne Jones , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3032 SQ FT
 
$399,000
LOWEST PRICED OCEAN ACCESS IN BROWARD COUNTY

Oakland Park, Broward County, Florida


Beautiful oasis on the canal. Fish directly from your backyard or watch the manatees float by. Large back porch w/ outdoor ceiling fans. BBQ slab area. IMPACT windows and doors. 2 nice sized bedrooms and 2 full baths nicely decorated w/ espresso vanity and brushed nickel fixtures. Tile flooring consistent throughout entire house. Light and airy feel with neutral interior paint color, lots of windows and glass doors to view the entire backyard and canal. Large windows in living room. Modern kitchen with espresso cabinets, stainless appliances, granite countertops and a seated counter area. Breakfast nook. Washer/dryer in garage. 1 car garage w/ motor. Close to 95 and beaches. Tranquil and serene you'll love it. Tenant Occupied, will leave by closing.

Anthia DeSouza , United Realty Group

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1200 SQ FT
 
$825,000
400' beach front on Bay+ 8 acres 2400sf home on pilings+ freshwater pond

Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida


deep water fishing from beach front house on pilings extra living space with break away walls under main house fresh water stocked pond gated private drive way

Paige Krisman , Keller Williams Realty Gulf Coast

8.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2406 SQ FT
 
$685,000
Waterfront Duplex

Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida


Waterfront Duplex with pool and dock. 2 bedrooms and 2 baths each side. Nice town with shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Being sold “as is”.

Melissa Atwood

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$899,000

PENDING

the 'last & forever' waterfront home

New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida


It was to be their 'last & forever home' ... a cul-de-sac location, an over-sized lot, the largest open water views, 90 feet of seawall providing direct deep-water access to and a partial Gulf view. Located in the well sought-after community of Gulf Harbors' Woodlands providing amenities as a waterfront clubhouse, heated pool, tennis courts, boat ramp, and private Gulf front beach, but then after investing over a quarter of a million dollars on the interior, things changed. /// New electrical service (200 amps), new plumbed on-demand hot water, new kitchen; translucent crystal stone, new cabinetry, new appliances; sub zero, wolf, cove, new led lighting throughout, new bathrooms, new oversized flooring, new daiken mini split; master and sunroom, new 250lb underground propane tank, new french drainage, new 20k boat lift ('98 sun-seeker 34 seahawk included*). /// Come see for yourself what with some minor finishes can be your 'last and forever' waterfront paradise ! Shown by appointment only.

Steven Zimmerman , Tropical Life Realty

0.24 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2884 SQ FT
 
$220,000
Condo with Gulf Access in SE Cape Coral

Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida


Gulf Access Ground Floor Condo walking distance to DNTN Cape**Newer Plank Wood-like Flooring**Remodeled Kitchen**Move In Condition**Lanai overlooking Waterway leading to Caloosahatchee River and Gulf of Mexico

CHRISTINE MILLION , Florida Complete Realty

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1147 SQ FT
 
$145,000
Peaceful Views Over The Lake & Lagoon From The Penthouse Level

North Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida


BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL WATER VIEWS OVER LAKE & LAGOON FROM PENTHOUSE LEVEL WITH MASSIVE VOLUME WOOD CEILINGS**DEEDED COVERED PARKING**EXTRA STORAGE**ELEVATOR BRINGS YOU UP TO THIS 4TH FLOOR CONDO WITH THE BEST WATER VIEWS FROM YOUR SPACIOUS LANAI**WATCH THE WILDLIFE VISIT**COMMUNITY POOL JUST STEPS AWAY**PET FRIENDLY COMMUNITY-2 PETS ALLOWED & 40 LB WEIGHT LIMIT COMBINED**WATER INCLUDED IN MAINTENANCE FEE**SEE CONFIDENTIAL FOR EXPLANATION ON RENTABILITY & OTHER IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE

CHRISTINE MILLION , Florida Complete Realty

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1222 SQ FT

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