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

Build on the River!

Palatka, Putnam County, Florida

BUILD ON THE ST JOHNS! Come see this quaint little peninsula community with tons of oaks and charming homes. This is the perfect spot to see the sun rise from your new home. Take a short drive and make this your new building lot! Mostly cleared and ready to go! (Address is 117 Magnolia Ave Palatka, FL 32177)

Cassie Nettles , CENTURY 21 Triton Realty

0.55 ACRES

Welaka, Putnam County, Florida

This 3BR/2BA doublewide is located on largest canal in the Harbor with an excellent view and easy path to the opening of the St Johns River. Must see this double lot with carport, extra storage buildings, boathouse with lift, boat slip and bulkhead. This home has a all weather screened porch, a spacious living room & family room with stone fireplace, dining area and a true cook's kitchen and bedrooms are slip concept. Owner has replaced a/c, duct work, windows, flooring & shed within the past 2-3 years. Come see what Sportsman Harbor has to offer! This is a welcoming community pride of ownership throughout!

Cassie Nettles , CENTURY 21 Triton Realty

0.00 ACRES
15120 SQ FT
Canal with a view!

Welaka, Putnam County, Florida

Well maintained & CUTE home on 2 cul de sac lots, with a deep & wide canal to St Johns River. Approx 180'+/- non-linear bulkheaded (2007) canal frontage with nice boathouse with newer lift (2016). Detached concrete block garage with 2 car carport leading to 2br/2ba home, recently reroofed(2016) & as neat as a pin. Enjoy the the river breeze and view from the front porch or get to fishing! Come take a look and see this River retreat & make it yours before it's gone!

Cassie Nettles , CENTURY 21 Triton Realty

0.00 ACRES
1512 SQ FT

Welaka, Putnam County, Florida

Come see this 2008 Manufactured home on two lots with canal to the St Johns River. This home has a detached garage, gazebo and two boat houses just perfect for your boating and fishing needs! Inside you'll find a living, dining and kitchen area with open concern leading to the spacious porch which is part of the main structure of the home and not an add on. This home has high ceilings and is very well maintained. The bathrooms are both spacious as well as the bedrooms plus plenty of natural light shining in this home. Come take a look at this home and make it your own. Seller has survey copy, elevation certificate copies, all the engineering information for the home setup. (Please note, 3rd BR has no closet and is used as an office)

Cassie Nettles , CENTURY 21 Triton Realty

0.00 ACRES
2157 SQ FT

Fort McCoy, Marion County, Florida

LAKE GEORGE/ST JOHNS RIVER HOME w/ breathtaking sunrise views! Come enjoy the breeze and views from the 2nd floor kitchen, dining area, & huge master suite w/ slider leading to the 12x50 screened rm. This open floor plan upstairs is great for entertaining w/ spacious kitchen, lots of tile & laminate flooring + office/bonus rm located in the master bedroom + 1.5 baths. Downstairs has 2 bedrooms, living room area w/ full bath and attached 2 car garage w/ extra storage. On the lake you'll find beautiful paver covered porch, walkways + fire-pit, a newer bulkhead and dock w/ covered area ready for your water toys! What are you waiting for? The waterfront season comes fast!

Cassie Nettles , CENTURY 21 Triton Realty

0.00 ACRES
3100 SQ FT

Welaka, Putnam County, Florida

WATERFRONT FINE LIVING! Simply beautiful modern home nestled on the edge of a natural canal leading to the St Johns River. 3 Bedrooms, 2½ baths w/1728 sqft living space comes mostly furnished. Kitchen features 42'' cabinets w/crown molding, new kitchen countertops with full backsplash, recessed lighting & wood laminate flooring. Laundry rm has a small stone desktop w/build in ironing board & walk in pantry. The master br features raised bath vanities w/ whirlpool tub, separate shower & two walk in closets. Upper level has a screened porch w/waterfront views & lower level open patio to dock, boathouse & fish cleaning station plus oversized workshop! All of these features plus a new elevator make this the perfect new home for you! Get your fishing pole and head on over!

Cassie Nettles , CENTURY 21 Triton Realty

0.00 ACRES
1728 SQ FT
Riverfront and Canal Front Home

Crescent City, Putnam County, Florida

145+/- RIVERFRONT + 360+/- CANAL FT HOME- This is the perfect riverfront retreat you have been waiting for! 3BR/2BA home w/detached workshop/office w/additional garage space + an attached two car garage & a second detached garage, giving plenty of room for storage for all things recreational! There is even an additional lot w/septic just perfect to park boats, RVs etc on a making a total lot of .98+/-acre. Inside you will find an amazing view of the St Johns River from the sunken living room, & a masterful brick fireplace in the secondary family room. The kitchen is spacious with room to entertain & features solid surface countertops, & upgraded appliances. Come take a look and make this your new 2020 escape!

Cassie Nettles , CENTURY 21 Triton Realty

0.98 ACRES
1860 SQ FT
Remarkable home on the River

Welaka, Putnam County, Florida

Must see this beauty with river view from most rooms in the home. You'll be taken by the breeze from both the balcony and front porch, which are both screened. Home features open concept in the kitchen, dining, and living area with loads of natural light all on the first floor. The second floor offers an office/bedroom with laundry room and third floor features the master with additional bedroom. This home is well equipped for storage with ability to have a four car garage, or as it is currently used with 2 car garage, large workshop and storage area. Outside you'll find a lush yard with sprinkler system, dock, boathouse, and bulkhead and even a cover for your golf cart! Come take a look!

Cassie Nettles , CENTURY 21 Triton Realty

0.00 ACRES
2868 SQ FT
Fabulous & totally renovated riverfront home

East Palatka, Putnam County, Florida

Fabulous & totally renovated riverfront home, with 110' +/- on the St. Johns River in a quiet community. Home features include new kitchen w/upgraded appliances, cabinets & solid surface tops. The living & family rooms have an open concept & stylish plantation shutters with a great river view. Each bedroom has its own bath w/new fixtures, cabinetry & flooring plus there is new flooring throughout home as well as totally new electrical & plumbing updates. Outside features include a recently replaced two bay dock w/ lifts, plus a screened porch with room for an outdoor kitchen. (already wired for power & gas) Also featured are new pavers down the driveway, in the 2 car garage and down the walkways. Come take a look!

Cassie Nettles , CENTURY 21 Triton Realty

0.00 ACRES
2046 SQ FT
Waterfront Dream Home

Crescent City, Putnam County, Florida

Custom Built home 150+/- ft on the St Johns River with gated entry. This concrete slip block home with little to no maintenance needed is situated on over two acres. Come see the wood flooring, custom tile work throughout the home, fabulous kitchen w/custom cabinetry, and top of the line appliances PLUS a nice view of the water. Enjoy the breeze from the balcony or just head to the dock to enjoy the pristine view of the mighty St Johns River. This home also has an over-sized two car garage and the entire home has ample storage space, plus room for your RV and so much more. HOME LAYOUT: Upstairs features the master bedroom and bath, guest room and bath, living room, kitchen and access to the balcony. Downstairs features an oversized office/living space with full bath and garage.

Cassie Nettles , CENTURY 21 Triton Realty

2.39 ACRES
1890 SQ FT

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