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

 
$900,000
Gulf front 1 / 2 acre ... need I say more ?

New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida


Gulf front home site totaling over 1/2 acre. No build out time frame. Community offers private Gulf front beach club, and private boat ramps. Seller financing available; 15% down with a 5 year interest only balloon at 5% with no pre payment penalty.

Steven Zimmerman , Tropical Life Realty

0.57 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$450,000
Gulf front; need i say more ?

New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida


Gulf front home site. Adjacent vacant Gulf front home site also available from same seller. No build out time frame. Community offers private Gulf front beach club, and available private boat ramps. Seller financing available; 15% down with a 5 year interest only balloon at 5% with no pre payment penalty.

Steven Zimmerman , Tropical Life Realty

0.26 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,399,000
Custom Spanish Style Courtyard Home with Intracoastal Views

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida


Located marsh front with Intracoastal views, at the end of a cul-de-sac street and on a double lot, sits this stunning custom Spanish style courtyard home with the finest of finishes. As you enter the beautifully landscaped courtyard entry with fountain you are surrounded by privacy and as you step through the front door you have sweeping marsh and Intracoastal views. Built in 2014, this 5bd/4ba home offers a well thought out floor plan offering a spacious kitchen with quartz countertops, custom cabinetry, and huge pantry that is open to the living room with gas fireplace and custom built ins, the dining room offers courtyard views, the master bedroom has views abounds with its own private balcony and a master bathroom that is a spa like retreat. There is a separate in-law suite with its own private entrance, a solar heated pool with large covered lanai that has hurricane shutters operated on a handy remote and a summer kitchen. Additional features include Brazilian tiger wood floors throughout, impact glass windows and doors, an oversized 3 car garage with additional large storage room, upstairs and downstairs laundry, spacious backyard, basketball court and more. If you are looking for a one of a kind home look no further, this is the one! Located in Marsh Creek Golf & Country Club your lawn maintenance is included with your association fees, club membership is optional, and you are located within a 5 to 10-minute drive to the beach, historic downtown and an abundance of restaurants and shops.

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.65 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4050 SQ FT
 
$300,000
Gated Gulf view homesite with private dock

Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida


Come build your custom home in the exclusive, twice gated, Gulf front community of Harborpointe. Surrounded by other million-dollar plus homes, you will love the Gulf views and deep water direct access from your private dock. Magnificent sunsets are a simple bonus from this oversized homesite. The adjacent homesite is available to create a near 2/3rds acre estate sized waterfront homesite. Seller financing available.

Steven Zimmerman , Tropical Life Realty

0.35 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
15445 SQ FT
 
$300,000
Gated Gulf view homesite with private dock

Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida


Come build your custom home in the exclusive, twice gated, Gulf front community of Harborpointe. Surrounded by other million-dollar plus homes, you will love the Gulf views and deep water direct access from your private dock. Magnificent sunsets are a simple bonus from this oversized homesite. The adjacent homesite is available to create a near 2/3rds acre estate sized waterfront homesite. Seller financing available.

Steven Zimmerman , Tropical Life Realty

0.29 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
12809 SQ FT
 
$598,000
Million - dollar, incomparable panoramic views!

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida


Million-dollar, incomparable panoramic views! This ocean front southeast corner condo defines what ocean FRONT really means. Including 83 feet of covered balcony not to be found anywhere else in St. Augustine or Crescent Beach! Greet each morning with mesmerizing sunrises and evenings with spellbinding and romantic moon rises. Floor-to-ceiling windows on every exterior wall offering fantastic unobstructed ocean views from every room - even the kitchen offers the chef a great view. Upgraded 18" ceramic tile throughout main living area, lots of storage room, plus a bonus 3rd bedroom or office that most condos do not afford. Ocean House Condominium provides wonderful amenities including lovely courtyard pool, private beach walkover, putting green, secured entrances to the building, outside social areas, gas BBQ grills, elevators, Intracoastal views, elevated sun decks, ample parking and the complex is very well maintained. A view such as this seldom appears on the market. Don't miss out on an opportunity to own your private piece of paradise on Anastasia Island.

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1200 SQ FT
 
$1,150,000
Intracoastal front custom home on an acre with dock.

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida


Intracoastal front custom home on an acre with dock and easy access to the beach! Built in 2015 by Radcraft Construction this 3bd/2.5ba home offers 2,542 square feet of heated and cooled space, an abundance of outdoor covered patios and porches, a garage to hold 6 cars or any assortment of beach and boating toys, a workshop, whole house generator, lighting protector, and a fantastic dock with floating dock, picnic area and lookout balcony. On the interior you will find an open floor plan, spacious kitchen with quartz countertops, a gas range, and tile floors throughout. There is a living room with wood burning fireplace, a family room or lookout room on the 3rd floor, and the laundry room has an office area or would make a great craft room. There is 215 feet on the Intracoastal offering plenty of elbow room between neighbors and expansive views to enjoy the abundance of birds and wildlife. This well-built home is not to be missed!

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

1.06 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2542 SQ FT
 
$149,000
Pelican Reef Lakefront Lot

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida


Lake front lot with possible Intracoastal and lighthouse views. This .26-acre property is located in the gated community of Pelican Reef. Lake views to the front and alley access to the rear to offer plenty of privacy. Community dock with boat slips for lease or purchase. The home site is a quick bike ride away from Anastasia State Park and beach and a quick drive to downtown.

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.26 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$375,000
Direct Intracoastal front condo with views to die for.

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida


Enjoy a little piece of paradise in this direct Intracoastal front condo with views to die for. This 2bd/2ba townhouse style condo is concrete construction, offers 1045 sq. ft., and has an open floor plan. Recent updates include the kitchen which is a chef’s delight with custom soft close cabinetry, quartz countertops, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and allows 2 people to cook together without interfering with one another. There is tile that looks like wood throughout the first floor, a dining room and living room with stunning views, the downstairs bathroom has been fully renovated, and the plumbing and wiring has all been updated. This unit is very private and offers a covered back porch off the living room and a balcony off the master bedroom, both with gorgeous views of the Intracoastal and is ideal for unwinding from a hectic day. Additional features include a front porch, laundry room, and the community of Point Matanzas offers a community pool, dock on the Intracoastal, boat launch and boat storage, and is beautifully landscaped. Beach access is convenient, easily accessible, and is less than a block away.

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1045 SQ FT
 
$525,000
A rare find with spectacular views!

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida


A rare find with spectacular views! Located in the small quiet enclave of Heron Creek in Vilano Beach sits this end unit, 3bd/2.5ba townhome with attached garage and additional flex space, currently used as a man cave but would make a great artist studio, office or workshop. Located marsh front with tidal pools that the bird wildlife wade and feed in and offering strong Intracoastal views, the setting doesn’t get much better than this. The interior has been fully renovated with beautiful hardwood floors throughout, a renovated kitchen with custom cabinetry and gas range, living room and family room with built in’s, a double-sided fireplace, and stunning views from almost every room. Off the dining room you will step onto the extra-large fully refurbished deck for hours of relaxation and enjoyment. This is no cookie cutter property so if you are looking for something different that is move in ready with beautiful finishes, look no further. The beach is right down the road, downtown St Augustine is a ten-minute drive away, and Publix and restaurants are minutes away.

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2158 SQ FT

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