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

 
$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
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$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
 
$779,000
Fort Myers - Whiskey Creek Gulf access - the Florida lifestyle!

Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida


Enjoy Florida waterfront living off historic palm tree lined McGregor Blvd in the desirable community of Whiskey Creek Club Estates. This home is situated on a canal that is 10 minutes or less by boat to the Okeechobee Waterway, an intracoastal branch on the Caloosahatchee River and about 30 minutes to the Gulf of Mexico. When you enter this single level ranch-style home through a leaded glass door, you'll be WOWed by the amazing views and open concept layout that’s been beautifully remodeled & well-maintained. Popular split floor plan boasts 3 bedrooms, each with a private full bath, featuring a large master suite, family room, home office with full bath, plus a walk-in pantry. Gorgeous plank wood floors, crown molding and upgraded baseboards accent the island kitchen, dining and family rooms, sunken living room and more. Beautiful travertine & granite surfaces in master bath and great storage throughout. Amazing outdoor entertainment oasis under a huge screened & travertine covered lanai with salt water pool, overlooking the dock & Gulf access creek. Slide your boat off the 5000lb lift and motor to the Caloosahatchee River in less than 10 minutes. Enjoy great sunsets from the dock. Whiskey Creek is a well established bedroom community located close to restaurants, entertainment, shopping, schools, downtown river district and the beautiful sandy beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.

Mary & Scott Blais , Rossman Realty Group Inc

0.30 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
2654 SQ FT
 
$895,000
Beautiful 7 bedroom 5 bath overlokking the Lake. In Winter Park area in Orlando

Winter Park, Seminole County, Florida


This beautiful 7 bedroom 5 bathroom move in ready home is located in the Seminole County of Winter Park A rated schools, close to shopping areas and Major Highways. Minutes from University Of Central Florida. This home has 2 floors with a huge game room to entertain your family. Also has 2 master bedrooms, one on the first floor and the other on the 2nd. The beautiful kitchen with all the bells and energy efficiency appliances overlooking the formal family room and the Lake. The view is beautiful and you can relax in the back yard. The home has 3 car garage with plenty of parking foryour guests.

Kam Patel , Greater Orlando Realty USA Inc

0.00 ACRES
7 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
5120 SQ FT
 
$627,000

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Luxury Condo with Panoramic View of Charlotte Harbor!

Punta Gorda, Lee County, Florida


If you’ve ever wanted a luxury condo that features the space of a single family home but with a 10 mile view of the Harbor in all directions, you can stop looking right now. This 7th level end unit has everything you need. With 3 bedrooms and 3 baths – two that are ensuite - plus a bonus media/office/den you’ll have enough room to spread out and entertain with ease. This is the largest of the floorplans in Grande Isle – 2,351 sf under air - and it’s easy to see why they’re rarely available and sell quickly. Leave the care and maintenance of owning a home and relish the newer construction of these premier condos. And you’ll know when you leave you won’t worry while you’re gone. End units have enviable abundant light from windows on 3 sides. The large lanai is a perfect perch to watch boat traffic, weather, sunsets and wildlife and being on the end of the building offers greater privacy with a wall on one side and no other units next to you. A beautifully decorated and appointed interior is TURNKEY FURNISHED so you can move right in. Two new AC systems – replaced AND maintained by the Association - were just installed this year along with new refrigerator, washer and microwave. The only thing missing is you! You’ve found the best in Burnt Store Marina – start enjoying the lifestyle you’ve been waiting for!

Sandi Stricklin , Century 21 Sunbelt Realty

0.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2351 SQ FT
 
$67,000
Creek Front Sanctuary!

LaBelle, Hendry County, Florida


Tranquil days and Nights await you at this beautiful waterfront home-site with Caloosahatchee River access and views. Plenty of room to build a dock for quick and easy boating. Caloosa Harbor is a peaceful and beautiful Subdivision with majestic oaks, friendly families along with quick access to Hwy 80 and less than a 10 minute ride to Lee County. If you have been looking for that perfect home-site, look no more, this may be it! Take a look for your self, You will be glad you did!

Denise Walker , Southern Heritage Real Estate

0.58 ACRES
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$975,000
Waterfront 2 Story Stately, Executive Mandarin Home with Boathouse, Lift & Pool!

Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida


Stunning custom built waterfront home in Mandarin with exceptional features throughout. As you enter the welcoming foyer, you are greeted by a wall of windows with a glorious view of the peaceful surroundings. Hardwood floors lead you into the living room and dining room, which is perfect for entertaining guests and large family dinners. The gleaming floors pull you into the breakfast room and gourmet kitchen, which is well-equipped with luxury appliances, cooking island, and handsome cherry cabinetry. The spacious family room is a wonderful place to unwind with the family with plantation shutters, grand built-in cabinetry & shelving and a warming fireplace. Large bedrooms are a wonderful feature of this home, including the first floor master with a luxurious en suite bath including separate vanities with quartz counters, a jetted soaking tub and walk-in shower. Two walk-in closets ensure you have plenty of space! Upstairs, you will find the additional bedrooms, with personal en suites. Double doors lead to an evening deck with tile floors, hi fidelity speakers, two ceiling fans for perfect enjoyment day or night. A recreation room with a wet bar and refrigerator for hours of fun. The backyard is truly a reason to be in Florida. The cooling pool and covered lanai will help you relax at the end of the day and is just steps from your private home office. The Boathouse and the personal dock with water and electric also features a 10,000 lb boat lift and pivotal jet ski lift which will give you reason to take your weekends on the water.

Walker-Vergales Team , Watson Realty Corp

1.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4369 SQ FT
 
$350,000
Gulf - of - Mexico Access Waterfront Lot with Wide - canal Views

Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida


Direct Gulf-of-Mexico Access Waterfront Lot. Build your "Dream Home". NOWHERE ELSE in ALL of Southwest Florida will you find a Waterfront Community offering BOTH Boating-Access to the Gulf-of-Mexico AND 102-acres of Aquifer-fed Water-ski Lakes. Boat, Swim, Fish, Kayak, Jet-ski and 'Tube' in your BACK-YARD. The Harborage embraces the ACTIVE SW Florida Lifestyle with Fishing-docks, Boat-launch Ramps, Lake-side Beaches, Floating Swim-platform, Scenic 2.50-mile Lake-side Bike/Jog Path, Lighted Tennis/Pickle-ball and Basketball Courts, Beach Volley-Ball Court, Children's Playground, Lake-side Pavilion with Pool/BBQ-areas AND an Boat/RV Storage-Yard. This Unique Gated Waterfront Enclave is convenient to Lee Hospitals (among “America’s Best Hospitals™” for 2019), I-75, SW FL International Airport, the Barrier-Island Beaches of Sanibel/Captiva and Estero Island, FL Gulf Coast University, FL SW College, The Shops-at-Bell-Tower, Gulf Coast Town Center Mall, Coconut Point Mall, Miromar-Outlets, Fine Dining and the Arts-Entertainment-Sporting Venues of the Barbara B. Mann Theater, Artis-Naples, Suncoast Arena, Hertz Arena AND the Boston Red-Socks’ and Minnesota-Twins' Spring-training Stadiums.

Peter Spiropoulos , PREMIERE PLUS REALTY, CO.

0.48 ACRES
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$297,000

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Spectacular Marina Views!

Punta Gorda, Lee County, Florida


What a great location to watch the activities in the Marina basin below! From this 3rd floor 2 bed + den, 2 bath condo, you’ll see manatee play below, boaters come and go and brilliant sunsets in an ever changing mural! This building is one of the most desirable locations in the Marina and this unit is COMPLETELY REMODELED and ready to be your new Florida home. An UPDATED KITCHEN has granite counters, hardwood cabinets, newer appliances and an open breakfast bar that seats 3. Both bathrooms have been beautifully updated and the DEEP AND INVITING LANAI HAS MOTORIZED HURRICANE SHUTTERS that close at the push of a button. The master suite has a HUGE CUSTOM-DESIGNED WALK-IN CLOSET. Attractively FURNISHED with plantation shutters and diamond set tile flooring in the main living area, you’ll be able to enjoy your new home right away. And a DEDICATED CARPORT space is included! A large heated pool overlooks the boats and is used by only one building. Come see why these condos have so much value in location, design and features!

Sandi Stricklin , Century 21 Sunbelt Realty

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