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

 
$950,000
Waterfront Estate Compound, 2 homes, 100 ft dock, lift, pool, tiki bar, hot tub.

Stuart, Martin County, Florida


Be amazed at this one of a kind waterfront property! Wow! Huge Price Improvement! . . . . Less than appraised value! . . . .Now only $950k . . . .Private gated family compound! 100 feet of waterfront on St Lucie River, gated ESTATE home (3242 sq ft) and 2 car garage & a totally separate GUEST home(1116 sq ft) home with garage and private screen porch. 100'of hurricane protected dock with a 16k lb boat lift and room for a 65' boat on the South Fork of the Saint Lucie River, minutes from the Okeechobee Waterway. We have drone video, call us. http://iplayerhd.com/player/video/0abadc0d-a931-418e-851b-b34fead07574/share Superb property! Tons of privacy from mature trees surrounding the compound, plus gates and fence

Jane McAllister , NextHome Treasure Coast -McAllister Group

0.57 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4358 SQ FT
 
$239,000
Remodeled townhouse in The Landings' Fort Myers' riverfront community

Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida


Here's a beautifully updated townhouse with a view in pet-friendly Windjammer Village in The Landings! Kitchen/dining/laundry area has been opened up for a most spacious feeling...... This end unit condo features an additional screened room off the kitchen with a pleasant view of lake. An over-sized single car garage is adjacent with room for an additional car in front + guest parking nearby. The heated village pool is just outside the place! The Landings is SWFL's most affordable 'bundled' waterfront country club offering golf, tennis, marina, pickleball, bocce, TWO restaurants, fitness, pools and a 1000+ friendly neighbors and activities galore. Take the 'virtual tour'!

Dan Bullock , ProporTee.com

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1440 SQ FT
 
$295,000
The Landings Yacht, Golf & Tennis Club - Ariel... luxury hi - rise !

Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida


Check this SPECTACULAR VIEW for this upper floor riverfront beauty in The Landings' luxury hi-rise... Ariel... "The Club within the Club"! Updated kitchen, newer a/c, custom built-ins and alot more..... Ariel offers LOW electric bills due to it's commercial 'chiller' system, on-site management, guest suites, billiards/ping pong, ballroom, fitness center w/locker rooms/sauna, 3 private tennis courts (+ 13 MORE at the tennis center). The Club offers 18-holes of challenging golf, 192-slip marina on the Intracoastal Waterway, TWO restaurants, 8 pickleball courts, 3 bocce, fitness, competition-size swimming pool, manned guards gate and activities galore! It's a million dollar lifestyle for a third of the price!

Dan Bullock , ProporTee.com

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1942 SQ FT
 
$56,000
ANOTHER PRICE REDUCTION!! Gulf Access Buildable Lot Cape Coral Florida

Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida


THIS PROPERTY IS A STEAL OF A DEAL! OWNER PAID $250k. DIRECT GULF ACCESS BUILDABLE LOT IN RAPIDLY DEVELOPING AREA**MUCH NEW CONSTRUCTION CONSISTING OF MANY CUSTOM BUILD 3 CAR GARAGE HOMES**UNIT 60**BURNT STORE ROAD WIDENING HAS COMPLETION DATE OF 2019 & WILL SPUR EVEN MORE GROWTH AS A STRAIGHT THOROUGHFARE UP INTO CHARLOTTE COUNTY**GOOD BOATING & FISHING OUT THRU MATLACHA PASS WITH CABBAGE KEY, CAYA COSTA, GASPARILLA ISLANDS OR SOUTH TOWARD SANIBEL/CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FT MYERS BEACH, ETC ALL NEARBY**NEAR UPCOMING DEVELOPMENTS SUCH AS THE SEVEN ISLANDS PROJECT & MYRIAD LUXURY MOTORCOACH RESORT WHERE RV LOTS START AT $200k!

CHRISTINE MILLION , Florida Complete Realty

0.23 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
10000 SQ FT
 
$449,000
Top Floor Waterfront Condo - Deeded Garage & Boat Slip - $100,000 Remodel.

Indian Shores, Pinellas County, Florida


$100,000 in Upgrades .. PH Floor Waterfront Condo with Deeded Garage & Boat Slip.. Completely Remodeled.. “Aloha Towers” is a Private, Secured Residential complex of only 16 Units.. Penthouse Unit # 402 is a 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath - Complete with 10’ Ceilings - Crown Molding - 1100 Sq Ft of Living - Fronted by a 20 x 8 Waterfront Balcony.. Professionally Updated with a Coastal Flair – New Kitchen, Baths, Flooring, Doors, A/C system, Elec Panel, Washer & Dryer & Lightning. Contemporary Solid Wood 42” Soft Close Cabinets as well as Granite Countertops & Breakfast Bar. Well laid out Split Bedroom Floorplan. Eat in Kitchen with Ample counter space, extra Cabinet storage plus Kitchen Aide appliances with French Door Refrigerator. Nestled amidst a tranquil Nature Preserve Amenities include; over 400 ft. of Private Dock – perfect for Sunning - Deeded Boat Slips, a Fishing Pier, resort-style Pool and Sundeck in a unique, richly landscaped setting. The Large 20 x 8 waterfront Balcony and wide open areas on the north and south sides of the building offer an exceptional setting along the Intracoastal Waterway. A pedestrian sidewalk access to the Beach enhance the delight and specialty that is Aloha Towers!. Walk to Restaurants & Nightlife or take a stroll on an uncrowded Beach. Perfect primary or vacation getaway investment property. Good unit at a Nice price.. Immediate showings available.... Indian Shores is 22 miles west of Tampa Airport & 5 miles South of Clearwater Beach.. Call Roger Hogan (727) 460-4329 for immediate showings & info

Roger Hogan , Coldwell Banker Sun Vista Realty

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1100 SQ FT
 
$64,900
Ram Island Canalfront Lot in Astor

Astor, Volusia County, Florida


Over the bridge to RAM ISLAND to a small neighborhood of conventional waterfront homes only. Just a short distance down a wide deep canal to THE ST. JOHNS RIVER for your boating pleasure - 310 miles to explore, fish, travel to clear springs for swimming, and waterfront restaurants for your dining enjoyment. Bring your own builder and house plans (minimum of 1250 square feet under heat and air) - no time constraint on building. Public utilities available. Located in a small quaint community with many activities that is conveniently located in central Florida and close to the beaches and area attractions. Verify with Volusia County as to building restrictions, set back requirements and permitting.

Nancy Brand , Catherine Hanson Real Estate, Inc.

0.38 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,750,000
Developers Opportunity- 14+ac w/ 5.6ac seawalled uplands w/ 42 onsite boat slips

New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida


Seller says SELL ! (as he's just received approval on a larger project he'll be moving forward with). VERY Rare Developers Opportunity – or as a Private Corporate or Family waterfront compound providing direct Gulf access (with no bridges) ! SWFWMD Approved (see attachments). Pasco County’s last water/ canal front, fully sea walled, Multi-Family up-lands Parcel with 42 already constructed on-site boat slips providing direct access (no bridges) to Florida’s Gulf of Mexico. Tract 40B is 14.95 gross acres, with approximately 5.63 net sea walled/ up lands/ buildable acres with no current hoa deed restrictions. Located within the well established Coastal Boating Community of Gulf Harbors (with its own private Gulf front beach) on Florida's Gulf of Mexico, just North of Tampa/ Clearwater & St Pete. Over 1000 feet of water/ canal frontage and approximately 830 feet of road frontage. The tract is Zoned Multi Family High Density. All utilities, including a fire hydrant, are located curb side. Seller will review all reasonable offers. Seller Financing available to qualified parties; 15% down, with a 5 year interest-only balloon at 5% with no pre-payment penalty.

Steven Zimmerman , Tropical Life Realty

14.90 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$875,000
Oceanview 3 Story Home with an Elevator

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida


Ocean view home just steps away from the white sand beaches of St. Augustine! This concrete block home (concrete up to the 3rd floor), was built in 2006, offers 3bd/3.5ba plus additional office, has an elevator, and is beautifully appointed. There are Australian cypress hardwood floors and crown molding throughout, an open kitchen with custom cabinetry, all new stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops, a spacious living room with fireplace, a luxurious master bedroom suite with large walk in closets and bathroom with full tile shower and separate tub. On the exterior you will find decks and covered patios on all 3 floors offering ocean views, a large manicured backyard that has plenty of room for a pool, a paver driveway and an attached two car garage. Additionally, the home was repainted in 2013, all A/C’s have been replaced within the last year, the interior was freshly painted and there is a well for the irrigation. The beach walkover is steps from your front yard, there are no association fees, and short term rentals are a great option with the ability to make upwards of $90k per year (per short term rental companies). This 2006 Parade of Home Winner will not disappoint and is not one to be missed!

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3226 SQ FT
 
$399,900
Lakefront in Seagrove

St. Augustine Beach, St Johns County, Florida


SeaGrove 4bd/3.5ba home with lake views and walking distance to the town center. Upon arrival you are greeted by the beautifully landscaped front yard and relaxing front porch. On the interior you will find a spacious living room with hardwood floors and French doors to the covered lanai, a kitchen with breakfast bar, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a kitchen nook overlooking the lake, and a formal dining room. The master bedroom has a large walk in closet and access to the balcony to enjoy the sunshine or morning sunrises, the 4th bedroom is spacious in size, offers an additional sitting area, two closets, and private bathroom, and the laundry room is conveniently located upstairs with the bedrooms. The coveted community of SeaGrove is ½ mile to the beach, offers a community pool and cabana area, boat launch for kayaks and canoes, basketball court, has a great town center with restaurants and shops and is in the R.B. Hunt school district.

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
2102 SQ FT
 
$300,000
Developers Opportunity

New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida


Seller says SELL ! (as he's just received approval on a larger project he'll be moving forward with). VERY Rare Developers Opportunity – or as a Private Corporate or Family waterfront compound offering Gulf access, but without those cumbersome deed restrictions ! Vacant multi-family waterfront tract. Build your own private waterfront compound, multi-family project, or other... Located within the well established Coastal Boating Community of Gulf Harbors (with its own private Gulf front beach) on Florida's Gulf of Mexico, just North of Tampa/ Clearwater & St Pete. The tract is Zoned Multi Family High Density. Seller will review all reasonable offers. Seller Financing available to qualified parties; 15% down, with a 5 year interest-only balloon at 5% with no pre-payment penalty.

Steven Zimmerman , Tropical Life Realty

4.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT

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