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

Large home on a freshwater canal

Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida

Large home on the Shapiro Canal in the Northeast corner of Cape Coral. Enjoy fishing or kayaking on about 22 miles of freshwater canals. The home features 4 bedrooms PLUS a den/office with French doors and a small closet (could be a 5th bedroom), a formal dining room, open kitchen and living room, 2 car garage with a workbench, new AC with a UV light system, master bedroom has a separate walk in shower and garden tub plus a little reading nook. In the back yard there is a covered patio for watching sunsets and wildlife in the canal. There is already a seawall in place, there could be a small dock added and there is room for a pool.

Pogo Gorwood , 4 Seasons Realty, LLC

0.23 ACRES
2411 SQ FT
Beautiful Home with 3 Car Garage on Harris Chain of Lakes with AWESOME FISHING!

Lady Lake, Lake County, Florida

EXCEPTIONAL WATERFRONT, Block-Stucco 4/3 with OVERSIZED, 3-CAR GARAGE, Completely and Recently Updated Home with bright, open floor plan, and sleek, modern, custom ceramic tile throughout, accented by 12-foot cathedral ceilings situated on .52 acres in Harbor Hills-one of Central Florida's Premier Golf and Country Club, Gated Communities . Wow! This rare opportunity for home-ownership in an outstandingly, well-appointed home of luxury quality, design, and features on Canal Frontage on the CHAIN OF LAKES. Step inside elegance, space, and comfort with beautifully lighted and open living areas, updated cook’s kitchen, dining with accent tray ceiling, elegant crown molding, beautiful views, and expertly finished architectural details that accent this grand-room style living space. Enjoy receiving friends and family for indoor/outdoor entertaining with the privacy and ease of this generous split floor plan. The large and inviting master bedroom offers two, large walk-in closets, a full en-suite with tiled, walk-in shower, a garden tub, separate wash room - all updated with crisp, cool, neutral colors and finishes. Adjacent to the master bedroom is a two-room guest or live-in suite with den/office with privacy door and a separate front entrance. Architectural shingle roof. TWO BOAT DOCKS (1st fits 20 Foot Pontoon boat & 2nd fits 19 ft Bass boat). Some Exterior features include: New landscaping (2017), Exterior Painted (2017), (Landscape lighting (2019), 2nd Boat dock added (2018). RARE FIND- Call Today!

Regina Rodriguez , Century 21 Alton Clark

0.52 ACRES
3115 SQ FT
Beautiful home located on the Santa Fe River

Branford, Gilchrist County, Florida

Come enjoy this gorgeous custom built home on the Santa Fe River that is located in Gilchrist County, Florida. The scenic drive into the woods will bring you to your own private getaway. A Boat Ramp and Park less than 100 yards from your home. Plenty of Fishing, snorkeling, tubing, boating and exploring many of the Worlds most Clear Springs close by, or just enjoy watching the river roll by. Fall and Winter brings building Fires outside under your large back Covered Patio, or cozying up in front of your huge Stone Fireplace. Interior of home includes an amazing gourmet Kitchen, teak wood floors throughout, outdoor heated shower, Furnishings are negotiable at time of Contract.

Tammy Bryan , Compass Realty of North Florida

0.46 ACRES
2337 SQ FT
4.3 Acres on Lake Jeffords (WL - 112)

Hawthorne, Alachua County, Florida

This is the ideal location for your dream home! This large 4.3 acre lot is located on Lake Jeffords in the beautiful Lake Shore Gardens Community. Along the road is about 3 acres of high and dry land, the remainder is protected wetlands that will require a boardwalk down to the water. This property is ready to become a great spot for your new home. (WL-112)

Ronald Blake , CB Isaac Realty

4.00 ACRES
Marsh Front and Strong Intracoastal View Coach Home.

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida

The views don’t get much better than this from this marsh front and strong Intracoastal view coach home. Built in 2018 and offering 3bd/2.5ba, this property has a spacious 2,171 square feet of heated and cooled space, is concrete block, has an attached 2 car garage, a covered lanai with extended paver patio, a screened and tempered glass balcony porch and both with beautiful views to enjoy year round. On the interior, you will find a spacious master suite with Intracoastal and marsh views, trey ceilings with crown molding, large walk in closet, master bathroom with double vanity, walk in shower and separate garden tub, and a kitchen with lots of cabinetry and quartz countertops. Additionally, there are hardwood floors throughout the main living area upstairs, tile floors downstairs, custom window treatments, upgraded lighting and fans throughout, lots of storage under the stairs and an additional closet that is ready for an elevator installation but is great storage until then. Extra features include neutral coastal interior colors, crown molding, high impact windows, the ½ bath is plumbed to be a full bath, and low association fees that include your lawn maintenance! Located in the very private and quiet community of Sunset Point on an exception lot with beautiful views and tons of privacy. All located on Anastasia Island and minutes away from the white sand beaches of St. Augustine Beach, historic downtown, the St. Augustine Amphitheater, Anastasia St. Park, Lighthouse, restaurants and shopping.

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.21 ACRES
2171 SQ FT
Custom Lake Front Home with Dock and Boat Lift on Exclusive Skiing Lake

Altamonte Springs, Seminole County, Florida

This Custom-Built, Mediterranean-Style Lakefront Pool home has it all! Situated on 2 acres and nestled in the enclave of Prima Vera Cove, this 5 bed/5.5 bath estate is front & center on one of the best Exclusive Skiing Lakes in Central Florida. With close to 1 million in recent Upgrades, including: New Dock with Boat & Jet Ski Lifts, Upgraded Kitchen, Fresh Interior & Exterior Paint, New Outdoor Kitchen showcasing a Leather Granite Bar-Top, Custom Stone Base, & High End Appliances, this home is perfect for entertaining on a grand scale! Upon entering you'll notice Soaring Coffered Ceilings, Elegant 24inch Travertine Tile, Hardwood Flooring, & Scenic Lake Views from every angle! The Upgraded Gourmet Kitchen is a chef’s dream, featuring New Granite Counter Tops, Updated Custom Cabinets, Six Burner Gas Cooktop, Stainless Steel Appliances, Working Island, and even a Private Refrigerated Wine Room. The Master Suite leaves nothing to be desired, boasting an Exquisite Master Bath, Expansive Closet, Home Gym, built-in Amantii Fire & Ice Fireplace, & French Doors that lead onto the Covered Lanai, which stretches the length of the entire home. As you explore, upstairs you’ll discover the Bonus Game Room & additional Private Theater, complete with 106inch Screen & Reclining Movie Chairs, providing entertainment for hours! Relax with Family & Friends watching the game at your Outdoor Kitchen, cool off in the Pristine Salt Water Pool, or take the boat out and enjoy the sunset-views over a serene Spring Lake. Near Downtown Orlando, Attractions, & Beaches -this is the Prime Location to call your new home.

ERIC BOYER , Charles Rutenberg Realty

2.00 ACRES
6576 SQ FT
Lakefront Home in guard gated community of Waterford Pointe on Lake Roberts

Windermere, Orange County, Florida

Be captivated by this lakefront custom home in the upscale, 24 hour guard gated community of Waterford Pointe. Enter into a 4,298 square feet one-level home with a loft, 3-car garage, and built-in storm safe room. This home sits on a generous 1+ acre lot with 181 feet of water frontage. The interior of the home enjoys 3 bedrooms with the 4th bedroom doubling as an office and a Florida sunroom with electric remote shades. Almost every room has a picturesque view of Lake Roberts and the views continue past the enclosed pool with a spa and boat dock. To complete this property, the yard is lined with fruit trees that compliment the Florida lifestyle.

Rema Perras , Realty Executives Orlando

2.00 ACRES
4298 SQ FT
Custom 3 Year Old Home with Water Access in Queen's Harbour Yacht and CC!

Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida

Fabulous home on tidal waterway with the ability to install boat or jet ski Dock for access to the Intracoastal Waterway, (Pablo Creek) and beyond. This home has soaring two story ceilings in the Great Room and Dining Room! Wonderful Kitchen with white cabinets, stainless appliances, double ovens, center island with vegetable sink, counter height breakfast bar, 5 burner gas range.Huge walk-in Pantry and Desk area.First floor master with beautiful bath and stand alone Tub. First floor office/5th bedroom with full bath opening to pool area. Breakfast/ Family Room off kitchen. Upstairs: 3 bedrooms each with their own en suite bath, Landing for desk area and Balcony. Pool recently installed with Spa and travertine decking. , Screen without panels across the back to take in the view. Covered lanai and Summer Kitchen! LOOK AT INTERACTIVE VIDEO OF HOME! AMAZING!

Sharon McEleny , Watson Realty Corp Realtors

1.09 ACRES
3848 SQ FT
Penthouse Views of Charlotte Harbor and Sunsets!

Punta Gorda, Lee County, Florida

The view is spectacular from this top floor Penthouse unit! With a changing backdrop of boats coming in and out of the Marina channel, you’ll have a daily display of the best of our Florida waterfront. Relax on the lanai in this southern exposure setting and watch the beauty of Charlotte Harbor – see all the way to the islands of Boca Grande and Cayo Costa from here! Inside you’ll be surrounded by stunning upgrades including gorgeous hardwood flooring in the great room and den, cherry cabinets, mosaic backsplash, and granite counters in the kitchen, crown molding, upgraded master bath, plantation shutters, upgraded fans and fixtures and even a tiled lanai floor. Extras everywhere! And Penthouse ceilings are higher than other floors. The den/office features a wonderful Murphy bed/desk and bookcase combination – perfect for a home office but always ready for overnight guests. The spacious master suite also has wonderful views overlooking the Marina from a large window and the full-size sliders that lead to the lanai! Everywhere you look in this fabulous residence, you’ll find finishes and furnishings that are top of the line! Here’s a bonus - the AC system is completely repaired or replaced by the Association if it fails! Rarely will you find a Penthouse unit with such a tremendous view, unparalleled updates and completely Turnkey Furnished so you can move right in! Come to Burnt Store Marina - a gated private community with fast deep-water Gulf access, 3 restaurants, 27 hole golf course, Linkside Clubhouse, Tennis, Pickle Ball and Fitness Club, Yacht Club and Freedom Boat Club and live in Grande Isle for a luxury lifestyle, Harbor views and the finest amenities in the Marina. Don't spend another winter in the cold!

Sandi Stricklin , Century 21 Sunbelt Realty

0.00 ACRES
1795 SQ FT
Private 8 Acre Bay Front Estate

Saint George Island, Franklin County, Florida

Acres of Willow Pond - Unbelievable investment opportunity! Private 8 acre estate on St. George Island featuring a 6 bedroom/4 bath bay front home with boat dock, 4 additional bay front lots, 3 gulf/bay view lots & a common area.. Enjoy your own private island compound or develop the remaining acreage. Ground level entry features sitting area, 2 bedrooms & full bath. Elevator services all levels of the home. Large open kitchen/dining/living area on 2nd level. Also on 2nd level - master bedroom with en-suite, additional bedroom with Murphy bed, shared bath & large laundry room. Enter a covered deck from either the dining area or living area to enjoy bay breezes & incredible sunsets over the bay. 3rd level of home features a master bedroom with large master bath with tile shower. Additional bedroom with bunk beds and 1/2 bath. Private bay view deck off master.

Mary Seymour , Seymour Realty of St. George Island

8.00 ACRES
2153 SQ FT

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