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

 
$769,500
Gorgeous Waterfront Custom Built Hand Crafted home situated on 5 beautiful acres

Deltona, Volusia County, Florida


Gorgeous Waterfront Custom Built Hand Crafted home situated on 5 beautiful acres with 400 ft. of Lake Frontage on Lake Bethel a private spring fed 300 plus Acre Lake. From the moment you walk in you will be amazed at the workmanship. This 3 story home features an open floor plan, 5 bedrooms 3 1/2 baths. There is a full bath on each floor. Two master suites one on the first floor and one on the second floor. The Custom Kitchen is absolutely amazing you will surely enjoy spending time in this kitchen it comes complete with double ovens, built in microwave drawer, cook Top Island, and custom 52 in. cabinets with pot drawers. French doors lead out to the 3800 sq. ft. of wrap around deck/porch with an outdoor wet bar and cook station perfect for entertaining. A few other interior features include a central vacuum system, Pella windows with built in blinds, and 2 laundry rooms. The property is completely fenced and features a fishing dock, with several fenced pastures, several out buildings, to include a 576 Sq. ft. two story fishing cabin, 2 separate power meters one for the home and one for a business, plus an RV Hookup, Two of the pastures are set up for goats with shelters zoned Agricultural. This home is nestled in the country on a beautiful scenic drive yet within walking distance to the Rails to Trails walking/bike path and Lake Monroe Preserve. Easy access to SR 415, E Lake Mary Blvd, 417, and The Orlando Sanford International Airport. Just 30 mins to the beaches. This home is truly a must see to appreciate. Inquire for more details!

Kimberly Laney , Florida Realty Investments

5.10 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
5184 SQ FT
 
$400,000
Ocean Palms Lake Front Beauty

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida


Lakefront Beauty! Located on the largest lake in Ocean Palms, sits this 3bd/2ba plus spacious craft room home. Offering 1,950 square feet of heated and cooled space, this home has been meticulously maintained, offers lake views from most rooms, and has many upgrades from the new kitchen with custom, slow close cabinetry, decorative cabinetry with lighting, double oven, quiet Bosch dishwasher, fantastic spice drawer to the renovated master bathroom with extended tile shower and quartz vanity countertops. Additional features include a new paver driveway, new roof in December 2017, newer screening on the screened lanai with spa and lake views, and a freshly painted exterior 2 years ago. The craft room is wonderful for any kind of crafting, and filled with natural light, would make a great artist studio. Lawn care is included in your association fees making this a truly low maintenance home and the furniture is available separately. Located in the gated community of Ocean Palms where there is a community dock to enjoy the sunsets on the Intracoastal, community pool and spa, park with picnic area, and is minutes to the beautiful white sand beach that St. Augustine is so famous for.

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.13 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1950 SQ FT
 
$259,900
3 / 2 LAKE BROOKLYN HOME

Keystone Heights, Clay County, Florida


This 3 bedroom 2 bath home offers room for everyone and includes a wrap-around covered porch overlooking Lake Brooklyn, open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet's, large kitchen featuring custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances and a work shop for the man of the house. Construction highlights include solid core doors, highly insulated walls throughout home including porch and ceiling, wood and ceramic floors in the living areas, over-sized garage and a circular drive. Located only minuets from Gainesville & Jacksonville this is the perfect rural setting to live that tranquil lakefront county life you've been dreaming of. (WH-274)

Ronald Blake , CB Isaac Realty

1.07 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1996 SQ FT
 
$495,000
Pristine Ocean Front Home Site Backing to Tidal Creek and Marsh

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida


Pristine ocean front home site, that is 1.35 acres, backing to the marsh with nearby tidal creek. Nature is all around with views of the ocean, marsh, tidal creek, Summer Haven River and Intracoastal! One of the most unique locations in all of St. Johns county and located on a non-driving beach. Become one with nature and build the home of your dreams. Local oceanfront construction experts Brandon Construction LLC are readily available for consultation and project development services on this property.  Conceptual drawings and floorplans coming soon.  (www.brandonbuilding.com / 904-757-7010 / CBC1256028)

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

1.35 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$350,000
Rooks Bluff Fish Camp

Ponce de Leon, Walton County, Florida


2000' of waterfront on the Choctawhatchee River. ''ROOKS BLUFF FISH CAMP'' is one of the few remaining privately owned tracts fronting the Choctawhatchee River. Yo are a 7 mile boat ride to the Bay. This is the last boat ramp before Ebro Launch. Improvements include 3 wells, 1 ARTESIAN WELL, concrete boat launch, power & water in small camping area adjacent to boat launch for RV/camper use, 2 septic tanks, mobile home and outbuildings. You could do so much with this land. Open a hunting reserve or a fish camp or build yourself a nice little community and have all your family living on the river with you. Watch the flowing water from the hilltop setting of this property. (some subject to a 30' access easement for neighboring properties to access boat launch), All measurements are approx

Joel Jadofsky , Keller Williams Success Realty

16.10 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,600,000
Gulf Front Building - 3 Units $1,600,000 Redington Shores, FL

Redington Shores, Pinellas County, Florida


3 Story Direct Gulf Front Property with over 2638 Sq Ft…. Building consists of 3 floors. Built 2005 - Solid Block up to roof line with Auger Cast Concrete & Steel Pilings with 30 year Metal Roof. Currently zoned as 2 Condominiums with Lower level consisting of - 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath 940 SQ FT with a Gulf Front Balcony, Fully Furnished & Equipped Plus Private Elevator #1…. Upper Level consists of Two floors with separate entrances - total 4 Bedroom / 3 Bath 1704 SQ FT with 2 Gulf Front Balconies, Fully Furnished & Equipped Plus Private Elevator #2…… Great family vacation property with 3 separate floors of living. Perfect 1031 Tax Exchange Property or Partnership Purchase.. Multiple uses as a weekly rental.. Firm Ask Price of $1,600,000. Great Gulf Front Building at a fantastic price…CALL ROGER HOGAN (727) 460-4329 WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

Roger Hogan , Coldwell Banker Sun Vista Realty

0.15 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
2650 SQ FT
 
$1,595,000
16.20 Acre West Lake Toho Estate!

Saint Cloud, Osceola County, Florida


16.20 Acres, 25 ft x 75 ft. Air Conditioned Building /Barn for RV Storage, Boat Storage, Motor Coach Storage, etc. Recently added $100K + 700 ft dock with two tiered boathouse. Heated Pool with private decorated fence. Stocked fishing pond, Fenced for horses and cattle, etc. Florida Turnpike 5 miles.

Linda Goodwin-Nichols, Broker, CRS,GRI , Goodwin Realty & Associates, Inc.

16.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4494 SQ FT
 
$169,000
Spacious home with its own boat landing on great fishing water.

Vernon, Washington County, Florida


This home is awesome and on 4 lots on Holmes Creek with its own boat landing. Would you like to get away for some quiet time on the water, but not be right on the beach? This is your spot. This is a great little community where all of the neighbors look out for each other. Many take their boats out and have family fun time. There are several springs in the creek where you can boat out and see straight to the bottom, clear as could be. You can ride all the way down to the Bay from here with some great fishing. It is close to Ebro. You are about a 25 minute ride to the beach. This awesome place used have 4 bedrooms. The owners decided to take everything out of the downstairs except the bathroom and open it up into a great room. The upstairs has 2 bedrooms and a bath.

Joel Jadofsky , Keller Williams Success Realty

0.23 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1600 SQ FT
 
$114,900
Grassy Point Estates Oversized Corner Lot!

Port Charlotte, Charlotte County, Florida


"GRASSY POINT ESTATES" This beautiful Harbor Front Community with 24 hour security and a guard at the gate is perfect for building your new home! This spacious corner lot includes some views of Charlotte Harbor and has a deeded boat slip per community management. Deeded boat slip C-24 for boats up to 14 ft wide x 38 ft long with electric and water. New decking this year. Beautifully landscaped streets offer a safe secure community ideal for walking, biking and raising a family. Only 100 fee to Charlotte Harbor and 19 miles to Boca Grande Pass. Great location with easy access and minutes away from shopping, fine dining, world class fishing, premier golf courses and area beaches.

Kathi Obendorfer , Keller Williams Realty Gold

0.46 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$400,000
Harbor, Intracoastal, and Marsh Views from this Camachee Cove Condo

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida


Located in beautiful Camachee Cove sits this 2bd/2ba end unit condo with beautiful harbor, Intracoastal and marsh views. Located in a high-rise building with elevator access, this 3rd floor unit, has a spacious 1,519 square feet, has no one living above and offers water or marsh views from every room in the unit! The spacious living room has a wet bar and both the living room and master bedroom offer access to the large screened lanai. Dining room and kitchen each offer beautiful marsh views to the west, the condo was recently replumbed, and there is an extra storage locker on the first floor. Additionally, boat slip assurance is guaranteed for any new owner and there is a lovely community pool with water views. Located minutes to downtown St. Augustine or head over the Vilano Bridge to the beach and new Publix grocery store!

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1519 SQ FT

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