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

 
$199,900
Nearly 8 Acres

Steinhatchee, Dixie County, Florida


Nearly 8 acres with about 273 ft of river frontage. Property borders state management area (no neighbors on north side). Lots of Granddaddy Oaks and other hardwoods. Natural marsh area. Abundant wild life. Property has septic, power and two wells. Older RV included but hold no value.

Pamela Wessels , Anchor Trust Properties

7.90 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$2,080,000
26 Gulf access townhome lots, level with all underground utilities

New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida


Attention Developers - NO Moratorium Here ! Gated with Gulf access ! Package of 26 available townhome lots, level with all underground utilities in place. The Reserve at Sea Forest is an established maintenance-free Mediterranean Style community located within the sought-after coastal family and boating community of Gulf Harbors, just North of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, on Florida's Gulf of Mexico. Existing Community amenities include; a waterfront clubhouse with chief's kitchen, heated pool and jacuzzi, sauna, lighted tennis courts, private boat ramp, and member's only Gulf front beach club. Seller-financing available; 15% down, with a 5 year interest-only balloon mortgage at 5% with no pre-payment penalty. Discount available for quick close.

Steven Zimmerman , Tropical Life Realty

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
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$525,000
Gorgeous, updated gulf access pool home with dock and covered boat lift

Port Charlotte, Charlotte County, Florida


Absolutely gorgeous gulf access, 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home! Nothing has been spared here! The screened, double door entry invites you to into this completely updated, split plan home that provides the epidemy of living the Florida lifestyle! The large kitchen is a chef's dream with solid wood raised panel cabinetry, granite counters, custom under mount sink, glass tile backsplash and top of the line stainless appliances. There is even a pocket pass through for ease of entertaining on the lanai. With sliders from the master bedroom, dining room and dinette area, you'll be have access to the huge 13 x 35 lanai, newly refinished heated pool and out to the view of the Apollo waterway. All bedrooms have walk in closets. The ensuite master bedroom features 2 walk in closets, a large bathroom with double sinks and walk in shower plus a garden tub. The second bath has access to the lanai area, also. Step outside and walk down to the waterfront where you will find a 78 x 13 paver patio,plus a 22 x 8 wood dock (pilings have recently been wrapped), and a 4,500 lb. covered boat lift. You are approximately 10 minutes to open water. Some additional updates include: A/C in 2018, entire overhead repipe in 2018, whole house serge protector, garage screen doors, lanai fans. Nothing needs to be done here...your new Florida home is just waiting for you to move right in.

Shellee Guinta , Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty

0.23 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2116 SQ FT
 
$1,165,000
Magnificent Waterfront Views from this Gorgeous Unit !

North Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida


Enjoy breathtaking Marina and Bay views from this gorgeous 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom condo in The Reserve at Marina Palms. Some Building Amenities are wave runner, kid's park & play room, teen lounge, clubhouse, News Cafe, conference room, spa with sauna and steam room, state of the art fitness center and infinity-edge pool overlooking the bay. This is the perfect home for live in Miami !

Carmen Galindez, PA , Weichert Realtors - Capella Estate

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1904 SQ FT
 
$219,000

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Furnished 2 / 2 pool view condo @ $219k w / opt boat slip @ $50k

New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida


Furnished 1,146 square foot living 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom with in-side full sized washer/dryer. Oversized & screened 280 square foot terrace providing pool views. Under-building assigned parking spot. Also available for an additional cost, neighboring Dockside at Gulf Landings Slip # 29 with at dock water & electric at $50k - Not available for separate purchase. // E-mailed Highest & Best Offers with with Proof of Funds should be received by no later than Friday, May 7th at 5pm to be reviewed with seller Saturday, May 8th. // Buyer's Agent to verify all Association & County Restrictions. // HOA Fees: Heather Cove $431.00 monthly - includes; escrow reserve fund, building insurance, flood insurance, maintenance exterior, maintenance grounds, pool, cable, high speed internet, water, sewer and trash. / Gulf Landings Association 58.00 monthly - includes; waterfront clubhouse, heated pool and jacuzzi, sauna, lighted tennis courts, boat ramp. / Dockside at Gulf Landings $64 monthly - includes; gated entry, video security, water and electric. / Gulf Harbors Beach Club 156.00 Annually - includes; private Gulf front beach.

Steven Zimmerman , Tropical Life Realty

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1146 SQ FT
 
$790,000
Gorgeous Bay View Apartment in the Brickell Bay area.

Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida


Gorgeous 2/2 corner apartment with magnificent view to bay and the city located on Brickell Ave, only three minutes away from Key Biscayne. The living area is 1460 sq ft plus the open balcony with 300 sq ft as per developer. The apartment has been completed remodeled with square modern ceiling lights, new appliances top of the line, all impact glass with motorized shades on the living room, kitchen, dining, and master bedroom. The two bedrooms have walking closets very well designed. The master suite has view to the bay, 2 walking closets and a double sink vanity with gray quartz top plus a shower. The open concept kitchen gives you a nice view to the bay with quartz countertops and a lovely granite counter to place bar stools and have nice coffee enjoying the view. The gated complex has great amenities, including a big pool, 5 tennis courts, 3 handballs courts, gym, BBQ area, valet parking, 24 hr. security, small coffee shop, barber shop and store on the main lobby area. This is a lovely and very well-maintained apartment!

Marta I. Carvajalino , The Keyes Company

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1460 SQ FT
 
$623,000
Fantastic Waterfront Property Welaka FL

Welaka, Putnam County, Florida


Stunning Waterfront Property! 2215sq ft 2/2.5 built in 2006 offers 2 covered docks 4 slips, main dock is roofed over 2 story with tiki bar, along with 11'x67' dock for yacht or houseboat dockage. 12x25' Detached shop with full bath, 2 car carport, 2 car garage & 20x30 garage full insulated ,full bath, and AC, 200 amp service. RV hookups, fire pit, summer kitchen, High bluff property, beautiful landscaping, Home offers: Custom Chefs Kitchen ,granite counter tops, custom cabinetry, gas stove top custom vented hood, built in oven ,dishwasher, soft close cabinetry doors, breakfast bar, vaulted ceilings , recessed lighting thru out, ceiling fans, dual zone HVAC, central vacuum, beautiful flooring, tile ,wood, carpets thru out, 2nd floor owners suite: solid wood floors, barn door, Lg walk in closet, bath jet tub, separate shower, dual vanities, along with 24'x13 great room with French doors leading to covered balcony area to enjoy the serenity of the waterfront. 1st floor bedroom offer full bath, and also a 1/2 bath in living area for guests, laundry room, detached garage thru covered breezeway has a separate office centrally H/C. Property has natural gas, on demand hot water heaters, 2 power services, and room to expand on this large property. Come enjoy the Beautiful Scenic Town of Welaka and enjoy all the Mighty St Johns River has to offer, world class fishing, boating, shrimping, crabbing, swimming and close to all the natural springs one of the last Old Florida Towns around. Plenty of room for all your Boats, RV & Cars A True Must See Property!

Carl Thompson , Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage

0.82 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2215 SQ FT
 
$239,900
Stunning 1.9 Acre Riverfront Property

Palatka, Putnam County, Florida


Beautiful Rare High Bluff Riverfront property, 1.9 acres in a very private and serene setting, beautiful treed drive entrance leading off of West River Rd. Cleared riverfront building site ready for construction of your new stately home. The property is also Bulk headed and offers stunning views. Come & enjoy all the that the mighty St Johns River has to offer, boating fishing, crabbing and more Located just minutes to US 17 for a quick commute to Green Cove Springs Palatka and surrounding areas Soon the new Outer Beltway System and bridge that is under construction now just south of Green Cove Springs will allow access to all North Florida .

Carl Thompson , Florida Homes Realty and Mortgage

1.90 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$995,000
One of A Kind 1925 Mediterean Home - Daytona Beach, Florida Beachside

Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida


Extraordinary Mediterranean Estate built c. 1925 lovingly restored on a barrier Island in Daytona Beach Florida. Located on a street with other 1920s homes, just magnificent and so close to the ocean and river. Extraordinary Mediterranean Estate built c. 1925 impeccably renovated with gorgeous architectural details. Secured by porches, courtyards, balconies, and patios and enclosed by lush gardens. The address is listed in the national registry of historic places and was showcased in the magazine "House Beautiful" in 1936 (the original copy on display in the home) Unparallel luxury a short walk to the beach or Halifax river on a barrier Island "Beachside" in Daytona Beach, Florida. You will be taken back to a later era in time when workmanship was exceptional. The original striking front door invites you into the interiors that radiate the elegance of the times. Entering the curved foyer, a breathtaking view of the Great Room with high wood ceilings, original wooden floors, fireplace, & views to the courtyard and gardens with statuesque bronze Lions, fountains, bamboo, and different species of tropical palms, and plants through the original doors of days gone past. There is also a green room with specialty orchards, bromeliads, a hot tub to relax. Beautiful automated lighting at night. Custom details: ceiling wood beams, lanterns, kitchen table with org. wood 1925, cabinetry and granites counter tops along with a custom made Copper Hood over the monogram 6 burner gas range top with warmer shelf, GE profile oven & a sharp Insight pro microwave, Fisher and Paykel DW. & a GE profile fridge, ice maker, wine cooler, TV, music system. There's a view to the courtyard gardens from multiple doors & a deck. A concave ceiling bath. The house has beautiful awnings with custom metal detail. Built-in the wall door shades. The cement tiled roof is beautiful and the drip edge placed with copper on the eves. The In-law suite has a private entrance Kitchen, BR, LRM, The Master BR has a pecky cypress ceiling (3rd BR also) walk-in closets, steam shower multi jets, laundry, wardrobe room. 1 BR has a fireplace, Jack & Jill bath to 3rd BR, 4th bedroom large. Carriage doors on garage original

Cindy Homfeld , Buy and Rent At The Beach Realty

0.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3599 SQ FT
 
$849,000
THUNDERBIRD LAKE GULF ACCESS SW CAPE 2001 BUILT 4 BDRMS POOL TILE ROOF

Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida


Amazing OPEN LIVING SPACE 3+Den or 4 bedroom Pool Home on THUNDERBIRD LAKE with EXPANSIVE WATERVIEWS, 124’ of Newer Composite Dock, 24 Pilings, 20k Lb Lift, Tiki Hut w/lighting & 2 Fish Viewing Portholes built into Dock-$80k value***All newly Pavered Driveway, Walkway, Pool Deck, Steps to Dock & Landscape Curbing***Interior and Exterior recently painted***New 4 pc Kit appliance package & new washer/dryer***Heated Pool w/LED Lights & Remote***3 Sets 8’ sliders w/2 pocketing***4 Hunter Douglas Electric Blinds w/ Remote***HVAC New in 2020***Security System & Camera***Volume Ceilings

CHRISTINE MILLION , Florida Complete Realty

24.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2428 SQ FT

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