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

Magnificent Canal Front Home with Easy Access and Views of Intracoastal

Palm Coast, Flagler County, Florida

Stunning is an understatement when viewing this custom built concrete block home on one of the best lots in Harbor Village Marina. Offering stunning views of the Intracoastal so you can watch the beautiful boats go by, yet a few houses in on a very wide canal with long views straight down the canal, and located across the street from a private preserve. The home was built in 2014 by a builder/owner so no detail was left undone. Offering 4bedroom, 3 full bath, and 2 half baths, there is an elevator to all floors, and the ability to add additional square footage, whether you want a game room, in law suite or whatever your needs require. The finishes are amazing from the kitchen with large island with custom granite top all made of one slab, to the top of the line appliances and the Busby slow close cabinetry throughout. There is travertine flooring throughout the home, with beautiful wood stairs with wrought iron railing, the plumbing and lighting fixtures are all top notch and are visual works of art, the bathroom countertops are onyx, and the 3rd floor is one large master suite. Additionally, there are wrap around porches to enjoy the outdoors, an oversized 2 car garage, a paver driveway with extra parking, a boatlift can easily be installed for your boat, and it is all located in a gated community where association fees are low and the lawn maintenance is included.

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.17 ACRES
3382 SQ FT
Bay Front Condo

Englewood, Charlotte County, Florida

DIRECT BAY VIEW from this beautifully furnished and updated 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo located in Sandpiper Key. Tiled front entry welcomes you into the gorgeous kitchen with Granite countertops, wood cabinetry, stainless appliances, track lighting, breakfast bar, tile flooring and opens to the large living room with a ceiling fan, mirrored wall & carpeted flooring. Relax on your gorgeous enclosed lanai while enjoying the breathtaking view of Lemon Bay. Master bedroom has a walk-in closet, ceiling fan, utility closet with washer/dryer, sliding glass doors to the Florida room and an en-suite with wood vanity, Granite top, extra cabinetry, tile flooring, separate commode and Travertine tile shower. Guest bedroom has a ceiling fan, wall closet & carpeted flooring. Guest bath has tile flooring and combination tub/shower. Assigned under building parking & storage area, close to the elevators. The Sandpiper Key Condominiums offers two heated pools with view of Lemon Bay, clubhouse with activities, beautiful landscaping, cook out area with both gas & charcoal grills, picnic area and Kayak launch from this building. You can store your kayak in the garage area in front of your car. Lemon Bay offers some of the best fishing and boating in the area. If you are into boating there are privately owned boat docks just across the road for rent or purchase. Take a short stroll to the Gulf of Mexico! Located near area beaches, world class fishing & 5 premier golf courses. Live the Florida lifestyle.

Kathi Obendorfer , Keller Williams Realty Gold

0.00 ACRES
1070 SQ FT
Lake Front Beauty in Golf Course Community Close to the Beach

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida

Lakefront Beauty! Located in Marsh Creek Golf and Country Club, on Anastasia Island, sits this 3bd/2ba patio home with southern exposure on one of the best lakefront lots. Offering an extended screened and tiled lanai to take in the lake views and to observe the abundance of wildlife from the birds to the turtles and otters. The house has been lovingly maintained with a beautifully renovated kitchen to include granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, wood floors throughout the main living area, a custom built in entertainment center and new French doors leading to the lanai added to the living room, a fireplace, and most rooms offering lake views. Additionally, there is an office off the garage, a new paver driveway, new A/C, and new water heater. This low maintenance property has the lawn, fertilizing, and irrigation taken care of by the association making it a great lock and leave property for those who travel and/or want a 2nd home.

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.19 ACRES
2023 SQ FT

East Palatka, Putnam County, Florida

It's all about the view! Enjoy it from most rooms of the home. Vaulted ceiling great room has wood burning stone fireplace, beamed ceiling, riverside open porch. Remodeled kitchen has new wood cabinets with granite counter tops, 5 burner range with hood vent, dishwasher, wall oven & microwave. New vinyl plank flooring in most rooms, new Pella fiberglass windows. Utility has all new cabinets. Large owner's bedroom has walk-in closet. Bath has tub and tiled walk-in shower. Guest Bath has tiled walk-in shower and new vanity. Fish the Bass Capital-The St. Johns River & Deep Creek which is located one lot away. Lot is 125' wide lot with unique meandering shoreline with concrete bag bulkhead. Other amenities include Water to Air CHA, solar water heater, large 2 car garage with floored attic storage, chain-linked fenced pet area, Artisan well, oversized concrete driveway, sprinkler system, water aerator, Subzero refrigerator/freezer. Conveniently located to St. Augustine.

Ronald Blake , CB Isaac Realty

0.94 ACRES
1943 SQ FT
Unique Gated Waterfront Home

Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida

Unique small gated waterfront community just minutes from downtown Jacksonville or Fernandina/Amelia Island! Water views from so many rooms! Spacious 4 bedroom floor plan upstairs plus downstairs in-law suite complete with full kitchen, living room with gas fireplace, bedroom & full bath. Lovely front entry opens to tiled foyer, formal dining room with decorative columns, separate office or library with french doors and family room with gas fireplace, wet bar and french doors out to the covered wood deck with great water views. Updated kitchen has custom cabinets, granite, copper range hood, stainless appliances including wine chiller & separate breakfast room. Master suite has gas fireplace & french doors to wood decks plus updated master bath. New wood flooring, new A/C unit, upgraded ceiling fans, recessed lighting & more!

Randy Martin, P.A. , Watson Realty Corp

0.61 ACRES
3822 SQ FT
Best Waterfront View on the St. John’s River!

Geneva, Seminole County, Florida

Bring your boat and live like you are on vacation everyday! 100 feet on the beautiful St. Johns River with all the water has to offer. 310 miles of fishing, boating and living the Old Florida Riverfront Lifestyle The home has been completely renovated, with a 45x9 feet enclosed patio to enjoy those relaxing evenings on the water. The property has a barn and a detached workshop with plenty of room for projects. The boathouse is covered with a remote control lift perfect for boating enthusiasts. This property or the road did not flood during the recent storms. You will love the million dollar view, it's a great place to call home, retire or as a weekend getaway. Must see this riverfront charmer.

Paula Billingsley , Seminole Woods Realty Inc.

0.97 ACRES
1240 SQ FT
Lovely Lake Broward!

Pomona Park, Putnam County, Florida

Bring your water toys and enjoy this 4.3 acres with 181' on lovely Lake Broward in Putnam County Florida. This 4 bedroom / 3 full bath 2003 mobile home in Pomona Park offers a quiet, country setting. Detached 2 car garage and storage shed. Don't miss your opportunity to live in this peaceful setting. NO HOA fee's.

Diane Brown , Watson Realty Corp.

4.30 ACRES
2400 SQ FT
Waterfront Lots(6) plus Building plus Business - Turn Key Operation

Hernando Beach, Hernando County, Florida

Superb Restaurant, Banquet Hall, Tiki Bar and Night Club situated on 6 waterfront lots (360' waterfront) on the main thoroughfare in Hernando Beach. Indoor dining rooms, banquet hall, indoor full bar, indoor Tiki Bar overlooking the water, an outside patio area and an immaculate, fully equipped kitchen. This restaurant was featured on Emeril Lagasse's cooking show. Emeril loved the food, owners and staff, giving R Beach the the coveted ''2 thumbs up''. Traffic count 8096 cpd. This business has many possibilities, above and beyond its current profitable operations. Turn Key Opportunity.

Kevin Landry , Dennis Realty & Investment Corporation | Team Landry Real Estate Group

1.00 ACRES
5698 SQ FT
Superior Location ~ Splendid Home - Check out this opportunity!

Spring Hill, Hernando County, Florida

Exquisite waterfront pool home, situated on almost 3/4 acre overlooking Hunters Lake. A perfect home for the buyer who wants a private setting, breathtaking views and a home where nature abounds! Immaculate and well maintained, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home features a dining room, living room, family room, a master en suite, an office/bonus room, eat-in kitchen, breakfast nook, screened entry porch, large covered lanai and screen enclosed in ground pool. Add to that a fireplace, loads of sliders for tons of natural light, large indoor laundry room, central vacuum, walk-in closets, and heaps more, you'll have to see to believe! Call today for a private showing of this awesome lakefront home designed for indoor and year-round outdoor living. No HOA, and in an outstanding residential area.

Kevin Landry , Dennis Realty & Investment Corporation | Team Landry Real Estate Group

0.73 ACRES
2524 SQ FT
Gorgeous Lake Santa Fe Home

Melrose, Bradford County, Florida

Lake Santa Fe- Gorgeous lake views right from the comfort of your living room on one of Florida's premier recreational lakes. This brick home sits right on the lake and offers 2 bedroom, two baths, fireplace, screened porch, large windows for great lake views, two car garage, fenced yard and a great dock with boat lift. Situated on the east side of this beautiful lake the sunsets are awesome and creates a peaceful, tranquil surrounding to escape from the hustle of the city life. So, if your ready to slow the pace a bit, come check out the Lake Region and this fantastic opportunity to live and play right on the water.

Ronald Blake , CB Isaac Realty

0.60 ACRES
1500 SQ FT

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