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

 
$465,000
Aloha Towers

Indian Shores, Pinellas County, Florida


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.... 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
 
$69,900
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
 
$1,974,000
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 (tbd) may be available to qualified party.

Steven Zimmerman , Tropical Life Realty

14.90 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$695,000
3 story 5,500sf FEMA Compliant Canal front 5 Bed (3 ensuite) 5 Bath Pool home

New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida


Bring the Boat ... and the In-Laws ... there's plenty of room ! You will love this custom built contemporary ! Enjoy the safety and security of a True 3 Story Waterfront Pool Home with Private Dock and 10,000 pound boat lift providing direct access to Florida's Gulf of Mexico. 5,500 square feet of true heated & cooled Living Area ... and its All FEMA Compliant And Insurable ! 5 Bedrooms (3 are En-Suite !), 5 Full Bathrooms, an Owners Office, 2 Gas Fireplaces (Master Bedroom and a double-sided Formal Living to Family Room), a second In-Law/Pool Kitchen, a true 3 Car Garage (no jockeying cars every day with those tandem-garages). Over 2,000 square feet of Concrete, covered and screened exterior porches ... the list goes on. Don't be misled by those Non FEMA Compliant / Building Code Violation / lower 'bonus' rooms ! A 1 year Home Warranty is being provided by Seller. Community Amenities include: Waterfront Clubhouse, heated pool & jacuzzi, sauna, lighted tennis courts ... and then there's our Community's Private Gulf front Beach Club ! Motivated Seller to review all reasonable offers with proof of funds/lenders approval (as they've already started moving in to their replacement home). Private showings are available by appointment only (with 2 hr min please). Never flooded and undamaged by either Hurricane Irma or Michael !

Steven Zimmerman , Tropical Life Realty

0.39 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
5500 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
 
$547,000
Deep water canal & Gulf views - 2,400sf 3 bed 2 full bath cul - de - sac home

New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida


Have you been seeking that 'old Florida' feeling of open water & Gulf breezes ? Then come and enjoy how the pride of ownership shows in this spacious 2,400 square foot living, 3 bedroom (multi-split), 2 full bathroom waterfront and partial Gulf view home - used only as a vacation home for the past dozen years. You will love the grand vaulted formal living room with wood burning fireplace, updated kitchen with all new cabinetry, new granite, and new appliances (all in 2016) and the abundance of double pained windows and slider doors providing both security and the Western and Northern water views for years of sunsets to come. An oversized, near quarter-acre, one off the end of the Cul-de-Sac lot, with an estimated 80+ feet of seawall, ready for all your water toys, and providing you direct (no bridges) access to the Gulf of Mexico. Community Amenities include; a waterfront clubhouse, heated pool, tennis courts, and boat ramp. Also available to join is our community’s Yacht Club* and Private Gulf front Beach Club*

Steven Zimmerman , Tropical Life Realty

0.24 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2396 SQ FT
 
$419,900
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
 
$320,000
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 (tbd) may be available to qualified party.

Steven Zimmerman , Tropical Life Realty

4.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
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$259,900
Gulf view 3 / 2 condo - just totally remodeled

New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida


New Paint, New Flooring, New Appliances, New Granite ! If you seek Florida's full-time or snowbird lifestyle at its best, then this 1,500 square foot living Gulf view 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom condo is for you ! Welcome to SeaView Place, located within the Coastal Community of Gulf Harbors on Florida’s Gulf of Mexico … with our own Private Gulf front Beach ! Newer construction (2008) & Hurricane Rated. On-site Amenities including; Heated Pool & Jacuzzi, Cabanas & Gas BBQ Grills, State of the Art Gym with separate men’s & woman’s full bathrooms including showers and Saunas, a Business Center with Lenders Library, a Pool’s view Clubroom with terrace, Serving Kitchen, and Big Screen Tv ! Maintenance Includes: Spectrum (formerly Brighthouse) Basic Cable, Recreation Facility (owned), Heated Pool & Jacuzzi, Building Exterior, Building Insurance, Building Flood Insurance, Roof, Escrow Reserves, Ground Maintenance, an On-site Building Manager, Security (maned & video), Trash Removal, Water & Sewer. HOA $449mo. 2018 Taxes $2,317. Private Gulf Harbors Beach Club Membership $157yr.

Steven Zimmerman , Tropical Life Realty

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1500 SQ FT
 
$1,195,000
Large Lake Front Estate Home on 3 Acres of Land

Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida


Looking for your own gated, lake front, oasis with no HOA or Deed Restrictions? This Custom built block home with cedar wood siding boasts over 5,000 square feet of living space and is surrounded by beautiful landscaping with towering palms, citrus trees and magnolia trees. The private gated entryway leads to some of the most beautifully landscaped settings. There is a brick-walled rose garden for added beauty. With approximately 300 feet of sparkling lake frontage you will be taken back by the peaceful and serene views of the water. This private estate sits on 3.37 acres of land. Together, this home and land create some of the most breathtaking views to be found in Central Florida both inside and out. The kitchen has been recently upgraded to include granite counter tops. The guest house is suitable for in-law suite, professional quarters, or guest quarters. The custom designed 29 foot cedar wood ceilings and double-sided flagstone fireplace are unlike any you will find. The home's natural lighting through the custom Pella windows are beyond compare and provide picturesque views of the 556 acre lake Winterset and the beautiful entryway landscaping. The Irrigation well pump was replaced in 2018.

Craig Burke , Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

3.23 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
5069 SQ FT

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