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

 
$514,800
Duplex for sale across from ocean in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida


Directly across from the ocean. Desired north beach! Your opportunity to have a great property steps to the ocean just across from Esther beachfront park which is direct oceanfront. Build up for that ocean view like a lot of neighbors have. We are also selling a lot for 358800. MLS number 1061349. You can build a single-family and up to get that ocean view and across from Esther park. Walk to historical Flagler ave. Investor alert excellent rent potential long or short term. The duplex has 2 roomy efficiency apartments side by side with 2 full baths, 2 kitchenettes, and lovingly decorated in fun colored beach decor. Turn key ready to rent! Our rental seasons are long compared to most areas because of our beautiful weather in the fall and winter and the beaches keep us busy all throughout the summer with customers from all our surrounding areas. We are the closest beach to Orlando. Thinking of moving? Live in one and rent the other side out. The owner has a land parcel right next to the duplex that is also being sold separately MLS number (1061349) lots of different possibilities can be thought out. Examples building up or buying the lot and attaching the existing duplex. Looking for one home? Open the wall for access to the other side etc. You can use your imagination and have that beachside house you were always dreaming about. Esther Park has no buildings so get your ocean view think up. The home behind this duplex and on this street have done exactly that. All information is deemed to be reliable but is not guaranteed.

Cindy Homfeld , Buy and Rent At The Beach Realty

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
800 SQ FT
 
$449,900
Beachside House New Smyrna Beach on the only lagoon in town

New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida


: This central beach house has been newly renovated in 2018 and has a new master suite with a walk-in closet and a bathroom added on to the existing home built in 1965 to make it a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house. The master has a view of the water, the only lagoon in New Smyrna Beach. The 2nd and 3rd bedroom have a full bath located in between the 2 rooms. The new kitchen opens up to the living room and has counter seating, granite countertops, new appliances, and a door to the outside patio grill area. It has a cement pad that has already been engineered to build on if you would like to add a screened-in porch area. It has a fenced in back yard and a one car garage. The upgrades are a new roof, new roof on shed in back yard, new flooring, newly painted, new ceilings, new kitchen, new master suite, new bathroom, new granite counter in existing bath, new walk-in closet, new windows , new sliding glass doors, new kitchen and appliances, new fans, new water heater, new ac unit and a new motor on the garage door. The area is a close walk to the beach, Flagler ave, restaurants and shops. Located in a small beachside community with plenty of charm. If your thinking of relocating an awesome place to call your home. The house can also be rented monthly if you're an investor looking for a great potential gross investment. This area is a desired vacation spot. "All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed."

Cindy Homfeld , Buy and Rent At The Beach Realty

0.22 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1372 SQ FT
 
$1,559,896
MAGNIFICENT OCEAN FRONT VIEWS DAYTONA BEACH SHORES BARRIER ISLAND

Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida


FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY and RARELY available! Located on a beautiful Barrier Island on the central East Coast of Florida. Well designed to feature amazing oceanfront views from nearly every room in the home. Capturing the essence of the iconic Florida beach lifestyle, this amazing 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, Oceanfront Estate home has spectacular, panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean and boasts 100 feet of Ocean Frontage with almost a full acre of land in beautiful Daytona Beach Shores, Florida. This one of a kind home has the character that newly built homes lack. Dating back to 1952 the home has had extensive updating but has not lost any of its charms. The stylish iron double-gated entry opens to a view of palm trees winding down the peach stone-paved driveway with beautiful tropical landscaping and green grass. You will notice how much frontage this double lot offers to have the home set back so far from the street offering privacy and serenity to listen to the ocean. The foyer entry to the home shows the character of the 50s. With stunning Marble floors and a view to the impressive Great Room with light coastal wooden vaulted beamed ceilings, more marble flooring, a fireplace to warm up to and relax during our short winters. The windows take up the complete wall to see a full panoramic view of the ocean. The large Flatscreen fits nicely over the fireplace and has an oversized couch & other comfy armchairs with ottomans to relax and enjoy the ocean. Every room on the East side of the home has an ocean view. The open full kitchen has counter seating for four and a dining room with more views of the ocean. The large Master bedroom is located on the main floor with an en-suite bath and both oversized bedrooms 2 and 3 are on this main floor with a full Jack and Jill bath between them. The 4 BR is on the upper level along with a full bath. Many Upgrades Barrel roof and more. All information provided is deemed reliable but is NOT guaranteed

Cindy Homfeld , Buy and Rent At The Beach Realty

0.86 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
2920 SQ FT
 
$650,000
Waterfront Home on 5.21 acres under 10 minutes to New Smyrna Beach! No HOA

New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida


This Countryside home has it all. 5.21 acre parcel of land landscaped with palms and fruit trees with direct waterfront views of Cone Lake and a beautiful screened in pool area. The location is close to supermarkets, restaurants, shops and the beach in New Smyrna but also very private. The dining room has a fireplace to the large living room and is double sided. Sliding glass doors give you a view to the pool and lake and also from the large master bedroom with ensuite bath with double sinks , walk in closet. The kitchen has been totally upgraded with an island, granite top counters and high end stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors through out, new roof, pool, covered porch and enclosure are in excellent shape and have a waterfall with the lake in the background. A 2 car garage and a Security system. There are two paved driveways to the property that circle around the home with lots of parking. Come look at this home if you are looking to get away from it all but want to be close to a small, charming seaside town with beautiful beach's. Our population here is small around 27,500. We have great restaurants , shops, lots of nature including dolphins, manatees and great fishing in our Salt river. National parks and we can see launches from the Cape here. New Smyrna Beach has it all. We are the closest beach to all the theme parks in Orlando located on the East Central Coast of Florida. 15 minutes south of Daytona Beach in this beautiful area. Airports are Orlando International, Orlando Sanford, and Daytona Beach . We also have a airport here in New Smyrna Beach but smaller. Information herein deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Please perform your due diligence.

Cindy Homfeld , Buy and Rent At The Beach Realty

5.21 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2431 SQ FT
 
$399,900
Direct Ocean Front Lot!

Palm Coast, Flagler County, Florida


Price is Right for this Direct Ocean Front Lot. 75 Feet of Ocean Frontage and 256 feet back to the road. Build your dream home! All utilities are at the road. The beach is fantastic. Just 200 feet to the north is a boardwalk to the beach. So, come take a walk, get a feel for the area. Bring your Builder and design your perfect spot!

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$380,000
Waterfront Home for sale with gorgeous views

Astor, Lake County, Florida


Million Dollar view of the St. John's River in Astor!! Astor is a quiet town just 30 miles from Ormond/Daytona. This property has a vinyl fence for pets and children to play in and that Magnificent view in back of the St. John's River. Watching the boating, fishing and other water activities from your 2 tier boat house. Down stream is the amazing Lake George and Silver Glen Springs for more fun. Enjoy this property year round or use it as an investment property. Its fully furnished with 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths and lovey screened in Lanai off living room with more entertaining and large HotTub.

Kathi Flaherty , Foxfire Realty

0.32 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1161 SQ FT
 
$499,900
Premium Lakefront home with Exceptional Lake Views!

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida


This wonderful concrete block home offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. A spacious 2,002 sq. ft. of heated and cooled space. Lake views from almost every room and no neighbors on one side make this an exceptional opportunity. New roof and freshly painted exterior and interior in December 2018, a large lanai to enjoy the views, split floor plan, open kitchen, new hardwood floors in the living and dining room, new front door, and all beautifully landscaped with up lighting. Located in the gated community of Ocean Palms which offers a dock on the Intracoastal to enjoy the sunsets or fishing, community pool and spa, picnic area and tot lot. Close to the beach, shopping and restaurants too!

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.17 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2002 SQ FT
 
$129,800
Direct waterfront 1 bed 1 Bath condo on 400 Acre Fish & Ski Lake Howell

Casselberry, Seminole County, Florida


Direct waterfront condo with beautiful breathtaking views of 400 acre Private Fish and Ski Lake Howell located in the Lakeside Community of Lake Howell Arms Condos. The community is in the 436 and Red Bug Lake Rd area. A complete renovation has been done with an open floor plan with an all-new kitchen. A Samsung front-loading Full-size Stackable washer and dryer. White kitchen appliances and recessed LED cabinet lighting. The bathroom has also been renovated and has a Custom walk-in glass-enclosed shower. Wood plank vinyl flooring installed throughout is quiet underfoot. Additional attic insulation installed. The unit is in the building next to the community’s private boat ramp and Large lakeside community pool. There is a community dock and boat slips (resident-owned). Private Boat Ramp. Designated Car Wash Areas. A designated area for residents to park their boat trailers at no extra charge. Large Clubhouse with full kitchen. Fishing? Water Sports? This lake has it all. Bring your boat-jet ski-Kayak-Paddle Boards. Bass Fishing at its best! All pics of fish were caught in Lake Howell. Come and enjoy our yearly Lake Howell Christmas Boat Parade! You can see rockets go off from the Cape from your Balcony and watch the most amazing sunrises ever! Expect to be impressed! available for events.

Jim Travis , Florida Realty Investments

0.00 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
752 SQ FT
 
$1,225,000
Beautiful Direct Lakefront Estate on 400 Acre Fish & Ski with Covered Dock

Winter Park, Seminole County, Florida


Direct Waterfront Estate on 400 acre Fish /Ski Lake Howell Covered Boat dock with Lifts for boat & Jet Ski. 3 bed 2 .5 bath in the main house and 2 bed 1 bath as an In-Law Suite or Apartment. Just outside of Orlando.

Jim Travis , Florida Realty Investments

2.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
38981 SQ FT
 
$365,000

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Waterfront Beauty SW Cape

Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida


Beautiful Saltwater Pool home on Freshwater Canal with Brand New Kitchen. 3 Bdrms PLUS DEN.

CHRISTINE MILLION , Florida Complete Realty

0.23 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1784 SQ FT

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