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

 
$650,000
Waterfront .43 / acre Lake Nona Lot, Orlando - Ready for Building Your Custom Home

Orlando, Orange County, Florida


Start 2021 with your dreams of building a new WATERFRONT home on Lake Nona, a 583 acre freshwater lake! The allure of this lot is its mesmerizing views, private location, 100 feet of waterfront frontage directly on Lake Nona, picturesque views of nature and its natural wildlife, a community dock for fishing and relaxing, and a secured boat storage area. Located on .43/acres in the GATED community of Water's Edge of Lake Nona, you'll enjoy living in the Lake Nona area of Orlando, a trendy community offering the USTA National Campus on the banks of Lake Nona, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, spectacular restaurants and top rated schools. For boaters, enjoy a day of skiing or soaking up the Florida sun from your private dock that can be built from your back yard per HOA requirements. And, it only gets better with a free family membership offered at the Lake Nona YMCA for Water's Edge residents! Secluded on a quiet street within Water's Edge and located among multi-million dollar homes including an award winning home of the National Home Builders' Association! Start living large and planning for your dream home today!

Melissa Parry , BEX Realty LLC

0.43 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$2,799,000
Majestic Waterfront Showcase Custom Home Directly on Lake Nona

Orlando, Orange County, Florida


Magnificently situated directly on Lake Nona is one of Central Florida's most significant homes to be built. This majestic 4 Bedroom / 5 Bath estate, situated on .55/acre is over 6700 sf and is most notably The New American Showcase Home 2008 awarded by the National Home Builders Association...a symbol of cutting edge home design and construction. Built in the exclusive WATER'S EDGE community of Lake Nona for only 11 custom built waterfront homes, you’ll enjoy a MULTI-GENERATIONAL custom designed home that provides private spaces for changing times. Step into your elegant foyer with its grand Canadian carved CUSTOM STAIRCASE and immediate grand views of the INFINITY POOL through the soaring windows overlooking the nature preserve and Lake Nona. Enjoy the sounds and sights of the Florida outdoors, while relaxing on any of the multiple second story balcony patios, entertaining in your Alfresco Catering OUTDOOR KITCHEN, sitting around the fireplace under 2900 sf of covered outdoor space, or from your family room where you can remotely open the pocket sliding doors and PHANTOM REMOTE SCREENS to enjoy your private sanctuary. Reminiscent of time honored quality construction, combined with cutting edge upgrades, this estate has been prominently featured in architectural and builder magazines for its attention to details and dual environmentally friendly Green Certifications. The GOURMET CHEF'S KITCHEN is positioned to enjoy the WATERFRONT views of both pool and lake and boasts of a separate baking station complete with 2 ovens, a full length island, top of the line appliances, butlers pantry, 2 dishwashers, full pantry, gas range w/pot filler, oven drawer warmer, quartz countertops, and solid wood maple cabinetry. Surround yourself with unparalleled features including a full BOSE SOUND SYSTEM w/ separate controls for each room, NEW Vantage Panel Lighting Control System (2021), Full home Solar System, 3 New A/C systems (2019), UV Air Purification System, and individual thermostats (10) for controlling each room. Custom details individualizes every room, including unique ceilings in each space, as well as a phone app that controls each feature. The fusion of technology, Eco-Green Construction (100% BUILT WITH RENEWABLE SOURCES), and a design with your future in mind, defines this home as a true masterpiece! Delight in features that include oversized Laundry Rooms on each level, 200+ Wine Bottle Secured Cellar, 5 beverage refrigerators, Media/Theatre room with entertainment kitchen/wet bar and outdoor balcony, first floor IN LAW SUITE with kitchen and separate entrance, 5 fireplaces including a double-sided fireplace in the living room/office, HARDWOOD FLOORS, 4 Car Garage with NEW epoxy flooring (2021), and wood paneled ELEVATOR. Sensational paver patio, Infinity SALT POOL/SPA with NEW pump (2020) are swaddled by nature and decorated by two fire pits and captivating Florida sunsets. At the end of your day, relish in your peaceful moments in the privacy of an amazing first floor primary ensuite bedroom with its regal bathroom that includes a programmable KOHLER RAINFOREST SHOWER, private in-wall fireplace that overlooks the 2 person Jacuzzi tub, and your own custom glass waterfall fountain! Located less than 20 minutes from downtown Orlando, this showcase estate offers the conveniences of a sought after Lake Nona waterfront location, with a rare blend of privacy, technology, and eco-friendly construction to savor for a lifetime!

Melissa Parry , BEX Realty LLC

0.55 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
6766 SQ FT
 
$295,000

PENDING

Ft Myers Beach! Walk 3 blocks to white sandy beach

Fort Myers Beach, Lee County, Florida


LOWEST PRICE 2/2 ON FT MYERS BEACH OVERLOOKING A SALTWATER TIDAL LAGOON & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTED PRESERVE**WATCH THE SPOONBILLS COME TO ROOST AT DUSK IN THE MANGROVES**SHORT WALK TO WHITE SUGAR SAND BEACH ENTRYWAY #11 FLAMINGO ST**Condo being Sold TURNKEY**GRANITE KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS & STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCE PKG**WASHER & DRYER**RESERVED UNDER BLDG PARKING with ample Guest Parking**STORAGE FOR BIKES, BEACH STUFF & KAYAKS, ETC.**ELEVATOR**COMMUNITY POOL, TENNIS, SHUFFLEBOARD, OUTDOOR GRILLS & COMMUNITY DOCK**ALL THE SHOPS, DINING & PUBS THAT FT MYERS BEACH HAS TO OFFER ARE YOURS**LEASES ALLOWED 3X PER YEAR & 30 DAY MINIMUM. sorry no pets allowed..ALL BUYERS ASKING TO VIEW MUST PROVIDE THEIR AGENT WITH EITHER A PREAPPROVAL LETTER OR PROOF OF FUNDS...NO SUNDAYS SHOWINGS ALLOWED

CHRISTINE MILLION , Florida Complete Realty

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
977 SQ FT
 
$438,700

PENDING

Stunning waterfront home with direct Gulf access & Private Beach

New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida


Stunning waterfront home located in Florida's only Gulf Coast boater's community that boasts its own private Gulf front beach. This well priced waterfront home is tiled throughout and offers many upgrades including newer HVAC (2018), hurricane windows and doors (2012/15), and an easy living split and open floor plan. Gulf access and sail quality water is in yards, not hours, to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With 50 feet of reinforced seawall (2010) you will have plenty of room for several water toys, either on the newer floating dock, or the 10,000-pound boat lift (2019). Come and enjoy the 'all's' that Florida has to offer, where mornings begin with coffee on your dock watching dolphins swim by, and evenings end watching sunsets at your private beach. Low property and no personal income taxes are just a Florida bonus.

Steven Zimmerman , Tropical Life Realty

0.14 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1408 SQ FT
 
$749,000
OWN YOUR PRIVATE BEACH RESORT!!!

Fernandina Beach, Nassau County, Florida


Privacy fenced, low maintenance backyard oasis features a Sparkling In-Ground Pool and your personal Tiki Bar for entertaining and a large first floor deck where you can enjoy the amazing sunrises on the island! Just a few steps from the beach! This fantastic 3 BA/2BA beach home offers a large, open kitchen with Corian countertops, tile backsplash and breakfast bar. The ground floor is complete with an office, bathroom and spacious bedroom with sliding doors out to the pool deck. Upstairs relax in the open living room, another kitchen area, large windows, sliding doors, 2 bedrooms and bathroom with walk-in shower. Step out from the upstairs living room or bedroom and enjoy spectacular ocean views on the large deck! The home also includes full Solar Panels with warranty, newer roof and two separate HVAC units. This home is a rare opportunity to fulfill your beach life dream and will not last! Former Duplex - R2 zoning!

Monika Stamey , Amelia Realty, LLC

0.11 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1861 SQ FT
 
$1,100,000
One of best areas on the planet for Paddle Boarding, Diving, Fishing & Boating!

Jupiter, Palm Beach County, Florida


One of a few, if not the only, lots available overlooking a private blue water cove and intercoastal. Located in one of best areas on the planet for paddle boarding, diving, fishing and boating! Lot offers dock for boat up to 26 ft., private boat ramp and small safe harbor. This small community of Jupiter Cove only has five residents and is very secluded, yet close to everything. Boat or walk to Beaches, State Parks, Jupiter Lighthouse, Restaurants and so much more.

Brad Mayo , OnShore Team @ The Keyes Company

0.24 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
9800 SQ FT
 
$329,900
Broker

Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida


Penthouse, loft with private sundeck terraza With 180 degrees view of Biscayne Bay and the whole Miami area, corner unit facing East To watch the most incredible sunrises and moonrise’s. Watch the latest yachts, right in front of your eyes At least 30 different bird species, including Parrots, seagulls, pelicans, etc...on Sanctuary Island All kinds of water sports including, jet skies, Canoeing, sailing, Etc...

Roxana Casines

0.00 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
910 SQ FT
 
$500,000
Gated Gulf access Townhome w / Deeded Boat Slip

New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida


If you are seeking all Florida's Waterfront Lifestyle has to offer, then 4525 Heron Landing should be at the top of your list. This Gated, Northwest corner water's view 3 story, 3 bedroom, 3 full bathroom townhome with 9 foot ceilings, gas appliances, elevator, oversized garage and on-site deeded boat slip # 5 with power and water providing you direct access to the Gulf of Mexico will check all your boxes. Currently getting new paint & new carpeting, new interior photos are forthcoming. Community Amenities include; a waterfront clubhouse (available for private functions) with heated pool and jacuzzi, sauna, lighted tennis courts, boat ramp, and ... yes, our private Gulf front Beach Club ! Seller Financing available to qualified parties; 15% down, with a 5 year interest-only balloon at 5% with no pre-payment penalty.

Steven Zimmerman , Tropical Life Realty

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2510 SQ FT
 
$1,590,000
Gorgeous two story oceanfront condo with spectacular ocean view

Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida


This gorgeous two story condo is the perfect vacation home and income producing property. So use when you want and rent out when your not there. No rental restrictions. Gross income has averaged $100K for past 5 years. With strong increase in 2020 to $133K. Projected income for 2021 is $160K. Currently ranked #1 on VRBO/HomeAway out of over 8000 properties in Miami. Just minutes to famous South Beach.

Timothy Schneider , Rent & Own Realty LLC

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2070 SQ FT
 
$310,000
Unique Opportunity to live in the famous The Triton Tower in Collins Ave.

Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida


Is a Studio with direct ocean view, private balcony and sitting area, open L- Shaped Floor Plan, huge walk-in closet, impact windows and more! Call Now! Come to see it, look around, ask questions, see yourself living here, fall in love and make an offer.

Carmen Galindez, PA , Weichert Realtors - Capella Estate

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
600 SQ FT

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