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

 
$425,000
Rarely Available Lake Front Home in Sea Place Close to Beach and Community Pool

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida


Rarely available 3bd/2ba fully renovated lakefront home with one car garage in Sea Place. Upon entry you are greeted by fantastic lake views, a living room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace, an open kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances, hardwood floors throughout the main living area, fully renovated bathrooms and all new lighting and plumbing fixtures. On the exterior you will find beautifully landscaped front and side yards, an open deck and screened lanai overlooking the lake, and an oversized garage. Close to the clubhouse and community pool, there is beach access, and tennis and racquetball courts.

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.08 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1223 SQ FT
 
$295,000
Unbelievable Sunsets on Crystal Lake

Keystone Heights, Clay County, Florida


Fantastic water front on beautiful Crystal Lake! It's name says it all! Crystal Clear Water an all recreational ski lake enjoy all water sports as well as great fishing! Adorable weekend cottage with a view to die for! Open floor plan with fireplace. Multi level deck for entertaining family and friends. Garage space with carport. Additional Garage with added game room with kitchen area. (no stove) There is also an additional building for your laundry room and storage for lake toys. Beautiful white sand beach and unbelievable SUNSETS! Perfect vacation home or retirement home. (WH-258)

Ronald Blake , CB Isaac Realty

0.53 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1184 SQ FT
 
$295,000
Unbelievable Sunsets on Crystal Lake

Keystone Heights, Clay County, Florida


Fantastic water front on beautiful Crystal Lake! It's name says it all! Crystal Clear Water an all recreational ski lake enjoy all water sports as well as great fishing! Adorable weekend cottage with a view to die for! Open floor plan with fireplace. Multi level deck for entertaining family and friends. Garage space with carport. Additional Garage with added game room with kitchen area. (no stove) There is also an additional building for your laundry room and storage for lake toys. Beautiful white sand beach and unbelievable SUNSETS! Perfect vacation home or retirement home. (WH-258)

Ronald Blake , CB Isaac Realty

0.53 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1184 SQ FT
 
$989,000
Spacious 2,150 SQ.FT. 3BR / 2BA Waterfront Old Florida Style Home - 710' Dock & Lift

Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida


This Home Offers You Vacation Living 365 Days a Year Featuring a 720 FT. Dock With Boat Lift Extending Out Into Palma Sola Bay. Inside Features Include a Large Florida Room With Fantastic Water Views. Enjoy This Spacious Open Floor Plan That Offers an Additional Florida Room In the Rear of The Home. Step Out of the Rear Florida Room into Your Expansive Fenced Back Yards That Offers Plenty of Storage for Boats, RV's or any Other Hobby You Might Have. Enjoy The Old Florida Lifestyle In This Water Front Boater Paradise Just Minutes From The Beautiful Gulf Beaches. A Perfect Fit For The Boating - Fishing Enthusiast. PLEASE CALL TO SCHEDULE A SHOWING.

Clay / Becky / Jonathan / Gosia O'Steen , The O'Steen Group, Inc.

0.48 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2154 SQ FT
 
$397,000
Rarely Available Penthouse Unit....Come Live Where the River Meets Downtown on “

Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida


Rarely Available Penthouse Unit....(7th & 8th Floor )Come Live Where the River Meets Downtown on “The Riverwalk”! This 2BD/2.5BA Luxury Condo is Located on the 7th & 8th Floor in the Award Winning River Dance Building, (2016 Florida Condominium Community of the Year). River Dance is Located on Bradenton's beautiful "Riverwalk". This Unit Which has a NW Exposure, Offers Panoramic Views of the Manatee River From Two Separate Balconies. Included with this Residence are Two Deeded Parking Spaces in the Secured, Gated Parking Garage and a Climate Controlled Storage Unit, as well. River Dance Offers a Plethora of Amenities Including a Social Room Complete with a Catering Kitchen/Billiards Table/Card Room, Fitness Center, Massage Room, Business Center, Private Theater, Guest Suites, Heated Pool & Spa, Pool Side Grilling Area, Tennis Courts, Pickle Ball Courts, Basketball Court and Putting Green. Enjoy Your Morning Coffee as You Watch Dolphins Frolic and Yachts Pass By. Come See What You're Missing, Where the River Meets Downtown! (PET FRIENDLY)

Clay / Becky / Jonathan / Gosia O'Steen , The O'Steen Group, Inc.

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1624 SQ FT
 
$498,900
Totally renovated WF home on Steinhatchee River

Steinhatchee, Taylor County, Florida


Original House built in 1940 but totally renovated in 2012. Dock and seawall were rebuilt in 2017. Home is west of the bridge and has deep enough water for sailboat. Dock has lift for power boat and sun deck above. Gorgeous inside, must see to appreciate!

Pamela Wessels , Anchor Trust Properties

0.16 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2014 SQ FT
 
$400,000
Oceanfront Lot with 75' on the Water

Palm Coast, Flagler County, Florida


Fantastic ocean front lot with 75 feet on the water and over 250 feet deep, at an exceptional price! Located in the Marineland area on a great beach that has the added benefit of large rocks for protection from any kind of erosion. Water and sewer are available, unlike many lots along the ocean. Bring your own builder and build the home of your dreams!

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.44 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,200,000
Gorgeous Riverfront, Magnificient Home, 3.2 Acres & Horse Stables

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida


Experience gracious living in this stately Florida riverfront home. Fully fenced and irrigated the entire 3.2-acres drips with Southern charm. Relax watching exquisite sunsets from your rocking chair porch, watch the dogs and kids play in the lovely landscaped yard, take the horses for a ride on the 115 ac private community owned trails, then polish your cars while watching the game in your heated/cooled garage. Truly you can have it all. This home is loaded with understated elegance; no detail overlooked. Two inviting FP's, hand scraped wood floors, gourmet kitchen boasting chef’s quality appliances and finishes. Beautiful built-in’s in family room and library. Master suite and in-law suite on the main floor. Two second story bedrooms with Jack-n-Jill bath. All have huge closets. Loft-style game room with powder room and wet bar. Plus an enormous h/c bonus room with attic storage. Don't forget the gated entrances, paver driveway to 3-car garage at main house, the new Carriage House with heated/cooled additional three bay garage for your cars and boat, two-stall horse stable with feed and tack rooms, an upstairs bunk room/office with screened porch that overlooks a luscious pasture and 2-horse run-in shelter. For the boat & fishing fans there is a dock permit in place. You have peace of mind knowing this property offers a whole house generator, two wells, extensive drainage system, landscape lighting and irrigation throughout the property.

Kathleen Rosskopf , Magnoia Properties, Jacksonville

3.20 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4752 SQ FT
 
$175,000
Peaceful Lagoon Waterfront Home

Astor, Lake County, Florida


"PEACEFUL LAGOON" is the setting for this 3/2 home with 2 storage sheds (one with electricity) - just 2 homes by way of a canal from the lagoon and you are in THE ST. JOHNS RIVER. Covered back porch overlooking lawn and water with view of covered boat slip and dock makes for a perfect entertaining area. Astor is a small quaint community surrounded by The Ocala National Forest where fishing and boating are favorites past-times as well as jogging, walking, bike riding and golf carts are allowed for visiting friends and neighbors. The split bedroom plan (each having a walk-in closet) offers high ceilings in the main living areas and a wood burning fireplace for cooler weather.

Nancy Brand , Catherine Hanson Real Estate, Inc.

0.29 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1056 SQ FT
 
$459,000
Waterfront on Big Lake Santa Fe (WL - 103)

Melrose, Bradford County, Florida


Double Lot on Big Lake Santa Fe! Unbelievable Sunsets make this a prime location. A boaters paradise perfect for fishing, skiing, and wake boarding! White Sandy Beach perfect for swimming. A total of 171 feet of waterfront as one lot or can be split into two lots of 85 feet each. See MLS 123106 & 123107 as being sold as separate lots for $249,000 each. (WL-103)

Ronald Blake , CB Isaac Realty

1.51 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT

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