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

Oceanfront Condo St. Augustine Beach

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida

Beautiful ocean view condo with large double balcony to enjoy the sunrises and lovely ocean breezes! Located on the 2nd floor in an elevator building, this 2bd/2ba unit has been fully renovated. Offering tile throughout, there is a beautiful kitchen with all new cabinets, granite countertops and new recessed lighting, renovated bathrooms, crown molding added to the living room, dining room and kitchen, new ceiling fans, newer lighting throughout, new storm door, a new kitchen fan added in 2018, new water heater in 2018, and new A/C unit installed in 2019. This condo has been meticulously maintained, never rented, and it is definitely worth viewing! Condo fees include water, internet, basic cable, and pest control bimonthly. Enjoy the community amenities to include a beach walk over to enjoy the wide white sand beach that St. Augustine is so famous for, a refreshing pool, clubhouse and fantastic tennis courts. Centrally located and close to restaurants, grocery store and shopping! Downtown St. Augustine is less than 10 minutes away.

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.00 ACRES
1129 SQ FT
Furnished canal front home!

Englewood, Charlotte County, Florida

Adorable canal front FURNISHED 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 car carport home on oversized lot. This home is a must see. Amazing view of the intersecting canals from the kitchen and Florida room. Living and dining area has carpet and the rest of the home has terrazzo flooring. Sliding glass doors to the Florida room. Nicely updated bathroom has wood vanity with granite countertop and glass enclosed tile shower. Relax on the paver patio in the backyard or jump in your boat and go for a dolphin/sunset boat ride. The entire backyard is lines with concrete seawall. You can add a boat lift too. Oversized lot gives you plenty of space to add a pool. Located near area beaches, fine dining, shopping, Historical Dearborn St., premier golf courses and world class fishing.

Kathi Obendorfer , Keller Williams Realty Gold

0.53 ACRES
768 SQ FT
Riverfront Pool Home with Extra Build - able Lot

LaBelle, Hendry County, Florida

Wake up to placid mornings in this spacious pool home with absolutely beautiful river views. Offering 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a large game room or den this home offers plenty of space for everyone. The living room, kitchen and family room all offer magnificent views of the Caloosahatchee River. A perfect set up for entertaining with a large covered outdoor area overlooking the pool and river. Caloosa Estates is a dead end neighborhood where walking and bike riding is pleasurable. A Treasure of Pleasure awaits you at this solidly built home. See for yourself, You will be glad you did.

Denise Walker , Southern Heritage Real Estate

1.06 ACRES
2228 SQ FT
Views Of Salt Run

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida

Enjoy sunrises every morning from this property offering unobstructed views of Salt Run and Anastasia State Park and if you build up you will have great views of the Atlantic Ocean as well! Being sold for land value only, this RG-1 zoned parcel makes for a great redevelopment opportunity for up to 3 units, would make a great B&B, or a wonderful single-family home on the 60 ft. x 160 ft. lot. The current duplex is being rented and could provide nice income while developing your plans. An easy bike ride to downtown St. Augustine, Anastasia State Park, the Lighthouse, St. Augustine Amphitheater and an array of local restaurants and shops.

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.00 ACRES
2124 SQ FT
Gulf Front Condo

Englewood, Charlotte County, Florida

Beautifully updated turnkey furnished GULF front 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Pelican Landings, a Gulf to Bay waterfront community. Tastefully updated kitchen with granite countertops, stainless appliances, breakfast and overlooks the dining and living room. Imagine waking up every morning in your new spacious master bedroom and seeing the Gulf of Mexico through the sliding glass doors or relaxing on your private screened lanai and watching the breathtaking sunsets. Newly updated en-suite with glass/tile enclosed shower, new flooring, dual sink and granite countertops. Nice size guest bedroom and update guest bath is perfect for family coming to town. Inside laundry too! Newer impact resistant windows and sliding glass doors. View of the Gulf of Mexico from the moment you walk through the door. Newer A/C in 2014 and Newer water heater in 2013. Amenities include a heated pool & spa overlooking, tennis courts, clubhouse, boat slips, covered parking & elevators. This property is great for a vacation getaway or income property. This Gulf from beauty won't last, call today!

Kathi Obendorfer , Keller Williams Realty Gold

0.11 ACRES
1150 SQ FT
Oceanfront St. Augustine Beach

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida

Located 26.6 feet above sea level on a high dune, the views just don’t get much better than this! Offering 3bd/2ba and 1,872 sq. ft., this home is currently being used as a short-term rental, making great income, but would also make a great second home while making plans for your forever home. Upstairs has a kitchen, dining area, living room and master suite all with ocean views, there is a 2nd bedroom upstairs and a great outdoor balcony. Downstairs you will find the 3rd bedroom, additional living room that is being used as a non-conforming 4th bedroom, bathroom, laundry and covered patio. The home has an attached two car garage, boardwalk to the beach, and the house has a fire sprinkler system installed. Enjoy the sunrises over the ocean and the sunsets over the Intracoastal which is right across the street. Additionally, seller has architectural plans available for new owner, saving a bit of time and expense. Restaurants and shops are close by. This wont last long at this price!

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.54 ACRES
1872 SQ FT
Majestic Gulf - Access Waterfront Pool - home

Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida

Gulf-access Waterfront 5-Bedroom/5-Bath Pool-home with OVER 7,500-sq.ft. of Indoor-Outdoor Living-space and 4,426-sq.ft. ‘Under-air’; Custom-build features blend Exotic Woods, Cabinetry, Granite and Tile with Old-world Craftsmanship and Attention-to-Detail. Step from the Circular-Drive/Walkway through Over-size Oak-and-Glass Entry-doors through the Foyer to a Bright-Open-Airy Easy-living Great-room Floor-plan with room for a First-floor Master-suite and an Elevator; First-floor Architectural Design Details include Over-size Crown/Base/Door-Moldings, Lighted Coffered Tray Volume Ceilings, Columns, Accent-trim, Recessed Lighting, Formal Living and Dining Rooms, Pool-bath, Fully-equipped Gourmet Kitchen with Luncheon/Breakfast Bar. Two sets of Over-size Oak-and-Glass French-doors lead you through the Covered Lanai with Summer Kitchen to the Fenced Pool-deck with Heated Pool/Spa and a Large Park-like Backyard with Boat-dock and lift; The Over-size 4-Car Garage has room for ALL your Toys; The Second-floor features a Loft-area, Media Room, Large Master-suite with Separate Shower and Soaking Tub, Second Guest-suite with Full-bath, Three Additional Guest Bedrooms, another Full Guest-bathroom and a Laundry-room. NOWHERE ELSE in ALL of Southwest Florida will you find a Waterfront Community offering BOTH Boating-Access to the Gulf-of-Mexico AND 102-acres of Aquifer-fed Waterski Lakes. The Harborage embraces an ‘Active’ Southwest Florida Lifestyle with Slalom-course, Fishing-docks, Boat-launch Ramps, Lake-side Beaches, Floating Swim-platform, Scenic Lake-side Bike/Jog Path, Lighted Tennis, Pickle-ball and Basketball Courts, Beach Volley-Ball Court, Children's Playground, Lake-side Pavilion with Pool/BBQ-areas AND Boat/RV Storage-Yard. This Unique Gated Waterfront Enclave is convenient to Lee and NCH Hospitals, I-75, SW FL International Airport, the Barrier-Island Beaches of Sanibel/Captiva and Estero Island, FL Gulf Coast University, FL Southwest College, Shops-at-Bell-Tower, Gulf Coast Town Center Mall, Coconut Point Mall, Miromar-Outlet Mall, Fine Dining and the Arts-Entertainment-Sporting Venues of the Barbara B. Mann Theater, Artis-Naples, Suncoast Arena, Hertz Arena, AND the Boston Red-Socks’ and Minnesota-Twins' Spring-training Stadiums.

Peter Spiropoulos , PREMIERE PLUS REALTY, CO.

0.48 ACRES
7500 SQ FT

Palm Harbor, Pinellas County, Florida

Just under 1/3 acre in one of the most exclusive executive communities in the Tampa Bay area. Pie shaped lot with all utilities stubbed to the site. 139' of water access. Panoramic water views and even more amazing open ocean views from your upper level(s). No time limit to build but minimum home size is 3750SF. Dock already in place. Don't miss the video link.

Jamie Everett , Action Pro Realty

0.30 ACRES
100 foot deepwater protected dock, gated compound - main home & guest home!

Stuart, Martin County, Florida

Gated family compound! 100 feet of waterfront, ESTATE (3242 sq ft) & GUEST (1116 sq ft) home. 100' of hurricane protected dock with a 16k lb boat lift and room for a 65' boat on the South Fork of the Saint Lucie River, minutes from the Okeechobee Waterway, then on the the Atlantic Ocean. Can also take the Okeechobee Waterway west to Lake Okeechobee and past to the Gulf. The Main Estate home is 3242 sq ft with 4 bedrooms and 3 bath home with a 2 car garage. The master suite is on the first floor and very private with separate sitting room overlooking the pool and waterfront. A huge office that could be a 5th bedroom or family room. The separate 2 bedroom 2 bath guest house/mother-in-law house is CBS, built in 2005 and ADA compliant guest home with its own garage and private screen porch. The entire compound is minutes from I95, close to shopping and many restaurants. Downtown Stuart is only a few minutes away with theater, dining, music by the Riverwalk and so much more. The beach is just over the bridge to the ocean.

Jane McAllister , Keller Williams Realty-McAllister Intl Group

0.57 ACRES
3242 SQ FT

Horseshoe Beach, Dixie County, Florida

Spectacular and Oversize Waterfront Lot! Approx. 200 ft from the Open Gulf of Mexico Waters Vinyl Seawall w/approx. 195' of Water frontage. May be used for a Home Site or an R,V. MLS#777314

Tammy Bryan , Compass Realty of North Florida

0.29 ACRES

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