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

Rare OVERSIZED lot directly on the Bimini Basin with NEW SEAWALL, right around t

Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida

Rare OVERSIZED lot directly on the Bimini Basin with NEW SEAWALL, right around the corner from the river and on to the Gulf of Mexico. Build your dream home on this amazing property! Looking over a LARGE Basin you will see the most beautiful sunsets with a SOUTHWESTERN exposure. Boat dock space is unbelievable with many options to have your yacht in your backyard. This is truly magnificent piece of property, perfect for building your waterfront dream home. Rendering is a model that can be built on this lot or you can build to suit. 1710 Sandy Circle is also available for sale. MLS #221070806 Buy both and have .65 acres. Both lots are zoned single family or multi family.


0.36 ACRES
Spectacular Riverfront Home

Palatka, Putnam County, Florida

GEM ON THE ST JOHNS - LIVE IN PARADISE! 11.11 acre Riverfront Agricultural Estate, situated 1/4 mile down a tree-lined drive, offers almost 200 ft of serene waterfront access with new dock, a raised cedar-sided 1640 sq ft main house with spectacular views of the river which can be enjoyed from the kitchen, dining room showcasing a Murano crystal chandelier and a spacious great room or stroll out on the private deck to capture nature's tranquility 10 ft off the ground. The main house boasts an open air concept with seasoned pine ceilings, 2 bdrms, 2 ba with a fully functional 550 sq ft efficiency aptmt over detached 2-car garage that has private deck. 2 horse barns nestled in a canopy of river oaks & tropical vegetation 1 has tack room and 1 is 24x24 open barn. Space abounds with ample parking for vehicles, horse trailers, toys. New metal roof on both main house & efficiency 2021, HVAC 2014, new septic 2017, main house deck 12x40 2020, Artesian well, firepit & entertaining areas. Included: Kitchen appliances, washer, dryer, deck tables, chairs, umbrellas. Parcels 51-09-27-0000-0310-0009 & 51-09-27-0000-0310-0010 included in sale to total 11.11 acres of pure paradise! A lot to breath in - call for your showing!

Teresa Robertson , Watson Realty Corp

11.11 ACRES
1640 SQ FT
Stunning Riverfront Estate on Caloosahatchee - Direct Access to Gulf of Mexico

Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida

Beautiful Riverfront estate residence overlooking the Caloosahatchee River in the sought after Palaco Grande neighborhood in SE Cape Coral, Florida. This fully renovated and modernized home has gone through an amazing transformation allowing sweeping river views as you walk through the new double front doors introducing you to the new contemporary elegance created inside! Featuring 6 or more bedrooms, 4 baths, open kitchen with quartz counters, new stainless steel appliances. Multiple living and family rooms to spread out, with flex rooms for work at home family members who like many room options for their living style. The 1st floor master bedroom boasts a new wet-room with double shower heads, oversized soaking tub, dual vanities, plus a dreamy, to die for, custom, over-sized walk-in closet! The 2nd floor offers 2 large family rooms which offer the flexibility of becoming bedrooms, 2 bedrooms, baths and a panoramic terrace for stargazing, sunrise and sunset viewing. The updated heated pool and spa have been resurfaced and new pool equipment added. Follow the path to the pergola at the water to relax, soak in the beautiful river views and watch the boats go by. 2021 upgrades and updates include a wine room with over 150 bottle capacity, tile roof, 2 AC's new gutters, new flooring, fresh paint inside and out, upgraded texture walls, new doors and so much more....Be sure to watch the video tour!

Iris Leith , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida

0.36 ACRES
3846 SQ FT
Energy efficient custom - built Ocoee Home

Ocoee, Orange County, Florida

Energy efficient custom-built Ocoee Home located on pristine Spring Lake on two-acre parcel awaits you. This modern craftsman home is built with cinder blocks from the ground to the roof line and features volume ceiling, 3 car garage, large swimming pool with screen patio, rear lanai, 42 solar panels, metal roof system, large screen in master bedroom patio and a brand new 20 X 32 detached metal building workshop with a 10 X 32 foot overhang. The interior is designed for full and total comforts with remote-controlled blinds, 4 bedrooms, separate office, play / bonus room, large walk-in closets, 4 full bathrooms, 2 half baths, large inside laundry room with ample storage cabinet space, quartz countertop, waterproof vinyl floors throughout, ceiling fans in every room, and hard wired surround sound system. The Master Suite features a large walk-in closet, custom cabinets, separate spa style bath with dual vanities and frameless glass shower enclosure. The gourmet kitchen with eating space is designed with quartz countertops, Deluxe Kitchenaid stainless steel appliances, deep dish sink, wine chiller, backsplash, large kitchen island, walk-in pantry, and outside vented microwave. This is a must see, contact us today for a preview.

Lou Forges , Valiant Realty Group, LLC

1.91 ACRES
4176 SQ FT
Palm Coast Deep Saltwater Canal Home

Palm Coast, Flagler County, Florida

Step up to your charming seaside Mediterranean villa. This turnkey home awaits your arrival; so grab your favorite coffee and enjoy the peaceful awakening sunrise from your 40' dock over your 100' of seawall on a deep saltwater canal. This freshly painted 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has two garages - one that holds two large vehicles and one that holds one car or two jet skis! The 12,000 w generator keeps things running if the power happens to go off so that you can weather any storm in comfort. Maybe you're ready to golf after your coffee, so you walk across the street to a lovely 160 acre golf course. After golfing stop by the club and well appointed pro shop for a new iron, and maybe grab a bite at the cafe' at the club. Its time to go enjoy the invigorating fresh salt breezes at the beach so you hop in your car or boat and run down to catch some waves, or just wave at the friendly dolphins or neighbors? World class tennis courts are right down the street, or maybe you're up for for a little excitement with your guests and want to make the drive to Disney or Universal Studios. Don't forget the amazing fishing, why you can fish right off your dock or the ICW or the Atlantic ocean; oh my, so many choices! After all the fun and adventure, it's time to go home, and get ready for an amazingly beautiful sunset, followed up with an awe-inspiring stellar display. That's right, nature lovers; there's hardly any city light pollution to block your view of the heavenly night sky! Wow! Settle in for a peaceful night's sleep in your quiet, safe harbor. The "modern retro" kitchen, with newer appliances and plenty of space, is fun to crate meals in and its a breeze to keep clean! If you like your coffee, you'll love the coffee bar in the pantry! There's even a blender if you want to make it your "pantry bar"! Or maybe you want to turn it into another laundry area because it already has all the hookups necessary! All four bedrooms have access to their own private patio. The fully fenced front courtyard ensures openness to the sunshine but privacy from the neighbors. The two bathrooms in the main home have artistically maintained some of their original retro features but have new upscale modern features that beautifully incorporate modern minimalism with a nod to retro. How refreshing and beautiful! The guest suite/4th bedroom has adorable homey furnishings, complete with tiny powder room with a European style toilet, faucet and sink. There's a flat screen TV and an electric "fireplace" to keep your mother-in-law/guest happy as a clam. The double French doors overlook the salt water canal for 24/7 water views. Mom will enjoy the petite table and chairs for alfresco dining on her private patio with a view. The tiny retro refrigerator, toaster oven, dining table and storage inside assure your guests can stay in for privacy from the main house, if they so choose. Perfect for Mom, or a bit of extra rental income? The possibilities are here waiting for you, in this beautifully well maintained and welcoming community of Palm Coast! Amazing amenities await your arrival here with miles of walks and trails, parks, auditoriums, cultural and civic centers to partner with you in your abundant life. Be a part of this thriving, vibrant civic and community minded seaside township. Be a leader, be volunteer, follow your dreams for you and your family. There's always something to celebrate in Palm Coast, where the citizens celebrate the seasons and the seasons of life!

Anita Millar , Royal Highlander Real Estate Consultants

0.29 ACRES
2086 SQ FT
Lake Osbourne - Lodge Style Lake House

Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida

Truly Unique Lodge Style 3/2 with Bonus room. LARGE upstairs loft master bedroom that overlooks the sunset on Lake Osborne. Bonus room upstairs can be converted into an additional room or office. Renovated Kitchen and bathroom. Walk in Closet in Master. Large living room with space to accommodate a game room or formal dining room. Screened in pool is perfect for entertaining. Brand New Certified Metal Roof installed April this year. 65' Dock spans the width of the property to accommodate your personal boat lift. Detached two car garage has power and water and plenty of room for toys. This .28 Acre waterfront property is ready for you and your family to enjoy!

Ryan Parente , Rinker Realty

0.28 ACRES
2245 SQ FT
Chipola River Waterfront Wilderness Retreat. Unique compound with 23.20 acres

Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida

Waterfront Wilderness Retreat. Unique compound with 23.20 acres on Florida's spring-fed Chipola River. Take your Virtual Tour on all 3 homes see MLS 696647, MLS 701983 , MLS 701988 (3) 1-bedroom houses, each with its own kitchen and bath plus storage house, office/flex space and freestanding 2 car garage. 5 new roofs! Interiors are a mosiac of rare woods with sweeping views through large plate glass windows. Built and owned by a single family and never on the market before. Make friends with owls and egrets, otters and deer. Put in your canoe or kayak in the front yard or fish from deck. Listen to the wind in the cypress as a chorus of frogs sing you to sleep. This property could be preserved as a family compound or developed as a wilderness sports retreat.

Debbie Roney Smith , American Gold Realty

23.20 ACRES
1760 SQ FT
Waterfront on your own private Springfed Lake surrounded by 56 Acres

Altha, Calhoun County, Florida

Waterfront with your own private springfed 5 acre Lake on 56 acres which is a combination of pasture land & woods with another springhead which flows into your own creek with mini waterfalls. Enjoy the views of the lake from your screened porch which adds more living space for the outdoor enthusiast or launch your boat and fish all day. Lake is stocked with brim & bass. 3 Pastures provide plenty of room for your cows and horses. Love being outside? Maintenance on the inside is minimal. Open floor concept, tile flooring throughout, split bedroom floor plan. Two of the bedrooms have sliding glass doors into the screen porch. The rest of the house has beautiful views of your outside world. Your can hike, hunt, plant and ride around on your own private property. Located on a paved rd. RV hookup at the pole barn, Water to Pasture, 2 Wells. Springfed lake 18-20 ft deep stocked with brim, bass and soft shell turtles. Security lights, under ground utilities, gutters. Sellers have 8 additional acres for sale. See MLS 714012 - 2 acres, MLS 714011 - 3.01 acres, MLS 714013 - 3 acres

Debbie Roney Smith , American Gold Realty

56.00 ACRES
1580 SQ FT
Cash Cow on Americas Most Beautiful Crystal Clear River.The Rainbow River Lodgin

Lake Placid, Highlands County, Florida

Asking Price:$3,900,000 Cash Flow:N/A Gross Revenue:$200,000 EBITDA:N/A FF&E:$0 Inventory:$3,900,000 Real Estate:$3,900,000 Established:1999 SavePrintShareValuation Report Business Description Can add 4 more waterfront units, live and manage self operating Located on one of Floridas most beautiful crystal clear rivers. The Rainbow River is recognized as a tubers and divers paradise. Vacation rentals are very limited and seldom come availiable. Our vacation rental is the largest estate for hundreds of miles and is full to capasity every season... We have been operating Rainbow River Lodging for decades with the highest 5 star reviews in the industry. There is also plenty of room to add more units for additional income. See many pictures and the 5 star reviews on www.VRBO.com Put in my site # 212073. We have 5 stories, 10 rooms 8 bathrooms several decks docks and balconies. Boats, Kayaks, Paddle Boards and tubes come with this large multi home estate. Our Client list is remarkably and growing beyond belief. The toxic red tides on both side of Floridas east and west coast have devistated the vacation rental industry. Millions of fish of all types have washed up on the coast decomposing and making it impossible to enjoy eating out and enjoying the beaches. We dont have that kind of problem, we never will because all of our crystal clear river water is fed from very deep sparkling springs. No devastating Red Tides Here. Our Business will keep growing due to our famous Crystal clear river. 200.000 tubers tube it every year. boating , fishing, scuba diving and snorkling and the best in the world, tubing is all year long. Water temperture stayes at 76 degrees. This vacation rental just about runs itself. Equipment list includes 2020 Platinum Black Cadillac Escalade in mint condition. 2020 top of line special Road Glide Harley Davison, with every possible addition added by the dealership. Two big pontoon boats, two whole house generators, both homes are fully furnished with exotic furniture, tool room has $50.000 worth of tools and equipment. There is enough parking for 30 cars in a private gated Estate. We also have a Private deep spring water well so our water is totally free forever. Our well can handle 6 units. We havd a Pool, two large heavy duty movable sheds.and a 3 bedroom two bath guest home. There is plenty of room to grow on three contiguous lots. One home has a complete whole house generator system the other home is ready to hook up another generator on site all wired and ready to go. This is trully a last of its kind paradise ready to move in and take over. cash Only Buyers. Call Ray at 352 274 8467 Detailed Information Location:Dunnellon, FLInventory:Included in asking priceReal Estate:OwnedIncluded in asking priceBuilding SF:10,000Employees:2Facilities:As stated above, This is a Large 5 story waterfront home, all its custom furniture, equipment, big tool storage room and its filled with really top of line tools and power equipment. Many kayaks and paddle boards. An additional 3 bedroom 2 bath home with two car garage for owner operator. And a small guest quarters. with one room and 1 bathroom. This is a prepers paradise. generators, deep spring wells. Great hunting and fishing near by. This estate should more then pay for a 3.9 million dollar mortgage off the income stream. (Home Based)Competition:No one can compete with us, we are the largest vacation rental home for hundreds of miles. We should be able to build 4 more units. Why because we have 3 contiguous lots. Floridas toxic Red Tides are brining a dramatic over flow of new clients because of our spring fed crystal clear river. This Estate has all the elliments for handeling 30 or more clients or family members indefinitely . Please read our heart warming reviews on www.VRBO.com Put in out site # 212073 you will also see some nice pictures. Thank you, Ray Shelton 352 274 8467Growth & Expansion:Opportunities are fantasticFinancing:cash onlySupport & Training:What ever is needed. but this is the easiest business I have ever run. Building more places and all are Cash cowsReason for Selling:Building moreHome-Based:This business is Home-BasedBusiness Website:http://www.RainbowRiverLodging.com

Ray Shelton , Ray Shelton

2.00 ACRES
10000 SQ FT
Updated 4 Bed+ office 3 Full Bath Pool Home dock w / 10k boatlift & Private Beach

New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida

For Annual Lease Only (not for sale). To the Qualified persons interested in Florida's Waterfront Lifestyle; 6231 Bayside Drive located within the Coastal Family and Boating Community of Gulf Harbors on Florida's Gulf of Mexico – with private Gulf front beach. This stunning, recently remodeled two story canal front pool home offers direct sail water access to Florida’s Gulf of Mexico. 4 bedrooms + study/ interior audio room and 3 full baths, open air pool with private dock, and 10k boat lift. A quick ride to the open Gulf, and you’ll be enjoying one of the many local barrier islands such as Honeymoon, Caladesi, 3 Rooker, Anclote State Park/Island or ‘the sand bar’ just offshore. Community amenities include: Waterfront clubhouse with heated pool and jacuzzi, sauna, lighted tennis courts, private boat ramp, and Membership to our Private Gulf front Beach Club. This property will be shown to qualified parties and by appointment only. Lawn & Pool service included by owner. Credit/background check required at $50 per adult.

Steven Zimmerman , Tropical Life Realty

0.16 ACRES
3171 SQ FT

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