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

 
$429,000
Stunning views from the waterfront home on Millers Bayou with Gulf access

Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida


WOW! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE VIEW! You will love living on Millers Bayou and you can be out on the Gulf of Mexico in MINUTES. The backyard is spectacular with a HEATED SALT WATER POOL, pavers, Gazebo and lots of room to entertain or just relax by the water. You can get around the community in your GOLF CART, Harbor Isles is a golf cart friendly community! Newer ROOF 2012, newer windows. WOOD cabinets in the kitchen as well as STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES. Enjoy the water view from the master bedroom, family room, living room and dining room! Make this your Florida home, great for snowbirds or full time Florida residents. You even have a water view from the front of the home! The home is just minutes away from numerous WATERFRONT RESTAURANTS. Don't forget to look for the DOLPHINS AND MANATEE while you are out for a swim in the pool! We can't wait for you to see, schedule your showing.

Alissa Caputo , Future Home Realty

0.22 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1544 SQ FT
 
$525,000
Tranquility at it's best, Riverfront Home

East Palatka, Putnam County, Florida


Tranquility at its best at this perfect getaway retreat! With 300 feet on the St. Johns River and close to 6 acres of high and dry land, it just doesn't get much better than this! Offering a beautiful home straight out of Southern Living magazine and offering 1bd/1.5ba with plenty of room to expand, and a spacious 1,548 square feet of heated and cooled space. Upon entry you are greeted by an open floor plan with high ceilings and plenty of windows to enjoy the river views. The kitchen is spacious in size with plenty of cabinetry, granite countertops and overlooks the dining and living room with wood burning fireplace. The bedroom offers river views, two spacious walk in closets and the bathroom has a garden tub and separate shower. On the exterior, you will find front and back porches, both screened in and spanning the full width of the home. The back porch also has a swing so you can rock your worries away. Additional exterior features included a large fenced area in the front yard for the pups, a nice paver patio with river views, a metal roof, separate shed, and access to the river. The dock needs to be rebuilt but the pilings are there and there are two boathouses as well. Not located in a flood zone so no flood insurance required. Grocery store is five minutes away and St. Augustine is a quick 20-minute drive.

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

5.63 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
1548 SQ FT
 
$384,500
SeaGrove lakefront home!

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida


SeaGrove lakefront single story home! This 3bd/2ba plus separate office home, offers 1889 square feet of heated and cooled space, fabulous front and back porches, and an open floor plan. Upon entering you are greeted by a rounded rotunda entry, tile floors throughout the main living area, a living room with coffered ceilings and surround sound in the living room, 2 of the 3 bedrooms and back porch, a lovely open kitchen with island, plenty of cabinetry, and granite countertops. The master bedroom is spacious in size with an additional sitting area, access to back porch and a very large walk in closet. Additional features include a recently painted interior, large fully fenced backyard with separate dog run on the east side, reverse osmosis system, and the sellers will buy a 2-10 Home Warranty at closing for the new homeowners! The community of SeaGrove offers a community pool, open pavilion, large lake with boardwalk, basketball courts, boat launch on the tidal creek which leads to the Intracoastal, and a thriving town center with library, post office, hair salon, wine shop, Tropical Smoothie, cupcake store and more! The beach is just a ½ mile down the road with sidewalk access the entire way. Also located within the sought-after RB Hunt school district.

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.16 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1889 SQ FT
 
$310,000
LIKE NEW HOME WITH LAKE VIEW

St. Augustine, St Johns County, Florida


Built in 2017, this like new home is lakefront and offers 4bd/3ba, and a spacious 2,387 square feet of heated and cooled space. Offering all tile floors throughout the first floor, a spacious kitchen with granite countertops, gas range, and walk in pantry that is open to the dining and living rooms and all with beautiful lake views. The master bedroom has a large walk in closet and luxurious bathroom with double vanity, garden tub and separate shower. Additional features include one bedroom on the 1st floor with full bath, a loft area that could be a 5th bedroom or would make a great office or playroom for the kids. There is new carpet, new blinds and fresh paint throughout, a water softener, and a great screened lanai to relax and take in the lake views. Plenty of room for a pool and close to the community amenities which offers a pool, clubhouse, playground, tennis and basketball courts. Located in Bannon Lakes in World Golf Village area and with A+ rated school district and conveniently located minutes from I-95 and US1. Dining, shops and restaurants are all close by.

Stefanie Bernstein , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty

0.13 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2387 SQ FT
 
$240,000
waterfront home recently renovated

Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida


This off grade 3 bedroom water front brick home has been completely renovated. freshly painted. new roof, windows plumbing some electric new appliances wood plank flooring thur out open living room family room kitchen with granite counter tops, new boat pier dock new front and back porches detached she shed

Paige Krisman , Coldwell banker residential

0.45 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2000 SQ FT
 
$164,000
200' WIDE RUBICAN_GULF ACCESS CONDO_REMODELED_$164k

Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida


WESTERN REAR EXPOSURE over the HIGHLY PREFERRED RUBICAN CANAL for Colorful Glistening Sunsets**Unlike many other condos there are several different ways out to RIVER & GULF**UPDATED THRUOUT with Dovetail Cabinetry, some Soft-Close & Pull Out Drawers in Kitchen & Baths**ALL SOLID SURFACES IN KIT & BATHS**Newer HVAC 2015**Neutral Carpeting 2016 to match NEWER TILE, REPLUMBED 2010, NEW CROWN MOLDING**NEW ELECTRIC MESH HURRICANE PANEL 2018-$3,450 by STORM SMART**Great for rain/sun blocking too**Newer Front Door & Phantom type Screen Door**COMMON DOCKAGE AVAILABLE ALONG 3 CANTILEVERS DOCKS- all wide open now for YOUR BOAT**SOLAR HEATED POOL**2 Pets Allowed**MOVE IN CONDITION**Condo financials and reserves in great shape and will be provided prior to making offer.

CHRISTINE MILLION , Florida Complete Realty

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1022 SQ FT
 
$155,000
GULF ACCESS_LAKE LOUISE_GROUND FLOOR_END UNIT_$155,000

Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida


GROUND FLOOR END UNIT OVERLOOKING GULF ACCESS LAKE LOUISE**LONG WATER VIEWS**COMMON BOAT DOCKAGE ALONG SEAWALL**EZ ACCESS TO SPARKLING BLUE POOL**ALL TILE FLOORS & ALL SOLID SURFACES THROUGHOUT**BRAND NEW STAINLESS STEEL REFRIG, RANGE & MICROWAVE PKG..DISHWASHER ALSO ST STEEL BUT NOT BRAND NEW**2014 2 TON 14 SEER RUUD HVAC ON BI-ANNUAL PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM**TILED KIT COUNTERTOPS, REMODELED w/ WOOD CABINETRY, UPDATED VANITIES, SINKS, FAUCETS, MIRRORS IN BOTH BATHROOMS, FANS, LIGHT FIXTURES**REPLUMBED THROUGHOUT**WASHER & DRYER INCLUDED IN SEPARATE LAUNDRY RM**ONE CARPORT SPACE & ADDITIONAL STORAGE CLOSET UNDER COVERED PARKING**HURRICANE SHUTTERS ON LANAI THAT WAS ALSO JUST RESCREENED**SUPER CONVENIENT--WALK TO PUBLIX JUST ACROSS STREET**ONLY 12 CONDOS TOTAL & HEALTHY ASSOCIATION WITH RESERVES**WATER INCLUDED IN HOA

CHRISTINE MILLION , Florida Complete Realty

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1016 SQ FT
 
$299,000
PRIVATE ESTATE PARCEL ON ST JOHNS RIVER

East Palatka, Putnam County, Florida


Unique private estate parcel on the Beautiful St. Johns River. Deep waterfront lot on a quiet private lane tucked away in a private setting. Only minutes from Historic St. Augustine with all it has to offer and downtown Palatka, where you will find quaint shops and restaurants, a waterfront park and marina. The property has a capped artesian well that showed good pressure when it was used last and an old septic system. The parcel has had a wetlands delineation survey. There is build-able land in the center part of the lot which would offer views of the river. A rare opportunity to own a jewel of an estate home site where you will enjoy nature to the fullest.

Chris Fields , Watson Realty Corp.

8.59 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$479,000
UNIQUE RIVERFRONT MEDITERRANEAN WITH DOCK

Satsuma, Putnam County, Florida


Looking for the River Life? Check out this unique 2092 Sq Ft, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home that features Mediterranean Architectural with wrought iron lattice entry gates to a courtyard with pergola. Open the french doors and take in the scenic river views from balconies or from the enclosed gazebo on the dock overlooking the St. Johns River. This home features a third floor that can be used for an office or bedroom. Kitchen has all new appliances and is ready for your personal touch. A spacious courtyard leads to a concrete boat landing with new lift, all new electronics and an elevator lift to eliminate having to carry things up and down the stairs! A great opportunity for riverfront living to relax, world class fishing, enjoy beautiful sunsets and all of the nature the river has to offer!

Chris Fields , Watson Realty Corp.

0.31 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2092 SQ FT
 
$349,900
Luxuary Waterfront Complex on the Intracoastal Waterway

Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida


Mira Vista at Harbortown is a gated Luxury complex on the Intracoastal Waterway in Jacksonville FL. There is a marina located on the property where you can park your boat, or stroll around the promenade and watch the dolphins swim. Mira Vista is located 3 miles from the beach, near Mayo Clinic, shopping and dining. Only 150 units in this entire complex.

Jane Fairall , Remax Watermarke

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2050 SQ FT

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