Florida Waterfront Homes for Sale

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

Year Round Sunsets

Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida

One of the last gulf front lots available in the secluded area of St Joseph Shores nestled between Windmark Beach and Mexico Beach. Enjoy gorgeous year round sunsets of the Gulf of Mexico from your back deck with a view of the Cape San Blas Peninsula on the horizon. Nice stable beach that is protected by the peninsula as well. This platted and county approved lot has water and sewer adjacent to the lot and just needs your plans in order to make your waterfront dreams come true. Adjacent large homes in the neighborhood make this a very distinguished address. Priced to sell! FLDEP permit will be required.

William Rish , Rish Real Estate Group

0.46 ACRES
Breathtaking Beach Home

Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida

BREATHTAKING 3 bedroom 3.5 bath gulf front home located on North Cape San Blas that is turnkey furnished. Enjoy year round beautiful westerly sunsets from this truly custom home that is designed for entertaining and accommodations for large groups. One will be spoiled immediately with the many luxury features throughout, exquisite finishing touches, and top of the line furnishings. Elevator from the ground level up for ease of occupancy. THE GROUND FLOOR is a custom concrete stained area that has its on 1/2 bath, stackable washer and dryer, ping pong table, covered parking as well as a large sunning deck and fish cleaning station. It also has a conditioned garage area as well. It is a great transition area from beach to home! THE FIRST FLOOR is an entertainer's dream with a large living area that has a sectional sofa, relaxing sitting area, TV, half bath, a built-in bunk set for just hanging out; Kitchen - gas appliances, quartz countertops and backsplash to the ceiling, waterfall island bar; Dining Area - large dining table for 8; half bath, laundry room with a second washer/dryer, and access to a large sun deck. THE SECOND FLOOR-with 2 master suites that have their own private gulf front balconies! Master Bedroom 1 - king bed, TV, walk-in closet, large walk-in shower, free standing tub, and access to private gulf front balcony; Master Bedroom 2 - king bed, TV, walk-in closet, shower, and access to private gulf front balcony; Bunk Room - eight built-in bunks each with their own reading light, separate bathroom/sink and shower. Conveniently located only 15 minutes from Downtown Port St Joe and the newly opened Point South Marina with plenty of shopping and dining options. Property has always been managed as a pet free rental. Some information and dimensions were acquired from the GulfPA.com, please verify if important.

William Rish , Rish Real Estate Group

0.30 ACRES
4702 SQ FT
Waterfront Home with Pool on Julington Creek

Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida

Located on 2.83 Acres with 100 feet of waterfront footage on Julington Creek! As you enter the drive you will be immersed in lush foliage, and an abundance of plant life. Take a walk on your private boardwalk through serene marshlands surrounded by some of Jacksonville's most beautiful sought-after landscapes. As you make your way to the water you will enjoy river views from east to west and look upon the Julington Durbin Creek Nature Preserve. Experience life on the river where boating, fishing, and relaxing comes easy. The saltwater pool and outdoor living space offer activities for all. The backyard is a gardener's paradise. Add your own touches to the interior of property and make this house your home today!

Shannon McKinnon , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Florida Network Realty

2.83 ACRES
1788 SQ FT
Tranquility on Deer Back Lake

Fort McCoy, Marion County, Florida

Wow what an opportunity to enjoy life> This property can be an Air BNB, senior retirement home, a weekend escape from the big city or first time home buyer's dream. Wake up with Bambi, Thumper and Rocky looking out at the fog on the lake seeking that big one or relaxing while enjoying a heavenly Florida Sunset on the lake. The house has a newer metal roof, exterior freshly painted and then you walk into this home with laminate throughout, a sunken living room with fire place, a formal dining room and full kitchen with Island with your walls framed in stone. You make your way down to the breakfast room with a pass thru from the kitchen to get your eggs and bacon and coffee piping hot. From there you enter this oversized Florida room so large we had to split the dimensions up in two. The entire back of the house is slider glass windows not to miss what nature presents to you. Only minutes to Gainesville, Ocala and parts unknown. You will be disappointed if you don't at least come take a look.

Jerry Pascale , Re/Max Premier Realty

0.84 ACRES
2274 SQ FT
Oceanfront Luxury Penthouse - Style, Entire Floor Condo

Jacksonville Beach, Duval County, Florida

opportunity to purchase one of only 10 penthouse-style units at The Oceanic in Jacksonville Beach. This unique condo building has only 10 units, each with its own entire floor with 3572 square feet of living space. Step off the elevator into your own private foyer. Once inside, experience the breathtaking views of the Altantic Ocean. The gourmet kitchen boasts a newer stainless kitchen appliances, gas stove, warming drawer, walk-in pantry, large center island and pull out drawers. Refrigerator & microwave are new. Great entertaining open floor plan. Wet bar complete with wine fridge. Spacious living room with gas fireplace and panoramic ocean views. The dining/living area opens to a spacious covered balcony, offering an ideal spot to soak in ocean breezes and enjoy sunrises. The owner's suite has its own private wing with a sitting room, its own balcony, and an office. Two guest ensuites, each with their own full, private baths offer your guests privacy and comfort. Another guest half bath is centrally located; great when entertaining. There's a murphy bed that leaves ample space in the room when not in use. The condo has just been professionally painted throughout in a light neutral color. Other features include remote window shades, a new water heater, newer AC, a water purification system, a trash chute for ease of disposal, a backup generator for the building, & a newer washer and dryer. Garage parking under building with 2 designated spaces and parking beside the building to accommodate your guests. Overall, this penthouse-style unit at The Oceanic is an exceptional opportunity for anyone looking for a luxurious oceanfront living experience in Jacksonville Beach.

Darlene Heggestad , Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage, LLC

0.00 ACRES
3537 SQ FT

Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Florida

I am proud to present this third floor, 2,338sf, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo at beautiful Vivante in Punta Gorda. The unit has outstanding views of Charlotte Harbor and, of course, Florida’s famous sunsets. Two bedrooms have their own ensuite bathroom, the third has immediate access to the third bathroom. The master suite opens to the lanai through a large sliding door and has extensive views of the harbour. The second and third guest rooms face east and enjoy the morning sunrises – they are separated from the great room and owners' bedroom suite by a hallway, so privacy is always maintained. As you enter your own private foyer from the elevator, you will be amazed at the size of the great room with 10ft high walls and 8ft doors - all the way from the kitchen, breakfast bar, dining area, lounge to the lanai and the magnificent water view beyond. The lanai has January 2021 Storm Smart hurricane screens. One of the upgrades is under your feet - the floor has 20 inch ceramic tiles. Other upgrades are the crown moulding, solid wood cabinets and gorgeous quartz counter tops. The kitchen is large and conveniently designed with January 2021 new appliances, spacious work surfaces and a useful island with its own power outlets. Every bedroom has a ceiling fan, as does the great room and lanai. The beautiful gated community of Vivante, with all its amenities, is waiting for you. You’ll always have something to do at Vivante and in Punta Gorda. There are two geo-thermally heated pools, six Har-Tru tennis courts (five are lit), a large cabana with gas grills, two fireplaces and a superb clubhouse with full entertaining facilities. Additionally, on the ground floor of the clubhouse, there are lounge, games, billiards and craft rooms, a library with TV, Wi-Fi media centre and management's office. On the upper floor, you'll find the fitness room with state of the art exercise equipment, a gymnasium, the spa and men's and women's locker rooms, each with saunas and steam rooms - the fitness room overlooks the main pool and larger lake. Vivante was damaged by Hurricane Ian in 2022; it is currently being repaired, including all new metal roofs, renovations and updates of the clubhouse and several individual units are ongoing. 8934 has been renovated already. Please note that the photos or the unit are current and four are virtually staged, but those of Vivante itself are prior to the storm. Vivante is 3 miles from beautiful, historic Punta Gorda and Tamiami Trail, 7 from I75, a couple of hours from Naples to the south and Sarasota to the north, and just three hours from the Mouse. Far enough from all that noise to be truly tranquil yet close enough for all the fun stuff to be quickly accessible.

Bob Head , Coldwell Banker Realty

0.36 ACRES
2338 SQ FT
Private Sale - Central Florida Lakefront / Pool Home with New Boat Dock

Winter Garden, Orange County, Florida

LUXURY MODEL HOME ON JOHNS LAKE IN POPULAR WINTER GARDEN COMMUNITY WITH ALL-NEW UPGRADES . This former M/I model home, located in the gated Hickory Hammock community, has been enhanced with even MORE upgrades in 2023 and sits directly on beautiful Johns Lake. With almost 5,000 square feet of living space, this gorgeous home offers plenty of space for everyone in the family. As you enter this grand home, you will experience the wow factor with the spaciousness, quality of detail and amazing lake views. You will be met with your very own wine/conversation room with built in wine racks, a large dining room, and a huge downstairs living room with custom, built-in cabinets. Next you will love entertaining in your gorgeous gourmet kitchen which boasts brand-new GE Café stainless steel appliances surrounded by granite countertops, 42-inch cabinets with glass doors and custom inside lighting and dovetail drawers, subway tile backsplash, under counter lighting, custom walk-in pantry and a built-in desk area. Hosting those dinner parties is a snap utilizing your butlers pantry with an under the stair's storage room between your kitchen and dining room. The downstairs is further rounded out with a guest suite complete with a full bath that also functions as the pool bath and an additional guest half bathroom. As you look out from your open floor plan, walk out your back slider doors that open up to over 1,000 square feet of your own private resort style living and entertaining space. Your private resort includes a custom tiered infinity edge pool and spa, complete with magnificent fountains, gas firepit, lush landscaping with custom lighting, and tiered lanai leading out through your fence to your brand new boathouse with extra wide Trex boardwalk, tiled roof, and includes water, electricity and an electric remote boat lift. Moving back inside and upstairs, you’ll find a large bonus room with wet bar and beverage refrigerator, home office, laundry room, three additional bedrooms (primary guest is ensuite), all with custom walk-in closets and the owners suite. The owners suite features a full balcony with spectacular views of the lake and pool, tray ceiling, his and hers new custom closets and a master bathroom with separate vanities, granite countertops, garden tub and separate shower. Additional upgrades include custom drapery and lighting, custom decorative woodwork and crown molding throughout, engineered hardwood in all common spaces, surround sound speakers, inside and out and a spacious three-car tandem garage with custom lighting to show off your vehicles along with an EV charging outlet. MORE 2023 added enhancements include – new 19 Seer A/C units, new pool heater, new hybrid hot water heater, new Rachio irrigation system, new exterior paint, new pavers and walkways, new custom landscaping and lighting, custom garage cabinets/shelving with epoxy flooring, new washer and dryer, new fans, and much, much more! Hickory Hammock offers resort-style living with a multi-function clubhouse, large community pool, playground, tennis courts, workout facility, dog park and a walking trail. Conveniently located to A-schools, Historic Downtown Winter Garden, Winter Garden Village and major highways, 429 and FL Turnpike. 30 Minutes to Orlando International Airport - 20 Minutes from Disney World - 30 minutes from Universal and Sea World. Beaches, East Coast Beaches are 1 hour away and the West Coast Beaches are 1.5 hours away.

Denise Gregorie , Clock Tower Realty

0.38 ACRES
4899 SQ FT
Premium Lot With Lake Views In Wild Heron

Panama City Beach, Bay County, Florida

This prime lot is one of only a few of its kind in beautiful gated Wild Heron, a 734-acre coastal sanctuary located on the shores of Lake Powell at Inlet Beach. From the raised elevation, it presides over stunning views of the lake and borders the lush 14th fairway of Shark's Tooth Golf Course. Boasting beautiful mature oaks and magnolia trees, this high and dry lot in the coveted "Reserve" area is located in Flood Zone X, making it low risk for insurance. Backing onto the scenic lake and 14th fairway allows for potential views of the shimmering Gulf of Mexico from the upper floors of your new dream home. The sale includes a full survey and two sets of plans for potential builds at a value of over $55K. These will expedite the building process, allowing you to have your dream residence move-in ready in a relatively shorter time span. Neighboring properties with no water views command prices above $2.8 million, demonstrating a clear potential for investors to build and sell for a profit. A gated north entrance to Wild Heron is planned for direct access to the new Origins golf course and development bordering Wild Heron. This will provide access to upmarket Watersound Origins. This new road will eventually connect with the airport and Margaritaville, further enhancing future property values. As well as the top-rated Greg Norman-designed golf course and tennis courts to be enjoyed with the Watersound Club membership, Wild Heron amenities include a lakefront community heated pool and hot tub, fully equipped fitness center, a boathouse stocked with kayaks, a dock, firepit and grilling area as well as 24 miles of biking trails and boardwalks for exploring, as well as a family park at Prospect Point for live entertainment, food trucks and more. The lot is across from the outflow into Lake Powell, Florida's largest coastal dune lake. Owners can paddle by kayak to Camp Helen State Park and enjoy the beautiful white sandy beaches and warm gulf waters or you can launch your boat for the day at the nearby boat launch and spend the day on the lake.

Dana Ford , Scenic Sotheby's International Realty

0.39 ACRES
Stormy Creek Ranch

Port Orange, Volusia County, Florida

Margaret Mitchell said ''Land is the only thing in the world that amounts to anything'' and here are nine acres of prime Real Estate. Don't you deserve to live in peace and tranquility? Driving on Taylor Road you will see this property right away from the Farmhouse style white fence to the pond with the windmill... it is stunning. Once you drive through the gate towards the home, you will notice the quiet and seclusion of the surroundings. This home is one of a kind with over 2600' of living space, which is ample for family and gatherings. The well-appointed kitchen has enough cabinets for the pickiest of chefs featuring stainless appliances; Corian counters and sink, a huge island and the best pantry, which makes for great organization. Formal living, great room & formal dining with stunning stone fireplaces, half bath and mudroom complete the downstairs. The master bedroom and bath, guest bedroom and guest bath and laundry room upstairs. There are five additional outbuildings beginning with the two-story barn. The barn's features are a concrete floor, attached pasture, horse stall, workbench, shelving, half bath and it's own electrical panel. Above the barn is a large loft with a kitchenette that can be used as a studio for your hobbies, a man cave or apartment for your guests. There is a rear and front porch to relax and enjoy your day. Next is the guest cottage with a full kitchen with lots of solid wood cabinets and large living area. Full bath with step-in shower, linen and double door closet. There are arched windows, ceiling fans and skylights that make this cottage light, bright and airy. Third buildings a concrete 3 Car Carriage House Garage with lots of shelving. Above the parking is a full attic with shelves and wood flooring for all your storage needs. The fourth building is a newer Pole Barn that is 85'x37' with a workshop area, own electrical panel, rafters for storage and metal roof. In front of that is a 20' parking apron for all of your equipment. Building #5 is The Aviary - previous owners had birds, current owners none. Walking back through the property you will find an RV parking pad with electric, a corral without gate where owner raised chickens and the feeding area. Property is zoned for chickens and horses. Keep walking and you'll end up at the creek at the far end of the property - watch out for a variety of wildlife... they visit often. This property has gorgeous oaks and palm trees for an amazing outdoor lifestyle. Fully fenced with electric gate. This Ranch is a perfect blend of cleared land and mature landscaping for privacy. Don't let this one get away! All information deemed to be correct but not guaranteed and must be verified by potential buyer.

Jane Sciortino , Keller Williams Realty Fl Partners

9.00 ACRES

Groveland, Lake County, Florida

An Extraordinary Spanish Mediterranean residence planned with family gatherings and social events in mind. Designed by internationally known architect John B Scholz and custom built in 2002, this EXCLUSIVE LAKEFRONT ESTATE extends 18 acres offering essential privacy throughout the property. A private gated entrance sets the atmosphere while you meander one-fifth mile down a winding driveway through acres of fenced pastures before arriving at the circular entrance of this Spanish Masterpiece. Greeted by a pecky-cypress double door entry, the spattering of water flowing through the Portofino fountain in the foyer sets the stage for what lies within. Tuscan columns flank the archways exiting the cylindrical foyer leading to formal living/dining areas or the spacious master suite. While terracotta tile flows fluently throughout the main living areas, tongue & groove cypress ceilings establish a warm welcoming feeling. The natural wood burning fireplace has been finished with coral stone creating a spectacular focal point in this voluminous room while a bay of Pella-wood windows and doors allow for panoramic lake views. A fully functional wet bar adjacent to the formal living/dining areas is equipped with a refrigerator & ice machine. The well-designed chef’s kitchen features a sizeable walk-in pantry, elegant appliances like a Sub-zero refrigerator, new Monogram double ovens and a Thermador gas cooktop. Stone columns flank the entrance of this impressive family room and match the natural fireplace, accentuating the warmth and grandeur of the room. The master suite extends generously along the left wing of the home affording a peaceful retreat with its kiva style fireplace pairing seamlessly with the overall theme and French doors opening to a private lanai. Glass block in the en-suite bath led to a cylindrical shower featuring dual nozzles and a rainfall showerhead, while the whirlpool tub overlooks a private courtyard. With granite counters, imported pewter sinks, a spacious walk in closet and direct access to the office/study this master suite is a true sanctuary. Bedrooms 2 & 3 share an attractively appointed jack-n-jill bath while the guest suite claims an en-suite bath. Above the garage is a considerable bonus room that can easily be converted to an in-law suite or apartment. LAKESIDE, an updated tiered deck offers an enormous space for outdoor entertainment or to wind down and Sense the Serenity of your Surroundings. An optional TIKI hut with outdoor kitchen presents multiple cooking options, a beverage center, two flat screen TV’s and Bluetooth stereo system. BEACHSIDE, enjoy all water sports from your sandy beach to a private lake shared by only a handful of lakefront owners. With over 5600 square feet, this remarkable 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath residence is sure to accommodate your every desire in a LUXURY LAKEFRONT LIFESTYLE. Featuring over 650 feet of shoreline on Lake Arthur (a private picturesque lake) supplying the essentials for recreation or relaxation. This exclusive gated oasis offers a rare combination of land, lakefront and unapparelled luxury presenting endless opportunities

Guy Shipley , Lakefront Living Realty Florida

18.00 ACRES
5602 SQ FT

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