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Luxury Homes And Luxury Real Estate In Florida

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Homes And Estate In Florida

Homes and Estate in Florida

Florida has always been a vacation get-away. It’s  beautiful sandy beaches, proliferation of homes and architectural styles along with oceanfront and waterfront properties cause people to flock here. Whether you want the glitz and glamour of an international city like Miami or a planned community with everything in walking distance like Rosemary Beach, towns in Florida run the gamut insuring you’ll find that home you’ve been waiting to buy.

PANHANDLE

The Florida panhandle is sometimes called “the other Florida” because unlike most of the state, this region experiences all four seasons. It backs up to South Georgia on the north and has water views of the Gulf of Mexico to the south.

Panama City has lots of choices when it comes to homes. Here you can find a striking Mediterranean mansion overlooking St. Andrews Bay or live on the beach and wake every morning to sweeping Gulf of Mexico sights and sounds. Enjoy entertaining friends and family on veranda style balconies that overlook the water. Choose a bay front condo minutes from downtown and be swept away every time you look out your floor to ceiling windows to see St. Andrews Bay and the Gulf.

Rosemary Beach is a unique town, an unincorporated planned community, located on the Gulf Coast, between Panama City and Destin. Here you’ll find peace and solitude, observe long stretches of pristine beaches and feel refreshing breezes wafting off the warm Gulf waters. In this community, cars are restricted to alleyways behind homes and the town is built so that everything within the community is easily accessible by foot. This beachside community makes use of its natural topography. Roadways were paved in conformity to the contours of the land.

Santa Rosa Beach is best known for its quiet, wide stretches of beach and nature trails that pass through a 15,200-acre forest. This is part of the Emerald Coast where you’ll experience the beauty of ocean waters that are truly emerald green. Here you’ll taste the best of both worlds from the privacy of a custom-built home on your own lot to a home in a gated golf community. There are mansions and condos. Gulf front estates with wrap-around porches and lots of windows to give you an unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico. condominiums that sit on bluffs give you such gorgeous views you’ll feel like you’re sitting on top of the world. Homes that rest on sugar white sands reflecting the emerald waters that lap at its edges. In Santa Rosa Beach you can truly appreciate what it means to live in and style.

Destin is known as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”. The water is brilliant green, the dunes are towering, there are loads of fish and the excitement never ends. Sparkling quartz sand squeaks beneath your feet welcoming you to one on the most beautiful beaches you will ever see. Purchase a home here and you can walk the beach all the time! There’s a plethora of exclusive homes and communities in Destin. Choose a gulf front home in an exclusive gated community that makes the most of the views the Gulf Coast has to offer. Take the stairs down to the beach or lounge by your pool. Maybe a Tuscan style villa with lots of windows that allow for spectacular Gulf views and overlook the pool and canal. If you’re a golfer find an exquisite custom home on a bay front lot in a gated golf community. Balconies and terraces set the scene for gracious beachfront living and entertaining. If you enjoy high-rise living, find a harbor front condo with balconies that include expansive water views.

Jacksonville was named for Andrew Jackson, Florida’s first territorial governor and later the President of the United States. Today, Jacksonville is a nice mix of urban charm and rural beauty. Located on the St. Johns River, Jacksonville has grand historic neighborhoods, cultural and sports entertainment. It’s an important military port graced with white-sand beaches that constantly tempt you to play on them. Your next home could very well be a St. Johns River front mansion surrounded by ancient oak trees sitting on several acres of land just minutes from downtown. Have your own gated entrance, indoor pool, dock with hoist, guesthouse and 5-car garage. Perhaps a historic gated estate on a bluff that overlooks the river. Here you’d have privacy plus convenience to the city and beaches. There are also waterfront Mediterranean estates with panoramic views, condos at a Yacht Club or waterfront town homes with water views in every room and even sights of downtown Jacksonville. This is casually elegant, living at its finest.

Tallahassee is the capitol of Florida and home to universities, gracious historic homes and rolling hills. It is near the Apalachicola National Forest. So if your idea of is living amongst rolling hills, oak-canopied roads and historic plantation homes – this is the location of your next home. Just because there’s no ocean doesn’t mean there are no water views available. homes have lake views and heated salt water pools. Gated estates with lots of land, privacy and convenience to the city. Some estates are already built to suit the equestrian lifestyle with fencing and barns on large plots of land. Palatial estates with plenty of acreage and a gated entrance are also appealing. If you enjoy entertaining you can find a large estate with tennis court, pool, circular drive multi-car garage and more. Luxurious golf community homes and high-rise condominiums that overlook trees and the city from their balconies will give you a postcard view of this town.

NORTH FLORIDA

Orlando is world famous for its theme and water parks. Included in the Orlando metro are the areas of Kissimmee and Lake Buena Vista. If you’re looking for a home in this locale you will get more for your money but with less water views. There are many activities to enjoy here including shopping, museums, sports, performance arts and interesting outlying towns and neighborhoods. Kissimmee is less flashy than Orlando. It has more of a hometown feel that stems from its cow-town origins. Cattle auctions and rodeos are still a way of life in the historic downtown area.

Daytona Beach boasts resorts, attractions and, of course, the Daytona International Speedway. It’s one of the only places you can drive on the beach plus there’s excellent surfing and other water sports. Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, Florida’s tallest lighthouse (and the second highest in the US) has 203 swirling steps to the top and then a stunning 360-degree view of the Atlantic Ocean and the salt marshes of the intracoastal. Here you can have a home with equally astounding views. A fenced and gated waterfront estate often comes with frontage and dockage. Four floors of living space provide impressive views. Wraparound balconies and a private sunset balcony pamper you at the end of a long day. Choose an ocean front condo that’s only minutes from upscale boutiques and fine dining. A lavish condo in a golfing community may appeal to the avid golfer in you. But an oceanfront home with the Atlantic Ocean and Daytona Beach as your backyard – now that’s the ultimate in living!

GULF COAST

Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater are three areas in close proximity to one another but each has something different to offer. Tampa has sophistication, culture and a rich heritage in the Cuban-influenced district of Ybor City. Tampa is situated on Florida’s largest inlet, Tampa Bay, which separates it from its sister city, St. Petersburg.

Clearwater is popular with golfers and fishermen love it because there are more than 300 species of fish here. It’s quieter and more laid back than Tampa with a certain subdued style. Life here is meant to be simple and enjoyed. A high-rise condo on the water with a white sandy beach and sparkling crystal water may be just what you’re looking for. A historic waterfront mansion will impress with its awesome views of Clearwater, the bridges and the intracoastal

St. Petersburg has literally miles of bleached white beaches, stately palms and the Gulf of Mexico’s turquoise water lapping at its shores. With approximately 361 days a year of sunshine and an average temperature of 73 degrees, outdoor activities are all the rage: sailing, fishing, snorkeling, jet skiing and scuba diving are part of everyday life.

SOUTH FLORIDA

Miami is the place for homes with a capital “L”. This city is an international destination for people all over the world and has everything you could ever want – and more: arts and culture, lots of nightlife, gorgeous beaches, five-star dining, water activities, impressive architecture and an abundance of shopping. Whether you’re in South Beach checking out glamorous Art Deco residences on Ocean Drive, hanging out in funky Coconut Grove or taking a boat past the very private homes of Star Island, you can’t help but be impressed with the selection of homes available here. There are gate-guarded communities on the water with ocean access, palm trees and lush tropical landscaping. Take your pick of opulent high-rise condos with panoramic views of the Miami skyline. If historic homes interest you, you’ll find several waterfront estates here, too. There’s an abundance of to be had in Miami.

Fort Lauderdale is sometimes called the “Venice of America” due to its extensive canal system. The city of Fort Lauderdale has a variety of activities and just as many different areas in which to live. Whether you’re searching for a waterfront mansion, an island estate, city high-rise or a home in a gated community, it’s all here. A sumptuous home with wide water views that open up to a pool or terrace for entertaining guests is the perfect location for living the

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