Consider St Augustine and North East Florida. We have had only 1 hurricane in the last 100 years. Prices are lower than South Florida, traffic is not bad and we are still close to Disney for the grandchildren.
The ACCRA index also indicates that housing is 86.7% and utilities is 80.8% of the National average
Hurricane probability is less than 1% in Northeast Florida (scroll down to see the map)
Homeowners and Condo insurance is generally lower than South & Central FL
Excellent Healthcare. Jacksonville is the Southeast Home for the Mayo Clinic
If you're into Golf, there are more than 50 golf courses in jacksonville & the surrounding area
Jacksonville & St. Augustine offers beautiful terrain ranging from the sand dunes & palm trees of our Ocean communities to the feel & charm of the Old South with century old oaks ,spanish moss, rivers & creeks
Northeast Floirda has a slightly cooler climate than Central & South Florida.
There is an International Airport in Jacksonville and a smaller airport in St. Augustine that services commuter flights to many cities.
If I can assist in anyway please feel free to ask.
The most famous place today for what you are looking for is "The Villages". If you ever watch golf on TV I bet you saw their ad! It is North West of Orlando near Leesburg. Just put "The Villages" in Google to get info.
Also use Ocala, Gainesville, Lake Eustis, Mt. Dora to search. As a general rule, the further from the coast and the further North, the less it cost to live in Florida.
I would be amiss if I didn't tell you about St. Petersburg and Pinellas County. Miami and St. Pete have been retirement communities since the 1920's. We have great values here. Let me tell you about Sun City!
Good luck with your new adventure!
Prudential Tropical Realty
I am Canadian too and would love to help you. I think that you will get much better advice if you rephrase your question by asking about what you can buy in a given area if you can only spend so much money.
I live in Sarasota FL and I can assure you that there are tons of Canadians here who live in properties ranging from below $100,000 all the way to multi million dollar homes. I invite you to visit my website at http;//www.thebestofsarasota.com where you will find tons of great information on this wonderful place we all call paradise. If you tell me a bit about what you are looking for, I will more than happy to help a fellow Canadian.
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Shonda Sauls, REALTORÂ®
Prudential Network Realty
(904) 260-4300 #625
There are many inexpensive areas to buy in Florida and some of the least expensive areas are the ones that experienced the most appreciation in the boom. You should look into Volusia, Seminole and Orange County. These counties are near the beach and within 1 hour to Disney and other theme parks. Since you are not going to occupy the property for 6 months out of the year, you should look into maintenance free, gated communities. I have included a link to the State of Florida's list of 55+ communities but not all are gated or maintenance- free. If you have any questions feel free to contact me if you have any questions and Good Luck!
Angela Pitre-Reddy, Realtor
Senez Real Estate
We are currently experiencing a very strong buyers market so your money goes a long way towards wealth building investments. This market, combined with the tremendous benefits of the new intâ€™l airport, brings predictions of good value and profitable appreciation on purchases made in the current market.
PCB offers Gulf-front condos and townhomes, beach cottages, detached single-family homes, golf communities, retirement neighborhoods and wooded inland environments. There are also exciting new developments that will change the landscape of this region forever - there will be something for everyone from the new Oceanside Pier Park entertainment center to Wild Kingdom Animal Park to fishing at the new Pier and boardwalk! And, much more is on the horizon â€“ we are hoping to be a stop for the Disney cruise ships. We have a lot to offer everyone!
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Please let me know how Keller Williams Success Realty and I can be of further assistance.
Kirsten McAndrew, Realtor
Keller Williams Success Realty
Panama City Beach, Florida 32413
If you visit our website we have pictures and information on all the areas in SW Florida.
Not that we are aware of. However, you can be assured property situated in the interior portion of Florida will be less expensive.
Generally speaking, near the coastal areas the property a few miles inland will be less expensive.
We recommend a visit to Florida to become more familiar with what it has to offer. We would suggest looking along the southwest coast- Sarasota, Venice, North Port. There are some wonderful opportunities in North Port currently. 3/2/2 pool newer construction (2002-2008) approx. 1,800 sq. feet priced under $190,000. Brand new condo located in Venice, 2/2/1 with a den, 2 miles from the beaches, granite, etc. etc. priced $194,000.
We would be happy to send you copies of these and other properties so you could get a feel for what Southwest Florida has to offer.
The "Eckler Team"