Here you will find white sandy beaches, crystal blue warm waters, and light tropical breezes. This is such a beautiful area with many lifestyle choices. You will find it a wonderful place to live. The real estate market offers a variety of homes and condos which are unique to each city. There are properties from magnificent golf course communities...to luxurious estate homes along the beach...to high rises in the sky...to retirement communities.
Home prices are low, interest rates are low and there is no state income tax. Insurance rates are different depending on location. You can compare homeowner insurance rates by going to the following web site: http://www.shopandcomparerates.com/HOCompareRates.htm. Florida also offers a homestead exemption. Details can be found at dor.myflorida.com/dor/property/taxpayers/exemptions.html.
Some lifestyle activities are golfing, fishing, boating, biking, swimming, tennis, shelling, museums, art, shopping, music, sports, dining, parks, bird watching, and nightlife. There really is something for everyone. Because of our tropical Florida weather, there are events year round. If you would like more information about living in Southwest Florida contact a Realtor or Chamber of Commerce in your area of interest.
Good morning. I think so, but I've only been on the Water since '84 ! Moving from the Palisades of Jersey to Hallandale Beach [Broward Co] on Florida's East Coast in 1984 it was wonderful [at first]. We had a big boat, I met a girl on Hollywood Beach, and the night life was great. ...then... I married the girl from the Beach, my Parents passed away, we had a Son, and all of a sudden South Florida wasn't so wonderful anymore. In 2000 we moved to the Gulf Coast, I took a job representing the Developer of a Coastal Family & Boaters Friendly Community [Gulf Harbors] with its own Private Beach. We're just North of Tampa, Clearwater & St. Pete and that's close enough for most.
Yes, some would say itâ€™s nicer, even a slower pace, but if you're not in a rush... Personally, I like referring to my Coastal Community as a type of 'Mayberry on the Water' where the most important things are Family & Friends and what time you'll be at the Sand Bar [a local tidal sand bar about 5 miles out from our Private Beach].
If you have any questions, please feel free to call or e-mail me directly at: 727-534-3226 or Steve@SteveZimmerman.com
Have a great 4th of July !
Steven Zimmerman Realtor ABR GRI / GULF HARBORS Resident & Specialist / Belloise Realty Tropical