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The Sunshine State has long been a top tourist destination.

As the home of some of the country’s biggest and most popular theme parks, along with stunning natural attractions ranging from beautiful beaches and interesting marshlands, Florida is a hotbed of excitement and adventure.

And now, a growing number of people are finding the true beauty of living in Florida as permanent residents.

Why? Credit Florida’s:

  • Lower cost of living
  • High employment rate
  • Friendly climate

If you’re thinking of moving to the Sunshine State, here are a few of the best communities within Florida:

Central Florida

Traditionally, this area encompasses the entire breadth of Orlando.

What was once a small, out-of –the-way town has evolved into Florida’s premier city.  Roughly the home of over a million people, Central Florida’s crowning jewel is Orlando, the City Beautiful.

This is also the base of operations for some of the world’s largest corporate entities. From airline, soda, and entertainment, these corporations have made their mark in the cityscape and culture of the area. As such, their presence has made Central Florida, with Orlando in particular, a great place to live.

Some of the communities are:

  • Alaqua Lakes
  • Windermere

 Located in Orange County, Windermere is the perfect suburban location for prospective buyers looking for domestic bliss. Flanked by Lake Butler and Lake Down, Windermere’s location makes for great views and a vacation-like atmosphere.

  • Winter Park

Once a famous winter resort, this town has evolved into the home of many arts-and-culture festivals set in its 70 plus parks and greenways. Winter Park is the perfect location for buyers looking to own property in a sun-drenched and peaceful neighborhood.

  • Apopka

Apopka has maintained its small-town charm with tree-lined streets that make for truly serene neighborhoods – even if they’re just minutes away from exciting Orlando. This makes Apopka the perfect address for those seeking a quiet corner on the fringes of the big city.

North Florida

Known as one of the three directional areas in Florida, North Florida compromises Jacksonville, a few localities in Northeast Florida, and the Florida Panhandle.

Its primary city is Jacksonville but it identifies itself culturally with Georgia. In fact, when it comes to culture, much of North Florida is called “Old Florida.”

This is a great location for prospective buyers looking for:

    • Acreage
    • Rural areas to develop

South Florida

South Florida is the most urban of the Sunshine State and is a popular destination for beachgoers.

This area includes Miami and the Florida Keys, with heavy development along the coastline.

These areas capture the diverse landscape that makes up South Florida.

Prospective buyers can look forward to South Florida’s upscale homes and properties, including waterfront mansions, multimillion-dollar estates, and luxury condominiums.

To learn more about what Realtor® Diane Moore Barclay and her team at Perfect Choice Realty can do for you, call 407-399-1548.