Living on the Gulf Coast of Florida

October 26, 2011

The Gulf Coast of Florida contains many diverse areas.  Even with the cost of home owner’s insurance, the threat of hurricanes and other problems, there are around 1,000 new residents in Florida each day.  The Gulf Coast of Florida is one of the most desired areas of the state for those new residents. Some property shoppers have found the more southern areas of Naples and Marco Island a little more pricey, and are looking further north to Sarasota and Venice for the best bargains.   A large number of real estate brokers agree that we are in a buyer’s market.  Activity in the real estate market is increasing where homes are listed for less than what people consider the market price.  In quite a few communities, the number of new listings for homes has gone up 3 to 4 times in recent months.

Newcomers to the Gulf Coast of Florida have a huge selection of real estate to choose from.  From high rise condos along the coast to gated communities with single family homes and a large variety of everything in between.  The areas along the southwest coast of Florida are home to more than 30 golf courses with all levels of difficulty and all levels of budget.  Many courses have private communities surrounding them with all the amenities and country club lifestyle.  One such community is in Lakewood Ranches with its world class golf course and surrounding ten neighborhoods containing a large selection of condos and homes in a wide variety of price ranges and sizes.

Sarasota sits on the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay with pristine beaches of white sand.  It has all the benefits of a big city with the feel of a small town.  Sarasota is home to the Florida West Coast Symphony, Opera and Ballet, along with the Mote Marine Laboratory, an extremely well-respected marine research facility.  A thriving business climate along with affordable living costs and a motivated work force, Sarasota is home to a variety of productive and successful companies.

Then there are the barrier islands including Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Anna Marie Island with their award winning beaches.  They are also the ideal location for boating enthusiasts to dock their boats in their back yards or at the local deep water marina.  They are the perfect place for fans of all water sports whether it be scuba diving or fishing off their backyard docks.  The barrier islands have everything from high rise condos to large secluded estates surrounded by lush landscaping for the finest in privacy.

The Gulf Coast of Florida is abundant with beautiful beaches, tropical warm climate, fine dining, great night club entertainment, world class golf courses, art museums and culture abounds, exclusive shopping, boating and water sports and first class amusements, what more could a resident want?  Florida’s Gulf Coast offers the greatest possible selection of homes from waterfront communities, townhouses, penthouses, high rise condos and single family homes in price ranges to fit everyone.  Whether you are raising a family, empty nesters, young professionals or retirees, Florida’s Gulf Coast has just the home you are looking for.