Florida Country Overview
Mention Florida and it instantly conjures up an image of Mickey Mouse. Ever since Walt Disney cast his magic on the ‘Sunshine State’, it has become the entertainment capital of the world, enthralling millions each year. Yet there is more to Florida than famous theme parks, making it one of North America’s top tourist destinations and places to buy a holiday home.
One of the most popular cities in the world, best known for these attractions, is Orlando. Located in tropical central Florida, it is warm and sunny all year round. Packed full of things to do and places to go, Orlando boasts 5,000 restaurants, 168 golf courses and a variety of the Arts. It also offers a great selection of houses. Residents here are thorougly spoilt for choice!
Fort Lauderdale in the southeast is another favourite location. Nicknamed the ‘Venice of North America’, homeowners can choose between oceanfront, canalfront, downtown or suburban communities. The second busiest cruise port in the U.S., Fort Lauderdale is known for its fishing, yachting, beautiful beaches and hot climate.
Sarasota on the west coast continues to attract Brits with its small town charm and big city amenities. Named the ‘Best Small City’ in the U.S., it has been favoured by the rich and famous for years because of its world-class white-sand beaches, and abundance of cultural and recreational facilities.
Palm Beach County in the south is widely regarded as a coastal paradise stretching from the rolling dunes of Jupiter/Tequesta to Boca Raton. Many fall in love with its gorgeous weather, sparkling azure Atlantic waters, sandy beaches and majestic palm trees swaying gently in the tropical breeze.
Within this jewel of an area is the barrier island of Palm Beach where some of the wealthiest homes in the world can be found. With its glorious architecture, natural beauty and acclaimed shops, restaurants and hotels, it is easy to see why.
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