Buying Land In Florida

By Candice Armstrong

How do you know if Florida is the right state in which to buy land? Take this quiz and find out!

  1. Do you like sunny weather?
  2. Do you like the beach?
  3. Do you like water activities?
  4. Do you like tourists?
  5. Do you like golf?
  6. Do you like being in a diverse cultural environment?
  7. Do you like oranges?

Although there is definitely nothing scientific about this method, if you answered yes to at least a few of those questions then buying land in Florida could be a match for what you are looking for!

Florida-SunsetAreas For Buying Land In Florida

While we’ve covered some of the basics of what you will find in Florida, it is actually a large and diverse state. If you are looking for a less populated area consider Hendry County. Out of the 67 Florida counties it has the 12th lowest population density. However, Hendry’s neighbor to the west, Lee County, has the 8th highest population density!

If you love nature then consider property in Levy County, also known as “The Nature Coast”. Nearly one-fifth of the county is set aside for wildlife areas, parks, preserves, springs and refuges. Also consider Jackson County, which is the home to Florida Caverns State Park.

Sarasota County is home to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Siesta Key Beach. The sand on this beach is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! It is 99% pure quartz, which is wonderfully soft and cool on your feet. If you choose Marion County, you will be only about an hour drive away from the amusement attractions in Orlando, Florida. Enjoy the fun and excitement during the day and then be home at night when you’ve had enough.

This is barely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to buying land in Florida. Take time to research and explore each area to find the right fit for you. Here are some of the most important things every savvy land investor must consider when looking at a piece of land to buy:

  • Access: Is a dirt road okay, or do you require a paved road?
  • Zoning: Is the property zoned for building? What can be done to change the zoning?
  • Utilities: Most Florida land has utilities, but if they aren’t available, are there alternate methods to use?
  • Area: What is near? Gas stations, stores, hospitals, etc?


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