Florida’s East Coast has it all: the surfing capital of the sunshine state, some of its best beaches, beautiful nature, the coral reefs of the Biscayne National Park and the laid-back vibe of Miami. If you’re thinking of moving to Florida, this could be the perfect region for you – so where are the best spots to buy property?
There are many reasons why Florida is the third most populous state in the USA after California and Texas. In addition to attractions galore, year-round warmth, endless miles of pristine coastline and of course, no state income tax, the school system is one of the best in the US, scoring 8.3 out of 10 on GreatSchools, a school-ranking platform. Plus, the median property price is a rather affordable $233,300 (£179,000) according to Zillow.
Where once Florida was just a favourite of Snow Birds, now many Generation X’ers, Millennials and those with young families are moving to the state to enjoy the good weather, low cost of living, thriving job market and more relaxed pace of life. While many expats focus their sights on Florida’s West Coast, in popular spots like Sarasota and Tampa, the East Coast has a very distinct vibe of its own. So, what can you expect from the east coast when you move to Florida, and how much would it realistically cost to purchase a holiday home there?