5 Reasons to REALLY Love Florida

Okay, we’re biased. We live here. And, we think you’ll agree that the beaches, year-round warmth, sporting and entertainment options make Florida a super place to be.  But, making the decision to move to the Sunshine State may require a more detailed checklist than the above. Let us help you work through yours. Below are a few brain-teasing reasons why Florida can be an awesome place for your new address.granada-bridge

You Really Can Live at the Beach

Or, near enough to make it a reality, whether daily or occasionally. First, decide your distance. As Florida’s Custom Home Builder, all ICI Homes communities are within driving or walking distance of a sandy shore. Then, decide your frequency. If watching a daily sunrise over saltwater and a coffee mug is your Florida dream, living nearer the beach likely works best for you. If piling supplies and favorite people in a vehicle for short road trip sounds perfect, choosing a community within a short drive to a beach may be your best bet. Regardless, more than 1,350 miles of Florida coastline means you really can live at the beach, ICI Homes-style.

You Pay Less

Florida is one of only seven states that levy no state income tax. You pay less to Uncle Sam and more to your own pockets.
Yay! Enough said.

You Live in the World’s Golf Capital

We don’t mean a specific metro area. We mean the entire state of Florida. There are more golf courses per capita in the Sunshine State than anywhere in the world. If chasing the little white ball is a priority, you’ll find no shortage of places to pursue it. ICI Homes has golfers covered — with several communities in North and Central Florida that feature fun, challenging courses. Consider our Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond Beach or on your own lot in Palm Coast.
In Fernandina Beach, a Tom Fazio-designed course awaits at Amelia National Golf & Country Club. In the Jacksonville area, golfers will find reasons to love Julington Creek. All are options for new Florida residents who want to live in the World’s Golf Capital.

You Can Live a Life of Adventure

Even if living adventurously means screaming your way through a roller-coaster ride. Florida theme parks are a worldwide destination, and there are enough such attractions to comprise an impressive, in-state bucket list. Also, don’t forget Florida’s natural adventures — wonderful local, state and national parks, plus endless miles of recreational trails and boating waterways.
Living a life of adventure in Florida is as simple as choosing which adventure you want to have, and when.

You Can Live a Healthier Life

See above. All those outdoor recreational opportunities in Florida’s temperate year-round climate can be fun ways to boost your heart rate, shape you up and inspire you to eat well. Once you get moving — or find new activities to enliven an already active lifestyle — you’ll want to refuel with fresh, healthy foods that are easy to find in Florida farm markets and produce stands. An avalanche of research has established that active folks are more likely to maintain their mental, emotional and physical health as they age. So, consider adding an outdoor activity to your new Florida lifestyle. Whether cycling, running, walking or playing tennis or golf, taking your fun outdoors will help you live a healthier life.

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