New South Florida Homes For Sale
Why are new homes in South Florida so popular?
G. L. Homes offers several new home communities in South Florida: The Bridges,The Bridges, Seven BridgesSeven Bridges, TuscanyTuscany, Valencia CoveValencia Cove & The Preserve at Bay Hill EstatesThe Preserve at Bay Hill Estates. South Florida consists of a number of cities including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach. Officially, the region covers the counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach.
The cost of living in South Florida is lower than many other major cities including New York, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. In addition, one of the reasons so many consider South Florida homes - Florida has no personal state income tax and has favorable tax advantages for those looking to start or relocate a business.
South Florida is an ethnically and socially diverse community influenced by all areas of the U.S., the Caribbean and Central and South America. Tastes from these regions are found in the restaurants, entertainment, culture and festivals. Highlights include theatre, lectures, opera, ballet, concerts, the famous Art Basel, the Miami International Book Fair, and so much more.
Sports fans can enjoy the Miami Dolphins football team, the Miami Heat basketball team, the Florida Marlins baseball team, and the Florida Panthers hockey team. Tennis courts and golf courses are also numerous as are the world-class events they host.
When it comes to education, there are many options for public, private and charter schools, as well as magnet programs in South Florida. The University of Miami, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Barry University, Lynn University, Nova Southeastern University and other colleges are all located in the region.
South Florida's medical facilities are world class with research/treatment hospitals like Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Medical Center, Miami Children's Hospital and others.
Another reason to look for South Florida Homes - miles of beautiful beaches and acres of parks offer outdoor activities for everyone. Whether you are searching for existing or new homes from Boynton Beach to Miami, there are plenty of choice cities and communities.
A Brief History of South Florida
South Florida has been a coveted piece of land since the early 1500’s, following its European discovery by the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon. The 300 year period of international rivalry between England, Spain and France ended when the United States gained possession of the state. South Florida served mainly as a center for trade and maritime activity until the 19th century. The railroad opened up South Florida to greater amounts of agriculture, tourism and settlement. Thousands ventured down the state during the real estate boom of the 1920s. Dream cities, tourist resorts, subdivisions and skyscrapers appeared virtually overnight. The military brought thousands more to the area during World War II for training and many veterans, loving the mild climate and lifestyle, contributed to the new population boom. South Florida also became more popular with tourists who started to stay year-round rather than just during the winter months.