South Florida is a sensational destination for those yearning for a warm and breezy coastal home. Beachfront homes, from condos to opulent estates, dot miles of pristine beaches from the Atlantic Ocean, to the Florida Straights and west to the Gulf of Mexico.
Highly regarded for magnificent views, balmy breezes and a sandy backyard, oceanfront living is an exceptionally enjoyable Florida lifestyle. Many homes are oriented to showcase the ocean view which adds considerable value to the property. When contemplating an oceanfront home, especially those in higher density communities of town homes or condominiums, higher floor residents savor the best views and lower floor residents enjoy the sound of our tranquil ocean. Amenities like swimming pools, tennis courts, gyms, saunas, clubhouses and manned security vary from community to community along the shoreline.
Running parallel to our ocean front and also considered coastal living, is the Inter-Coastal Waterway (ICW). The ICW was authorized in 1919 to provide a protected, toll-free waterway for small craft boaters. Living on the ICW offers an exciting, ever-moving landscape of active blue seas and watercraft of every size and shape. You can also enjoy the ICW by living adjacent to it, on one of the many secondary canals with direct ocean access. Docks are part and parcel of ICW living and, if you own a larger boat, be sure your REALTOR looks for properties with “no fixed bridges” between your home and the ICW.
Coastal living in South Florida makes the most of our year round fun in the sun climate. Each day feels like you’re on vacation when you watch the sun rise over turquoise waters, the salty breeze on your skin. The glistening Inter-Coastal Waterway, as well our magnificent ocean, can truly be your back yard if you take the plunge into South Florida coastal living!
Copyright 2013: Valerie Anne Martinetti