Head to Head: Which is Florida’s most popular property county?
Investors in Florida property often flock straight to Orlando or Miami. These cities, key to the Sunshine State’s popularity, are familiar to all house hunters around the world. But while planning your Overseas Removals with Abels Moving Services , what if you are looking for something close to Disney? Or something in the rough area of SeaWorld?
Florida’s property markets are very clearly marked out by its wide range of counties. Which regions are the best? TheMoveChannel.com puts them head to head to find out.
Here are Florida’s most popular countries:
Home, of course, to Miami, Florida’s Miami-Dade County is as popular with property investors as its titular city is with tourists. Indeed, thanks to its unique appeal as a hub for businesses, holidaymakers, residents and second home buyers, the county is by far the most in-demand area for overseas real estate buyers – and that status is only set to keep on growing.
Located in the very middle of Florida, Polk County shares borders with most of the state’s other counties. This central position gives Polk’s property markets a boost from Orlanda and Tampa, with nearby Lakeland and Haines City both experiencing strong growth.
One of Florida’s southerly counties, Collier County is a popular destination for tourists thanks to its beautiful Gulf Coast beaches. The state also shares part of its land with Everglades National Park. Combined, the two draw in increasingly high number of visitors, pushing up occupancy rates in hotels and rental accommodation.
Pinellas County is nestled right in the middle of the Tampa Bay Area. The county boasts 11 barrier islands, which provide 35 miles of white sandy beaches for visitors from around the world. Pinellas is also home to the popular investment hotspots of Saint Petersburg and Clearwater,
Not to be confused with the Monroe County in New York, Florida’s county is instantly recognisable from its picturesque palm trees, gorgeous tropical climate and the stunning islands that make up the Florida Keys. Together, they add up to a county that is popular among both holiday home hunters and real estate investors.
Hillsborough County is one of Florida’s most populous counties – and no wonder. Home to Tampa, a city that boasts over 165 beaches and parks, the area also boasts the Florida Aquarium and the water park Adventure Island, which draw in visitors throughout the year from both the US and overseas.
Part of the Orlando-Kissimmee metropolitan area, Lake County basks in the glow of Walt Disney World and SeaWorld. Home to cities such as Clermont, Lake County’s real estate market is ideal for buy-to-let investors looking generate income from the high demand for tourist lodgings.
Located in the South of Florida, Broward County is home to cities such as Fort Lauderdale and Coconut Creek. Thanks to its prominent position on the Atlantic Coast, the county is popular with watersports fans, while Fort Lauderdale’s extensive canal system is a hub for yacht owners and other tourists.