Like Tree39Likes

Florida Real Estate Advice

Reply
Old 12-11-2017, 11:30 AM
  #1
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
CLASSIC MUSCLE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Tampa, FL
My Boats: 1997 Scarab 29
Posts: 74
Default Florida Real Estate Advice

Hey Guys--I'm wanting to buy a place in FL and need to narrow down areas to look. I'm 36, and can live anywhere east or west coast FL due to my job. I currently live inland, near the coast, north of Tampa, so am somewhat familiar with that area and have boated Clearwater. Looking for a waterfront home or condo in the $400-600K range, or something non-waterfront in the $200-300K range. What places in FL have decent property taxes and haven't gone completely crazy $$$ wise yet? Cape Coral? Marco Island? Looking for a spot with good boating restaurants, sand bars, etc.
MASOMAN likes this.

Last edited by CLASSIC MUSCLE; 12-11-2017 at 11:37 AM.
CLASSIC MUSCLE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2017, 01:09 PM
  #2
Registered
 
Xtremeracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Florida
My Boats: 10 JD Byrider SuperBoat Vee
Posts: 4,324
Default

Check out Melbourne and the beach area's on east coast center of the state.
Xtremeracing is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2017, 02:11 PM
  #3
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: naples,florida
My Boats: 19'baron to name a few
Posts: 3,551
Default

I have lived in Naples for 35 now, its nice because its warmer during the winter but i love St Petersburg.
tommymonza is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2017, 02:24 PM
  #4
Registered
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 56
Default

I live in Clearwater and boat all around Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater and into Sarasota waters sometimes. There's no lack of sandbars and islands to hang out at around here but our boat-up bars leave a lot to be desired I think. If you don't mind running up into Tampa the selection is much better.
luke81 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2017, 02:46 PM
  #5
Registered
 
thisistank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Channel Islands, So. Cal.
My Boats: Making the best in the industry BETTER for over 25 years...... Lip-Ship Performance 305-933-9988
Posts: 10,715
Default

Greg Cashbar to the white courtesy phone.
thisistank is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2017, 03:15 PM
  #6
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
CLASSIC MUSCLE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Tampa, FL
My Boats: 1997 Scarab 29
Posts: 74
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by luke81 View Post
I live in Clearwater and boat all around Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater and into Sarasota waters sometimes. There's no lack of sandbars and islands to hang out at around here but our boat-up bars leave a lot to be desired I think. If you don't mind running up into Tampa the selection is much better.
I agree. You would think St. Pete/Clearwater would have more boat up restaurants and bars. That, and the high real estate + property taxes in Pinella's county have me looking elsewhere.
CLASSIC MUSCLE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2017, 03:39 PM
  #7
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Miami, FL
My Boats: Donzi 22 Classic, Donzi 28zx Scorp
Posts: 209
Default

There's a few realtors on here that can probably give you some solid insight, CashBar. I think middle state on East coast as far as real estate goes is in your price range. I don't think you'll find better sandbars than on the West coast...between Tampa and Naples. Cape Coral/Fort Myers has some nice spots on the water, might have to idle a bit to get out, but you can be on the water. And you've got the FMO club right there that you can join up with for events.
Wildman_grafix likes this.
MullenTJ86 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2017, 03:51 PM
  #8
Registered
 
CIG3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Grand River, Ohio
My Boats: Boatless
Posts: 2,240
Default

I love Anna Maria Island, Sarasota. Easy access to both Bayside and Gulf. Awesome sandbar by Beercan Island in Longboat Pass.
Bostonirish likes this.
CIG3 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2017, 04:11 PM
  #9
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
CLASSIC MUSCLE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Tampa, FL
My Boats: 1997 Scarab 29
Posts: 74
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MullenTJ86 View Post
There's a few realtors on here that can probably give you some solid insight, CashBar. I think middle state on East coast as far as real estate goes is in your price range. I don't think you'll find better sandbars than on the West coast...between Tampa and Naples. Cape Coral/Fort Myers has some nice spots on the water, might have to idle a bit to get out, but you can be on the water. And you've got the FMO club right there that you can join up with for events.
Thanks! I'm pretty new to Florida, so can you guys explain the pros and cons to east and west coast Florida? East coast looks to be more vacation style condos than permanent residences?
CLASSIC MUSCLE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2017, 06:26 PM
  #10
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
jeff32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: St-Hyacinthe, quebec, canada
My Boats: 2000 triple 500 efi Sonic 45
Posts: 6,304
Default

Will follow the answers you get im also starting to look. East coast is my choice because i think, or have the feeling, it is a more fun, more populated in high perf boats, and more popular places to go wether it is bimini, miami, or down in the keys... but thats just based on my feeling, and i never been on the west coast... so im not a good judge!
jeff32 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:10 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.