10 Fun Facts About Florida

Dated: November 7 2019

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Thinking about moving to Florida and want a little more information about living in the Sunshine State? 


Here are 10 Fun Facts about living in Florida:

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  • The First Suntan Lotion Was Invented by Miami Beach Pharmacist, Benjamin Green, in 1944

  • There are Over 30,000 Lakes and 1,000 Golf Courses in the State. Florida has More Golf Courses Than Any Other State (Ok, so that was sort of like 2 facts in one, we cheated)

  • Key West Has More Bars Per Capita Than ANY Other Place in the Country

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  • No Matter Where You Are in Florida, You Are Never More Than 60 Miles From the Ocean

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  • The Sun Shines In St Petersburg on Average, 361 Days Per Year

  • Pinellas County Has 35 Miles of White Sandy Beaches

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  • St. Petersburg's Salvador Dali Museum contains the most comprehensive collection of Dali's work found outside of Europe

  • In 1929, the cigar factory at Ybor City in Tampa rolled approximately 500 million stogies!

  • The Sunshine Skyway Bridge, built in 1982, was ranked No. 3 on The Travel Channel's list of “Top 10 Bridges in the World.”


If those aren't enough reasons to consider a move to Florida, don't forget there's also NO STATE INCOME TAX, abundant sports events (think the Tampa Bay Lightning, Bucs Football, Tampa Bay Rays Baseball & More), and more outdoor parks & bike trails than you can count. Simply put, the population here is growing for a good reason!

If you would like to learn more about moving to Florida and are considering a move to the Tampa Bay, FL area, contact us so we can help!


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Mary Frances Cormican

Mary Frances has over 20 years of experience working exclusively as a Buyer's Agent in Pinellas County, FL, and the Greater Tampa Bay area. She has a comprehensive understanding of the Pinellas County....

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