Moving To Florida: What You Need To Know

February 3rd, 2021

Relocating to a new state can be exciting, but stressful. When you’re moving to a place as bright and wonderful as Florida, it’s all worth it in the end. Shearwater, a new home community in St. Augustine, encompasses all of the best parts of Florida – the sunny weather, abundance of nature and overall laid-back lifestyle, making it the perfect place to call home. If you are currently living out of state, and are considering or already planning to move here, these are just a few of the things you have to look forward to!

Nature and Wildlife

The whole state of Florida is filled with natural beauty you won’t find elsewhere, like stretches of coastline, marshland and estuaries. In St. Augustine, you can take advantage of this scenery with a visit to the Anastasia or Faver-Dykes State Parks, both of which have miles of trails to explore and plenty of places to stop and enjoy your surroundings. And with flocks of interesting native birds to look for, birdwatching might become your new favorite hobby.

Staycation Every Day

Who doesn’t love a beach getaway? When you live in Florida, everyday feels like a vacation. Spend the weekend with sand between your toes at one of St. Augustine’s many beaches, get your foodie fill at mouth-watering restaurants or take a trip to a historical location like the Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth. And when you live in a community like Shearwater, you’ll have access to an abundance of resort-style amenities that let you staycation without ever leaving home. A resort-style pool, lazy river, three-story waterslide, 15 miles of nature trails and boardwalks, fitness lodge, tennis courts and pocket parks are just the beginning of what you’ll find at Shearwater!

Mild Weather

You can leave your down coats and snow shoes behind when you move to the sunshine state. With winter temperatures averaging 71 degrees Fahrenheit, you can enjoy the outdoors all year long. The mild winters also mean that most vegetation stays green year-round, a huge benefit for those with a green thumb. And if you’re uncertain about the summer weather, don’t be – it’s just an excuse to head to the beach or jump in the pool!

Lower Cost of Living

You might be surprised that living in a vacation destination is more affordable than you think. In fact, according to the Cost of Living Index, the average cost of living in Florida is actually 1% lower than the national average! It might not sound like much, but it adds up, especially when you consider that there is no state income tax in Florida. That’s more money in your pocket to spend on the things you enjoy most.

If Florida sounds like the place for you, then make sure to join our Interest List to learn more about Shearwater, a community that offers beautiful new homes, amazing amenities and a location that can’t be beat.