May 24, 2020

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| 10/16/2019

Other states may claim a thriving business climate, seamless global connections, a talented workforce. But Florida has one thing that tops them all — its quality of life. As you weigh your site selection options, consider these advantages:

2 National Seashores

3 National Parks

175 State Parks

663 Miles of Beaches

700 Natural Springs

1,197+ Miles of Coastline

1,711 Rivers and Streams

7,700 Lakes

History
Forget Jamestown and Plymouth Rock. St. Augustine is much older. America’s first visitors — a band of Spaniards — stepped ashore here in 1545 and the tourists have been arriving steadily ever since. In 2018, a record 126.1 million vacationed in Florida.

Culture
Florida celebrates art with eclectic galleries in Miami Beach, Bradenton, Naples and Key West; original works by Salvador Dali in St. Petersburg and Louis Comfort Tiffany in Winter Park; an amazing assortment of art and circus memorabilia amassed by John and Mable Ringling in Sarasota; and a rare collection of buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright on a college campus in Lakeland.

Mega-fun
Some of the world’s most visited theme parks – Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa and LEGOLAND Florida — are all here, along with the Kennedy Space Center Complex; NASCAR; pro baseball, basketball, football, hockey and soccer franchises; more than a dozen zoos; at least two dozen aquariums and a turtle hospital; USTA’s National Training Center in Orlando; PGA golf tournaments to watch in person; and 1,250+ golf courses to play.

Abundant warmth and sunshine
Florida’s average annual temperature is 75°F (24°C) and coastal cities average 240 sunny days per year. No matter where you choose to settle, a sandy beach and saltwater are never more than 90 minutes away.

 

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