October 2, 2023

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 1/25/2022

› South Florida needs more housing. But exactly how much vacant land is left?
Very little vacant land is left for building homes in South Florida, but just how scarce are the options? As the region struggles with a housing shortage, the amount of vacant land zoned for residences is down to less than 1% in parts of the region. According to an analysis of the data, there are only about 20 square miles, or less than 1%, of land that remains vacant and zoned for residential use.

› Axe throwing on target to carve out a niche in Jacksonville area as sport grows nationwide
Thwack! The sound of a steel axe blade biting into the bullseye of a wooden target is being heard more and more often in the Jacksonville area. Once just a backyard or a barroom game, axe throwing is a growing sport with organized leagues as well as an avocation appealing to men, women, families and young urban professionals nationwide. Valhalla Indoor Axe Throwing Clay County on Fleming Island is among a half-dozen axe or hatchet throwing venues in the Jacksonville area.

› This spot in the Florida Keys was just named one of the best places to fish in the U.S.
If you love to fish, you already know that the Florida Keys is a great place to indulge your passion. But did you know it’s one of the best places to fish in the country? Probably. You’re no dummy. But FishingBooker, the world’s biggest online booking service for fishing excursions, is here to back you up, because it has rated Key West as one of the best places to fish in the United States.

› Sarasota Chamber of Commerce focused on smart growth, healthy business climate
The Sarasota Chamber of Commerce for over 100 years has served and will continue to serve as a platform for connection, referrals and collaboration for our businesses. Building a network of relationships with our members is key to having a strong, united business community.

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