Florida State Facts

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Real Estate Agent with United Realty Group, Inc. BK641413
  • Florida Capital: Tallahassee
  • Number of Counties: 67
  • Florida became the 27th state of the U.S. in 1845.
  • Florida Population: 15,982,378 (2000 Census),
    approximately 1,000-1,200 people move to Florida every day!
  • Florida is the 4th most populated state in the U.S.
  • Florida's Major Industries: tourism is first, followed by agriculture,
    then banking, electronics, plastics, construction, and real estate.
  • Florida has 1197 miles of coastline and 663 miles of beaches.
  • The highest point in Florida is Britton Hill which is located in Lakewood, FL 
    (Walton County) and is Florida's highest elevation at 345 feet above sea level.
  • Florida's geographic center is 12 miles NW of Brooksville, FL (Hernando County).
  • The St. Johns River is the longest river in Florida, measuring 273 miles.
  • Lake Okeechobee is the largest lake in Florida at 700 square miles.
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Carole Cohen
Howard Hanna Cleveland City Office - Cleveland, OH
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I love your description of the area; Tallahassee always sounded so beautiful to me. I learned a lot, like the longest river and high elevations.  Makes me want to go visit! Great post !  PS We have a Lakewood Ohio too (I think there is one in Colorado as well?)

Nov 04, 2006 10:08 AM #1
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S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist

An elevation of 345 feet is awfully high in Florida when you consider that there are many parts that are somewhere between just below sea level to less than 10 feet above sea level.  Probably the highest (man-made) elevation in my area is what we kiddingly call "Mt. Trashmore".  ;-)

Carole, I checked MapQuest and there are actually a total of 10 towns/cities named Lakewood throughout the U.S. - two of them are in Illinois (in different counties).  Seems odd to have two in one state, doesn't it?  There are also 10 named Jacksonville and just when I thought Tallahasee was unique to Florida, I find out there's one in Georgia, too!  Just for you... guess how many are named Cleveland?  Yup... 10!

Nov 04, 2006 01:20 PM #2
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Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
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Believe I live south of some parts or Florida and North of most of it. It doesnt sound correct but it is. You have to go North of here to get to Pennsacola.
Nov 04, 2006 02:39 PM #3
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S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist
You're right, Eric.  Most of the Florida's panhandle is north of you.
Nov 04, 2006 09:04 PM #4
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
Fun facts Leanne.  How many REALTORS® in your state? Competitive industry!!
Nov 04, 2006 11:22 PM #5
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S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist
Thanks, Maureen!  Per the website of the Florida Association of Realtors (F.A.R.), they are the largest trade association in Florida and they serve 90,000 members and 10,000 member firms.  However, on another of their sites, at the bottom of their press releases it states that there are more than 155,000 members in 68 local boards/associations.  I would tend to believe the first statistic is correct but I'm not sure.  Of course, as you know, this does not include everyone with a Florida real estate license since not all real estate licensees are REALTORS®.
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