Florida the Sunshine State

Real Estate Agent with Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker

Florida is known as the "Sunshine State" which is so true for the most part of the year.

Florida is such a large state and starts on the east outside of Georgia, on the west coast of FL outside of Alabama.

We are flanked by two seas, the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

If you are lucky enough to visit Key West Florida, you can catch a sunrise and a sunset in the same day...or perhaps, you can wake up on the east coast in Ft. Lauderdale and see a sunrise and then make the one and a half hour to two hour trip over to the west coast of Naples and catch a beautiful sunset!Naples FL Sunset

In the winter all of the visitors come to Florida and make it their winter get away from the snow and the cold of the Northern states, Upper state New York and Canada.

I chose Naples, South West FL as my residence.  The weather is sub tropical and the coldest it has gotten during a cold snap is in the low 40 degree numbers.  

In Florida as a full time resident, your property can be "homesteaded" and you get a lower tax rate on your property.  Also, there is no state income tax in Florida.

Of course, do not forget about our wonderful citrus produce and oranges and be sure to come on down, you will be glad you did!

naples fl orange trees


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Christine O'Shea, Broker-Associate

RE/MAX Realty Select

3349 Tamiami Trail North

Naples, FL  34103



Naples Florida Sunset


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Jill Penman
Coconut Grove & Coral Gables Lifestyle Expert!

Love Naples and the West Coast of Florida!  I am in Miami, a great happening city, but love the quiet and beautiful beaches of the Gulf.  Lucky for us, we can be on either side to the coast within hours - love you idea of sunrise on one coast and sunset on the other :)

Oct 02, 2013 01:26 AM #1
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

The beauty of sunset in the west....Naples has a charm to the downtown district as well as great shopping and restaurants.

Oct 02, 2013 01:51 AM #2
Karen Johnson, Realtor, ABR
Addison Wolfe Real Estate - Doylestown, PA
"Bucks County PA Homes"

Hi Christine, I love Florida too!  I have been there many times and my places are Key West and Fort Lauderdale.  I look forward to visiting soon!

Oct 02, 2013 04:09 AM #3
Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you.

I came via the contest post,  Great job on your post.  Thanks for sharing.

Oct 02, 2013 05:09 AM #4
Christine OShea
Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker - Naples, FL

Jill, Thanks for stopping by, I have to get over to your coast soon!

Eillen, When I first saw downtown Naples I thought I was on Rodeo Drive, as time goes by we get use to it!

Karen, Nest time you head south you should take a detour over to the West Coast, so beautiful!

Christine, Great contest, thanks for stopping by!


Oct 02, 2013 05:14 AM #5
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Christine-I have been to Fla on a number of occasions and it is a beautiful place to live. Your area is definitely on my bucket list to visit. I have been the Keys too. Gorgeous pic.

Oct 02, 2013 08:16 AM #6
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Christine - What a great way to show-off the Naples, Florida area.  I know that it makes me want to think about living on the East Coast instead of the West Coast!

Oct 02, 2013 08:47 AM #7
Christine OShea
Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker - Naples, FL

Sharon, Next time pick Naples!

Laura, Come on over, we would love to have you!!

Oct 02, 2013 11:04 AM #8
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Hi, Christine!   Florida is the best - the best weather, the best taxes, the best scenery, the best people!

Oct 02, 2013 11:07 AM #9
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


Thanks to you I understand why Florida is called the Sunshine state. Everything you say about it is so interesting, exciting, and intriguing. I would love to visit Naples again and with you too some day. I can understand from your reading why you chose Naples, Florida for your home.

Oct 02, 2013 11:35 AM #10
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Yes, we are indeed called the Sunshine State but they could also call us the Pristine Beach State!  

Oct 02, 2013 10:47 PM #11
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

I just read Kathy Streib's post on Florida and I will tell you the same thing that I told her, it is on my bucket list so don't be surprised when I call and say "We're coming!!"

Oct 02, 2013 10:54 PM #12
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Christine.   Your post reminds me of the time I visited my folks in Naples who were renting for the winter season.   We had so much fun watching the sunsets, sipping a glass of wine, then walking over to the shops on I think it was 5th Ave.    You truly do live in paradise!  

Oct 03, 2013 07:01 AM #13
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Hi Christine, the sunshine in the Florida State attracted me to migrate over here.

Oct 03, 2013 12:13 PM #14
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Hope you are getting ready for a fantastic weekend here in the sun!

Oct 03, 2013 07:47 PM #15
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
29 Years of Real Estate Experience!

So many Floridians commenting on this post :)  I never thought about how you can watch the sunrise over the water on one side of the state and see the sunset over the water on the other.  That is such a unique feature!

Oct 08, 2013 10:12 AM #16
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN


What a great idea - drive from coast to coast and see the sunrise and sunset!  Never thought of that.  I've been to Florida several times as I used to live in Alabama.  Congrats on being included in Kerrie's State blog!

Oct 08, 2013 01:42 PM #17
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