Many people outside Florida don't
realize that East and West Coast Florida are vastly different in lifestyles
and even ambiance in general. Though Miami and Naples are only a couple hour's
drive from one coast to the other - they are really worlds apart!
Ft. Myers and Naples are only about two hours drive from bustling Miami hot spots - but worlds apart at the same time. The West Coast Florida lifestyle is modern meets rustic - well planned towns and lots of unspoiled spaces available to visit. Sanibel Island is a golfer's paradise. The Everglades is a treasure right in your back yard.
When you head south over
Bay's Skyway Bridge you will
begin to notice a more relaxed lifestyle - even from laid-back
First stop is
beautiful, un crowded beaches and an old coastal town atmosphere.
Sarasota is a thoroughly modern city and the summer home of the Ringling Brothers Circus. And, like all other cities along Florida's Southwest Coast, you'll enjoy frequent outdoor festivals featuring music arts, food and fireworks. Sarasota features a robust economy and business opportunities that cater to upscale tourists as well as locals.
In addition to being a great place to raise a family, there are great opportunities for buying the home you always wanted. With the economy the way it is now many people are deciding to let go of seldom used vacation homes and investment properties at lower than their estimated value.
One of the Best Perks of Living in Florida: No State Income Tax!
Another often overlooked advantage, especially for families, on the SouthWest Coast of Florida, is a far less transient population than Florida's East Coast (e.g., Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, etc).
Florida's Business Tax Advantages are Amongst the Best in the US -"Florida ranks among the best states for business and entrepreneurs because of its pro-business state tax policies and competitive cost of doing business. The state is proud of its competitive and targeted financial advantages."
Florida's Competitive Cost of Doing Business:
Read the whole Story at eFlorida.com