Next, we explore San Antonio, Florida - a charming, small-town tucked away in Pasco County within the Tampa Bay Area. Known affectionately by locals as "San Ann," this city is fantastic if you're working in a larger city within the area, but want to escape to a slower pace of life in the evenings and weekends. From its establishment as a Catholic colony to its present-day community, San Ann is one of the lesser-known, but highly sought-after communities that we've spotlighted. 

A lush boardwalk near San Antonio, Florida.

Historical Heritage & Establishment

San Antonio, Florida was founded in 1882 by Count Edmund F. Dunne, who envisioned a Catholic community thriving in harmony amidst the rolling landscapes of Pasco County. This vision was rooted in the city's namesake, Saint Anthony of…

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Today, The Real Estate Collection explores Rotonda West, a unique, planned community in Charlotte County, Florida, where a distinctive circular layout meets the best that Florida has to offer. The incredible community offers potential homeowners a place to both enjoy the master-crafted beauty of this community, as well as opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals. From its golf-centric lifestyle to its carefully maintained green spaces, Rotonda West embodies a structured yet leisurely pace of life.

A freshwater canal behind a home in Rotonda West, Florida.

Historical Roots & Unique Design

Rotonda West's development began in 1970, influenced by the historical airfield layouts of World War II. Its design, reminiscent of a wagon wheel, was not only a nod to Florida's aviation history but also…

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Located on Florida's Treasure Coast, Port St. Lucie is a remarkable place to soak up the sun and enjoy the natural beauty Florida has to offer. Here, the history of the area isn't just found in books, you'll find it in the parks, rivers, and streets where friends gather. It's a city that welcomes with open arms, offering a little something for everyone - whether you're a nature lover, a golf enthusiast, or just in search of that perfect slice of sunshine living.

A boardwalk close to a waterway in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Exploring the History

Port St. Lucie's roots are deeply embedded in the early settlements of Florida, with a history stretching back to the Paleo-Indians and the Archaic peoples. This city, once marked by the name of a settlement founded on St. Lucia's day, has evolved from an…

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Ormond Beach, a charming city in Volusia County, Florida, offers potential homeowners a wonderful place to live in the state of Florida.. Known for its heritage as the "Birthplace of Speed," this community boasts stunning beachfronts and a welcoming atmosphere. Situated north of Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach is part of the Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach metropolitan area.

An aerial view of Ormond Beach, FL

Historical Landmarks

Ormond Beach is steeped in history, from the ancient Timucuan town of Nocoroco to the modern era. The Casements, once the winter residence of John D. Rockefeller, now serves as a cultural center hosting various events. The Ormond Hotel, though razed in 1992, remains a key part of local lore, having once accommodated Henry Flagler's elite guests. Visitors…

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New Smyrna Beach, located on Florida's central east coast in Volusia County, is a welcoming place to be known for its beautiful beaches, and remarkable climate. With a population of 32,119 as of the 2022 census, this fantastic coastal town is a reasonable size, providing residents with most things they need within a close drive. Known for its exceptional surfing conditions and dubbed "The Shark Bite Capital of the World," New Smyrna Beach is a favorite destination for water sports enthusiasts, despite it's locally known title.

An aerial view of New Smyrna Beach, FL

Outdoor Activities

New Smyrna Beach is a perfect place to be if you're into the outdoor, offering a wide range of recreational opportunities. The Indian River Lagoon system provides ideal conditions for fishing, sailing,…

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Lighthouse Point, a delightful suburb of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida, is named after the nearby Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse. This fantastic city, part of the Miami metropolitan area, offers an inviting environment for potential homeowners. With a population of 10,420 as of the 2022 census, Lighthouse Point provides a coastal living experience with easy access to boating and fishing.

An aerial of waterfront homes in Lighthouse Point, FL

Waterfront Living

Lighthouse Point is renowned for its extensive canal system, offering residents unparalleled waterfront living. Boating enthusiasts will appreciate the easy access to the Atlantic Ocean through the Hillsboro Inlet. Many homes feature private docks, perfect for avid boaters and fishing fans. The city's canals, built during the 1950s…

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Today, we explore the incredible coastal city known as Hollywood, Florida. Located in between the Miami metropolitan area and the renowned Hollywood Beach, you'll find a community thriving with cultural diversity, historical landmarks, and promising economic growth. Learn more about this community teeming with possibilities below where we discuss why you should consider relocating here.

Sun, Culture & Innovation

Located in Broward County, Hollywood is a lively suburb within the Miami metropolitan area, as mentioned above. Offering a population of over 153,000, it combines all that you'd expect from a smaller down with easy access to the best of Miami. Residents enjoy an average temperature ranging from 69 to 83 degrees Fahrenheit, ideal for…

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Today, we explore the charm of St. Petersburg, Florida - a sunlit Floridian gem that offers prospective homeowners an enviable lifestyle framed by the Gulf of Mexico and an intriguing historical context. This city is truly something special, join The Real Estate Collection as we explore what the locals are raving about in St. Petersburg.

A City of Sun & Sea

St. Petersburg, affectionately known as St. Pete offers an irresistible blend of sunny days and a truly incredible atmosphere. Potential homeowners will appreciate the city's reputation for having the most consecutive days of sunshine, making it a prime location for those who love the outdoors. The area offers numerous parks and waterfront access points, ideal for everything from jogging to…

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Today, we explore Siesta Key, Florida - a fantastic community located between Roberts Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Here, history, community, and traditional Floridian landscapes blend to create a living experience lived by few and envied by many. From the sandy shores of Siesta Beach to the amenities of Siesta Key Village, discover what makes this area way more than just a dot on a map.

A Paradise Found

Located off the Southwest coast of Florida, Siesta Key is right in between Roberts Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. This barrier island, not just part of Sarasota, provides a mixture of stunning landscapes and a certain charm to its community. Many find themselves drawn here, not just for the scenic views, but for the sense of belonging that is felt…

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Here in Tarpon Springs, Florida, we'll be exploring this Floridian treasure that's steeped in Greek heritage. This city, alive with history, culture, and unmistakable natural beauty, offers a lifestyle under the warmth of the Florida sun. From its famed sponge docks to the exciting downtown area, Tarpon Springs is a place where traditions are cherished, and community is everything. 

Let's explore what makes this city a home.

Discovering Tarpon Springs

In terms of location, Tarpon Springs is located within Pinellas County and a critical part of the Tampa Bay area, celebrated for its deep-rooted Greek heritage. The city, particularly its downtown, underwent significant beautification in 2010, showcasing a commitment to preserving its unique charm…

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