Living in Sunny Florida

Welcome to the Sunshine State! 

If you love spring, summer and beautiful sunny skies, then buying a home or business in Central Florida is the perfect choice for you. Mild sub-tropical weather, exotic plants, pristine lakes and golden beaches make this area an idyllic place to call home. 

Just a glance at the state’s average monthly temperatures tells the whole story. While others are shoveling snow, scraping ice off windshields and driving on slick, dangerous roads, you and your family can be enjoying fun-filled days basking in the inviting Florida sun.


Central Florida’s sensational weather has given birth to a wide range of entertainment possibilities. Beaches on both coasts and a whole world of theme parks can be found just a short drive away. Once you reach your sun-filled destination:

Be Prepared

  • Dress in layers, and make sure your primary attire is light and comfortable.
  • Carry plenty of water. Staying hydrated is a must.
  • Bring the sunscreen. Nothing ruins your day more than too much sun on your skin.
  • Invest in a good pair of sunglasses. Eye care is as important as skincare.
  • Remember, you’re in the sub-tropics. Always keep an umbrella handy for passing showers.
  • Insect repellent is always a good idea… bugs love warm weather, too.

Tropical Flora

Making your home in Lake, Sumter or Marion County allows you to landscape your home with beautiful sub-tropical and tropical species of plants that are rarely seen in other states. The right mix of sun and rain, along with mild winters, allows you to adorn your home and garden with an array of beautiful flowering plants that require minimal care. Here are a few truly beautiful species that flourish in Central Florida.

  • Crotons (Codiaeum variegatum) – These colorful plants liven up any landscape.
  • Firebush (Hamelia patens) – Like butterflies and hummingbirds? This is the perfect plant for any Florida yard.
  • Palms – These bring meaning to the word tropical. Try Sabal, Canary Island Date, Saw Palmetto, Date Palm, Washingtonia… and the list goes on and on.

Nothing puts the flora in Florida like a beautifully landscaped lawn and garden. 

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