Rumor has it that this is going to be a warmer than usual winter across the country thanks to stronger than usual El Nino forces. Of course, anyone who survived last winter up north knows that “warmer than usual” still leaves plenty of room for freezing temperatures, snowdrifts, and ice patches.
Sunny Florida is one place where winter weather is never a problem regardless of what El Nino has to say about it. So if you are looking for a guarantee that you won’t have to bother with shoveling snow or scraping ice off of your windshield this winter, moving south for the season is definitely your best bet.
Let’s take a closer look at five different listings in the Tampa, Orlando, and Sarasota areas that could add plenty of warm weather (and even some salty air) to your winter this year!
9980 Gulf Boulevard #414 - $171,000
If you are looking to get the most for your money and end up right on the beach, there aren’t many deals better than this 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo in St. Pete. It only totals 365 square feet, but it’s also $171,000 and includes your very own beachfront balcony.
Since this is a condo, it also offers access to building amenities like a heated pool, tiki bar, and plenty of outdoor activities. It can also be used as a rental property to provide income when you are not in the area.
19702 Sabal - $324,990
Over in Orlando, the most exciting homes have plenty of room inside as well as outside. And that is exactly what makes this 2,241 square foot home so appealing!
Built in 2002, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house sits on a fenced in 1.03-acre lot. It features a gorgeous floor plan and has been very well maintained over the years. But let’s be honest, it’s all about the acreage with this home!
14719 Grand Cove Drive - $409,000
This home in Orlando’s Cameron Grove neighborhood is an even nicer option for anyone looking for that covered, screened-in pool in Orlando. The pool area here also features an outdoor kitchen and bar setup that will really impress your guests.
Inside the home, you will find 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms stretched across 3,344 square feet of open-concept floorplan. Upstairs balconies overlooking the entryway and the wide-open kitchen area add even more to the open feeling here.
1405 Jumana Loop - $500,000
This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in Apollo Beach is just a bit south of Tampa and is located inside the gated community of Andalucia.
It contains lots of great features like a unique floor plan, granite countertops, a golf cart garage, and beautiful tray ceilings in the owner’s suite. The second floor balcony off of the owner’s suite will definitely be your favorite spot to enjoy your morning coffee.
There is also a covered, screened-in pool out back that also offers more views of the neighborhood pond and water fountain!
215 Saint James Park - $725,000
Rounding out our collection of great Florida homes, this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom house in Sarasota literally has it all. It was built in 1989, but looks so perfect that you would think it was brand new.
The all-white Florida-style kitchen contains all commercial grade appliances, there is beautiful tile flooring throughout the house, and the ceramic tile in the master bathroom shower will simply take your breath away.
And of course, like all great Florida houses, there is a covered, screened-in pool out back. There is also plenty of patio space for relaxing or entertaining around the pool area, and a small outdoor kitchen area for cooking out back.