Its pristine beauty, family-friendly atmosphere and fresh, clean air make North Florida equestrian properties some of the most desirable places for retirees… but there are a few things that only insiders know about this spectacular area, and we’re ready to share them with you.
1. We Don’t Just Look at the Great Outdoors; We’re Part of It
You’ve never seen wildlife and sparkling rivers like these before. This green, unspoiled area of northern Florida is largely untouched by the busy, fast pace of big-city life. A short drive from Lake City, residents enjoy the Ichetucknee Springs State Park, where deer, wild turkeys and majestic blue herons make their homes. The remarkable Ichetucknee River gives locals the perfect spot to splash; tubing, snorkeling and canoeing are must-do activities all year. The climate is great for year-round horseback riding, too.
2. There’s Plenty of Room to Sprawl Out
In North Florida horse country, you don’t have to worry about living within a few inches of your neighbors if you don’t want to. There are beautiful equestrian properties in North Florida that will give you and your family the privacy and seclusion you’ve always wanted.
3. Affordable Homes and Property: More Money for Your Family
Because properties in North Florida are often more affordable than they are in other parts of the country, moving here may be one of the most sound financial decisions you’ll ever make. It’s not uncommon to find a spacious single-family home in this picturesque area at just a fraction of what you’d pay living in a major city – and here, you don’t have to contend with traffic, the constant rush of city life, or the inconvenience of cramped living spaces.
4. Snow? What Snow?
If you’re thinking about moving to North Florida horse country, you can kiss your shovel goodbye (well, at least the one you use for snow… we don’t recommend kissing any other shovel if you’re a horse-lover). Our coldest month is January, when the average high is 65 degrees F and the average low is 42 degrees F. Sure, we’ve had some chilly days here and there – but you won’t find the frigid temperatures that plague most of the country during winter months.
While we’re talking about the spectacular climate, we might as well tell you to pack your shorts and swimsuit; the average temperature here between March and November is 73.4 degrees F. During the summer, daytime temperatures generally hover in the high 70s and low 80s, while fall and spring are just a few degrees cooler.
5. Your Horses Will Love it Here
Even if you don’t have horses, you’ll love being part of the charm and hospitality of North Florida horse country; if you do, they’ll be so grateful for the fresh green grasses, the beautiful scenery and ample space to roam and just be themselves. This lush, family-friendly area is perfect for everyone (two-legged and four-legged). If you’re considering moving to North Florida, let us know – we’ll start looking for properties so you can get a head start. You can call (386)243-0124 to tell us what you want from your next home.