With over 1,000 people moving to Florida per day, the secret is out. Whether you're part of the surge of new Florida residents, or you're trying to get away from them, we've got the land for you. We specialize in non-tourist Florida destinations. We sell properties out in the Florida woods excellent for hunting, camping, building, shooting, horseback riding, 4-wheeling, RVing, and countless other uses and activities. We provide the opportunity for you to own your own, affordable private property, where you and your family can live the outdoor life you miss, or that you've always wanted. Florida's interior is only an hour two from either coast, so if you live and work on the coast, you can spend the weekend or a day on your property in the woods. And if you want to make a nice cool oak hammock in the woods your home, you can still head to the coast for a day of saltwater fishing.
Up for some bathroom reading? About 530 million years ago, during the Ordovician Period, Florida began to take shape off the northwest coast of Africa. A plateau was formed from volcanic activity and marine sediment deposits. As Pangea broke apart and the continents took shape, Florida ended up where it is today.
Who lived here first? The Paleoindians of course! Over 12,000 years ago! They hunted Mammoth and bison, and cooked giant tortoise right in its own shell (don't try that today). Back then, sea level was over 300 feet lower, and Florida was twice as large.
By the time the Spanish showed up, there were many indigenous people inhabiting our state, many of which will sound very familiar as we have used these names all across the State. The Apalachee, Apalachicola, Boca Ratones, Calusa, Mayaca, Pensacola, Tequesta and Ocale to name a few. Today, however, the only two federally recognized tribes in Florida are the Miccosukee and the Seminole.
It was a sunny day in March of 1513 (we assume it was sunny because it’s the sunshine state), when Ponce de Leon landed on Florida's east coast somewhere around St. Augustine, and claimed the land for Spain. He named it La Florida, or "place of flowers." He also named Cape Canaveral, which means "Cape of Currents", and the Dry Tortugas. "Dry" because he couldn't find any fresh water on the island, and "Tortugas" is Spanish for turtle. On his second trip to Florida in 1521, he attempted to build a colony between Port Charlotte and Estero, was ambushed by the Calusa people, shot in the leg with an arrow, fled to Cuba, and died at the age of 61 a result of his arrow wound...and never did find the Fountain of Youth.
Ponce de Leon wasn’t the only sailor to have bad luck in Florida. Over the next 400 years Florida had its share of shipwrecks, many from Spanish ships transporting the silver and gold from the Aztecs and Incas, leaving treasure scattered along the coast lines due to hurricanes, coastal reefs and pirates. There are many wrecks to explore, not only for a history lesson, but for an array of beautiful tropical marine life.
If you want to explore on dry land, Florida is home to three National Parks (Biscayne, Everglades and the Dry Tortugas) and 175 State Parks. We have many properties for sale adjacent to or right down the trail from many of these Parks. No hunting in the parks, but who know what’s going to make its way to the other side of that fence.
Florida is home to some awesome hunting. Using your weapon of choice, including your bow, crossbow, dogs, muzzleloader, trap, hook or gun, there are plenty of tasty critters to take aim at. The more popular are deer, turkey, ducks, frogs, hogs, & gators. Like anywhere else though, there are seasons and regions that dictate times of year, species, sizes and bag limits, so know before you go.
Florida is also home to some of the most amazing mudding in the country. So pack your cooler, boots and bikinis and get ready for an awesome time. 4-wheelers, lifted trucks, side by sides and buggies are all qualified for some partying in the mud holes. Check out some of the weekend destination mud parties, throw your own on your own land, or ride the trails of River Ranch or Holopaw.