Floridians love their coastlines! Three-quarters of Florida’s population (18 million people) live and play in coastal counties.
In fact, one-third of the population resides in the four southern counties of Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
Coastal counties account for four-fifths of the economy.
Back in 2010, coastal development (including buildings, roads and bridges) were valued at 2 trillion dollars.
What’s the draw? The climate and the coastline to begin with.
Whether you just want to walk along the beach or play in the water, there is no lack of year round activities.
Indoors, there is theatre, gourmet dining, designer shopping.
The Galleria Mall at Fort Lauderdale offers a shopping experience second to none.
It’s easy to understand why some estimate more people will be living in Florida than New York in the next few years.