Central Florida is the fastest growing area in Florida, partly because it offers some of the best ‘value’ properties in the state. Prices per square foot are generally 20 – 30% lower than similar properties in south Florida, while price appreciation during recent times is higher than other regions (for example more than 40% increase on average since 2019). The climate offers more variety than the south region and remains significantly warmer in winter months than the north part of the state. The very large city of Orlando offers incredible attractions, great schools, a ‘family’ atmosphere, and an airport with more direct flights and less expensive airfares than other cities. Tampa and its surrounding Gulf of Mexico beaches are consistently voted the most beautiful beaches in the world. If you prefer bigger waves, or a visit to America’s space program, it’s also a short drive to the east coast to enjoy Cape Canaveral and the Atlantic Ocean.