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Waterfront land in Florida can have many uses which include residential, farming, ranching and just playing!

Waterfront enjoyment can include picnicking, boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, air boats and just watching the sunsets!
Typically portions of waterfront areas along lakes may be susceptible to classifications as to wetlands or hydric soils and some legal descriptions may include Riparian Rights or may not. In buying a recreational property it would be prudent to determine if there is an existing dock for any desired water equipment and if not, what is required for a building permit for a dock or storage.

Many waterfront areas can include an area for enjoyment of farm animals, plant nurseries, hunting, camping, riding horseback or fun on an ATV. If the property can be considered suitable for an agricultural use, it would be wise to research the agricultural tax basis or “Greenbelt” as this would substantially reduce the property taxes. Physical access to a property is important and it is best to research the possibility of construction of new buildings or improvements.

Electric service to a property is also very important as it sometimes requires extension of existing lines on adjoining properties, easements, etc. In Polk County are 554 natural freshwater lakes. Some of these are private or have limited access and others have nice boat launching facilities, parking areas, picnic areas, etc. Polk County is located in the U.S. state of Florida. The county population was 602,095, as of the 2010 census. Its county seat is Bartow, and its largest city is Lakeland. Polk County comprises the Lakeland–Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area. This MSA is the 87th-most populous metropolitan statistical area and the 89th-most populous primary statistical area of the United States as of July 1, 2012.

An excellent resource for lake information is on the Official Polk County Website

Florida contains more than 30,000 lakes that cover a little more than 3 million acres of land. The lakes range from very small to the nation’s fourth-largest natural lake, 448,000-acre Lake Okeechobee. The state’s second-largest lake, Lake George at 46,000 acres, touches the border of north Lake County.

Fishing enthusiasts appreciate the lakes for freshwater catches including bass, blue bream, shellcrackers, black crappie, sunfish, stripers, speckled perch and catfish. There are more than 250 species of freshwater fish in Florida lakes, most of them edible. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission estimates that more than 74,000 people fish Polk County lakes each year. Others enjoy water-skiing, wakeboarding, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, swimming and windsurfing, as well as simply watching the sun rise and set over the water.

Adsit Co., Inc., Mary L. Adsit, Realtor has been selling land in Florida since 1974. If you would like to “Own Florida”, don’t hesitate to Contact us.