Feel bad for the people that lost their homes…it could be me one day…
One of the problems with waterfront property in Florida is that the land is too flat to have an adequate slope upward from the shoreline to the house. In addition most lots in Florida are too small to have an adequate distance between the house and the shoreline.
My childhood home on the North Shore of Long Island (Kings Point, Great Neck) has 295 feet of frontage on the Long Island Sound but the lot slopes upward from the shoreline to the house and the house is at a considerable distance from the shoreline. So even though it was built around 1900 the house itself was never damaged by any of the numerous hurricanes that occurred at that location.
Yep the closer to the water, the more expensive too.
Then if you even want to be semi-close to the coast, you are talking about much enhanced potential damage should a hurricane come your way.
Glad I chose to be inland when I returned to Florida. Those storms can wear themselves out getting here. Also chose to have no water front. New bride would love to go wet a hook, but it will have to be some place accessible, not here.
I want to have a riverfront place in my area. The issue is floods can be insane. About every 20 years or so there is a big one that spares no one. I just can’t see the point of having an expensive house water front. I see that this is the perfect place for mobile home. When it gets washed away, just buy another one. I have the same thoughts about the homes on the coast.
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