Searching for an affordable waterfront home in Florida? Looking for a home you can settle down in where the cost of living is dramatically reduced. You need to take a close look at waterfront homes in Sebring, Lake Placid or if you are a serious fisherman you may even consider Lorida Florida and the third largest lake in Florida, the premier fishing lake, Lake Istokpoga. This may be orange country, but it is also lakefront country. Lake Placid alone has over 60 lakes. One of the big reasons this area is so affordable is the low tax base and the low cost of insurance. Highlands County is a high and dry coounty with some of the highest elevations in Florida. Highlands County sits on a ridge which runs down the middle of the state and this ridge is more than 70 feet above sea level. Lake Placid has rolling hills and winding roads that make it one of the most desirable lakefront communities in the country. Placid Lakes which is the area around Lake June in Winter, the most popular of all the lakes in Lake Placid because of it's size and clean clear water. In the summer there are a lot of watersports like boating, fishing, skiing and swimming and Lake June is also famouse for it's sand bar where boats congregate on hot sunny days and enjoy cooling off in the shallow waters. Other great lakes in Lake Placid include Lake Placid, Lake Clay, Lake Grassy, Lake Saddlebags and dozens of other lakes to numerous to mention.

A 20 minure ride North is the biggest nearby town of Sebring, Florida. Sebring also has dozens of lakes including popular lakes like Key Lake in a prestigious community of Orange Blossom Estates. Key Lake is a small lake man made and stocked and olny allows for small boats and non motor powered boats. There are many small lakes where boats with motors are not wanted and the integritiy of the water and wildlife is not disturbed. The bigger lakes allow motor boats and are not as affected by boat traffic. Sebring has one of the most popular lakes as well with Lake Jackson being the focal point of the city. Lage luxury homes line lake Jackson, some being million dollar mansions owned by some of the most successful business owners in Central Florida. Lake Jackson is connected to Little Lake Jackson where one of the oldest landmark buildings in the county sit right on the water, Harder Hall. Vacant for over 20 years this once luxury hotel fit for presidents at one time is now under redevelopment and may finally have new ownership pnce again. It is said the old building is haunted and people living around the lake have said they see people and lights come on and off all the time in the middle of the night.

Affordable waterfront in Sebring, Lake Placid or Lorida can be a home as low as $60,000 and there are foreclosure opportunities and auctions all the time on repossesed properties. Make no mistake, while you can find very affordable waterfront homes, you can find luxury homes starting at around $180,000. Then there is the spectacular Million Dollar Waterfront Homes you see in Luxury Home Magazines and House and Garden. Sprawling 6 and 7 bedroom new homes right on Lake June or Lake Clay.

The bottom line is, if you spend $60,000 or $1.2 Million, you are getting a home that would be 5 times the price if it were on the coast or an intercoastal verses being on a Central Florida Lake or Lakes. Central Florida is floating on a river of fresh water from Florida aquafur which is like a fresh water purified river hundreds of feet below the surface. Many of Floridas lakes are fed by natural springs and have clear water and white sand bottoms and beaches just like the coast with sugar sand and hard bottom.

For more information or to have a custom home search done for you contact Cheryl Oxsalida at Heartland Real Estate or go to this web site at www.highlandscountyhomes.com or call Cheryl at 863-214-3663. Cheryl Specializes in Luxury Homes, Waterfront Homes, Foreclosures, Golf Course Homes and Single Family homes and Condominiums.