Lake Houses for Sale in Florida
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In terms of size, Florida is the country's 22nd-largest state, covering an area of 65,758 square miles (42 million acres). Of its total landmass, 53,625 square miles (82 percent) of the state is land, while the remaining 12,133 square miles comprises water. As befits a state that straddles the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, it's no wonder Florida likes to call itself the "Fishing Capital of the World." The state has 7,700 lakes, 10,550 miles of rivers and 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline where fish on the hook include tarpon, sailfish, largemouth bass and sea trout. Species to hunt in Florida include deer, hogs, alligator and, yes, the invasive Burmese python. Lands of America research shows that 71 percent of land in Florida is privately owned. Florida's current price-per-acre average places it 11th in the country in terms of land value. This data represents $1.7 billion of ranches, farms and other land acreage for sale in the state covering a total of 236,227 acres. Farmland was the most common type of land for sale in Florida. Of the 67 counties in the state, Suwannee County had the most land for sale.