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Called the "Sunshine State," Florida is known for its balmy, sunny weather and beautiful beaches. Ponce de Leon, in search of the elusive fountain of youth, was the first European to explore Florida. St. Augustine, founded by the Spanish in 1565, is the oldest permanent European settlement in the continental United States. Statehood for Florida came in 1845. Florida's state flower is the orange blossom, which is particularly fitting because oranges are a main export of the state. Because of its shape and location, a long peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida attracts millions of visitors each year to its many seaside resort areas. Its capital is Tallahassee. ...Read more here: Florida - The Sunshine State
- Capital City:
- Sunshine State / Peninsula State
- In God We Trust
- March 3, 1845 (27th)
- Origin of State's Name:
- Named on Easter 1513 by Ponce de Leon for Pascua Florida, meaning "Flowery Easter."
- Largest Cities:
- Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Hialeah
- Border States:
- Alabama, Georgia
- Land Area:
- 53,997 sq. mi., 26th largest
- State Bird:
- State Flower:
- Orange blossom (citrus sinensis)
- State Tree:
- Sabal Palmetto (cabbage palmetto)
- State Song:
- Suwannee River
Featured Community Websites in Florida
- Beachwood Civic Association
- Bella Vista
- C.O.N.A. of South Pinellas County
- Dixieland Neighborhood Association
- Eagle Eyes (Forest Hills Grid 18)
- Historic Kenwood
- Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association
- Mayfair in Tampa Palms
- South Atlantic Neighborhood Association
- The Registry at Michigan Park
Real Estate & Home Values in Florida
Home Buyer and Seller Resources
- Does Mortgage Aid Hurt Your Credit?
- Loan Modification: Is it Right for You?
- Should You Refinance Your Mortgage?
- First Time Homebuyers Guide
- Financial Assistance for First Time Homebuyers
- Do You Qualify for an FHA Loan?
- Homeowners insurance: What you need to know
- Home Maintenance Checklist
- What Is A Short Sale?
- What Is A Deed-In-Lieu?
- Reverse mortgage: the pros and cons
- How to Sell Your Home In a Down Market
- 2009 Mortgage Bailout Explained
- Obama Stimulus Plan FAQ
- Florida Foreclosures
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Cities, Counties, and Zip Codes in Florida
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Browse all 3827 Schools in Florida
- Swimming Pen Creek Elementary School
- (904) 278-5707
- 1630 Woodpecker Lane
- Middleburg, FL 32068
- Hopewell Academy For The Arts
- (863) 452-6818
- 100 E 4th St
- Avon Park, FL 33825
- Milwee Middle School
- (407) 320-3850
- 1341 S Ronald Reagan Blvd
- Longwood, FL 32750
- Max Bruner Junior Middle School
- (850) 833-3266
- 322 Holmes Blvd Nw
- Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
- King High School
- (813) 744-8333
- 6815 N 56th St
- Tampa, FL 33610
- First Coast Technical Insti.
- (904) 829-1010
- 2980 Collins Ave
- St Augustine, FL 32084
Sex Offender Information for Florida
For most citizens, the easiest method to obtain accurate and timely sex offender information for their local area is to visit their state sex offender registry website. States are required to provide this information for free. You do not need to pay for this information.
In Florida, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/homepage.do. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.
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