The Insider's Guide to Florida

Florida is home to over 18 million people and has over 85 million visitors a year. Inside Florida delivers an insiders guide to everything Florida. If you are moving to Florida we have the essential information you need. If you are planning a vacation to Florida we’ll guide you to the best beaches, attractions, and many unique Florida destinations and Events.

Head to Key West


Summer in the Florida Keys means warm ocean waters perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing. It’s also the perfect time to visit Key West. The Southern Most City is packed with fantastic restaurants, history such as the home of Ernest Hemingway or the Mel Fisher Museum, and more interesting people than you can imagine. Come by Cruise Ship, Car, or Plane. However you travel to Key West you won’t be disappointed…

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Curry Hammock State Park

Curry Hammock State Park is located on Grassy Key (the middle keys) about 1 mile north of the City of Marathon.  It’s a great state park for camping, swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking and has a white sandy beach on the Atlantic Ocean.

Lake Okeechobee

Take a look at any map of Florida and you will see the enormous 451,000 acre (731 square mile) Lake Okeechobee in southern part of the state. Lake Okeechobee is a recreation area with boating, fishing, and camping and it is also part of the complex water management system for southern Florida.

Cheeca Lodge and Spa

A beautiful resort nestled along the Atlantic Ocean on Islamorada, Cheeca Lodge is a private gated resort in the Florida Keys with all the water sports, golf, tennis, biking, and relaxation you’ll need.

Smathers Beach

Key West is all about water.  On any given day, you’ll see locals and visitors boating, parasailing, kayaking, fishing, sun bathing, exercising along the shoreline, or just walking barefoot along the beaches in Key West. And Smathers Beach is a local favorite.

Mallory Square

At the very tip of Key West, where the road ends is Mallory Square where locals and visitors gather for a nightly sunset celebration. At Mallory Square you will see fantastic sunsets, street performers, local artists, and many surprises.

Ocala Hotels

Ocala has a variety of hotels, motels, and wonderful Bed & Breakfast accommodations that are sure to enhance your visit to the horse capital of Florida. 

The Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins are the only team in NFL history to have a perfect season (17 and 0 in 1972) and have won two Super Bowls (1972 and 1973). The Dolphins have an enormous fan base both in Florida and around the world.

Moving to Jacksonville

Located in the Northeastern region of Florida, Jacksonville, is the largest city in the state and is in Duval County.  Jacksonville has 885 square miles of land and water with a population of 800,000 plus people.  The major highways that run through Jacksonville are I-10, I-95, and I-295.

Recycling in Alachua County

Alachua County and the cities in Alachua County provide comprehensive recycling services that range from curbside pickup to the County hazardous waste collection center and five additional rural collection centers.

Duval County Residents Guide

Duval County is home to over 830,000 people. The county provides many of the services that residents need such as public schools, water, garbage and recycling collection, and law enforcement.

Florida Resident Discounts

As a resident of Florida you live in one of the top vacation destinations in the world. So you should take advantage of the theme parks but you should not pay full price.  The bigger theme parks such as SeaWorld, Disney World, and Busch Gardens offer Florida Residents a discount for multi day passes.

Jacksonville Sports and Recreation

Sports and outdoor activities are a big part of life in Jacksonville and whether you’re a big football fan, golf fanatic or love to fish Jacksonville has the perfect game, course, or spot for you.

Florida Home Inspection

Florida has a reputation for having high homeowners insurance, however, there’s an easy way you can get up to a 50% discount on your home insurance - with an inspection focused on reducing wind damage and loss.

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