Saturday, June 08, 2013

The Beauty of Crescent City, Florida

Crescent City Florida sits up high on a bluff overlooking Crescent Lake. The downtown area has small locally owned shops selling antiques, wedding apparel, health foods, a bed and breakfast, waterfront restaurant and wine shop. It is not a large downtown area but small enough to easily walk around from one end to the other. Large stately historical houses and small ones and even modern ones can be seen within a few blocks of the lake. The lake is famous for it's bass fishing and has an island in the middle of it. The top of the lake has Dunns creek which is  a wide creek which is deep enough for 60' boats to go down and it goes into the St. Johns river. Sometimes large boats use Crescent Lake as a safe haven during hurricane season. Crescent city has an Eagles, Moose and Shriners lodges. There are also small locally owned bars that feature country music and karaoke.
There are small hotels along highway 17 where you can stay while looking at Crescent City real estate in the area.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Crescent City, Florida Real Estate for Sale

I have a 2 story duplex house for sale in Crescent City Florida at 116 Eucalyptus St. that we have owned for about 7 years. It has wraparound porches on 3 sides. Utility room on the downstairs porch with a washer and dryer. It is only 1 block from Crescent Lake which is a very large lake that goes into the St. Johns River via Dunns Creek. The neighborhood of Crescent City is a very pretty and quiet historical area with large oak trees lining the streets and within 2 block of the lake you can look down and see the lake because Crescent City itself sits up on a bluff overlooking it.
There is a waterfront restaurant within walking distance of the house and nursing home down on the lake. If you want towards the lake and turn left it is a pretty walk thru the neighborhood with a view of the lake and the houses that are built along it. There is a publix grocery store within driving distance about 2 miles north and a couple of strip centers with a dollar store and banks about a mile away. There is a library, elementary school and convenience store within walking distance.
There are bouganvillea bushes, pine trees, cedar trees and magnolia in the yard. Pink amarilas flowers bloom out front in the sidewalk landscape box. You can rent one floor of the house and live on the other - which makes for a great retirement or rental property.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

I just can't say enough about how pretty it is walking around Crescent City in Florida. There is a cool breeze that comes off the lake so even in the summer here in Florida you can walk around comfortably in the afternoons. The big oaks trees along the streets provide ample shade as you walk along admiring all the different types of architecture along the way. There are some people that have put alot of money and effort into remodeling these older homes to their former stately beauty and I hope that newcomers to this area will do the same. There are plenty of home builders out of Deland with experience in creating the victorian look with wrap around porches and gingerbread. Of course they use more modern materials than the what the older homes were build of. But in many cases these older homes were made with cypress which lasts forever and is very resistant to rot. If you do buy an already built home here of course be sure to get the termite inspection. Right now I have 2 Florida lots for sale right next to each other only 1 block from Crescent lake and in fact one of them has a lake view. It's not that far from Deland just north up Highway 17 thru Barberville and Pierson to get to Crescent City and well worth the trip. If you are in the market for commercial property here in Florida please check out the Restaurant for sale in Pomona Park just up the road from Crescent City.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Secret city hides hidden Florida real estate bargains right in the middle of the state...that's what the sign should say when you drive into Crescent City. Driving around Crescent City Florida is like a step back in time with big victorian style mansions, crackers houses, wrap around porches with porch swings, actual sidewalks with huge oak tree lined streets. The street along the lake even has the road going around the trees in the middle of the road. It's a little pocket neighborhood with gorgeous lake views overlooking a huge 15,000 acre lake that goes into the St. Johns River thru a wide creek that is big enough to accomodate 60 foot yachts which have been know to come and hide in the lake during hurricane season to get away from the rough waters of the intracoastal.
Now is the time to buy florida real estate in Crescent City. The prices are dropping and there are bargains galore. There are still a few old homes there that you can snap up and remodel back to their stately elegance. Be sure and visit my Florida Land for Sale website to see some great lake view photos.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Spring has come and gone and now summer is upon us. The weather here in Crescent City Florida is really quite mild this time of year with a light breeze coming off of Crescent Lake making it quite pleasant to sit out on the front porch on a lazy sunny summer afternoon. If you like porch swings and southern climes, big fancy houses on oak tree lined streets you will love Crescent City. It is a Florida secret that I would like to share. Just a tiny town on Crescent Lake with all the local amenities such as bank, post office, grocery store, restaurants but without the hustle and bustle and overdevelopment of Orlando and nearby Deland. Drive north on 17 from Deland and you will find Crescent City a pleasant respite with a down home flavor, gorgeous lake views and good folks sittin on their front porch swings soaking up the easy times. While you are visiting drive down Park street north and you will see my Florida lots for sale only 1 block from the lake. Next to them is a Key West style home w. front porch swing. I am hoping someone will build something similar on these lots to blend in with the local historical flavor of architecture. Be sure to visit the waterfront restaurant on the water within walking distance of these properties.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Port Orange Florida is located south of South Daytona and is famous for it's great fishing for snook. You will also find plenty of blue crabs, shrimp, stingrays, horseshoe crabs, seagulls, and cranes as you pass by the islands along the Halifax River.
Established in 1867 on the banks of the Halifax River, Port Orange as a community has a long and proud history. It retained a resort-like character and a relatively stable population for well over a century. Not until the mid 1970’s when Dunlawton Avenue was extended from the FEC railroad to Interstate 95, did Port Orange begin to blossom into the large metropolitan community that it is today with a population over 50,000. Careful planning initiatives have yielded rather than compromised - beauty and opportunity. A mere walk, bike ride, or drive through our community reveals its uniqueness and that our residents are part of a distinct and very proud family. This family, which we call Port Orange, is made up of some 150 distinct "neighborhoods". They are the core of this community, making it a great place in which to live, learn, work, and play. Because of the City’s highly regarded development approach, an investment in Port Orange real estate is a secure investment. Port Orange is a community characterized by a stable and successful business climate which develops, nurtures, and embraces quality businesses. And so today, as we celebrate over 135 years as a community, we are proud to call Port Orange Florida "our home".

Sunday, March 18, 2007

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