With over twenty years of experience in Florida, Brit on the Move offers exclusive insight into all things Florida.
Florida, one of the most visited destinations in the world, is one of the most beautiful and diverse states in America. Most know that Florida is home to world-class theme parks, but it’s also the boating and fishing capital of the world. With 7,700 lakes, 11,000 plus miles of rivers and 2,276 miles of coastline, and over 700 freshwater springs, this is no surprise.
Discovered by Ponce de Leon, Florida, was found in 1513. Florida is the nation’s oldest city. You don’t have to travel to Europe to enjoy history – Florida has medieval forts.
If theme parks or water are not for you, there are plenty of other options. There is an endless amount of ways to explore Florida. Florida is home to approximately 1,250 golf courses. If you are not a golfer, there are many state parks to explore. Likewise, there are all kinds of wildlife to encounter. The average temperature in ranges from 65 to 80 degrees, but the temperature varies from north to south, making it the ideal location to vacation year-round.
How Many Counties In Florida?
Florida has 67 counties, two of which complement the Spanish territorial divisions retained as part of the U.S. state of Florida, which became a U.S. territory in 1821. The Suwannee River divides both counties. These two original counties formed the basis for all the other counties. In 1845, Florida became the 27th U.S. state, and its last county was formed from a segment of Alachua County in 1925. As of the 2020 census, Miami-Dade County’s population is 2,701,767, making it the seventh-largest county in the country.