The boating and fishing capital of the world, Florida has more than 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline and over 7,700 lakes.



Whether you’re a theme park enthusiast, bird watcher, foodie, water sports fanatic, sun worshipper, arts patron, serious shopper or anything in between, Orlando’s possibilities are endless.

Despite Florida’s reputation as a retirement destination, the median age in Orlando is just above 34 (one of the youngest in the state), meaning it’s a place for young professionals and families more than retirees.


Set beside the Indian River Lagoon along Florida’s Space Coast, Melbourne offers beaches, fishing, golf, snorkeling, and many other outdoor activities.

Within an easy drive of the Kennedy Space Center, Melbourne also is the home of annual festivals such as the Independent Filmmaker’s FestivalArts Festival, Aviation Day, and Oktoberfest.


Located between Tampa and Orlando and just south of Lakeland, Bartow is known as the “City of Oaks and Azaleas.” And that tells you a lot of what you need to know about this gentle hideaway.

Bartow is a land of lakes and citrus groves; of friendly, family-owned antique shops and welcoming bed and breakfasts; a historic courthouse and the embedded Polk County Museum of Art and Genealogical Library. Bartow also is the home of the annual Bloomin’ Arts Festival. 


Located in Southwest Florida, Punta Gorda offers wonderful outdoor experiences and a laid-back lifestyle. From beaches to boating and fishing to golfing, from nature discovery to shelling and collecting fossilized shark teeth and so much more, you’ll find relaxation and adventure in an outdoor wonderland.



Easily found in the center of peninsula Florida, the city of Sebring serves as the home of the Sebring International Raceway and as host of the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Dubbed “The City on the Circle,” a reference to the design of the downtown historic district, Sebring offers a wide range of boutique and gallery shopping opportunities, fine and casual dining, and a host of parks and lakes that satisfy all recreational interests.


With its mix of historic architecture and modern landmarks, a culture infused with Cuban and Spanish flavors, vibrant business districts, and beautiful waterways, Tampa is a wonderful place to work, play, and unwind.

At the heart of Florida’s Gulf coast, you’ll discover active adventures, sky-high coasters, exotic wildlife, and authentic culture and cuisine… and enjoy it all at a relaxing pace. It’s the perfect union of exhilaration with relaxation, creating something locals call “The Tampa Bay Effect.”