5 Fascinating Facts About Florida 

The so-called Sunshine State is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the entire USA, both for American citizens and international travelers. 

Whether you are looking to move to Florida for a new job or are prematurely researching the area for your retirement plans, the more you know and learn about a destination, the quicker you will fit in and be at home.

With that being said, here are five fascinating facts about Florida.

1. Around 1000 People Move to Florida Every Day

If you are someone who believes in the power of statistics, then nothing more clearly shows the popularity of Florida than the simple fact that around one thousand people relocate there every single day. 

Contrary to popular belief, it is not just retirees who choose to move to Florida, with people of all ages, nationalities, jobs, and lifestyles preferring the Sunshine State.

2. Florida Is the US’s Flattest State!

While you can spend the morning hiking in the Hollywood hills before a relaxing sunbathe on the beach for an afternoon, the same cannot be said for Florida locals.

In actual fact, according to a 2012 research study by the University of Florida, it is actually the flattest state of them all, with the average elevation across the entire state being only one hundred feet. The highest point in Florida, naturally speaking, of course, is only three hundred and fifty feet above sea level, Britton Hill

3. Beach Camping Is the Biggest Tourist Pull

Obviously, there are thousands of Florida visitors who love to treat themselves to a five-star hotel overlooking the beach, but for campers, and, more specifically, beach campers, you could not pick a better place to vacation. 

Do your research, and when you are looking through the various RV campsites on the beach in Florida, be sure to check out not only the prices but also the facilities and on-site provisions. In addition, when packing for a beach campsite, make sure you bring plenty of bottles of water in the RV, as there is often a shortage on-site. 

4. Alligators Are Florida’s Official Animal

Even if you are from another state right across the other side of the country, you will have still probably seen on the news and heard from friends and family members how usual it is to see alligators wandering around the backyard and taking a dip in the pool. 

Alligators are, in fact, the official state reptile of Florida and were designated so through the Florida legislature in early 1987, so whether you like it or not, you are never far from a lurking alligator. 

5. Golf, Golf & More Golf

Finally, out of all the states, Florida is proud to boast the most golf courses, with over one thousand and three hundred separate courses contained within the state boundaries.

There is even a famous museum in St Augustine called the ‘World Golfing Hall of Fame’ that draws visitors from across the state and from all over the country.