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December
5

Marion County

The holiday season is here, and that means fun and excitement in beautiful Marion County!

There's a plethora of enjoyable holiday events near Ocala homes for sale. With events practically every weekend until the new year, the young and the young at heart are sure to find something captivating to do. Our real estate agents will be glad to help you make the most of this magical time of year.

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November
7

Treasure Coast

Florida's Treasure Coast is a beautiful and storied place packed with natural wonders and rich history. No matter where your interests lie, there's always something new to see and do. Where to begin your adventure? Our real estate agents have a few suggestions that might appeal to you!

Whether you enjoy miles of white sand beaches, the striking sights and sounds of Florida's unique marshland, or world-class museums just steps from the sea, the Treasure Coast is bursting with fun surprises for the whole family. Here are just five of the great experiences you could choose:

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October
4

St Augustine

More than 2 million visitors make their way to St. Augustine every year, and many are drawn to the city by its long, fascinating history. The city is home to unique historic architecture, the legendary Castillo de San Marcos fort, and outstanding museums, all of which have earned the area a place on the top 10 US cities for history buffs in a recent ranking. Our real estate agents have more details on why St. Augustine is such an amazing destination for history buffs.

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February
8

Titusville

Located on Florida's Atlantic coast with a pleasant tropical climate and home to a diverse collection of outdoor activities that locals love, the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville metro area is one key real estate market to keep an eye on throughout 2022. In fact, REALTOR® Magazine ranked the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville area as one of its top 10 hidden gems for 2022. Our real estate agents have the inside scoop on why you'll definitely want to watch Brevard County in 2022.

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January
5

Florida Orchestras

Are you ready for another amazing year of music and culture in Florida in 2022? Florida is home to a vibrant collection of orchestras, featuring both experienced performers and youth groups honing their craft. Tickets sell quickly for the biggest shows, so now is the perfect time to start planning your concert schedule for the year. We've got the details you need to find the best performances throughout the area.

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January
22

It may not get as much recognition as other popular cities in Florida, but Jacksonville is rich with beauty and culture. If you need convincing, simply look around: there's the towering skyline, peaceful beaches, thriving cultural hotspots, and countless local art displays dispersed across town. And guess what? All that beauty is going to look great on your Instagram. Up your photo game with shots at these gorgeous Instagram-worthy backdrops in Jacksonville, FL.

Memorial Park 1620 Riverside Avenue

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Snap a photo of a sunset over the St. Johns River or the iconic bronze sculpture, Life, standing proudly in the center of the park; Memorial Park has so many great spots for stunning pictures.

Jacksonville Landing 2 W Independent Drive

While it may not be the hotbed of activity it used to be, the Landing still offers opportunities for some incredible photos of the Jacksonville skyline, especially at night.

The Dunes at Ponte Vedra Beach Ponte Vedra Beach

Though not technically part of Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach is close enough to count it. Plus, it's hard to find a better spot for all your #beachlife photos than the towering sand dunes found here.

Black Rock Beach Big Talbot Island

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One of Jacksonville's most unique destinations is also one of its best-kept secrets. Dark rocks, saw palmettos, and the bleached driftwood give this beach an otherworldly quality that make it the perfect backdrop for gorgeous photos.

Rex the Beach Boulevard Dinosaur 10150 Beach Boulevard

[caption id="attachment_85" align="alignnone" width="598"] Rex the Beach Boulevard Dinosaur | Photo credit: @rex_the_beach_blvd_dino[/caption] Here's a true #onlyinduval.

Rex the Beach Boulevard Dinosaur is a Jacksonville icon who originally stood tall as a prop at an old miniature golf course. Now he presides over a shopping center on Beach Boulevard, welcoming Instagrammers from all over.

Friendship Fountain 1015 Museum Circle

Who doesn't love a fountain? Friendship Fountain was renovated just a few years ago, ensuring it'll be a staple of photos for a long time.

Treaty Oak Park 1123 Prudential Drive

Add some history to your Instagram with a picture in front of the 200+ year old oak tree that gives this park its name.

Mirrored River Southbank Riverwalk

Local mosaic art company Roux Art, Inc. created this stunning mosaic meant to celebrate and evoke the inimitable beauty of the St. Johns River.

The Dance of the Seven Sins Muses 927 W Forsyth Street

Artist Okuda created this colorful mural as part of Art Republic 2017. Inspired by the important roles women have played in Jacksonville's history, this mural is a great backsplash of color for your next selfie.

Pillars by Andrew Reid West Bay Street

These dazzling murals adorn pillars in what used to be less traveled areas of downtown Jacksonville. Their presence has certainly helped alleviate that.

Earth Gods by Shaun Thurston 100 E Adams Street

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Earth Gods presents a visually arresting commentary on a topic as old as the earth itself: mankind's relationship with nature. Larger-than-life art and a potent message? Leave your followers with something to chew on with this one.

Floating Land by Shaun Thurston 215 N Laura Street

Floating Land, just like the local treasure upon which it sits, is easy to get lost in. Grab a pic of the awe-inspiring memorial before heading inside to Chamblin Uptown and venturing into other worlds with shelves upon shelves of literary adventures.

Detroit Moves by Kenor 325 West Forsyth Street

Energetic, frantic, and fragmented – all these words describe the lively Detroit Moves mural. Does it remind you of techno? That's no coincidence; artist Kenor was inspired by the electronic scene in Detroit.

Untitled by Martin Ron 810 W Adams Street

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Would people really believe you traveled to Jacksonville if you didn't show them a picture of a bunch of people sitting on a giant alligator as proof?

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