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July
30

Front Door Paint

Once you have your dream house, the next step is to make it your own. And the best place to start is with the front door. It's the first thing people see before they walk in; it should make a decorative statement about who you are and what kind of home this is. Here are some paint options to consider.

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July
19

Owning a second home in a Florida beach town is a surefire way of knowing you've made it. Year-round sun, palm trees swaying in the wind, and the salty coastal air combine to create an atmosphere of relaxation, warmth, and comfort. In other words, paradise. When you're in the market for a second home, consider shopping for some prime Florida beach town real estate in these seaside cities.

Vero Beach

Located on the prized Treasure Coast, Vero Beach offers up some of the most alluring coastal views in the state. Vero Beach's barrier island features 20 miles of gorgeous waterfront vistas from the Indian River on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. Just as charming is the unpretentious retro style on display in downtown Vero Beach, most pronounced in the shining neon lights and art deco storefronts. Featured Vero Beach luxury homes: 3554 Ocean Drive #1201 9309 Orchid Cove Circle 1611 W Camino Del Rio

Ponte Vedra Beach

Ponte Vedra Beach is Northeast Florida's prized jewel. Sitting just 20 miles outside Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach is home to white sand, cool, crystal-blue waters, and multimillion-dollar estates. And, of course, there's the area's largest non-beach attraction: TPC Sawgrass, where golf's legends gather every year for one of the sport's most famous tournaments. Featured Ponte Vedra Beach luxury homes: 8039 Whisper Lake Lane 217 Isle Way Lane 335 Ponte Vedra Boulevard

Daytona Beach

Daytona is synonymous with stock car racing, and for good reason: it's home to the legendary Daytona International Speedway. But it's also home to dazzling drive-along beaches, clear waters, and the historic Daytona Beach Pier. Racing fan or not, there's a whole lot to love about Daytona Beach. Featured Daytona Beach luxury homes: 3000 N Atlantic Avenue #12 5 Widmer Circle 316 Ocean Dunes Road

Fernandina Beach

Life in Fernandina Beach is akin to a daily personal escape. How could it not be? Lush marshlands and oak-lined trails surround, giving way to 13 miles of private, white-sand beaches. Get out on the water for some of the best deep-sea fishing you'll find in Northeast Florida, or head to historic downtown for tons of shopping and dining opportunities. Featured Fernandina Beach luxury homes: 3 Dunes Court 95094 Arbor Lane 6537 Spyglass Circle

St. Augustine

The Nation's Oldest City is rich with culture, charm, and coastal vibes. Historic downtown St. Augustine features a litany of unique shops and attractions like Castillo de San Marco. If the beach is truly calling your name, though, St. Augustine doesn't disappoint. Bask in the laid-back lifestyle of St. Augustine Beach, only five minutes away from downtown. Featured St. Augustine luxury homes: 6 Oceanside Drive 648 Ocean Palm Way 4 Oceanside Circle

New Smyrna Beach

Much like St. Augustine, New Smyrna Beach has deep-running historical roots. Not content to live in the past, however, New Smyrna Beach seamlessly blends the old-school with the new to create an aesthetic all its own. This Central Florida oasis is also home to 13 miles of beaches, loads of golf courses, and so much more to explore and enjoy. Featured New Smyrna Beach luxury homes: 3309 Hill Street 6130 Turtlemound Road 5255 South Atlantic Avenue #1402

June
26

It was just like any other day when you bought that lottery ticket. You played some random numbers and some significant ones – a loved one's birthday, maybe? – and then filed it away somewhere, certain it would be another waste of a couple dollars but hopeful it might not be. Then the stars aligned and every number you picked came up. Jackpot! Suddenly you're flush with money and that housing upgrade you've been wanting to make doesn't seem like such a distant dream anymore. With your newfound lottery winnings, you can start living like a celebrity in one of these Florida luxury homes.

4470 Worth Dr. W Jacksonville, FL 32207

This breathtaking estate stretches out across more than 11,000 square feet. The massive home is southern through and through, from its Georgian design to the southern gothic vibes given off by the surrounding greenery. Step inside and you'll feel like royalty as you traipse across marble floors to the home's centerpiece: the river room and its arched windows giving way to stunning river and garden views.

2483 Newfound Harbor Dr. Merritt Island, FL 32952

If untouched luxury is more appealing to you, then this newly constructed home might catch your eye. Your lottery moolah buys you direct access to Horti Point on Merritt Island, a blissful master suite with a spa-level master bath, an expansive kitchen with double islands, and so much more. Yeah, this is the high life.

7809 Palmilla Ct. Reunion, FL 34747

Your lottery winnings may not allow you to do something truly absurd like, say, purchase a section of Walt Disney World, but they can enable you to buy a home just a few miles away from the happiest place on Earth! That's not the only incredible feature to be found in this Mediterranean home, though; a gourmet kitchen, massive theater room big enough for the whole family, and golf course views also make this house a treasure.

335 Ponte Vedra Blvd. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

And now for the cream of the crop: this $10 million+ mansion right on the beach. If you asked someone to dream up a celebrity home, this is probably close to what they'd come up with. It features loggias, terraces, verandas, and balconies overlooking the pool and Atlantic Ocean. Exquisite details like reclaimed heart of pine floors, intricate moldings, and custom murals contribute to the home's one-of-a-kind feel. This is where paradise lives.  

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

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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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