The Palm Coast Homes Flagler County Advantage

by Lynn on August 22, 2011

So if you were looking at Palm Coast homes for sale vs. Port Orange homes for sale, you would find that you could buy more house for the same money in Palm Coast, and, you would be paying less in property taxes. That’s the biggest advantage of living in Flagler County.

People move to and live in Florida for different reasons. So come to live and work. Some buy a home for vacations and some come to retire on a limited budget. While there are many beautiful homes in both Flagler and Volusia counties, Flagler has an advantage for those on a budget.

Flagler county include Palm Coast, Bunnell and Flagler Beach. Volusia County includes Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Deland, Deltona, New Symrna Beach and more. Communities along the east coast of Volusida County have a milage rate of 22-25 for property taxes, while Flagler County has a rate of about 18. In other words, property taxes are lower in Flagler County.

Home prices are also lower in Flagler County. Of course, there’s a reason for the lower prices. There’s a lot more infrastructure, attractions, restaurants, shops and more in Volusia County. This makes the underlying land values higher. In recent years though, Flagler Country has seen new restaurants and shops and the new Epic Theaters movie theater is very nice. It’s improving, but it’s still not close to the neighboring Daytona Beach area.

Now, there’s an amazing community that has an Ormond Beach address, but part of the community is actually in Flagler Country. It’s call Halifax Plantation. Halifax Plantation is home to a championship golf course, tennis, a great clubhouse with a very nice restaurant and community pool. Where you buy in Halifax Plantation could save you hundreds of dollars every year in taxes. Flagler County is also home Grand Haven and many other beautiful communities with home priced for every budget.

I would never advise anyone to buy based on the tax rate, but I would advise to weigh the difference and how it might affect your lifestyle. Check out Palm Coast and Flagler County if you’re considering a move to Florida. Give Lynn a call at 386-566-7503 to talk about Palm Coast and the surrounding areas.

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