The State of Florida ranks as the fourth most populous state in the United States with approximately 18.8 million people according to the 2010 US Census. This factor translates into a good deal of commercial real estate listings. Tallahassee, the state capital, is home to roughly 181,000 residents and a large portion of the state’s commercial realty.
Florida's largest city is Jacksonville, which has over 1.3 million people in the area and about 820,000 residents in the city proper. Jacksonville's deepwater port makes it a leading hub for global shipping and a major contributor to the state's economy.
Other major cities include Miami, Tampa, Orlando and St. Petersburg as well as numerous smaller cities. There are a variety of substantial cities in Florida with a wide range of commercial real estate listings and opportunities for investment property.
Florida is an economic powerhouse with a gross domestic product in 2010 of over $700 billion dollars. Ports and tourism make up major parts of the Florida's economy. The strength of Florida's economy coupled with its numerous large cities makes Florida an interesting opportunity for investment property, as there is a strong supply of commercial realty, retail and office space.