Where to Find Cheap Land for Sale in Florida in 2021

Where to Find Cheap Land for Sale in Florida in 2021

In this video, Felicia talks about the best places to find cheap land for sale in Florida. If you’re looking for the cheapest land in Florida – we’ve made it easy for you! Check out the list here.

From the video:

Are you looking for cheap Florida land for sale? I am too, we have a ton of customers that love to move or retire to Florida, and right now the market there is super hot. So where do you look for affordable Florida land?

My name is Felicia I’m a land investor and a partner at Compass Land USA. We’ve bought and sold hundreds of properties in Florida.

Today I’m going to share with you some of the cheapest places to buy land in Florida, at the County level. Something I want you to keep in mind before starting this process is you do get what you pay for.

Sure you can find land in Florida for less than $5,000. But it might not be the size you want, it probably doesn’t have any utilities, and it might be lacking other qualities you’re looking for. Having said that, we’re still looking strictly for the cheapest Florida vacant land available.

Another thing to be aware of is many Counties will have zoning restrictions on what you can use the property for. You want to check that out before buying. We have a Florida land buying checklist that you can get a free copy of, and it’ll show you how to check that.

So how did we determine this? Data. So we went and parsed through several of the most dominant land listing websites including LandWatch, Lands of America, and Zillow. We took the most recent price per acre and listing data they had available and collected it here for easy pickings for you.

For acreage size, we chose to use 0.25 acre, 0.5 acres, and 1 acre as examples. We had to choose a way to normalize across the websites and data provided. So we examined quarter acre, half-acre, and full acre plots. These also seem to be the most popular size requests from our customers (people who buy land from us) and I figured it would be the most helpful for you here.

Let’s jump right into it. Let’s go over the 0.25 acres results first, for the top 5 cheapest Counties. So the cheapest place to get 0.25 acres of land in Florida turned out to be …

Highlands County FL

  • Located in the southern central FL
  • Contains Sebring, about 61 miles southeast of Tampa
  • Total square miles: 1,017
  • Nearby parks: H.L. Bishop Park, Buttonwood Bay RV Resort, Highlands Hammock State Park
  • Lowest price per 0.25 acres:  $1,875

Putnam County FL

  • Located in the northeastern part of FL, in between Jacksonville and Orlando
  • About 38 miles northwest of Daytona Beach
  • Total square miles: 727
  • Nearby parks: Carl Duval Moore State Forest and Park, Hog Waller mud BOG & ATV, Etoniah Creek State Forest
  • Lowest price per 0.25 acres:  $2,500

Washington County FL

  • Located in the northwestern part of FL, in the Panhandle
  • About 19 miles north of Panama City
  • Total square miles: 584
  • Nearby parks: Deer Lake State Park, Eden Gardens State Park, Morrison Springs County Park
  • Lowest price per 0.25 acres:  $2,700

Marion County FL

  • Located in the north-central part of FL
  • Area around Ocala, about 12 miles south of Gainesville
  • Total square miles: 1,588
  • Nearby parks: Silver Springs State Park, Indian Lake State Forest, Wild Frontier RV Resort
  • Lowest price per 0.25 acres:  $2,900

Levy County FL

  • Located in the northern part of FL, on the Gulf Coast
  • About 17 miles southwest of Gainesville
  • Total square miles: 1,118
  • Nearby parks: Manatee Springs State Park, Blue Springs Park, Goethe State Forest
  • Lowest price per 0.25 acres:  $2,997

So those are the top 5 cheapest counties in Florida to buy 0.25 acres of land. That’s a decent-sized lot for a home, like a standard subdivision lot. But be warned for lots that cheap, you are probably in an area that doesn’t have road access or utilities.

Now let’s check out the 0.5 acre results. The cheapest place to get 0.5 acres of land in Florida turned out to be …

Hernando County FL

  • Located on the west-central coast of FL
  • Contains Spring Hill, about 34 miles north of Tampa
  • Total square miles: 472
  • Nearby parks: Roger’s Park, Withlacoochie State Forest, Chassahowitzka River Campground
  • Lowest price per 0.5 acres:  $3,500

Putnam County FL

  • Located in the northeastern part of FL, in between Jacksonville and Orlando
  • About 38 miles northwest of Daytona Beach
  • Total square miles: 727
  • Nearby parks: Carl Duval Moore State Forest and Park, Hog Waller mud BOG & ATV, Etoniah Creek State Forest
  • Lowest price per 0.5 acres:  $3,500

Washington County FL

  • Located in the northwestern part of FL, in the Panhandle
  • About 19 miles north of Panama City
  • Total square miles: 584
  • Nearby parks: Deer Lake State Park, Eden Gardens State Park, Morrison Springs County Park
  • Lowest price per 0.5 acres:  $4,000

Wakulla County FL

  • Located in the northern part of FL, in the Big Bend region
  • About 12 miles south of Tallahassee
  • Total square miles: 606
  • Nearby parks: Wakulla Springs State Park, San Marcos De Apalache Historic State Park, Tallahassee RV Park
  • Lowest price per 0.5 acres:  $4,500

Duval County FL

  • Located in the northeastern part of FL
  • Area around Jacksonville
  • Total square miles: 762
  • Nearby parks: Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park, Amelia Island State Park, Little Talbot
  • Lowest price per 0.5 acres:  $4,900

So we see a couple of the same counties for the cheapest plot of 0.5 acres in Florida. Putnam and Washington both showed up again.

So let’s take a look at 1 acre plots, and see if the pattern holds. The cheapest place to get 1 acre of land in Florida turned out to be …

Bay County FL

  • Located in the northwestern part of FL
  • Area around Panama City
  • Total square miles: 758
  • Nearby parks: St. Andrews State Park, Pine Log State Forest, Point Washington State Forest
  • Lowest price per 1 acre: $3,467

Polk County FL

  • Located in the central part of FL, between Tampa and Orlando
  • About 23 miles southwest of Orlando
  • Total square miles: 1,797
  • Nearby parks: Mosaic Peace River Park, Cypress Campground & RV Park, Lake Wales Ridge State Forest
  • Lowest price per 1 acre:  $3,499

Jackson County FL

  • Located in the northern part of FL, along the AB border
  • About 34 miles northwest of Tallahassee
  • Total square miles: 918
  • Nearby parks: Jackson Blue Springs County Recreation Area, Florida Caverns State Park, Apalachicola National Forest
  • Lowest price per 1 acre:  $5,000

Dixie County FL

  • Located in the northern part of FL
  • About 36 miles west of Gainesville
  • Total square miles: 705
  • Nearby parks: Horseshoe Beach Park, Shady Oaks RV & Mobile Home Park, Manatee Springs State Park
  • Lowest price per 1 acre:  $5,999

Brevard County FL

  • Located in the eastern part of FL, on the Atlantic
  • About 26 miles east of Orlando
  • Total square miles: 1,015
  • Nearby parks: Lake Washington Park, Sebastian Inlet State Park, Wickham Park
  • Lowest price per 1 acre:  $6,500

So there you have it, the cheapest places to buy land in Florida, for 0.25 acres, 0.5 acre, and 1 acre plots.

Some great news for you here is that at Compass Land USA, we do a lot of work in Florida, especially southwest Florida. So make sure you check out our website compasslandusa.com for all our current Florida listings. And if you’re interested in doing your own deep dive or research, you can check out those websites I mentioned earlier, I’ve included them throughout this post.

I hope you found this video helpful!

Please don’t forget to leave a comment, let me know if this was useful for you, leave a question – I’ll reply with your answer. And make sure you subscribe to our channel. We do lots of informative land buying videos like this as well as pretty cool custom property tour videos. 

Thank you so much for watching, and I’ll talk to you soon. 🙂 

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