Where to Find Cheap Land for Sale in Florida in 2022

Where to Find Cheap Land for Sale in Florida in 2022

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 for 2022 – 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.

We made a similar list for the year 2021, and it was so popular that we’re going to update it and make a new one for 2022.

Today I’m going to share that updated list with you for some of the cheapest places to buy land in Florida in 2022, 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.

Data evaluation for Cheap Land for Sale in Florida

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 0.23 acre, 0.46 acres, and 1 acre as examples. We had to choose a way to normalize across the websites and data provided. So we examined about 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.

You may have noticed that last year we used 0.25 and 0.50 acres instead of 0.23 and 0.46 acres. We decided to change that because 0.23 acres is the standard lot size for subdivisions (0.46 would be considered a double lot, which we get asked about a lot).

So much of Florida is already divided up into these subdivisions, we felt it made the most sense to use that number instead and get a better idea of how much it would cost you to relocate or plan for retirement.

Let’s jump right into it. Let’s go over the 0.23 acres results first, for the top 5 cheapest Counties.

Cheapest place to get 0.23 acres of land in Florida turned out to be …

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 0.23 acres:  $3,947

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 0.23 acres:  $3,999

Suwannee County FL

  • Located in the northern FL
  • About 58 miles west of Jacksonville
  • Total square miles: 688
  • Nearby parks: Suwannee River State Park, Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park, Lafayette Blue Springs State Park
  • Lowest price per 0.23 acres:  $5,400

Citrus County FL

  • Located in the west-central part of FL
  • Area around Ocala, about 20 miles southwest of Ocala
  • Total square miles: 584
  • Nearby parks: Citrus Wildlife Management Area, Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park
  • Lowest price per 0.23 acres:  $6,995

Sarasota County FL

  • Located in southwestern FL, on the Gulf Coast
  • Contains Sarasota, about 40 miles south of Tampa
  • Total square miles: 572
  • Nearby parks: Myakka River State Park, Oscar Scherer State Park, Warm Mineral Springs
  • Lowest price per 0.23 acres:  $7,999

So those are the top 5 cheapest counties in Florida to buy 0.23 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 0.46 acre results.

Cheapest place to get 0.46 acres of land in Florida turned out to be …

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 0.46 acres:  $11,900

Calhoun County FL

  • Located in northwestern area of FL
  • About 17 miles north of Panama City
  • Total square miles: 567
  • Nearby parks: Lynn Haven Bayou Park and Preserve, Torreya State Park, Pine Lake RV Park
  • Lowest price per 0.46 acres:  $12,000

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 0.46 acres:  $13,900

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 0.46 acres:  $14,700

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 0.46 acres:  $14,900

So we see a couple of the same counties for the cheapest plot of 0.46 acres in Florida. Putnam and Highlands both showed up again.

So let’s take a look at 1 acre plots, and see if the pattern holds.

Cheapest place to get 1 acre of land in Florida turned out to be …

Madison County FL

  • Located in northern FL, along the Georgia border
  • About 33 miles east of Tallahassee
  • Total square miles: 692
  • Nearby parks: Madison Blue Spring State Park, Ragans Family Campground, Suwannee River State Park
  • Lowest price per 1 acre:  $11,999

Suwannee County FL

  • Located in the northern FL
  • About 58 miles west of Jacksonville
  • Total square miles: 688
  • Nearby parks: Suwannee River State Park, Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park, Lafayette Blue Springs State Park
  • Lowest price per 1 acre: $12,900

Palm Beach County FL

  • Located in the eastern part of FL, on the Atlantic
  • Area around West Palm Beach and Boca Raton
  • Total square miles: 1974
  • Nearby parks: Okeeheelee Park, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Peaceful Waters Sanctuary
  • Lowest price per 1 acre:  $15,000

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 1 acre:  $15,900

Martin County FL

  • Located in the eastern part of FL, on the Atlantic
  • About 19 miles north of West Palm Beach
  • Total square miles: 556
  • Nearby parks: Halpatiokee Regional Park, Savannas Preserve State Park, Ocean Breeze RV Resort
  • Lowest price per 1 acre:  $20,000

So there you have it, the cheapest places to buy land in Florida, for 0.23 acres, 0.46 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 helpful!

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