Whether you’re looking for a full-time residence or a seasonal hideaway, a house on the water is an outstanding choice for many reasons.
If you’ve thought about owning a home on the water, factor in some of these plusses and you may finally decide to follow through on your dream. Here are just some of the reasons folks love living on the water:
1. Water Is Relaxing
Water is known to help people relax, and living on the water can help reduce stress. There’s nothing like watching the sun dancing on the water or catching a sunset waterside. Think about how ripples created by a breeze across the water help you feel calm and relaxed.
2. Living On Water Brings Happiness
You may have heard the term “Blue Mind”. It refers to the meditative state the brain enters when people are exposed to water. Scientists have concluded that looking at water floods the brain with dopamine, a hormone that makes us feel good. So, people exposed to water are often happier in general.
3. There’s Always Something Fun To Do
This may be the main reason people decide to buy a home on the water in the first place. Owning waterfront property allows you to enjoy boating, fishing, swimming (depending on the body of water you’re on), kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. any time you like.
4. Great For Entertaining Family And Friends
Waterfront homes are just naturally inviting. Guests will really appreciate your beautiful water view and the chance to join you in some of the fun activities mentioned above.
5. Great For Observing Wildlife
Depending on the type water you’re situated on in SW Florida (Gulf of Mexico, freshwater lake, gulf access canal, spring fed pond, etc.) you have a chance to see dolphin, manatee, countless species of fish and a myriad of tropical birds.
6. Resale Value
If the time comes to sell your property, waterfront properties are highly desirable, and there are only a limited number of home sites available on any given body of water. Waterfront properties typically hold or appreciate higher in value compared to off-water homes. Supply and demand!
These are just a few of the reasons why living on the water is so highly attractive. Buying a waterfront home can also be more affordable than you might think. Take a look at some of the waterfront homes available in SWFL via CapeWaterfrontLiving.com if you’re ready to live on the water and enjoy the waterfront lifestyle not just when you’re on vacation.
To search properties in Cape Coral or to contact us, visit our Cape Coral waterfront home page or call 239-357-6118.