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Fun Facts About Florida and Our Apartments for Rent Near The Villages

Whether you’ve lived in Florida your whole life or just moved here, the Sunshine State has a rich history that is begging to be studied. Generally speaking, people aren’t as well informed about their home state as they might be about other locations around the world, but fortunately that does not have to be the case. If you feel that your knowledge about Florida and its history is lacking, you can bone up on your facts by doing some research on the Internet or at your local library. We can even help you get started.

Here are a few interesting facts about our beautiful state:

  • St. Augustine was the first permanent European settlement in the nation, established in 1565.

  • Florida has 663 beaches, and that is only appropriate seeing as how it also has the most coastline of any state in the continental United States.

  • The name Florida comes from the Spanish phrase “la florida,” which means “the flowery land” in Spanish. The coining of this name is widely attributed to famous Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon.

  • Florida has the fourth-highest population of any state, behind only California, Texas, and New York, respectively.

If in addition to the knowledge about our state you are interested in our lovely apartment community at PepperTree Apartment Homes, please call our leasing office today. We would love to tell you all about our spacious apartments for rent near The Villages and their many features, as well as show off our wide assortment of upscale community amenities.