Valuing Florida Water Resources: Prices of Waterfront Properties
An alligator in water with fallen leaves surrounding it. Photo taken 12-19-17.
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water quality
property value
residential homes
surface water

How to Cite

Borisova, Tatiana, Xiang Bi, Tara Wade, Kurt Oehlbeck, and Kelly Grogan. 2019. “Valuing Florida Water Resources: Prices of Waterfront Properties: FE1062, 7/2019”. EDIS 2019 (4). Gainesville, FL:9.


This 9-page fact sheet written by Tatiana Borisova, Xiang Bi, Tara Wade, and Kurt Oehlbeck and published by the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department explores the relationship between water quality and sale prices of waterfront properties, that is, the amenity value provided by water resources to waterfront communities. Being near to water to water generally increases the value of a residential property. However, poor water quality may decrease waterfront property prices. In other words, investments in restoring water quality can translate into increases in property value and tax collection.

This paper is a part of a series “Economic Value of Florida Water Resources”.
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