Top Florida Cities for New Home Construction in 2023

Have you noticed a boom in real estate? Existing homeowners are listing their homes for sale due to the healthy profits they can make in this seller’s market. Stiff competition and higher prices are causing homebuyers to look at other options. So, have you considered building a new home? Some people overlook this this alternative, assuming that building a home must be too expensive. But, with existing home prices through the roof, and then renovating costs to consider, buyers find that going the custom new home construction route isn’t that much different. Especially if you want to live in a growing population center like Florida, building just makes sense. Two of the top ten cities for new home construction are in Florida—here’s what you should know if you plan to live there!

Jacksonville and Orlando: Hotbeds of New Home Construction in Florida

Coming in at #3 and #8 for building in the entire country, Jacksonville and Orlando offer a unique opportunity for builders and aspiring homeowners alike. Builders can enjoy working throughout the year without any slowdown in the winter months thanks to the sunny weather. There’s also tons of growth opportunity for average families with “middle housing” right now. The demographics in both cities run the gamut from luxury gated communities to inexpensive public housing apartments. What’s missing? Things like single-family homes, duplexes, cottages, and bungalows. Once common, these types of homes are coming back to provide average citizens with beautiful yet reasonably-priced housing.

So, which would you prefer? When you choose new home construction over buying an existing house, you get to decide what to build and live in!

Single-Family House Plans

A single-family house plan can be any size, but they tend to be over 1,800 square feet these days. We can only show a couple examples here, but rest assured The House Designers has thousands available to suit any need.

House Plan 9324 – An Affordable Ranch House Plan with 3 Bedrooms and a Home Office
House Plan 6574 – An Adorable 3-Bedroom Ranch Floor Plan Under 2,000 Square Feet

Cottage House Plans

Looking for something cute and neat? Cottage house plans typically have smaller, more compact footprints. You’ll see from our examples that cottage house plans can have different looks, too.

a small country cottage perfect for new construction
THD-8765 – A 1,552-Square-Foot Country Cottage with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths
a simple cottage perfect for affordable new home construction in Florida
THD-2298 – A Rustic 1,059-Square-Foot Cottage with 2 Bedrooms and 1.5 Baths

Multi-Family House Plans

Multi-family house plans are actually pretty popular as well. Building one of these plans allows you to live in one unit and rent out the other(s). This can help you pay your expenses with passive income! Some people choose to move parents or grandparents into adjoining units to provide them with a safe and less expensive place to live than another single house. Whatever your goals, take a look at some of our multi-family plans and imagine the possibilities.

an efficient modern duplex design
THD-9906 – A Duplex with 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, and a 1-Car Garage per Unit
a 5-plex you can add or subtract units from as you desire
THD-9086 – A 5-Plex with 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, and 1-Car Garage per Unit

No matter what you choose to build, these options are terrific for the 2023 building boom in Florida.  Each beautiful plan presents itself well and can be modified and/or outfitted to meet the strict codes in this state. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out! Our house plan specialists can help you find the right design and answer any questions you have about building new home construction in Florida or anywhere else.

Christine Cooney
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Christine has over a decade of experience as a house plan and floor plan expert. Outside of providing her expertise to customers to help them find and build their dream homes, her passion and knowledge of the home building industry allows Christine to guide families and builders through all of the important steps from finding plans to building custom homes that meet the expectations of today’s new home owner. Christine’s years of knowledge of the diverse trends and needs of the modern homeowner has made her into an authoritative and trusted voice in the online house plan community.

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