Live the South Florida Equestrian Lifestyle with Contemporary Luxury and Old Florida CharmFebruary 26, 2022
I love horses, so I’m always looking for ways to help my fellow equestrians find the right Florida ranch land to suit the entire family.
There’s a lot to consider when purchasing a home with equestrian-ready acreage. Whether you are a horse owner, professional, or equine athlete, here are a few things to keep in mind as you explore these estates with rolling land, full of southern hospitality.
Location and zoning.
Location is always a top priority in a home search. It’s essential to find a family compound that’s close to work, school, physicians, and other conveniences. Look for gated estates that provide an upscale, country lifestyle, with plenty of pasture for horses to graze and roam. Here in Broward County, you can find these storybook residences in towns like Southwest Ranches, Davie, Plantation and Parkland.
It goes without saying, but not all communities are meant for large animals. Research the land zoning laws and ordinances in the area. Confirm the type of animals you’ll be allowed to keep on your working ranch before you buy.
Life on the farm.
Today’s modern equestrian homes exemplify rural living at its finest. A slow drive through their grand entrances will reveal necessities like climate-controlled workshops, garages, storage buildings, offices, and of course, exquisite horse barns. Today’s Florida ranches also boast resort-style amenities such as large pools, fish ponds and fountains, guest houses, tennis and basketball courts, and summer kitchens with refined dining and lounging areas.
Find the needle in the haystack.
Partnering with the right agent makes all the difference. The process is simple when you’re working with someone who understands the joys of horse ownership. As a horse owner, equine athlete, and wife of a trainer and bloodstock agent, no one is better suited to lead you down the right trail.
You can trust the Cinthia Ane’ Team to help you get your South Florida equine adventures out of the starting gate. From surf to turf, we’ll help you find a prestigious location for your entire family to call home. Reach out today to get started.