Thanks for visiting the Florida information page! If you're looking for information about Florida, you've come to the right place. Here you will find information about Florida's history, facts, trivia and tips for scenic road trips. If you are considering moving to Florida you might be interested in our tips to help you get started, including a moving checklist and information about Florida home and auto insurance.
The state of Florida encompasses 65,795 square miles and is ranked twenty-second in the nation's total area. It was the 27th state to enter the union on March 3, 1845. Florida was named by Juan Ponce de León, a Spanish conquistador who accompanied Christopher Columbus on his second journey to the New World.
- Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where the drink was first developed.
- Neil Smith and his brother of Montverde developed the first Snapper riding lawn mower.
- Miami installed the first bank automated teller machine especially for rollerbladers.
- Key Largo is known as the Dive Capital of the World.
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Visit the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to learn more about important basics like vehicle registration, obtaining your driver's license, and requirements for ID Cards.
Things to Consider Before Moving
The First Step When Moving
Contact your Allstate agent or call 1-800-ALLSTATE (1-800-255-7828).
Will I need to change my insurance coverage? Should I buy or rent my new place? What can I afford? Relax! We'll help you sort through your options
Moving Tools and Tips
There's a lot to keep track of when you move. Our checklists
will help you so moving will be a breeze.
Always check out the moving company's
registration number, references and complaint history at Relocation.com
. This is important, even if your move is within Florida.
Need an Insurance Policy in Florida?
Find out if switching to Allstate might save you money by getting an auto insurance quote
today (it's easy!). You can also talk to an Allstate agent
right in your neighborhood or call 1-866-621-6900
to get a quote over the phone.
Some suggested scenic road trips.
Preview upcoming events, historic sites and museums. Find transportation information along with state maps at the Florida State Tourism site.
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