Okeechobee is located just north of Lake Okeechobee, which is Florida’s largest freshwater lake. It’s a small, rural area with a population of 5731 persons spread across an area of 4.20 sq miles. Okeechobee is known as the Gateway to South Florida.
Okeechobee is just a few hours away by road from both Orlando and West Palm Beach and attracts hordes of anglers and boaters. It is known for a fish called speckled perch and even hosts an annual event called the Speckled Perch Festival in March.
Its very logo – ‘old values and new visions’ beautifully encapsulates the pulse of the city. The people are friendly and helpful, with a rural community feel and a forthcoming attitude. Okeechobee’s charm and the quaint atmosphere is endearing. It is an ideal place to start a new business due to reasonable land prices, lack of impact fees, and an environment favorable for economic growth. This city has excellent job opportunities in manufacturing, healthcare, and agriculture. The current unemployment rate is 3.9%.
The lake and its shores offer sports such as boating, freshwater fishing, hiking, and biking. More than 1,000 alligators have been spotted in Lake Okeechobee. This small southern Florida city is the seventh most affordable city in Florida, and the median home value here is $109,200. Cypress Quarters, Buckhead Ridge, and Taylor Creek are some excellent localities to live in and around Okeechobee.
The 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane is considered to be one of the most lethal hurricanes ever to strike the US. Since then, there have been 71 hurricanes to date. Regular risks of burglary, leakages, accidental fires and other calamities are omnipresent, so as a homeowner, for your peace of mind, you need to insure your precious home with the best insurance company available. Liberty Mutual Insurance and USAA are two of the top insurance companies operating in Okeechobee.
As per Home Insurance Local, Okeechobee residents paid average homeowners insurance premium of $1390, based on overall Florida data, and an average renters insurance premium of $207.
In case of a mishap, you would generally file a claim with your insurance company but do not be surprised if the insurance company gives you a less than a fair settlement. Further, interpreting the policy clauses, providing the paperwork and proof of loss can be an exhausting process. Therefore, it would be prudent to hire the services of an Okeechobee public adjuster, licensed with the department Insurance, Florida who would advocate for you, keeping your best interest in mind and ensure that you get a satisfactory settlement.
A Public Insurance Adjuster represents homeowners and business owners in a variety of insurance claims, from plumbing leaks to hurricane insurance claims. Based on research, water damage, hail damage, fire damage, and wind damage claims appear to be the most frequent losses that a home may suffer.
Call an Okeechobee Experienced Public Adjuster today, to understand the claims process and know your rights!