Okeechobee is located in Okeechobee County on the Northern shore of Lake Okeechobee, which is Florida’s largest freshwater lake. The name Okeechobee comes from the Seminole Indian words’ oki’ meaning water and ‘chubi ‘meaning big. It’s a small, rural area with a population of 5731 persons spread across 4.20 sq miles. Okeechobee is known as the Gateway to South Florida with convenient access to both coasts and the whole of Central Florida.
Okeechobee is about a two-hour drive from Orlando and one hour from 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, an absence of impact fees, and an environment conducive for economic growth. This city has excellent job opportunities in manufacturing, healthcare, and agriculture. The current unemployment rate is 3.9%.
The town provides the perfect access point to the Lake Okeechobee scenic trail. 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 little southern Florida city in Okeechobee County is the seventh most affordable city in Florida for 2020, 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 deadliest hurricanes ever to strike the US. Since then, there have been 71 hurricanes to hit the area, so this place is deemed vulnerable to hurricanes. 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 an Okeechobee public adjuster, licensed with the department Insurance, Florida, who would advocate for you, keeping your best interest in mind and ensuring 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, for a free claim review.