Florida Residential Construction Up 34% in 2021

A review of permit data for new residential construction in Florida during 2021

Since 2011, Florida has been experiencing a steady and healthy climb in new residential construction year after year.  In 2021, the upward momentum continued as the Sunshine State demonstrated an impressive 34 percent year-over-year increase in new home construction, resulting in approximately 129,000 new permits being added to the HBW database.

From the six major Florida regions reviewed (Southeast, Southwest, West, Central, Northeast, Northwest), year-over-year increases ranged from a low of 7 percent (Northwest) to a high of 62 percent (Southwest).  The regions that exhibited the greatest spikes in new home construction last year include Southwest (29,559 permits) and Northeast (24,274 permits) Florida with year-over-year increases of 62 percent and 38 percent respectively.

When reviewing HBW’s Building Activity Trend Reports to identify regions with the greatest amount of new residential construction last year, both the West and Southwest took the lead, having 29,336 and 29,559 permits on record respectively for the year; this accounts for more than 45 percent of all new home construction activity throughout the Sunshine State for the one-year period.

Here is a closer look at permit totals and leading counties for new home construction in Florida last year:

Total Permits by Region

Top Five Counties for Total Permits

To gain more information on the builders, homeowners and permits for the construction activity above, check out HBW for your copy of the latest construction data reports. To gain access to the HBW database and receive custom and detailed reports on the latest residential and commercial building activity in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma, please contact HBW for details.

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