The 20 Very Best Places to Live In Florida (2023)

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With its combination of natural beauty and man-made attractions, Florida attracts millions of tourists to its shores every year. Beautiful weather, miles of sugar-white beaches, vibrant cities, world-famous amusement and theme parks… if you can think of a feature, attraction, or quality that makes a state great, Florida probably has it. If you’re tempted to make your next trip to the Sunshine State a permanent one, don’t miss our round-up of the 20 very best places to live in Florida in 2020.

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20. Fort Myers, Lee County

Fort Myers is a city on the rise: since 2013, the population has grown by 14.42%, bringing with it lots of new investment, new money, and a new sense of prosperity. Housing options are varied, and while the median value is a smidgen over the national average at $185,100, there’s plenty of choice for those in need of either cheaper or more upscale accommodation. Thanks to its excellent transport links and proximity to Southwest Florida International Airport, getting around is a breeze- although with its score of great beaches and booming restaurant, music and arts scenes, you might never want to leave. Definitely consider Fort Myers when looking for a place to live in Florida.

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19. Niceville, Okaloosa County

Nice by name, nice by nature… if you’re thinking of making Okaloosa County your next permanent base, you could do a whole lot worse than the small town of Niceville. The average house price might be a smidgen over the US average at $211,800, but it’s an expense that’s made more than worthwhile by the very healthy (and again, nicely above average) median income of $66,505. Schools are distinctly above average as well (with a special mention to the excellent test scores and graduation rates of Collegiate High School at Northwest Florida State College and Niceville Senior High School), while the low crime rate, safe streets, and abundance of local amenities makes it as equally attractive to families as it is to single professionals.

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18. Lakeland, Polk County

It’s not often a city can be described as “warm” and “inviting”, but in the case of Lakeland, its more than fitting. Full to the brim with fun activities, and with no shortage of parks, trails, and green spaces, it makes an outstanding spot to raise a family. The low crime rate, clean, safe vibe, and superb position just 45 minutes from Orlando and Tampa add to the pretty picture.

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17. Naples, Collier County

As towns in Collier County go, Naples is one of the best. The average home price may be a bank-breaking $852,99, but with most households pulling in an average income of $90,507, you’re unlikely to hear too many complaints about the cost of living. As well as being well served by some superb public schools, residents are blessed with a fantastic array of amenities, not to mention some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida (and a fair few of its top-rated golf courses as well). The crime rate, meanwhile, is low enough to give the town a safe, family-friendly vibe.

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16. South Sarasota, Sarasota County

If the idea of small-town living floats your boat, you’re unlikely to be disappointed with South Sarasota. With a population of just 5,265, it’s the kind of small, friendly place that immediately makes you feel at home. Home prices are a shade over the national average at $360,700, but considering its home to some of the best public schools in Florida, an almost non -existent crime rate, gorgeous scenery, and a job market that’s doing a great job of keeping residents in $70,179 incomes, it’s a price well worth considering.

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15. Daytona Beach, Volusia County

If the outdoor lifestyle appeals, Daytona Beach is likely to tick all the boxes. Thanks to its stunning oceanside location, fishing is a major pastime, as is a round of golf on one of the many championship golf courses. Not to say it’s all nature and sports; for culture vultures, there’s a veritable smorgasbord of theaters, museums, cinemas and performing arts centers to choose from (not to mention every type of restaurant, mall, and market you could ever wish for). During the peak season, the town can feel a little overwhelmed by tourists, but if you manage to tolerate the crowds, you’ll be rewarded with some very affordable housing options, great schools, and a friendly, diverse community. Not to mention, being near the Atlantic Ocean is a huge plus!

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14. Tallahassee, Leon County

Big enough to offer every kind of amusement, attraction, and recreational opportunity you could ever want, Tallahassee is a city in the Sunshine State that’s most definitely on the rise. As one of the state’s major hubs for trade, agriculture, and research, the job market is positively booming. The restaurant, cultural, and arts scenes are doing likewise, with the result that there’s truly a little something for everyone. Add in some great schools, affordable housing options, and a warm, diverse community, and it’s easy to understand the appeal.

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13. Gainesville, Alachua County

With a population of 129,394 and a diverse community of retirees, professionals, students, and families, Gainesville is all things to all people. For the younger crowd, it’s fresh, lively, and full of fun. For the older generation and families, its calm, safe, and friendly, with as many outdoor recreational opportunities as there are indoor ones. When it comes to affordability, both sides stand to benefit from the very affordable median house price of $147,500, and the equally affordable rental price of $886.

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12. Port Orange, Volusia County

Close enough to Daytona Beach to benefit from all its attractions, but far enough away to have its own unique charm, Port Orange is the kind of quiet, pleasant town that makes a superbly attractive option to retirees. With an average home value of just $153,600, it also makes a very decent choice for young, first-time buyers looking to get their foot on the property ladder.

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11. Fort Lauderdale, Broward County

With its gorgeous location, Fort Lauderdale draws scores of tourists to its shores every summer. For those who live in the city year-round, the attractions are just as numerous. Depending on where you live in FL, housing prices can be on the higher side (the median sits at around $297,200 for a single-family home). That said, the city has enough diversity to accommodate those on a much smaller budget: look hard enough, and you’ll find no shortage of reasonably priced options out there. The public schools serving the area are excellent, with establishments like College Academy at Broward College and McFatter Technical College and High School deserving a special mention for their excellent test scores and graduation rates. The range of world-class restaurants, music venues, and retails outlets, meanwhile, guarantees plenty in the way of entertainment.

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10. St. Augustine, St. Johns County

If old-world charm’s your thing, you’ll not be disappointed with the delightfully historic town of St Augustine. As Visit Florida notes, the town, which dates back to 1565, has the distinction of being the longest continually inhabited European-founded city in the United States- something that no doubt explains its nickname of the “Nation’s Oldest City.” Even if we leave the history to one side for a moment, there’s still a lot to love about the town, from its rich cultural venues to its surfeit of local businesses, unique little boutiques and cafes, and gorgeous beaches. Best of all, it manages to combine the essence of small-town charm with easy access to the big city thrills of nearby Jacksonville.

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9. Melbourne, Brevard County

With an average home value of just $138,800, Melbourne makes a great destination for first-time buyers looking to get their foot on the property ladder. While the crime rate may be the stopper in the works to a higher ranking, there’s enough going on to compensate, including a great selection of top-ranking schools, an abundant supply of restaurants, shops, and bars, more wildlife than you count, and some lovely parks and green spaces.

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8. Pensacola, Escambia County

The town of Pensacola has a rich and varied history. At various points in the past, it’s been governed by the British, the Spanish, the French, and the Confederacy. These days, its 100% American, even if it’s still often known as “The City of Five Flags.” While the history of the town is rife wherever you look, it’s also as 21st century as you could want, with just as many shopping malls, cutting edge restaurants, and buzzing nightclubs as there are museums, walking tours, and gorgeously quaint buildings. Best of all, the average home price is a gloriously attainable $155,700.

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7. Palm Beach, Broward County

Before we get too much further, we’ll need to address the elephant in the room; namely, Palm Beach’s median home value. With the average single-family home just scraping the million-dollar mark, buying a property in this small town is not something to be taken lightly. If you do manage to convince your bank manager to cough up the necessary, then welcome to the good life. Just as the weather is always sunny and clement, so are the residents warm and cheery- although considering most are pulling in a median income of $110,961, it’s hardly surprising. Job opportunities are excellent (as that median income more than attests) while the variety of local businesses, shops, and restaurants guarantee plenty by way of rest and relaxation – as, indeed, do the fabulous surrounding beaches.

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6. Dunedin, Pinellas County

If affordability is your top priority, you’ll find the median home value in Dunedin (which currently stands at a very reasonable $161,100) hard to fault. Neither will you have much cause for complaint with the quaint, charming downtown and surfeit of parks, malls, breweries, walking trails, and restaurants. With excellent links into nearby Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, and St. Petersburg, traveling around the wider area is a breeze- although why you’d want to go anywhere when the stunning Clearwater Beach is right on your doorstep is a mystery.

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5. Orlando, Orange County

With a population of 269,414, Orlando is a vast, diverse delight of a city. Neighborhoods vary widely, going from the extremely exclusive to the low key and the hipsterish. House prices fluctuate depending on the neighborhood, but a few things apply regardless: great schools, a stunning location with just as much in the way of outdoor leisure opportunities as indoor ones, and an above-average median income and quality of life. Not to mention, it’s the theme park capital of the world!

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4. Sarasota, Sarasota County

US News ranks the town of Sarasota as the best in Florida. While we don’t necessarily agree with the ranking, it’s hard to dispute this is one seriously attractive town. With its gorgeous beaches and stunning natural scenery, few could fault the idyllic setting. Neither could many complain about its excellent restaurants, flourishing arts and cultural scene, excellent schools, and relaxed, easy-going vibe.

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3. Miami, Miami-Dade County

If you’re young, free, and single, Miami is ideal. Despite being packed with beaches and surrounded by natural beauty, it’s the rich urban culture that’s the real draw here. As Cube Smart notes, Miami has some seriously attractive architecture, not to mention every type of nightclub, bar, shop, and local business you’d care to imagine. Parking and driving around the city can be a pain, but switch your car for a bike (as a lot of residents do) and you’re unlikely to feel the effects. Yes, it’s crowed, and yes, it’s a tourist mecca, but if you can manage the crowds, you’ll find Miami a dream.

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2. Tampa, Hillsborough County

Tampa is a captivating melting pot of a city, with a vibrant urban heart and some of the best natural beauty in Florida. With museums, art galleries, performance centers, beaches, and every type of shop, restaurant, nightspot, and bar you can think of, it offers something for everyone. Giving its size, you’ll encounter a very different lifestyle with every different neighborhood, but there are a few things you can rely on regardless of where you land up; the clemency of the weather, the warmth of the people, and the vibrant, lively spirit that’s as much a feature of the city as the stunning beaches.

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1. Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County

If you want green, if you want serene, and if you want the kind of community where you can raise your family in peace, Coral Gables may just be your dream home. With its perfect combination of the residential and the commercial, it offers all the shops and amenities you’ll need, but in the kind of peaceful, uncongested setting that’s perfect for raising kids. The average house price is a tad expensive at $750,400, but with most households earning in excess of $95k, there’s still plenty of disposable wealth floating around. The easy 20-minute drive to downtown Miami, meanwhile, is sure to please those looking to make the most of the city’s various attractions.

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FAQs

Where is the nicest but cheapest place to live in Florida? ›

Cape Coral

It's easily one of the most affordable places to live in Florida. It's also one of the safest cities in Florida, with one of the lowest crime rates in the state. The median cost in Cape Coral is about $290,700, below the Florida and US averages.

Where is the safest and cheapest place to live in Florida? ›

The cheapest city to live in florida, and safest, is Cape Coral. It has a low crime rate and a population of roughly 183,942.

What is the safest city to live in Florida? ›

Safest Cities Overall
  • COOPER CITY, FL. Safety Score:96.7. + Population:36,896. Property Crimes (per 100,000):1,174. ...
  • WESTON, FL. Safety Score:96.6. + Population:71,744. ...
  • SEBASTIAN, FL. Safety Score:95.3. + Population:25,672. ...
  • PORT ST. LUCIE, FL. Safety Score:94.8. + ...
  • PORT ORANGE, FL. Safety Score:94.1. + Population:64,208.
26 Sept 2022

Which part of Florida has no hurricanes? ›

If you want to stay as safe as possible from hurricanes but still want to reap the benefits of being a Florida citizen, inland Florida near the northern border of Georgia is the best place to live. It is the least hurricane-prone area in Florida.

How much money do you need to live comfortably in Florida? ›

Typical Expenses
1 ADULT2 ADULTS (1 WORKING)
0 Children2 Children
Required annual income after taxes$30,856$66,667
Annual taxes$5,002$10,808
Required annual income before taxes$35,858$77,475
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What is the safest part of Florida? ›

Now let's get to it!
  1. Satellite Beach. Kicking off the list as the number one city in Florida with the lowest crime rate is Satellite Beach. ...
  2. Key Biscayne. The next safest city in Florida is just outside of Miami. ...
  3. Marco Island. ...
  4. North Palm Beach. ...
  5. Parkland. ...
  6. Naples. ...
  7. Lynn Haven. ...
  8. Oviedo.
8 Sept 2022

What is the best place to retire in Florida? ›

20 Best Places to Retire in Florida
  1. Cape Coral. Population over 65: 26.97% ...
  2. Daytona Beach. Population over 65: 24.34% ...
  3. The Florida Keys. Population over 65: 19.98% ...
  4. Fort Pierce. Population over 65: 17.50% ...
  5. Gainesville. Population over 65: 9.80% ...
  6. Homosassa. Population over 65: 35.50% ...
  7. Lauderdale Lakes. ...
  8. Naples.
2 Jul 2022

Where are the friendliest people in Florida? ›

Whether you travel to Florida to ride the roller coasters, soak up the sunshine, or enjoy some old-fashioned fun, these are the state's friendliest cities.
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Top 20: Florida Cities with the Most Overall Votes
  • Panama City.
  • Daytona Beach.
  • Cocoa Beach.
  • Jupiter.
  • Naples.
  • West Palm Beach.
  • Kissimmee.
  • Sanibel.

Where is the cheapest place for retirees to live in Florida? ›

The 10 Most Affordable Places to Retire in Florida
  • Boynton Beach. Boynton Beach is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in South Florida. ...
  • Sarasota. Sarasota is in Florida's southwest coastal region. ...
  • St. Petersburg. ...
  • Delray Beach. Delray Beach offers 39 active adult communities. ...
  • Ocala. ...
  • Lakeland. ...
  • Fort Myers. ...
  • Jacksonville.

What is the cheapest city in Florida to buy a house? ›

Dade City might be the cheapest place to live in Florida. The median income is $29,000 with a median home price of $122,600. Dade City is another commuter town for Tampa, ideal for people who work in the city but want to live in a more spacious area.

Where is the safest place for seniors to live in Florida? ›

Safest Places to Retire in Florida
Metropolitan Statistical AreaCrimes Per 100,000 Inhabitants
1.The Villages, FL M.S.A.1,817
2.Punta Gorda, FL M.S.A.2,025
3.Naples-Marco Island, FL M.S.A.2,392
4.Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL M.S.A.2,590
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8 Jul 2022

What is the least expensive city to live in Florida? ›

The most affordable places to live in Florida are:
  • Kissimmee, Fla.
  • Palm Coast, Fla.
  • Cape Coral, Fla.
  • Palm Bay, Fla.
  • Orlando, Fla.
  • Gainesville, Fla.
28 Sept 2019

What part of Florida has the lowest crime rate? ›

1. Satellite Beach. With a population of 10,873, Satellite Beach is located in the county of Brevard and is ranked among the safest and best cities in Florida. The violent crime rate in Satellite Beach is 0.3 per 1000 population, which is 92% lower than the average rate in Florida.

What city in Florida has the worst crime rate? ›

The fact that it's a mid-sized city was probably a factor in its placement on the list. Your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime in Homestead is 1 in 76, giving it the highest crime rate in Florida.

Where is the safest place to buy a home in Florida? ›

Palm Beach

Palm Beach is a popular city north of Ft Lauderdale, Florida thanks to its luxury lifestyle, low cost of housing, and excellent safety.

What is the safest city in Florida for hurricanes? ›

Safest Places to Live in Florida From Hurricanes
  • Leesburg. Leesburg, Florida is considered one of the safest places in the state when it comes to the risk of hurricanes. ...
  • Orlando. If you're looking for hurricane-safe Florida cities, you'll want to check out O-Town. ...
  • Sanford. ...
  • Kissimmee. ...
  • Palatka. ...
  • Lake City. ...
  • Naples. ...
  • Ocala.
25 Nov 2021

What is the safest county in Florida? ›

At number four, Coral Gables is the largest of the three Miami-Dade County cities in Florida's top five safest, with a population topping 51K.
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Safest Cities in Florida, 2019.
RankCitySafety Index
1Sweetwater1.21
2Naples1.12
3Key Biscayne1.06
4Coral Gables1
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Where is the most fun place to live? ›

Las Vegas

Vegas is all about having fun, so it's no surprise it takes the top spot, and ranks No. 1 for nightlife and parties. The city also ties with San Francisco for the most dance clubs and most restaurants per capita.

What's the fastest growing city in Florida? ›

1. Freeport – 228.0% Growth. The fastest growing city in the Sunshine State isn't the capital or one of the many vacation destinations spread across Florida — it's Freeport, Florida, a small town located in the north-east corner of the state. From 2010 to 2020, Freeport's population grew from 1,787 to 5,861.

What part of Florida gets hit by hurricanes the most? ›

Florida's southeast coast and panhandle are particularly susceptible to landfalling hurricanes.

What part of Florida is least humid? ›

During the winter, north Florida and the Panhandle is much less humid than South Florida due to colder winter temperatures. Remember, colder air holds much less water vapor than warm air, so the colder parts of Florida will be less humid that warmer areas further south.

Where does it not flood in Florida? ›

Kissimmee tops our list of safest cities in the Sunshine State with the lowest combined score relating to instances of hurricanes, hail, lightning, and floods. The city has more than 65,150 residents and stretches across more than 17 miles. Safe from severe weather, yes, but the city also is ideal for thrill seekers.

What is a good hourly wage in Florida? ›

Hourly Salary in Florida
Annual SalaryHourly Wage
Top Earners$51,767$25
75th Percentile$36,444$18
Average$36,979$18
25th Percentile$22,777$11

How much is minimum wage in Florida? ›

Effective September 30, 2022 the minimum wage in Florida increased to $11.00 an hour, and the required cash wage for tipped employees increased to $7.98. All Florida employers are required to post the current minimum wage in their place of business where an employee can see it.

What is considered low income in Florida? ›

Low income describes a family at or below 80% of area median income. Moderate income describes a family at or be- low 120% of area median income (at or below 100% of median income for federal programs).

What city in Florida has the best climate? ›

With some of the best weather in Florida, Naples is consistently revered as one of the best beach towns in Florida.
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These 10 Cities In Florida Have The Best Weather In The Entire...
  • Bonita Springs. Bonita Springs, FL, USA. ...
  • Fort Myers. ...
  • San Carlos Park. ...
  • Lehigh Acres. ...
  • Punta Gorda. ...
  • Immokalee. ...
  • Iona. ...
  • Marco Island.
28 Apr 2022

What state has the most crime? ›

Both property crime and violent crime were 22% higher in these states than the national average. Washington, DC had the highest property crime rate in 2020, at 3,493 crimes per 100,000 residents. This was 21% higher than Louisiana, the state with the next-highest property crime rate.

What is the best beach town to live in Florida? ›

Let's now hop onto the amazing list and find out the 12 best coastal towns in Florida.
  • Sanibel Island.
  • Naples.
  • Key West.
  • Pass-A-Grille.
  • Grayton Beach.
  • Siesta Key.
  • Anna Maria Island.
  • Islamorada.

Where is best place for seniors live? ›

The reasons why these states were selected varies from the best places for health care to states with a high quality of life for seniors.
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Best States to Retire
  • South Dakota.
  • Iowa.
  • Virginia.
  • Wyoming.
  • New Hampshire.
  • Idaho.
  • Utah.
  • Arizona.
13 Oct 2022

What is the number 1 place to retire in the world? ›

We suggest you check out the 2022 Retirement Index from International Living, an annual list of destinations where a retired couple can live comfortably on as little as $2,000 a month.
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  • Mexico.
  • Portugal. ...
  • Colombia. ...
  • Ecuador. ...
  • France. ...
  • Malta. ...
  • Spain. ...
  • Uruguay. ...
15 Mar 2022

Where is the cheapest place for seniors to live? ›

Michigan ranks as the most affordable state to retire in 2022, according to a recent Bankrate analysis. This is due to a low cost of living and light tax burden for residents.
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Here are the seven most affordable states to retire, according to Bankrate:
  • Michigan.
  • Tennessee.
  • Missouri.
  • Mississippi.
  • Kentucky.
  • Oklahoma.
  • Georgia.
31 Aug 2022

What is the most luxurious city in Florida? ›

Located in South Florida, Palm Beach is the most expensive place to live in the entire state. Palm Beach is known for its upscale estates and boutiques, as well as its world-famous beaches.

What is the number one city in Florida? ›

Looking for a list of cities, counties or zips in Florida?
RankCityPopulation
1Jacksonville954,614
2Miami439,890
3Tampa387,050
4Orlando309,154
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What part of Florida has the most nature? ›

While each of Florida's National Parks could clearly be mentioned on their own, the Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park are among the top destinations for those seeking the Sunshine State's most stunning natural landscapes.

What part of Florida is most like New England? ›

Here are some reasons that Mount Dora, dubbed the “New England of the South,” makes for a prime retirement destination.

What part of Florida has the most things to do? ›

Orlando. Orlando is the theme park capital of the world and is home to multiple theme parks including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, and Discovery Cove. This is the main draw for most people visiting Orlando and makes the city one of the top places to visit in Florida.

What is the least populated town in Florida? ›

Florida has 410 active municipalities (cities, towns and villages) representing 50% of Florida's population (18.8 million). Florida's smallest city, Weekie Wachee, has a population of 8. Florida's largest city, Jacksonville, has a population of 859,421.

Where can I retire on $2500 a month? ›

McAllen, Texas. McAllen made the No. 1 spot as the best city to retire on a monthly budget of $2,500 or less by offering the most budget-friendly expenditures compared to the rest of the U.S. and the top livability score among these 11 cities. Rent averages $1,042, $885 less than the U.S. mean.

How much money do I need to retire in Florida? ›

In Florida, average retirement spending stands at an estimated $1,096,587 - the 12th highest among states. Goods and services in the state are 0.7% more expensive than they are, on average, nationwide, and life expectancy at age 65 is 19.9 years to 84.9, compared to 19.5 years to 84.5 across the country as a whole.

What is the most affordable beach town to live in Florida? ›

Pensacola, FL (Tie)

Pensacola ranks as the most affordable beach town in Florida.

Where is the best and safest place to live in Florida? ›

1. Satellite Beach. With a population of 10,873, Satellite Beach is located in the county of Brevard and is ranked among the safest and best cities in Florida. The violent crime rate in Satellite Beach is 0.3 per 1000 population, which is 92% lower than the average rate in Florida.

What part of Florida has the lowest crime rate? ›

Kicking off the list as the number one city in Florida with the lowest crime rate is Satellite Beach.
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1. Satellite Beach.
Population*11,197
Law Enforcement**3
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8 Sept 2022

What part of Florida is least likely to be hit by a hurricane? ›

The Least Hurricane-Prone Areas in Florida

Take Northeast Florida for instance. This large area has seen just 26 total hurricanes, including just a single Category 3 since the scale was introduced 167 years ago. That means, on average, Northeast Florida gets hit by a hurricane every 6.5 years or so.

What part of Florida has the best weather year round? ›

Warm winter temperatures, particularly at Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Key West, Orlando, Tampa and Vero Beach make Florida's weather most inviting, while summertime highs average in the low 90s. These places usually receive 45 to 50 inches of rain a year.

Where is the safest place for seniors to live in Florida? ›

Safest Places to Retire in Florida
Metropolitan Statistical AreaCrimes Per 100,000 Inhabitants
1.The Villages, FL M.S.A.1,817
2.Punta Gorda, FL M.S.A.2,025
3.Naples-Marco Island, FL M.S.A.2,392
4.Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL M.S.A.2,590
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8 Jul 2022

What is the most affordable city to live in Florida? ›

Check out these five most affordable places to live in Florida!
  • Cape Coral.
  • Dunedin.
  • Fort Walton Beach.
  • Lakeland.
  • Vero Beach.
3 Aug 2022

What is the best place to live in Florida for seniors? ›

10 Best Cities for Seniors in Florida
  • #10 – Ocala area. Located in Northern Florida, Ocala offers many ideal options for seniors. ...
  • #9 Naples/Fort Myers. ...
  • #8 Sebastian. ...
  • #7 Sarasota. ...
  • #6 Greater Tampa area. ...
  • #5 West Palm Beach. ...
  • #4 Greater Miami area. ...
  • #2 Vero Beach.

What is the best beach town to live in Florida? ›

Let's now hop onto the amazing list and find out the 12 best coastal towns in Florida.
  • Sanibel Island.
  • Naples.
  • Key West.
  • Pass-A-Grille.
  • Grayton Beach.
  • Siesta Key.
  • Anna Maria Island.
  • Islamorada.

What area in Florida is safest from hurricanes? ›

Safest Places to Live in Florida From Hurricanes
  • Leesburg. Leesburg, Florida is considered one of the safest places in the state when it comes to the risk of hurricanes. ...
  • Orlando. If you're looking for hurricane-safe Florida cities, you'll want to check out O-Town. ...
  • Sanford. ...
  • Kissimmee. ...
  • Palatka. ...
  • Lake City. ...
  • Naples. ...
  • Ocala.
25 Nov 2021

What part of Florida is least humid? ›

During the winter, north Florida and the Panhandle is much less humid than South Florida due to colder winter temperatures. Remember, colder air holds much less water vapor than warm air, so the colder parts of Florida will be less humid that warmer areas further south.

What part of Florida does not flood? ›

Kissimmee tops our list of safest cities in the Sunshine State with the lowest combined score relating to instances of hurricanes, hail, lightning, and floods. The city has more than 65,150 residents and stretches across more than 17 miles. Safe from severe weather, yes, but the city also is ideal for thrill seekers.

Where is the cheapest warm place to live? ›

20 Most Affordable Places To Live That Have Great Weather, Too
  • Shreveport, Louisiana. ...
  • Jackson, Mississippi. ...
  • Norfolk, Virginia. ...
  • Greensboro, North Carolina. Clear days: 109. ...
  • Mobile, Alabama. Clear days: 102. ...
  • Columbus, Georgia. Clear days: 110. ...
  • Raleigh, North Carolina. Clear days: 111. ...
  • Charlotte, North Carolina. Clear days: 109.
18 Oct 2022

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January is the coolest month of the year in Florida, with average lows of around 49 F (around 10 C) in Orlando.

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Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida holds the title for the warmest city in the USA during the winter. It also offers some of the hottest weather in the US! Daily average highs in the winter reach 70°F (21°C) and nightly lows only drop to around 62°F (17°C).

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