Florida has been a long-time favorite destination for retirees. But in the past few years, working households have been flocking to the state for promising career opportunities, a relatively low cost of living and no state income tax. Not to mention the mild winters and approximate 825 miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico that sprawl across the peninsula and panhandle.
If you’re looking for the top places to live in Florida, our guide should make it easier to find your ideal community. We analyzed metro areas by pulling recent data on key lifestyle factors such as median home price, personal income per capita, and the unemployment and crime rates.
Note, some government reports provide results by county while others look at the greater metro area, or a combination of counties or cities. We have defined the geographical boundaries for all reports that cover something other than a general metro area.