Top 5 Places to Live in Florida for Retirees

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If you’re just another gal who loves unusual creatures like me, you might like Florida. In southwest Florida, you can literally be like in Zoo. You’ll see coatis, a Raccoon-sized mammal around trees, Alligators (but not in the Zoo!), Loggerhead Turtles, Bobcats, gopher tortoises, black bears, and so many more. Isn’t that cool? Some people would say if you live in Florida, you can never complain. Not just that, with its mild winter and hot summer, Florida is the perfect place. Among Florida’s top attractions are Walt Disney World, Epcot Center, and Universal Studios.

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Where is Florida?

Florida is the southeasternmost state of the U.S. and has the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico on either side. Tallahassee is the capital state. It is a large and diverse state with more than 1,000 miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. With the temperate climate comes beautiful beaches and water and hundreds of sunny days a year. It is a famous home for retirees and a famous tourist destination.

Richard Uzelac’s Top 5 Places

Now let’s start backwards! 

Top 5, Orlando Florida

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Orlando is situated in the center of the state of Florida, where you can just travel about anywhere in Florida. Because it’s a tourist attraction and home to many theme parks like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, there are also lots of activities to do in the city. A fun thing to do is to go to one of the parks or one of the festivals that happen throughout the year. Disney Springs is a popular place to shop and eat. You can also visit Downtown Disney. You’ll also find a lot of restaurants there as well. And as Orlando is Florida’s #1 tourist destination, you’d have to be fine with the constant flow of tourists.The median house’s average price in Orlando City as of now is $385K

 

 

Top 4 Clearwater, Florida

 

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Florida has miles of coastal shore, and everybody claims that they have the best beaches, but Clearwater has so much to offer. Clearwater is a city in Florida’s Tampa Bay area known for its beaches and sunny weather. And it’s world-renowned that it has one of the best beaches in the country. Clearwater is famous for the Gulf of Mexico and its beautiful sandy beaches. Just between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, you can find this city. For the record, Clearwater and Clearwater’s beach are different cities. Clear Water City is like summer all year round. The nice thing about Clearwater city is that it’s affordable in terms of what it has to offer because it has the average of how much houses cost nowadays. The median house’s average price in Clearwater as of now is $350K.

 

 

Top 3 Miami Beach, Florida

 

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Miami Beach. A vibrant city in the United States that is famous for its Latin culture and its sizzling nightlife, Miami is located in southeastern Florida near the Atlantic Ocean. It also serves as a major port city where you can enjoy the world’s largest number of passenger cruise ships. The city is famous for its beautiful beaches and tropical weather, as well as for being a melting pot of many cultures from around the world. Over the past few decades, the city has undergone tremendous development and is now home to some of the top hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and boutiques in the country. The city is sitting on an island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, just east of Miami. The median house’s average price here as of now is $480K.

 

 

My number 2 on the list is NAPLES.

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The city of Naples in southwest Florida is known for its high-end shopping and golf courses. It’s one of the wealthiest cities in the country. There’s a story that the bay it’s on is prettier than the Bay of Naples in Italy, so it got its name. As beautiful as Italy, it has scenic vistas and picturesque scenery. Naples is located in the southwestern part of Italy. The landscaping of homeowners’ houses is common, making the place beautiful and giving it a classy Spanish style, just as if you were in Spain. In history, it is said that Calusa Indians, the native American-Florida, were not friendly to Spaniards at first. Plus, it has many options for private and public beaches. The average median house price for sale here is $715K.

 

 

And last but not least, 1. Sarasota, Florida.

 
 

Located just north of Naples and south of Tampa, you’ll find this paradise, Sarasota. It is the most voted place to live for someone who plans to retire. It is a fast-growing city fused with a beach and urban lifestyle. It has a growing downtown area with beautiful views of the bay. Houses here have a median price of $442K as of now. It has a great nightlife scene with a vibrant arts scene, award-winning restaurants, and great shopping. It is very family-friendly, with lots of things to do for all age groups. A lot of things that everyone can enjoy in Sarasota, like the Ringling Museum. Not only that, there are a number of annual festivals too that you and your family can enjoy together!

Richard Uzelac, CEO and Founder of Realty Tech Inc - Provider of most beautiful Real Estate Websites, IDX and Real Estate Leads since 2002 and GoMarketing (Professional Online Marketing Programs)

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