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Places With The Best Housing In Florida 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score77
  • Highland City, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,100
  • When my work transferred me to Florida, I didn't want to live in Orlando or Tampa, both regional offices for my company. I discovered Highland City almost by accident when I stopped to eat in between…[read more]
67
  • Fort Meade, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,883
70
  • Clewiston, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,343
80
  • Macclenny, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,451
89
  • Lakeland Highlands, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,426
  • Living in Lakeland Highlands, FL is okay. Everything we have to offer sits just above average for the most part besides our cost of living and housing. Cost of living is pretty high considering…[read more]
77
  • Brandon, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 109,784
  • The growth in Riverview, Brandon and Valrico Florida is unsustainable for the existing infrastructure. The last 5 years has brought an extreme rise in insurances and rent costs. The urban sprawl has…[read more]
80
  • Riverview, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 84,590
  • I live in Riverview. My husband and I have two little kids so my review is from the stand point of "families with young kids". The town is a suburb of Tampa. It consists of brand new communities mixed…[read more]
83
  • Wesley Chapel, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,229
  • Well if you asked me 25 years ago I would have given my town 5+ stars. Now it's better than most towns of it's size, however there is the problem. When Wesley Chapel was under 10,000 people no traffic…[read more]
83
  • Altamonte Springs, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,557
  • I love living in Altamonte Springs, Florida. This place has been home to me for more than 40 years. We are so close to the Orlando area that I can visit the major theme parks anytime I want. We are a bit…[read more]
79
  • North Fort Myers, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,642
  • When I first started living in North Fort Myers, I took a slow tour round the Edison/Ford Winter Estates and I was amazed at the achievements of these famous men. Roads in the area are busy most of the…[read more]
76
  • Town 'n' Country, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 82,554
  • I just got back from a great vacation in Town ‘n' Country, Florida, with my husband. We rented a vacation home while we there, instead of staying in a B&B or hotel, which was a great decision. We were…[read more]
87
  • Temple Terrace, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,654
  • Living in Temple Terrace really is the dream in the Tampa Bay Area. I am right in the middle of everything I could imagine. I am a short distance away from the beaches in Sarasota, and not a far car ride…[read more]
80
  • Medulla, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,561
74
  • Seffner, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,861
73
  • Middleburg, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,511
  • I absolutely love living in Middleburg, Florida. Living here means that I am only a 30-minute drive from Jacksonville, so I can easily get to work, but I get a small-town community to call home. This…[read more]
93
  • Westchase, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,999
  • When I found my house right on the edge of the Old Tampa Bay, I knew I was going to spend the rest of my life here. While the tourists are packed into Clearwater and the numerous white-sand beaches up…[read more]
70
  • Plant City, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,830
  • I’l make this quick and simple. I’ve lived in plant city for 9 years. Trapped here by my mother in law who is 92. There isn’t one redeeming quality Shopping and restaurants suck. Redneck central Overall…[read more]
90
  • Oldsmar, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,023
  • I recently relocated here to Oldsmar, Florida and so far, I am enjoying myself. I loved here because I needed to be able to easily commute to Tampa for work, but I am glad that I chose here instead some…[read more]
89
  • Rockledge, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,144
  • You've heard of Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral on the east coast of the sunshine state, but chances are you can't find Rockledge, Florida. We are tucked right behind the barrier island, and my…[read more]
84
  • Milton, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,462
65
  • Perry, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,039
69
  • Kathleen, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,932
79
  • Apopka, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,023
  • I live in Apopka, FL and I relocated there from Kansas for work and its been a very adventurous place. I love outdoor activities and sun so these was pretty much the perfect place. Apopka isn't one of…[read more]
81
  • Kenneth City, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,048
81
  • Lakeland, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 102,714
  • Lakeland Florida is a city that is filled with quality neighborhoods, culture arts, excellent shopping, dining & community events. It's a great place to visit when you want to be close to everything but…[read more]
61
  • Lehigh Acres, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 112,279
  • Lehigh Acres is basically a criminal town; some of the people there will stalk you and wait for the right time to attack you. The neighborhoods are fraught with unleashed vicious dogs that mean harm to…[read more]
81
  • Largo, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 80,678
  • Largo Florida is a large city located in Pinellas County and is a coastal community full of flavor for all who care to visit. It is a city with wonderfully diverse areas of coastal land mixed with a…[read more]
84
  • North Port, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,871
  • There are not many places in this country where you can buy a 4 bedroom home (fairly new) on .25 acres for under $200K, AND still get quality. You would think it's because it's a lower-income area, but…[read more]
86
  • Valrico, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,774
  • When folks think of living in Florida, chances are they aren't thinking about the gulf coast of the state. Valrico, a small city just east of Tampa, is one of those hidden gems that most people don't…[read more]
81
  • West Melbourne, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,207
  • As a former resident of West Melbourne, Florida I can vouch that it is a nice little town with a great family vibe. Even though the town was expanding while I was there, it never seemed to lose its small…[read more]
78
  • Asbury Lake, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,744
75
  • Orange Park, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,603
  • It is the worst place in the world. They have trash on the streets and homeless people. Bedbugs and roaches crawl on the street. Don’t go…[read more]
66
  • Micco, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,377
87
  • Conway, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,124
  • It is like an adventure living here; Conway, Florida is favorable for its tourist venues and entertainment centers. If you love, touring this is honestly one of the best places by far to tour. I find the…[read more]
80
  • Groveland, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,643
  • When I was relocated for work to Florida, I was looking for a place to live outside of the Orlando area. I was driving up the Florida Turnpike one day as stopped off in Groveland to get gas and fell in…[read more]
66
  • Shady Hills, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,288
  • I experienced a nice lifestyle while living in Shady Hills Florida. The city is located in Pasco County. Shady Hills is a part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Florida Metropolitan area. The city…[read more]
88
  • St. Cloud, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,198
  • I just recently moved to St. Cloud, FL; and I love it here. Although it gets confused with Kissimmee and Orlando, St. Cloud is more homey and a great suburban area to raise a family. My family and I have…[read more]
77
  • Titusville, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,746
  • I gave this review 5 stars (not 4 and 1/2) and the rate the local amenities would not let me put in what I wanted, so disregard them please.I have lived in Titusville or Mims since 1984. I have seen the…[read more]
87
  • Tavares, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,965
  • I have enjoyed living in Tavares, Florida and I know that my job is one of the more steady places I've worked in years. Although I didn't plan on living south years ago, I never intended on actually…[read more]
67
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 856,616
  • Hello, I live in Jacksonville for a number of years now. I'm a former security officer& former bus operator. I feel I'm a valuable source of information. Concerning thecrime rate no mater what it is,…[read more]
83
  • Lake Mary, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,478
  • Lake Mary, Florida is the community that I currently call home. It is a suburb of Orlando, Florida. I will have to say that I love living in Lake Mary, Florida. This area is the best of both worlds.…[read more]
76
  • Palm Bay, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 106,573
  • Palm Bay has great shopping, affordable housing, great parks, bad roads that the city wont fix, middle class community, dangerous drivers, ill conceived roads (palm bay rd and minton), great customer…[read more]
87
  • Oviedo, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,545
  • We have lived here over two years. Overall, we like it, very kid friendly. We live in an older development in town (1990's) if you call that old. Nice neighborhood, people in town (both long time…[read more]
70
  • Callaway, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,942
  • Most people think that living in Florida means that you have to endure scorching heat most of the year. This is not the case for me, living in Callaway means I don't get the oppressive heat that you find…[read more]
81
  • Oakleaf Plantation, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,447
  • I enjoyed living in Oakleaf Plantation since 2010. The burgeoning area encompasses both Jacksonville and the Orange Park districts. I love that it has two neighboring cities. The Oakleaf Plantation area…[read more]
79
  • Ocoee, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,393
  • Florida has always been a state that I love to live in and to visit periodically to get a great feeling. The city has so much style and culture. No matter where you are in Florida the beach is always…[read more]
75
  • Ives Estates, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,759
  • When I was relocated to the Miami area for work, I stumbled upon Ives Estates, Florida by mistake. Driving on Interstate 95, I pulled off the interstate to get gas and immediately loved the little city I…[read more]
90
  • Fleming Island, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,247
  • I recently moved to Florida so my children can attend college here, and found my own slice of paradise here in the Sunshine State. Living in Fleming Island is amazing, we have everything I could need…[read more]
73
  • Yulee, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,217
  • I really like the Yulee area. If you're like me and prefer a slower pace of living but also enjoy easy access to all the neat things that a large city can provide, then Yulee is a great place to check…[read more]
87
  • Coconut Creek, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 57,731
  • I have lived in Coconut Creek, Florida for the past 10 years and have witnessed its transformation from a typical big-city suburb to having its own big-city feel, while still keeping its small-town…[read more]

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Florida. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Florida to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Florida as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Florida, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.