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Places With The Best Housing In Florida 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score81
  • Pinecrest, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,272
  • As a suburb of Miami, which is otherwise littered with a variety of people and questionable happenings, Pinecrest is a welcomed departure. The people are close-knit, and the community is inclusive. Kids
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  • Coral Gables, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,533
  • I have lived near Coral Gables, Florida for several years in the past and have to say that the area is quite conflicting when you consider whether it is a nice place to live or not. On the outside, the
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  • Naples, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,980
  • The reason I say that The Alamo is the very best range anywhere is because it is not just a shooting range. It is a relaxing experience, a learning place and caring environment. All customers are
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  • Key Biscayne, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,935
  • Living in Key Biscayne, Florida has been a great experience for me. I have been a resident year for 4 years and love this place. My kids go to the local public schools and they are part of a highly rated
85
  • Palm Beach, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,501
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  • Pelican Bay, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,572
  • Created for the ultimate in upscale luxury lifestyles. Bay Colony is just one of the 85 communities in Pelican Bay; located on the northern end of Pelican Bay. Bay Colony with 24 hour manned gated
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  • Sanibel, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,044
  • Great beaches, no high rises, laid back, and expensive. Lots of timeshares, bike friendly. Two grocery stores, Bailey's and Jerry's, and a CVS. Not much in the way of nightlife. A basic condo starts at
81
  • Lake Butler, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,322
  • Living in Lake Butler provides me with a lot of down time. The city is not fast paced nor is it overrun with an abundance of money grabbing businesses. I feel safe living here knowing that we have a very
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  • Longboat Key, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,158
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  • Parkland, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,354
  • Parkland, FL offers a tropical environment with lots of things to see and do. You'll also learn more about the history of the city and get insight into the wildlife of the area when you take advantage of
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  • Siesta Key, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,782
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  • Southwest Ranches, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,745
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  • Palmetto Bay, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,522
  • I almost bought a house in Miami, but luckily the realtor introduced me to Palmetto Bay, and I couldn't be happier. I bought a house in Palmetto Bay, Florida, perfectly nestled between Key West and
76
  • Surfside, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,810
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  • Islamorada, Village of Islands, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,481
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  • Miami Shores, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,772
  • I recently was transferred to Florida from Michigan, and I really didn't think I could afford a house in Miami, but I was wrong. Right across the Biscayne Bay, I discovered Miami Shores hiding in plain
86
  • Palm Valley, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,441
  • Most people have no clue where Palm Valley, Florida is on the map! That is exactly how we like it! My house is on the barrier island south of Jacksonville Beach, and the only way that you would find my
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  • Marco Island, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,361
  • Marco Island, Florida is stunning with beautiful palm trees lined in every neighborhood, sun year round, and gorgeous high-end homes. There is no other place I'd rather live other than Marco Island! In
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  • Gulf Breeze, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,205
  • We recently moved here in March and love the area alot. All the locals are very informative about where to shop and eat. Which everything is close within 1 mile or a 30 min. Drive. Restaurants are great.
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  • Key West, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,039
  • Sun, sand, ocean breezes, and a cold drink in your hand. Key West is everything you'd imagine and more. I've lived on this tropical island paradise for much of my life and not even a hurricane will tear
83
  • Weston, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 68,893
  • I have had many trips to Weston, FL. Although I am not a resident, a few members of my immediate family are and taking advantage of visiting them in sunny south Florida is a perk for me. The first
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  • Keystone, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,850
  • The city of Keystone Florida is one of the most unique cities that are located in the state. This town is quaint with the old time feel. It is a small town, but the people are friendly and the quality of
85
  • Heathrow, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,157
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  • Celebration, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,410
81
  • Lighthouse Point, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,946
79
  • Nocatee, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,836
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  • Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,375
73
  • South Miami, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,207
81
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 91,702
  • We live in the unincorporated part of town, west side of the city near the Everglades. Great school atomophere, very little bullying going on. Most teachers at the middle school where my son goes to are
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  • Miami Beach, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 91,784
  • Wahooa is Florida’s leader in Watersports and ExcursionsWe are the local experts for Jet Ski Rentals, Parasailing, Boat & Yacht Rentals, Snorkeling and awesome
82
  • Osprey, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,561
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  • 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
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  • Fish Hawk, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,241
  • Fish Hawk has lots of natural attractions, and there are also activities near by that provide entertainment for every member of your family. Check out Cherry's Fish Hawk Bar and Grill for tasty meals
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  • Cooper City, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,364
  • There's a lot to do in Cooper City. The winters hardly exist and the summers are warm, sunny, and beautiful. I've been living in Cooper City a while now and love it so far. I love to play sports on the
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  • Neptune Beach, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,817
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  • St. Pete Beach, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,528
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  • Wellington, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 61,371
  • I moved from Wellington FL, the best community in South Florida, over ten years ago. There were many aspects of living in Wellington that I truly enjoyed such as numerous parks, the best school
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  • Jupiter Farms, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,809
  • My family and I are currently living in Jupiter Farms, Florida and this place is so incredibly unique! This is actually a planned community that is located within Jupiter, Florida. Every home in this
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  • St. Augustine Beach, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,710
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  • Fort Myers Beach, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,801
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  • Atlantic Beach, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,089
  • Atlantic Beach maintains its own municipalities but is a part of the City of Jacksonville. As of the 2010 census, Atlantic Beach had a population of approximately 13,000 residents and a median income of
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  • Winter Park, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,543
  • Living in Winter Park is a relaxing and fun experience. The brick streets are lined with shade trees and many travel via bicycle, especially on Sundays. Pedestrian traffic is heavy on sunny days and
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  • Treasure Island, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,827
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  • Miami Lakes, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,833
  • Miami Lakes is a popular vacation destination in South Florida because of the beautiful weather and stunning beaches to choose from. There are also lots of family friendly activities that you can take
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  • Fruit Cove, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,419
  • Fruit Cove is a small town in Florida that you would miss if you blinked while driving through. However, I have lived here for about two years and enjoy each minute of being in the small town. There are
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  • Sunset, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,602
  • I can't say enough about what a wonderful experience it is living in Sunset, Florida! Such a beautiful Miami-Dade County neighborhood. One of the best areas in the state! Beautiful, abundant housing and
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  • Cheval, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,645
  • We bought a home in Cheval in 1999 after moving here from out of state. After 5 years, we wanted a larger home and looked at almost 200 homes in the surrounding area before buying another home in
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  • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,865
  • My wife and I spent five years in Florida's Palm Beach Gardens. This exotic location is one of the finest cities in the USA. If luxury living is what you look for, then check out Florida's Palm Beach
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  • Doral, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,426
  • Doral is a terrible place. Firstly you need to get on well with the hispanic community, in this case Venezuelans. They call it Doralzuela, for the amount of immigrants from Venezuela. If Donald Trump was
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  • Jupiter, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,597
  • I have lived all around southern Florida for most of my life, including living in Jupiter, Florida for some time. Jupiter is a beautiful city with a very desirable location. Jupiter is on the east coast,

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.