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Places With The Best Housing In Florida 2018

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  • 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
70
  • Fort Meade, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,883
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  • Clewiston, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,343
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  • Macclenny, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,451
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  • 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
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  • 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
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
83
  • Wesley Chapel, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,229
  • I lived in Wesley Chapel, FL for about ten years. The town is a suburb of the expanding North (or New) Tampa area and straddles the county lines of Pasco and Hillsborough counties. Wesley Chapel is a
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Medulla, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,561
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  • Seffner, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,861
72
  • 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
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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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  • Plant City, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,830
  • I wish I knew about Plant City Florida years ago, it is one of the best places to live in the country. Only a few miles to the Gulf of Mexico and the Tampa area, Plant City, FL is a quiet little city
87
  • 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
84
  • 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
80
  • Milton, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,462
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  • Perry, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,039
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  • Kathleen, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,932
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  • 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
80
  • Kenneth City, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,048
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  • 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
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  • Lehigh Acres, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 112,279
  • I grew up in Lee County, Florida in the uncrowded city of Lehigh Acres. It's a great place to raise a family with friendly locals and great access to the beach and most theme parks within a short drive.
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  • 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
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  • 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
83
  • 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
83
  • 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
79
  • Asbury Lake, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,744
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  • Orange Park, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,603
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  • Micco, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,377
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Jacksonville, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 856,616
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  • 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.
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  • Palm Bay, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 106,573
  • I live in Palm bay http://www.drhorton.com/Florida/East-Florida/Palm-Bay and I really love it, my mother wanted to retire in Melbourne and when she moved there I decided that I wanted to be closer so my
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  • Oviedo, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,545
  • I have been living in Oviedo, Florida since I was born and I can’t imagine living anywhere else. The town is only a stone’s throw from so many interesting places. I can visit the Orlando area, the east
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Lake Magdalene, FL
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,233
  • I was relocated to Florida when my company needed a manager to head the division in our Tampa center. I was not too happy about living in the city, so my realtor showed me Lake Magdalene and I instantly

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.

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