Updated March 29, 2021

Some of the best towns and cities in Florida are ones you may never have heard of. This page tells you about a lot of Florida places, large and small, that can be good places to visit or live.

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You will learn all about these places on our website whether you are looking for fun, culture, shopping, dining, a place to settle down or just a Florida getaway.

We include a brief history of every place because we think it's fun to know about the places you visit.  We also provide local and regional maps so you can see where each town, city, and county is located.

No single website can explore this many towns in depth, so we will focus initially on those towns we know something about.  Again, this is strictly our opinion of some of the best towns in Florida.

Here are the 189 towns and cities currently on our website as of September 20, 2020.


Florida Towns at the End of the Road

Old Florida Working Waterfront Towns

Old Florida Towns on the St Johns River

Old Florida Places on the Suwannee River

Old Florida Towns on the Indian River Lagoon

Old Florida Towns on the Forgotten Coast

Old Florida Towns on Scenic 17

Old Florida Towns on State Road 44

Old Florida Towns on US-41 Georgia to Tampa

Old Florida Towns on SRA1A and US1 Fernandina Beach to Key West

Old Florida Towns on US-17 Georgia to Punta Gorda

Old Florida Towns US-27 Georgia to Miami

10 Tiny Florida Towns

Old Florida Towns on State Road 60

Old Florida Towns on State Road 70

Old Florida Towns on State Road 80

Old Florida Towns on U.S. 90

Florida Mural Towns

Florida Historic Homes

Maytown Road from Osteen to Oak Hill

Ghost Towns were once thriving places whose bones now bake quietly in the hot Florida sun.

Florida Main Street Program  has rejuvenated many small old Florida towns.  These are typically small towns that have worked with the State of Florida to rejuvenate their downtown districts.

Florida League of Cities website is also a great resource.

The 10 Safest Cities in Florida

Alachua County Florida Towns and Cities


These are typically very large developments of platted lots that were sold in mail order campaigns and aggressive on site sales programs.  Here are some we know about:  

Beverly Hills, Canaveral Groves, Cape Coral, Citrus Springs, Deltona, Florida Shores, Golden Gate Estates, Indian Lake Estates, Lehigh Acres, Marco Island, North Port, Palm Coast, Port LaBelle, Port St. John, Port Malabar (Palm Bay), Port St. Lucie, Port Charlotte, Ridge Manor, Rotonda West, Silver Springs Shores, Spring Hill, St. Augustine Shores

Cape Coral

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