BEST TOWNS AND CITIES IN FLORIDA

By  Mike Miller  Updated August 21, 2023

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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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.

Here are the towns and cities currently on our website as of October 11, 2023.

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CABBAGE KEY - CRYSTAL RIVER

Cabbage Key
Cape Canaveral
Cape Coral
Captiva
Carrabelle
Cassadaga

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Cedar Key
Celebration
Chipley
Chattahoochee
Chokoloskee
Clearwater
Clermont
Clewiston
Cocoa
Cocoa Beach
Coconut Grove
Coral Gables
Cortez
Crawfordville
Crescent City
Crestview
Cross Creek
Crystal River

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EATONVILLE - EVERGLADES CITY

Eatonville
Edgewater

Englewood AerialEnglewood Aerial View Stump Pass

Englewood
Eustis
Everglades City

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UMATILLA - USEPPA ISLAND

Umatilla
Useppa Island

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VENICE - VERO BEACH

Venice
Vernon

Vero Beach OceanOcean at Vero Beach

Vero Beach

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YANKEETOWN - YEEHAW JUNCTION

Yankeetown

Ybor DowntownDowntown Ybor City

Ybor City
Yeehaw Junction

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SPECIAL FEATURES

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 SRA1A & US1 Fernandina Beach to Key West

Old Florida Towns on US-17 Georgia to Punta Gorda

Old Florida Towns US-27 Georgia to Miami

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

10 Largest Cities in Florida

10 Tiny Florida Towns

10 Safest Cities in Florida

10 Safest Florida Cities From Hurricanes

16 Small Florida Towns

21 Small Florida Beach Towns Population Less than 10,000

10 Oldest Towns in Florida

Florida Mural Towns

Florida Historic Homes

Florida Towns at the End of the Road

Maytown Road from Osteen to Oak Hill

Popular Northwest Florida Towns and Cities

Popular North Central Florida Towns and Cities

Popular Northeast Florida Towns and Cities

Popular Central East Florida Towns and Cities

Popular Central Florida Towns and Cities

Popular Central West Florida Towns and Cities

Popular Southwest Florida Towns and Cities

Popular Southeast Florida Towns and Cities

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.

Alachua County Florida Towns and Cities

Lot Sales Towns

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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