BEST TOWNS AND CITIES IN FLORIDA

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.

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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 towns and cities currently on our website:


NORTHWEST FLORIDA TOWNS AND CITIES

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Apalachicola
Bristol
Carrabelle
Chattahoochee
Defuniak Springs
Marianna
Milton
Panama City
Pensacola
Port St Joe
Seaside
Two Egg
Vernon


NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA TOWNS AND CITIES

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Branford
Bronson
Cedar Key
Cross-Creek
Dowling Park
Fanning Springs
Gainesville
Havana
High Springs
Lake City
Live Oak
Madison
Mayo
McIntosh
Melrose
Micanopy
Monticello
Quincy
Sopchoppy
St Marks
Steinhatchee
Suwannee
Tallahassee
White Springs
Williston


NORTHEAST FLORIDA TOWNS AND CITIES

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Fernandina Beach
Green Cove Springs
Jacksonville
Mandarin
Mayport
Flagler Beach
Ormond Beach
Palatka
St Augustine


CENTRAL EAST FLORIDA TOWNS AND CITIES

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Cocoa
Daytona Beach
DeLand
Fort Pierce
Indialantic
LaGrange
Melbourne
Melbourne Beach
Merritt Island
Mims
New Smyrna
Oak Hill
Okeechobee
Ponce Inlet
Port Orange
Satellite Beach
Sebastian
Stuart
Titusville
Vero Beach
Winter Beach 



CENTRAL FLORIDA TOWNS AND CITIES

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Astor
Auburndale
Avon Park
Babson Park
Cassadaga
Clermont
Crescent City
Deer Island
Doctor Phillips
Enterprise
Eustis
Floral City
Fort Meade
Frostproof
Fruitland Park
Haines City
Highland Park
Howey In The Hills
Kenansville
Lakeland
Lake Placid
Lake Wales
Maytown
Montverde
Mount Dora
Nalcrest
Ocklawaha
Oakland
Ocala
Ocoee
Orlando
Sanford
Sebring
St Cloud
Tavares
The Villages
Wauchula
Windermere
Winter Garden
Winter Haven
Winter Park
Yeehaw 


CENTRAL WEST FLORIDA TOWNS AND CITIES

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Anna Maria
Arcadia
Bradenton
Brooksville
Cortez
Dade City
Homosassa
Inverness
John's Pass
Plant City
Sarasota
St Leo
St Petersburg
Tampa
Tarpon Springs
Temple Terrace
Venice


SOUTH WEST FLORIDA TOWNS AND CITIES

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Alva
Ave Maria
Boca Grande
Bokeelia
Captiva
Englewood
Everglades City
Fort Myers
Labelle
Marco Island
Matlacha
Moore Haven
Naples
Old Naples
Palmdale
Pine Island
Pineland
Punta Gorda
St. James City
Useppa Island


SOUTH EAST FLORIDA TOWNS AND CITIES

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Briny Breezes
CoconutGrove
Coral Gables
Delray Beach
Fort Lauderdale
Hillsboro Inlet
Hollywood
Homestead
Jupiter
Key Biscayne
Key West
Lighthouse Point
Long Key
Miami
Palm Beach
Pompano Beach



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SPECIAL FEATURES

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

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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

Old Florida Towns on State Road 70

Old Florida Towns on U.S. 90

Florida Mural Towns

Florida Historic Homes

Maytown Road from Osteen to Oak Hill

SPECIAL FEATURE:  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

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.


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Do you want to know where Florida cities rank as the safest places to live?  Safewise gives you the rankings all the way from No. 1 down to No. 142.  Just click on this link or the logo above. 

Another website gives slightly different results:  Safest Cities in Florida.


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