BEST TOWNS AND CITIES IN FLORIDA

By  Mike Miller  Updated January 8, 2022

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.

Map of Florida Geographic RegionsMap of Florida Geographic Regions

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 221 towns and cities currently on our website as of January 8, 2022.


Alva
Anna Maria
Apalachicola
Arcadia
Aripeka
Astor
Auburndale

Ave Maria
Avon Park

Babson Park
Bartow

Boca Grande
Boca Raton
Bokeelia
Bowling Green
Boynton Beach
Bradenton
Branford
Briny Breezes
Bristol
Bronson
Brooksville

Cabbage Key
Cape Canaveral
Cape Coral

Captiva

Carrabelle
Cassadaga
Cedar Key
Celebration
Chipley
Chokoloskee
Clearwater
Clermont
Cocoa
Cocoa Beach

Coconut Grove
Coral Gables
Cortez
Crescent City
Crestview

Cross-Creek
Crystal River

Dade City
Daytona Beach
Deerfield Beach
Deer Island
DeLand
Defuniak Springs
Delray Beach
Destin
Doctor Phillips
Dowling Park
Dunedin
Dunnellon

Edgewater
Englewood
Enterprise
Espanola
Eustis

Everglades City

Fanning Springs
Fernandina Bch 
Flagler Beach
Floral City
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Meade
Fort Myers
Fort Ogden
Fort Pierce
Fort Walton Beach
Frostproof
Fruitland Park

Gainesville
Glen St. Mary
Graceville
Grayton Beach
Green Cove Springs
Greenville
Gulfport

Haines City
Havana
Hernando Beach
Hialeah
Highland Park
High Springs
Hillsboro Inlet
Hollywood
Homestead
Homosassa
Horseshoe Beach

Howey In The Hills

Indialantic
Indian Harbour Beach
Indiantown
Interlachen
Inverness


Jacksonville
John's Pass
Juno Beach
Jupiter


Kenansville
Key Biscayne
Key Largo
Keystone Heights
Key West
Kingsley Lake
Kissimmee


Labelle
LaGrange
Lake City
Lakeland
Lake Placid
Lake Wales
Lauderdale By-The-Sea
Leesburg
Lighthouse Point
Live Oak
Long Key


Macclenny
Madeira Beach
Madison
Mandarin
Marco Island
Marianna
Matlacha
Mayo
Mayport
Maytown
McIntosh
Melbourne
Melbourne Beach
Melrose

Miami
Micanopy
Milton
Mims
Monticello
Montverde
Moore Haven
Mount Dora
Mount Plymouth

Nalcrest
Naples
Newberry
New Smyrna Bch


Oakland
Oak Hill

Ocala
Ocklawaha

Ocoee
Okeechobee
Old Naples
On Top of the World
Orlando
Ormond Beach
Ozello


Paisley
Palatka
Palm Bay
Palm Beach
Palmdale
Pineland
Plant City
Pompano Beach
Ponce Inlet
Port Canaveral
Port Orange
Port Salerno
Port St Joe
Port St Lucie
Punta Gorda


Quincy


Rockledge


Safety Harbor
Sanford
Sanibel

Sarasota
Satellite Beach
Seaside 
Sebastian
Sebring
Siesta Key
Silver Springs

Sopchoppy
St Augustine 
St Cloud
St James City
St Leo

St Marks
St Petersburg
Steinhatchee
Stuart
Surfside
Suwannee


Tallahassee
Tampa
Tarpon Springs
Tavares
Temple Terrace
The Villages
Titusville
Trenton

Two Egg


Umatilla
Useppa Island


Venice
Vernon
Vero Beach


Wauchula
Welaka
West Palm Beach
White Springs
Williston

Windermere
Winter Beach
Winter Garden
Winter Haven
Winter Park


Ybor City
Yeehaw Junction





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 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

Florida Mural Towns

Florida Historic Homes

Florida Towns at the End of the Road

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.

Alachua County Florida Towns and Cities

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

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