Best & Worst Towns to Live in Florida

Posted by Marc Rasmussen on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 9:47am.

Niche.com came out with their list of the best places to live in Florida. Guess what town ranked #1?  You got it - Sarasota!

Top 20 Towns to Live in Florida According to Niche.com

  1. Sarasota
  2. Boca Raton
  3. Deerfield Beach
  4. Venice
  5. Largo
  6. Punta Gorda
  7. Sarasota, FloridaBradenton
  8. Fort Myers
  9. Sanford
  10. Fellsmore
  11. Fernandina Beach
  12. Melbourne
  13. Titusville
  14. Crestview
  15. Vero Beach
  16. Ormond Beach
  17. Kissimmee
  18. Daytona Beach
  19. Pensacola
  20. Lakeland

Why Sarasota?

  • Things to Do: A+
  • Easiest Commute: A+
  • Education: A+
  • Community: B
  • Housing: B
  • Jobs: B
  • Crime & Safety: C-
  • Health & Fitness: A+
  • Outdoor Activities: A
  • Weather: A
 

Top 20 Worst Places to Live in Florida

I found another interesting story recently from Homesnacks.net (never heard of this site). Their claim, "We used science to help determine which cities in Florida are the real pits."

  1. Fort Pierce
  2. Palatka
  3. Four Corners
  4. Haines City
  5. Daytona Beach
  6. Florida City
  7. Poinciana
  8. New Smyrna Beach
  9. New Port Richey
  10. Warrington
  11. Shady Hills
  12. Palm Coast
  13. Kissimmee
  14. Ruskin
  15. Sanford
  16. Zephyrhills
  17. Winter Haven
  18. Hudson
  19. Lehigh Acres
  20. Fort Myers

If you want to see the rest of their list and how they came up with it go here.

It is funny to see that Niche.com has Fort Myers, Daytona Beach and Kissimmee in their top 20 best places to live while those same cities were chosen by Homesnacks.net as some of the worst places to live in Florida. At the end of the day these are just scientific opinions.

7 Responses to "Best & Worst Towns to Live in Florida"

jerry gira wrote: haha...thanks for the info...I tend to agree with most of the rankings...been all over the state for the last 50 years....strange Sanibel didn't make the list, or Naples...I guess that makes them even more desirable! lol Posted on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 11:34am.
jim wood wrote: Why is Daytona Beach on both lists? Posted on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 7:56pm.
Marc Rasmussen wrote: Please read the entire article. The lists were created by two different sources. Posted on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 8:27pm.
Anthony Perkola wrote: Lived in Sarasota for 34 years. ... Its paradise!! Love it!! Never moving :) Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 10:11am.
Heidi wrote: So St Pete and Clearwater with the best beaches that make every list, not anywhere on the list. Hmm Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 10:48pm.
Anissa wrote: Fort Meyers is on both lists...? Posted on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 6:05am.
Mike wrote: Bradenton as number 7 best. Apparently they haven't been there lately. 10 years ago it may have been great. Place is an overgrown crap hole now Posted on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 1:21pm.

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