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Here Are Some Facts You May Want to Be Aware of Before Moving Your Family to Florida University of Florida Study Shows Florida Has a Very Transient Population. People move to Florida after bad winters elsewhere or because they had a great time on vacation in the state. Everyone loves Florida when they first move. As time passes and […]

Start Here Before Moving to Florida

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These towns are among the absolute best places to live in Florida in 2015 and beyond. Since Florida has a higher overall crime rates than other states (so probably higher than the state you’re from), cities and towns must have a much lower crime rate than Florida’s average to make our list. They also must have better schools and […]

The Best Places to Live in Florida 2015

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If you move to Florida for the “warm weather” you may be very disappointed. There is a big difference between warm weather that allows you to be outdoors, and oppressive hot and muggy weather that makes doing anything outside difficult. If you’re in the northern US, you usually experience a few Florida-like days every summer. How would you like […]

Thinking of Florida Warm Weather?

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Most people thinking of moving to Florida have no idea that the state has one of the highest violent crime rates in the country. Here’s a rare crime news story that doesn’t end in more murder in Florida because the victim fights back.

Video: Would be Florida Crime Victim Fights Back

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Why This Best Places to Raise a Family in Florida List is Different This list is different because it’s not just a simple list of the best school districts. Many websites simply list ratings and rankings of the best school districts in Florida. What makes our list different is that we look at much more than just how the […]

Best Places to Raise a Family in Florida 2015

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These are the best places to retire to in Florida if you’re planning to move here in 2015. We believe we’ve used the same priorities that most retirees would in choosing a place to move to for retirement. This year we’ve given a high priority to access to amenities such as shopping, restaurants, pubs, entertainment, and recreation. A very […]

Best Places to Retire in Florida 2015

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Warning: We can’t recommend moving to any of Florida’s major cities because they all have very high crime rates. We have prepared this list because some people who will only consider living in a major city. You may be thinking that all major cities in the US have high crime rates, but Florida’s major cities have a worse problem […]

The Best Cities to Live in Florida 2015

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Florida’s High Crime Rate Ranking all states by crime rate, with #1 having the best crime rate and #50 having the worst, Florida is ranked #45, according to So if you’re moving from any of the 44 states with less crime, you’re moving to a state with a higher crime rate. Why is this important? Because I’ve talked […]

The Safest Towns to Live in Florida

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Does living in Florida even have any negatives? Ask anyone thinking of moving to Florida about the pros and cons of living in the sunshine state, and they will probably be able to give you a long list of imagined positives but may not be able to mention even one negative. Ask that same person five years after they […]

Florida Pros and Cons

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Walkable Cities Promote Better Health Studies show that people who live the longest healthiest lives have one thing in common, they get plenty of exercise every day, and they don’t even own exercise equipment. They don’t belong to a gym either. They do live in communities where walking almost everywhere they want to go is just a natural part […]

Florida’s Most Walkable Towns