Best Cities to Live in Florida

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Are you planning a trip to Florida soon? What about a move to live your best life in Florida? If so, keep reading along. Today, we are talking about the best cities in Florida – for visiting and for living in! I love living in FL and I know that so many others do, as well. If you are on the fence about moving here, here’s a few of my favorite cities:

Fernandina Beach, Florida

Fernandina Beach is the cutest little spot in NE Florida. It’s about 20-40 minutes from the city of Jacksonville, depending on exact locations, and it’s very laid back, beautiful, and fun. Fernandina Beach is definitely known for its beachy vibes – everywhere you visit is extremely casual, and they really only have 3-5 “fancy” restaurants where you have to get dressed up. With that being said, all of the food options are great! For example, Tasty’s is an awesome Burger spot that everyone loves. Timotis Seafood Shack has amazing, fresh seafood that is to die for. They also have a small playground for kids, which makes it a really fun and casual spot for families. La Surena has authentic Mexican food, in a casual market location. Next door, there is a brewery that also serves food, which is fun for the entire family. Fernandina Beach is not only a foodie spot, but it has amazing beaches and an awesome list of things to do (although, not as many things to do if you compare it to Miami or Destin). Retirepedia says, “The Fernandina Beach area has 13-miles of beach, much of which is accessible to the public simply by parking off the main road (A1A).  Guarded beaches with amenities can be found at:

  • Main Beach Park
  • Seaside Park
  • Peters Point
  • American Beach

Folks looking for other water activities away from the ocean will have plenty of options. Fernandina Beach offers excellent kayaking opportunities on the Amelia River, Cumberland Sound, Lofton Creek, Egans Creek, and more. Get an up-close view of the birds and wildlife along these protected shores. The rivers, inlets, and sounds surrounding the Fernandina Beach area offer great fishing opportunities for redfish, sea trout, and flounders. Walk to the jetties of Fort Clinch State Park and enjoy some surf fishing for flounder, sheepshead, and speckled trout. At the south end of the island is a 1-mile long fishing bridge that spans the Nassau Sound, giving you a chance to catch whiting, jack, drum, and tarpon. You can also hop on a boat and do some deep-sea fishing for wahoo, marlin, tuna, amberjack, and shark.”

Tampa

Tampa is one of the tried and true places to visit and live in Florida. SO many people choose Tampa because of the work opportunities, easy commute access, price of living, and of course, the beautiful beaches (probably some of the best in the country!). You cannot go wrong by visiting or moving to Tampa. I actually highly recommend it. If you decide to move to this area, you’ll want movers that are familiar with the roads. MT. Zion Moving & Storage LLC are labor only movers in Tampa who can help with residential and commercial moves. They have years of experience and they are some of the best movers in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota, Bradenton, and the surrounding areas.

St. Augustine

St. Augustine is full of history, making it a great spot for vacationing. It’s also a great spot for living. Maybe not directly in the city of St. Augustine, but on the borders of the city, it’s perfect! St. Augustine is the oldest continually inhabited city in the US. Because of this, it has an old-town feel and it boasts so many charming neighborhoods! You’ll find waterfront properties, country properties (farther away from downtown), and very small tows with friendly neighborhoods. Another perk of living in a small city like St. Augustine? You won’t be far from any restaurant or a quick coffee run!

Ft. Myers

The Ft. Myers/Naples/Marco Island stretch is one of my favorite spots in Florida. I mean, it is just absolutely beautiful! The beaches are to die for, the waves are very mellow (making it great for families), and the food is amazing (more so in Naples & Marco Island). These 3 locations are seriously perfect for family beach living, but they are also great spots for vacationing, as well. If there was one (two) spot(s) that I would recommend time and time again, it would be Naples or Marco Island because they are just THAT beautiful.

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