Best places to retire in Florida

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Are you looking for a suitable place to retire? Once you are done with your job for good, it is time to relax and enjoy all the things you couldn’t do so far because of various reasons. In order to truly enjoy your retirement, you need to choose a state. Florida should be on the top of your list. It is perfect for people who spent their working years in colder times. In addition to this, it has a reasonable cost of living, no income tax, and all the beautiful beaches. These would be some of the reasons why Florida is among the top desirable places to retire. However, Florida is pretty huge so you need to find a specific city where you can move with müv moving experts. Here are all the best places to retire in Florida. 

What to consider when choosing a city? 

First, if you have a list of areas you would like to retire you should visit. There are many beautiful, inviting places in Florida, with a great offer of retirement communities. The Space Coast area is just one of the gems in Central Florida worth spending your retirement in. Searching online for retirement communities in the Space Coast area should be complicated but still, you should make a visit before hiring Space Coast movers. You will get a better impression if you visit in person. During the visit, you can also stop by several real estate agencies to check the housing market, as well. You can see if you want to rent or purchase a house. If you plan to purchase, you can also transform one part into a rental studio or apartment for tourists. It would be a good additional source of income. Besides the above mentioned, there are plenty of other cities you should consider: 

  • Jacksonville
  • Orlando 
  • Trampa 
  • Ocala
  • Lakeland 
  • Pensacola 
  • Melbourne 
two ladies on the shore thinking about best places to retire in Florida
There are many beautiful areas but what are the best places to retire in Florida?

Jacksonville and Orlando 

Florida’s most popular city is the first one you should consider. It has over 1.5 million residents. 22% of its residents are over 60 years old. The median monthly mortgage cost is around $1400 while the median monthly rent would be around $1100. The best thing about Jacksonville would be the white sand beaches along the Atlantic Coast. There are also Saint Johns River and Jacksonville Beach Pier where you can try some fishing. On the other hand, Orlando is also a great choice. This city has around 250,000 residents and almost 20% of them are over 60 years old. The median monthly mortgage cost is around $1500 while the median monthly rent is around $1200. If you decide to move here with movers Orlando, you should know that Orlando is a popular vacation destination. Both Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida are located nearby. 

Ocala and Tampa 

Sometimes, it can be better to opt for a smaller city. Ocala only has around 60,000 residents and more than 35% are over 60 years old. The median monthly mortgage cost would be around $1000 while the median monthly rent is a little bit less than $900. This city is famous for breathing award-winning horses. As a retiree, you can attend horseshoes and events. You can also enjoy regular horseback rides. On the other hand, you can also hire movers Tampa to move to Tampa. the city has almost 400,000 residents where 26% of people are over 60 years old. The median monthly mortgage cost would be around $1500. As for the median monthly rent, it is usually around $1100. Tampa offers a variety of entertainment options that include an aquarium, a zoo, several sports teams, theme parks, and a popular port for cruise ships. 

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You should choose a city with beautiful beaches

Lakeland and Pensacola 

Lakeland has a little bit over 100,000 residents where 26% of them are over 60 years old. The median monthly mortgage cost would be around $1300 while the median monthly rent is around $970. As the name of the city suggests, there are around 38 lakes close to the city. Lakeland is a peaceful and quiet city, perfect for retirees that want to avoid large and overcrowded places. In addition to this, you can also consider Pensacola when moving with Central Florida movers. The city has around 52 000 people were 23% are over 60 years old. The median monthly mortgage cost is around $1300 while the median monthly rent is around $1000. It is a perfect place if you’re looking for affordable beach retirement. Pensacola sits along the Pensacola Bay and it is also near the Gulf of Mexico. 

Other best places to retire in Florida 

Port St. Lucie has almost 200,000 residents and 33% are over 60 years old. The median monthly mortgage is around $1500 while the median monthly rent is around $1100. It is located along the Atlantic Ocean in the southern part of Florida. It has beautiful beaches and also Savannas Preserve State Park and the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. In addition to this, you can also consider Fort Myers. This city has around 83,000 residents and more than 35% are over 60 years old. The median monthly mortgage cost is around $1500 while the median monthly rent is around $1000. Lastly, you can also move to Melbourne. This city has around 82,000 residents and almost 31% are over 60 years old. The median monthly mortgage is around $1300 while the median monthly rent is around $1060. As a local here you can watch rockets being launched into space. 

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It is always beneficial to live close to the beach

Which city to choose? 

As you can see, these would be the best places to retire in Florida. You have plenty of options to choose from. How to make a decision would depend on your personal preferences. Some retirees would prioritize the price while others pay attention to the overall atmosphere of their future city. As mentioned, it would be better if you can actually go and visit a couple of cities before making your decision. This way, you can see if a certain city would be suitable for your needs and habits. Do not forget to check possible housing options as well. You can start planning your budget on time if you check with real estate agencies about the housing market. As you can see, some cities are more expensive than others. 

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