When we think of the best places in Florida to live, we always think about where WE live! From the state capitol (and Noles games) to local touristing around Central Florida, our state has it all! Plus, um, did someone say beaches?!?!?!
I've been lucky to call Florida home for almost 25 years (jeez I'm getting old) and can pretty much call all 4 important cities that made this list home! Thanks to Forbes for creating the list of "10 Best Places To Live In Florida". So let's see where my personal 4 favorite cities in Florida rank on the list:
Tallahassee! Our state capitol, home to the Seminoles! If you've ever been to a game at Doak Campbell then you know just how much fun Tallahassee is. Total college-town and at one time, total title town. Congrats by the way to the FSU Seminoles on the big win over Oklahoma in the Cheez-It Bowl! Way to kick off 2023 and end the '22 season!
Melbourne and the Space Coast! This is my town. Went to high school here (STING EM SCORP!). My mom lives here. Rockets go up here (as I'm typing SpaceX just had a launch and I could hear it from my studio). Our beaches are the best!!! And there's my personal favorite food of all time here in Pappagallo's!
Plus, who could ever tire of this view:
I adore you Melbourne. Consider this an open love letter to you.
No surprise here, Orlando!!! The center of our state, the center of touristing, and honestly the center of some of the BEST food you'll ever have! Orlando is like my second-home. My sister and her family live in Winter Garden (suburb of Orlando), I'm a Pass-hole to Disney, and my buddy Andi from YelpOrlando always let's us know each week some of the best spots in town! Orlando is more than the theme parks, if you're ever given the opportunity to explore Downtown Orlando or even some of the great hidden gems around the 407, YOU NEED TO!
WINTER GARDEN WHERE YOU AT?!?!
And look who's at #2:
DUUUUUUUVAL! Jacksonville got the second spot in the top 10!!!
I've been lucky enough to be a part of the Jacksonville radio community for almost 10 years now! And with every trip up to the 904 I fall deeper and deeper in love with the city! From Riverfront concerts to beach days and of course a Jags game (hey the Jags are going to the playoffs!) Jacksonville, Jax Beach, all the way to St Augustine is truly an amazing place to visit and obviously live!
Thanks to Forbes for putting together this list...check it out here!