Great Places to Live in Florida

Are you considering moving to the sunshine state? Whether you are a retiree relocating from a different state or a young professional looking to get started in a new home, Florida is a great place to live!

There are so many great reasons to move to Florida! There is a reason that the state is one of the most popular vacation destinations for Americans. Florida offers theme parks perfect for any family. From Disneyworld, Universal Studios, Epcot, and so much more, there are plenty of places to visit with your family.

Florida also has year-round, beautiful beaches. If you are a fan of boating and warm weather, Florida is the place to be! There is always something to do in the Sunshine State. Sports fans can catch a Jacksonville Jaguars or Tampa Bay Buccaneers game, families can visit theme parks in Orlando, and big cities such as Miami and Fort Lauderdale have tons of nightlife to explore!

Florida’s Low Taxes 

Additionally, Florida does not have a state income tax. While tax revenue is collected in other areas, the lack of state income tax means a higher take-home wage. The sales tax in Florida is only 6%, which is lower than the state average. Also, the state’s average effective property tax rate is 0.80%, which is lower than the U.S. average of 0.99%! The cost-of-living does vary in different parts of Florida, but can be lower than the average found throughout America.

Real estate is booming throughout the state of Florida, and many experts are predicting that housing prices are predicted to drop throughout the upcoming year. Marketplace Homes is proud to manage many properties throughout Florida, and we would love to help you relocate to a new home. Take a look at some of our currently leasing Florida real estate!

Most Popular Cities to Move to in Florida

Right now, the hottest cities that people are flocking to in Florida are:

  • Sarasota
  • Naples
  • Jacksonville
  • Orlando
  • Fort Myers
  • Melbourne
  • Gainesville
  • Lakeland
  • Ocala

… and there are many more! Depending on your lifestyle tastes, you may be interested in other hot spots like Miami or Tallahassee, the state’s capital!

Looking for a Rental Home in Florida?

Renting a home before buying is a great way to try out an area before committing to it. In fact, this freedom is one of the primary advantages of renting a home! Here are some of the rental home communities that we manage on behalf of our clients at Marketplace Homes:

C5 Residences | Fort Myers, Florida

One of our most popular built-to-rent communities in Florida is C5 Residences. We proudly offer some of the lowest home prices in the area and would love to have you join the community! These new construction townhomes are tucked in southern Florida, in the panhandle. C5 is nearby areas such as Naples, and close to tons of beaches, parks, and shopping.

C5 is in close to numerous shopping locations. From Arbor Towne Square to The Forum at Fort Myers, shoppers will love how close C5 is to their shopping needs. Additionally, there are numerous parks and recreation areas near the homes. Plus, you will be nearby Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium, Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium, and Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Floridians will enjoy how close the community is to the Gulf of Mexico.

C5 is central to so many great locations! Traveling out of town? C5 Residences are just 15 minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport, and less than 45 minutes from Naples Municipal Airport. Whether you’re visiting nearby hotspots or going on vacation, C5 Residences are local to all your needs.

From parks, planetariums, aquariums, and historical tour sites, there will always be something exciting to do. Additionally, this Florida community is in the heart of Fort Myers, and is a great location for boating and beautiful beaches. You’re even within driving distance to the Florida Keys!

Living in this community embraces a maintenance-free lifestyle in these build-to-rent townhomes. New construction properties in the sunshine state were built with the modern-day individual in mind, built to best fit you and your family’s needs.

All Marketplace Homes properties offer an online maintenance and resident portal, making it fast and easy to receive any support that you may need. Any maintenance work that may be needed will be organized by our representatives and serviced by experts in South Florida.

Therefore, this is perfect for families and individuals who may not have time to schedule maintenance themselves. This lifestyle allows for more flexibility in your own time and makes living in your home a less stressful experience.

There are typically promotions ongoing at these communities, and we encourage you to get in contact with us soon to learn about all of the great opportunities at this community. C5 is one of the greatest places to live in the state of Florida, and Fort Myers is a great Florida city to live in.

4 pictures featuring c5 residences. showing a bedroom, living room, and bathroom.

Westport Townhomes | Port Charlotte, Florida

Westport Townhomes, north of Fort Myers, is now leasing beautiful luxury townhomes. These beautiful Florida townhomes come with an attached garage, patio balconies, and included membership to nearby Centennial Park’s recreation center. With tons of features and amenities, Westport Townhomes is THE place to live!

While these townhomes are minutes away from beautiful beaches and harbors of their own, they are also near the big city and white beaches of Sarasota, and within driving distance of St. Petersburg and Clearwater beach. Westport Townhomes come equipped with highly desirable features. There are miles of sidewalks and trails near the community, perfect for getting some fresh air. Additionally, Westport Townhomes are one of the few communities in the area allowing pets, who will love getting to visit the nearby Centennial Park and trails. Additionally, Port Charlotte delivers a lower-than-average cost of living than the average found both within the United States of America and the state of Florida!

All rental agreements include an annual membership to Centennial Park’s Recreation Center. Enjoy this multi-purpose gymnasium filled with basketball nets, pickleball courts, fitness center, baseball, soccer, and softball fields, and so much more. You can even book this facility for family reunions, parties, and so much more. Enjoy programs such as Zumba, kids and adult recreational sports teams. There’s even a community garden and 18-hole disc golf course, all included in your rent at Florida’s Westport Townhomes.

This gulf coast community is the place to be! We can’t wait to help you make Westport Townhomes your new home! Schedule your tour of this Florida community today.

westport townhomes in port charlotte, florida. shows 4 pictures with exterior, a kitchen, bedroom, and nearby recreational area.

Tillman Lakes | Palm Bay, Florida

Tillman Lakes is one of the greatest communities you can find in Florida. Get ready to meet your dream home! These townhomes offer beautiful stainless-steel appliances, high ceilings, and an attached garage. The open floorplan homes are ready to be the space for you and your family to make new memories in.

Located near central Florida, Tillman Lakes is near miles and miles of beautiful beaches! Take advantage of the wonderful restaurants, shopping, and driving distance between you and world-famous resorts and theme parks such as Disneyworld and Orlando’s Universal Studios. Tillman Lakes is the place to be, and we cannot wait to welcome you into the community.

While the previous communities we discussed land closer to Florida’s west coast, the Tillman Lakes community is closer to the east coast. Tillman Lakes has tons of beautiful beaches, perfect for boating. You are even within driving distance to places such as Daytona beach. These beautiful Florida townhomes are near aquatic centers, recreational parks, golf courses, dog parks, and tons of shopping.

Residing in Tillman Lakes means you will enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle! Connect with our support representatives who will assist you in scheduling any maintenance or servicing you need. This is perfect for those with the busiest of lifestyles, or anyone who wants to embrace being a stress-free homeowner. Our assistance means you will have more opportunities to explore all Florida has to offer.

4 pictures of the tillman lakes community.

Being a Florida Resident is Great!

These are just some of the wonderful properties we manage in the state of Florida. We have many properties available, from northern Florida cities, all the way down to the bottom of the panhandle. Our real estate experts are ready to help you find a home that fits all of your needs. We have expert knowledge in the housing market and can even connect you with new construction builds that are not yet on the market! Are you ready to move? Contact us today!

Especially if you are a Florida resident, or looking to relocate to Florida, we can help! Schedule a tour today, at as many of our properties as you like. All of our Florida tours are self-guided, meaning they are available at any time that works best for you.

Moving to Florida is a great decision for any family or individual, and we are here for you any step of the way! Contact us today at (800)-331-0646 to inquire about any of our properties or learn about other communities we have available.