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Looking to buy a house in Florida? A my friend Anne in Detroit says: It’s a wild time to buy a house. The prices seem to just keep going up and up, with no end to this housing ‘bubble’ in sight. many millenials are being forced to wait until the housing market drops a bit, and it’s anybody’s guess when that will happen. Meanwhile, rent prices continue to go up even faster.

If you are buying a house right now, you should make sure it’s in a good place to live, since you’re likely paying a pretty penny for it. You’re also hoping to get in somewhere where, if the prices do fall, your new home value will hold up better. Thankfully, the folks at Niche.com have done the homework to determine the best places to buy a house in Florida. They recently released a list of the best places to live in the state, factoring in both cities, suburbs, towns and city neighborhoods. And although this list is Florida-wide, there’s some SWFL  on the list.

“The Best Places to Buy a House ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the housing and community of an area,” they explain the in the study. “This grade takes into account key factors of a location’s housing market, including home values, taxes, crime rates, and quality of local schools, in an attempt to measure the quality and stability of an area’s real estate market.” They also look at aspects such as home value to income ratio, public schools grades, monthly housing costs, the cost of living, the higher education rate, the median home value and much more. Statistics are mainly obtained from the U.S. Census and represent the most recent data available, they state.

So, what places are the best to reside in Florida? Read on for the top 50 list via Niche.com, and best of luck with your home buying experience. And once you’ve found your place to call home, check out: Top 10 Florida Beaches To Avoid The Crowds

  • 50 Best Places To Buy A House In Florida

    This list is via Niche.com.

  • 50. The Allendale - St. Pete

    Living in The Allendale

    See what it's like to live in the The Allendale neighborhood of St. Petersburg with reviews and statistics on crime, real estate, and cost of living.

  • 49. Lake Nona South - Orlando

    Living in Lake Nona South

    Lake Nona South is a neighborhood in Orlando, Florida with a population of 11,009. Lake Nona South is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Lake Nona South offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes.

  • 46. Lake Nona Central - Orlando

    Living in Lake Nona Central

    Lake Nona Central is a neighborhood in Orlando, Florida with a population of 11,009. Lake Nona Central is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Lake Nona Central offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes.

     

  • 45. Magnolia Heights - St. Pete

    Living in Magnolia Heights

    Magnolia Heights is a neighborhood in St. Petersburg, Florida with a population of 3,250. Magnolia Heights is in Pinellas County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Magnolia Heights offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes.

     

  • 43. Micco

    Living in Micco

    See what it's like to live in Micco, FL. Explore reviews and statistics on crime, real estate, and cost of living.

     

  • 42. Bayard - Jacksonville

    Living in Bayard

    See what it's like to live in the Bayard neighborhood of Jacksonville with reviews and statistics on crime, real estate, and cost of living.

     

  • 41. Gonzalez

    Living in Gonzalez

    Gonzalez is a suburb of with a population of 14,598. Gonzalez is in Escambia County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Gonzalez offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Gonzalez and residents tend to lean conservative.

     

  • 40. Mandarin Station/Losco - Jacksonville

    Living in Mandarin Station/Losco

    Mandarin Station/Losco is a neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida with a population of 15,052. Mandarin Station/Losco is in Duval County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Mandarin Station/Losco offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes.

     

  • 37. Holiday Park - St. Pete

    Living in Holiday Park

    Holiday Park is a neighborhood in St. Petersburg, Florida with a population of 3,581. Holiday Park is in Pinellas County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Holiday Park offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes.

     

  • 36. Port St. John

    Living in Port St. John

    Port St. John is a with a population of 11,684. Port St. John is in Brevard County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Port St. John offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Port St.

     

  • 33. Lakeside - Jacksonville

    Living in Lakeside

    Lakeside is a suburb of Jacksonville with a population of 30,458. Lakeside is in Clay County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Lakeside offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Lakeside and residents tend to lean conservative.

  • 32. Culbreath - Tampa

    Living in Culbreath

    See what it's like to live in the Culbreath neighborhood of Tampa with reviews and statistics on crime, real estate, and cost of living.

     

  • 31. Point Baker

    Living in Point Baker

    Point Baker is a suburb of with a population of 3,441. Point Baker is in Santa Rosa County. Living in Point Baker offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Point Baker and residents tend to be conservative.

     

  • 30. Hyde Park - Spanishtown Creek - Tampa

    Living in Hyde Park - Spanishtown Creek

    Hyde Park - Spanishtown Creek is a neighborhood in Tampa, Florida with a population of 3,637. Hyde Park - Spanishtown Creek is in Hillsborough County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Hyde Park - Spanishtown Creek offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes.

     

  • 27. Fleming Island - Jacksonville

    Living in Fleming Island

    Fleming Island is a suburb of Jacksonville with a population of 28,676. Fleming Island is in Clay County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Fleming Island offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes.

     

  • 26. Whiskey Creek - Fort Myers

    Living in Whiskey Creek

    Whiskey Creek is a with a population of 5,022. Whiskey Creek is in Lee County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Whiskey Creek offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Whiskey Creek there are a lot of restaurants and parks.

     

  • 25. Sharpes

    Living in Sharpes

    Sharpes is a with a population of 3,221. Sharpes is in Brevard County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Sharpes offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Sharpes and residents tend to lean conservative.

     

  • 24. St. Augustine South - Jacksonville

    Living in St. Augustine South

    St. Augustine South is a suburb of Jacksonville with a population of 5,431. St. Augustine South is in St. Johns County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in St. Augustine South offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In St.

  • 23. Audubon Park - Orlando

    Living in Audubon Park

    Audubon Park is a neighborhood in Orlando, Florida with a population of 4,174. Audubon Park is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Audubon Park offers residents a sparse urban feel and most residents own their homes.

     

  • 22. Fruit Cove - Jacksonville

    Living in Fruit Cove

    Fruit Cove is a suburb of Jacksonville with a population of 31,314. Fruit Cove is in St. Johns County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Fruit Cove offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes.

     

  • 21. Bagdad

    Living in Bagdad

    Bagdad is a suburb of with a population of 3,728. Bagdad is in Santa Rosa County. Living in Bagdad offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Bagdad and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Bagdad are above average.

     

  • 19. Pace - Pennsacola

    Living in Pace

    Pace is a suburb of with a population of 22,860. Pace is in Santa Rosa County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Pace offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Pace and residents tend to be conservative.

     

  • 18. Beach Haven - Jacksonville

    Living in Beach Haven

    Beach Haven is a neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida with a population of 10,774. Beach Haven is in Duval County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Beach Haven offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes.

     

  • 17. Oriole Beach - Pennsacola

    Living in Oriole Beach

    Oriole Beach is a suburb of with a population of 1,815. Oriole Beach is in Santa Rosa County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Oriole Beach offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes.

  • 16. Pea Ridge - Pennsacola

    https://www.niche.com/places-to-live/pea-ridge-santa-rosa-fl/

  • 15. West Meadows - Tampa

    Living in West Meadows

    See what it's like to live in the West Meadows neighborhood of Tampa with reviews and statistics on crime, real estate, and cost of living.

  • 14. Arbor Greene - Tampa

    Living in Arbor Greene

    Arbor Greene is a neighborhood in Tampa, Florida with a population of 5,597. Arbor Greene is in Hillsborough County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Arbor Greene offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes.

     

  • 12. Bel Mar - Tampa

    Living in Bel Mar

    See what it's like to live in the Bel Mar neighborhood of Tampa with reviews and statistics on crime, real estate, and cost of living.

     

  • 11. Virginia Park - Tampa

    Living in Virginia Park

    See what it's like to live in the Virginia Park neighborhood of Tampa with reviews and statistics on crime, real estate, and cost of living.

     

  • 8. June Park

    Living in June Park

    June Park is a with a population of 4,669. June Park is in Brevard County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in June Park offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in June Park and residents tend to lean conservative.

     

  • 6. Mims

    Living in Mims

    Mims is a with a population of 6,375. Mims is in Brevard County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Mims offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Mims and residents tend to lean conservative.

     

  • 5. Chuluota - Orlando

    Living in Chuluota

    Chuluota is a suburb of Orlando with a population of 2,629. Chuluota is in Seminole County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Chuluota offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Chuluota and residents tend to lean conservative.

     

  • 4. Crawfordville - Tally

    Living in Crawfordville

    Crawfordville is a town in Florida with a population of 5,164. Crawfordville is in Wakulla County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Crawfordville offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Crawfordville and residents tend to lean conservative.

     

  • 3. Harbour Island - Tampa

    Living in Harbour Island

    Harbour Island is a neighborhood in Tampa, Florida with a population of 4,025. Harbour Island is in Hillsborough County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Harbour Island offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes.

     

  • 2. Easton Park - Tampa

    Living in Easton Park

    Easton Park is a neighborhood in Tampa, Florida with a population of 3,166. Easton Park is in Hillsborough County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Easton Park offers residents a sparse urban feel and most residents own their homes.