Florida – Best Cities

Perhaps you’re a single mother and you want your child or children to live somewhere more convenient for the both of you. Between your professional life and your personal life, it’s not always easy to do the searches for places to live but you’re looking for a change of scenery. You want to consider all the possibilities but you don’t want to take any time away from your children or your work life.

Just to help you get a good idea on some of the cities in Florida, I have done some research myself and provided a small list for your convenience. Now this list only lists a few options but keep in mind there are quite a few good cities in Florida out there.

1. Pembroke Pines, FL
This city scores great in every category. The crime and the unemployment rates are fairly low and the weather is typical Florida weather. The schools are above average so your children would surely get a good education.

2. Jacksonville, FL
This city ranks one of the lowest in crime rates than some of the other cities on the list. It has a low cost of living and that helps it’s place on the list too. It’s a northeast state with decent schools and decent income for residents.

3. Fort Lauderdale, FL
This city is 23 miles from Miami and is a very appealing city. While the lower cost of living is a plus, the crime rates are higher than most of the other cities on the list. With that being said, it has great amenities and above average employment rates.

4. Orlando, FL
This city is known for the theme parks and a big tourist attraction. The unemployment is about average and so are the schools but it does offer great amenities and a low cost of living. It is also a city that falls short on crime.

5. Tampa, FL
Tampa has a very low cost of living and a stable house market. The crime rates are lower but the downfall is it has lower performing schools for the most part. The sunny weather is what you’d expect the amenities are, again, great. It has a very bright cultural scene for those who find that an important feature in a city.

6. Miami, FL
Miami is known for its amenities and great weather but what it has going against it is high crime rates. It has a high cost of living, an unimpressive education rating but it has a stable house market and not every school here is bad. While finding a job is more difficult than some of the other cities, it’s sometimes worth the wait. It’s a very active town with quite a few pros and cons going for it.

As mentioned before, there are quite a few good cities in Florida and you can see what is available for yourself on the internet. I suggest you do your own searches and find what works best for your kids and you since you both know what is considered the perfect city for you. Whatever you decide, do what you think is best and not what everyone else thinks is best for you. What is best for someone else isn’t always what’s right for you, and there’s no shame in that.

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