Top Places to Retire in Florida

Posted: January 24, 2018 by Jacobsen Homes


Locations for Your Dream Retirement or Snowbird Lifestyle in Florida

Florida has long been a destination for retirement and relaxation. With its ideal climate, coastal breezes and many beaches, you would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t dream of a little sunshine and relaxation in Florida in January.
Retirement in Florida used to have an entirely different meaning for our grandparents but Florida today has a lot to offer for everyone. Cities, education, sports, cost of living, no state income tax, proximity to airports and culture are just a few of the many draws making Florida an international destination. Below we list some of the top places to retire in Florida.

Gulf Side Relaxation:  St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa and Dunedin

The Gulf of Mexico and Central West Florida has long been a popular destination for its warm waters, mild temperatures and variance of lifestyles and people. From the Greek culture in Tarpon Springs, to the “Strawberry capital of the world” in Plant City, down to the laid back boaters of Ruskin and the sunset chasers in Clearwater, Florida- the Florida Gulf has something for every taste.

North Florida Bliss: Ormond Beach, Ocala, Panama City

If you’re the type that will miss the “seasons” then North Florida is the perfect balance for you. Boasting both the beaches of Panama City and to the east, Yulee, one of Florida’s fastest growing residential areas near Jacksonville, life in North Florida is true bliss. Don’t worry if you’d rather trade beaches for hiking adventures and whispering pines, Ocala National Forest is a stone’s throw from Orlando, FL.
Need to draw the grandkids down? Quaint Sanford, FL is close enough to popular attractions such as Disney World without the hassle of daily Orlando traffic, a perfect compromise for everyone.

Southwest Florida Sun and Sand: Bradenton, Sarasota, Fort Meyers and Naples

Golf and a good book can be the best thing for a clear and bright day and mind. The recreation amenities of communities such as Naples, do not go unnoticed and often are the largest draw for many to this top rated Florida destination. Arcadia, Florida provides a rustic serenity to anyone looking for the warmth of the sun in a rural destination with abundant fishing opportunities.
Whether you are retiring to a permanent vacation, or simply looking to escape the winter, Florida is the destination for everyone.
When researching your retirement or snowbird lifestyle options, we invite you to experience the Jacobsen difference firsthand by scheduling a tour at one of our many model centers and/or communities across Florida. Jacobsen Homes strives to assist you throughout the process with many floorplans to fit any need, in an efficient and professional manner. Our manufactured home experts are standing by to answer your questions regarding building a new home.