Florida takes some abuse. Not just from its own residents, but from the general public, the media, and on social media.
We’re not here to debate Florida’s merits. As far as we’re concerned, it’s a warm place that’s quite beautiful almost all year long.
But, for those who are considering a relocation within Florida, or who are thinking of moving to the Sunshine State, this list should provide some value.
The following are the worst, avoid-at-all-costs cities in Florida:
- Fort Pierce
- Four Corners
- Florida City
- Haines City
- Daytona Beach
- New Smyrna Beach
- New Port Richey
- Palm Coast
How did we come up with such an insulting and despicable list? Read on below.
How we determined the worst places to live in Florida
To figure out how bad a place is to live in, we only needed to know what kinds of things people like and then decide what cities have the least amount of those things. We don’t think it’s a stretch to assume that people like the following things:
- Good education
- Lots of jobs
- Low crime
- Great weather
- High incomes
- Low population density
- Short work commutes
- Lots of things to do
Then, we ranked the list based on places that are the worst in all of these categories, crunched the numbers and – like magic – got the list from worst to best.
Read on below to learn more about these terrible places in Florida to live.
This list is a scientific analysis based on real data and is completely unbiased.