These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Florida


We used science to help determine which cities in Florida are the real pits.

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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:

  1. Fort Pierce
  2. Palatka
  3. Four Corners
  4. Florida City
  5. Haines City
  6. Daytona Beach
  7. New Smyrna Beach
  8. New Port Richey
  9. Poinciana
  10. 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.

About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends. .

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.