If you're considering moving to The Sunshine State, you're in luck. Florida offers warm weather, endless activities, and an exciting lifestyle. There's something for everyone in Florida -- it's a great state for young professionals looking to get their start, families wanting to raise a family, or retirees looking to settle down. If you want to drive around these destinations, consider renting a luxury car to feel the exciting lifestyle. Here are 10 of the best places to live in the state.
A small and intimate town with big-city sophistication, Delray Beach was voted Most Fun Small Town in America by Rand McNally and USA Today. Delray's Atlantic Avenue, which runs through the center of town from I-95 to the ocean, is the longest main street in Florida. A popular destination for locals and visitors alike, Delray Beach is filled with art galleries, upscale shops, fine restaurants and nightly entertainment.
The Delray Beach DDA invites you to explore the self-guided Delray Beach Art Trail to discover the diverse and evolving collection of murals and art installations in Downtown Delray as well as attend a First Friday Art Walk, every first Friday of the month (Oct – May). The town is also known for its events, including Delray Beach Fashion Week, the famed Savor the Avenue, the Delray Affair and its seasonal 100-foot Christmas Tree.
To further explore the beauty and bounty of the destination, visit DowntownDelrayBeach.com
Set on the northern end of Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach is a paradise destination where luxury hotel towers overlook its golden shoreline. It is home to lush parks, like Heritage Park. Spend a spa day at one of the area’s elegant resorts and enjoy an evening of world-class dining. Guests can relax on ample swathes of pristine beach, unwind with moonlight yoga, enjoy great seafood, attend outdoor concerts and even fish off the area’s first pier. And, if they can manage to pull themselves away from this oasis, there are many nearby attractions to explore — from Downtown Miami to South Beach, Bal Harbour to the Everglades.
Adding to the laidback, luxurious allure of Sunny Isles Beach are some practical conveniences: easy access to and from the airports and cruise terminals of Miami and Fort Lauderdale, a well-integrated network of regional public transportation options, and the SIBshuttle offering free rides within its borders and to surrounding cities. All told, Sunny Isles Beach is an excellent option for weekend getaways, pre- and post-cruise stays and small meetings. Once visitors get a taste of the care-free, welcoming vibe emanating from its international mix of residents, they often want to stay longer. And Sunny Isles Beach has a wide range of accommodations and amenities that will more than satisfy! Visit Acqualina Resort & Spa. Find Sunny Isles Beach residences
In this idyllic oceanfront community, diverse worlds converge, blending uptown luxuries with a beachtown lifestyle. Nestled between Bal Harbour and Miami Beach, Surfside is Miami's Uptown Beachtown with a mile of pristine beach, luxury beachfront hotels, distinctive world-class shopping, and culturally diverse restaurants. A walkable downtown district, lovely residential areas and a variety of family-friendly activities make Surfside a unique destination among Greater Miami’s oceanfront neighborhoods. With three beautiful hotel properties to choose from including Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, it’s no wonder more and more people are choosing Surfside for their next Miami vacation. Visit www.visitsurfsidefl.com and https://www.miamiresidence.com/condominiums/surfside.htm for more information.
A shining enclave at the northern tip of Miami Beach, Bal Harbour Village holds a singular appeal for the world’s most discerning travelers seeking the finest Miami resorts. The Village exudes impeccable, contemporary style with deluxe oceanfront hotels, resorts, residences, ultra-chic shopping and an enviable selection of dining options. Yet Bal Harbour Village remains a natural paradise with pristine, white sand beaches and a serene spirit. Visit The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour. Discover exquisite and exclusive Bal Harbour residences.
Bal Harbour, Miami boasts many of the best Miami restaurants. Located in the internationally renowned Bal Harbour Shops or in the four hotels, the selection of places to dine feels as limitless as the views. Choose from casual, family-friendly fare to innovative takes on Asian classics. Explore extensive wine selection or the best ice cream Miami has to offer. Delectable and diverse dining awaits at Bal Harbour Village Restaurants.
Fisher Island Club is made up of 216 acres and approximately 800 residences representing over 40 countries. Accessible only by ferryboat or private yacht, Fisher Island Club is consistently ranked as one of the wealthiest zip codes in the U.S. The private membership-only club boasts a Beach Club with one of the country’s only truly private beaches; a 15-room all suite luxury hotel; a 9-hole, award-winning P.B. Dye championship golf course; 17 tennis courts featuring all four "Grand Slam" surfaces plus 4 pickleball courts, two deep-water marinas; a variety of casual and formal dining venues; a full-service spa, salon and fitness center; the Vanderbilt Theater; an aviary with over a dozen exotic birds; and an observatory for stargazing. Find Fisher Island residences
Brickell Key Miami offers one of the most unique paradise island communities in the world. It is a small gated island in Downtown Miami. This is a very central location because it is just minutes away from the airport, Coral Gables, South Beach, and Coconut Grove just to name a few. Brickell Key Miami real estate offers amazing views of the bay, Miami skylines and has a few shops and restaurants inside the island as well.
Brickell Key is home to the Mandarin Oriental, Miami is a unique urban resort located on the three acre, exclusive island of Brickell Key. Providing lush open spaces and light sea breezes, the Five-star hotel and spa offers an ideal location within walking distance to the finest shopping, dining and nightlife experiences in Miami while providing the ultimate tranquil oasis for an escape. All guestrooms and suites come equipped with private balconies from which guests can enjoy stunning views of Biscayne Bay or Brickell Skyline. The hotel also boasts high-energy Food & Beverage concepts with breathtaking views and alfresco options.
Brickell is a dense, high-rise residential neighborhood with many upscale, luxury condominium and apartment towers. Brickell Avenue, Brickell's main north–south avenue and along with Miami Avenue, is home to many popular Miami restaurants, shops, and places of entertainment.
Greater Miami is synonymous with beautiful beaches and towering palm trees – but in its urban center, it’s the cityscape of glittering skyscrapers over Biscayne Bay that gets all the attention. Diverse, dynamic and densely populated, Downtown Miami and the adjoining Brickell area is a hub of international finance, dining, arts and entertainment that no visitor should miss. Visit Four Seasons Hotel Miami. Find Brickell residences
Discover an island paradise just minutes from Downtown Miami. When you drive across the scenic Rickenbacker Causeway to Key Biscayne, you’ll leave the mainland behind and arrive at a subtropical paradise just offshore. Key Biscayne is an oasis of sandy beaches, nature preserves and restaurants with stunning views. Once a coconut plantation owned by the Matheson family, who donated 800 acres of land to create what is now Crandon Park, Key Biscayne’s beauty has been preserved for all to enjoy. It’s also a natural destination for boating and water sports.
The Village of Key Biscayne is situated along the island’s center, where The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne is a destination unto itself with a beautiful stretch of beach, water sports, several swimming pools and multiple restaurants. A paradise within a paradise, Key Biscayne is a must-visit during any Miami vacation. Find Key Biscayne residences
Marco Island, just a short ride from the Florida Everglades and close to Naples, is the largest and only developed land in Florida's Ten Thousand Islands. This Gulf Coast retreat offers luxury resorts, beautiful beaches and unspoiled parks. Marco Island's tropical climate and proximity to the ocean are huge lures.Collier Seminole State Park, just a few miles from Marco Island, has primitive camping, canoeing, fishing, boating, picnic grounds, and a mile-long nature walk. Narrated boat tours of the park run on a daily basis. Briggs Nature Center features a half-mile boardwalk where Marco Island visitors can observe wildlife in its natural habitat. Also available: shelling excursions and self-guided canoe trips. Visit JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
The city of Naples, perched on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida, is famous for its high-end shopping, world-class arts and culture, and sophisticated dining, family fun, and wild outdoors. Within an hour of Naples and Marco Island are millions of acres of federal and state parks, preserves and wildlife refuges. At one, a special orchid’s every bloom is recorded by caretakers. At another, endangered Florida panthers wear tracking devices. This corner of Florida is both a destination for ecotourism and a base for exploration of the vast Florida Everglades.
Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South are the focal points for Naples shopping in the historic downtown area, with numerous art galleries, chic clothing boutiques and home decor shops. When it comes time for lunch or drinks and dinner, enjoy your meal with a water view, whether you choose a Naples beachfront resort or a funky bayside bar. Visit The Ritz-Carlton, Naples.