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6 Areas you Should Check out When Buying a Home in Florida

by Lori Madden 06/16/2019

The most crucial point of real estate is location. If you are looking to move to Florida, then it pays to know the best places to check out. When looking to buy a house in Florida, check out this list: 

Pembroke Park 

Pembroke Park is a city situated in Broward County, Florida. Popularly known for its beautiful landscape, Pembroke Park is one of the best places to live in Florida as it houses a lot of beautiful parks, lounges, and hotels. The city has a population of 6,491 people. Getting a house here is not expensive; the median sale price for a home is $77,100. 

Winter Haven 

If you want a taste of luxury, this city is for you. Winter Haven is primarily known for its slew of high-end amenities. Unlike Pembroke Park, the cost of a home in Winter Haven is high, but you will find people of different classes in Winter Haven. Wealthy and middle-class residents alike enjoy living in this area. At the moment, the median cost of a home Winter Haven is $121,600. 


This charming city was founded by Alexander St. Clir-Abrams in 1880. It has a clean and serene environment with tons of excellent amenities. If you want to buy a house in Tavares, you need to be prepared to fork over the cash. The median sales price for a home in Tavares is $121,600. 

Palm Springs 

Good road network, security, beautiful houses, serene environment are some of the few things you will find in this city. Owning a home in Palm Springs will give you the edge socially, but this no doubt comes with a decent financial cost. The median price for a home in Palm Springs is $111,500. 

Orange City 

This city got its name from its thousands of acres of orange groves. Orange City is known for warm temperature, low crime rate and much more. When you buy a home in Orange City, you will immediately feel at home because of its friendly residents. The median home price is $89,000 so purchasing a house in this friendly city is quite affordable. 

St. Cloud. 

St. Cloud is also another beautiful city and one of the best towns to buy a house in Florida. St Cloud is a choice place to buy a home due to the excellent road network, warm weather, fantastic parks, decent school at different levels, etc. Buying a house in St. Cloud may cost you a pretty penny. Presently, the median home price is $159,000.

Talk to a real estate agent to help you find the best home for you in Florida.

About the Author

Lori Madden

As a Florida native growing up in Sarasota, I have seen my hometown grow from a sleepy coastal town to a highly sought-after destination along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. After working in Chicago for 5 years, I returned to Sarasota and saw it through a new lens and really began to appreciate what makes Sarasota so desirable, including temperatures that allow for year round outdoor activities including tennis (a personal favorite), golf, boating, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, or just relaxing and/or shelling on our pristine sandy shores, including Dr. Beach’s #1 beach in the United States for 2017, Siesta Key! Sarasota’s cultural amenities are many and diverse, appealing to a wide range of arts lovers. Downtown Sarasota has become a destination in itself, drawing many new developments for those who want to be within walking distance of Main Street's offerings and the picturesque bayfront and marina. Foodies will find an eclectic mix of locally owned and operated restaurants offering something for everyone, and there are now Farmers Markets every day of the week in various locations throughout Sarasota, but the Saturday morning Farmers Market in downtown Sarasota draws the biggest crowds. Since 1988, my passion has been selling real estate, representing both buyers and sellers. I have been recognized by my clients and customers for an uncompromising work ethic and dedication to helping them achieve their real estate goals. Relying on my experience as a real estate paralegal and being highly organized, I am able to help make the transition between contract and closing a smooth one for my clients. With an eye for interior and landscape design, I've been known to pitch in and help Sellers minimize and/or reorganize their belongings in order to stage their home to maximize its sale potential. I specialize in out of state buyers looking for their piece of paradise along the Gulf Coast and make it a priority to keep them up to date on our quickly changing local real estate market. I welcome the opportunity to share with you all Sarasota and her surrounding islands have to offer!