so it's absolutely no secret that Florida is one of the most moved to destinations especially over the last few years but that has really always been true with retirees at least over the last few decades that have chosen Florida as their retirement home and that's partially driven by the beautiful gorgeous beaches that we have here of course warm weather year round and all these recreational activities that you can take part in throughout the year and so if you're someone that's interested in moving to Florida now you're hitting those golden years you definitely want to go to Florida but you're just not sure where this video is going to be for you because I'm going to talk about the top 10 places to move to in Florida based on my customers feedback but also my extensive travels across Florida make sure you stick around until the very end of this video because I promise you there's going to be something for everyone in this video in no particular order we're going to get started with clear water clear water situated on Florida's West Coast and both beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico it has a really fun Vibra downtown area known as the Cleveland Street District which offers an array of shops restaurants and culture venues and so there's a lot to do for retirees in Clearwater who enjoy a lively Social Scene right because there's lots of community events that are given throughout the year festivals and so forth the proximity to Clearwater Beach which has been consistently ranked as one of the top beaches in Florida is absolutely a major draw for those seeking a Beachside retirement paradise and so in addition the city's excellent Healthcare facilities and availability of quality retirement communities makes this an even more profound proposition for retirees because they get to enjoy the beach life but there's also really good health care services nearby now Clearwater is in Pinellas County which has a population of approximately 959 000 people Clearwater city has a population of estimated 100 and 17 000 people in the median age there is approximately 49.
The June median sales price for a single family home in Clearwater was 428 000 and that's per Redfin data number two is Dunedin Dunedin is to the north of Clearwater and it's a super cute Town it is very picturesque easy to kind of just walk through it if you're in the downtown area you'll see a lot of tree-lined streets Boutique shops and art galleries for someone that wants to have that small town feel I think Dunedin is perfect especially because it's also really close to beaches you've got Honeymoon Island State Park where you'll find a lot of unspoiled beaches and nature trails which is great for those people who are nature lovers and who want to be close to the beach just 15 minutes away from Downtown Dunedin Dunedin offers a wealth of outdoor activities including golf fishing and biking making it a great choice for active retirees seeking to stay physically engaged in being close to the water now there's a strong sense of community in Dunedin so people tell me who live there now I've done Eden is in Pinellas County Down Eden city has a population of approximately 36 000 people in the median age is about 58.
The June median sales price for single family home in Dunedin was 397 000 and that's pro-refin data number three Fort Myers Fort Myers located on Florida's Southwest Gulf Coast Fort Myers has long been recognized as a prime retirement destination the city's warm climate with mild Winters and pleasant Summers attracts retirees seeking an escape from colder climates of course that's one of the reasons why people are moving to Florida to begin with it's important to note that Fort Myers Beach was completely demolished back in 2022 so last year during Hurricane Ian but the people of Fort Myers Beach and Fort Myers are super strong they are rebuilding the area now and so whoever is moving into Fort Myers and the surrounding areas are going to look forward to kind of this next phase of what Fort Myers Beach is going to become Fort Myers office a wide array of recreational activities of course including golfing fishing boating there's lots of nature walks and numerous parks and nature preserves retirees can also enjoy culture experiences through various art galleries theaters and historical landmarks in downtown Fort Myers which is a really solid downtown area it's super fun there the city's Vibrant Community and numerous retirement communities provide opportunities for social engagement in a sense of belonging now Fort Myers is in Lee County which has a population of approximately 760 000 people the immediate age in Lee County is estimated 49.
Fort Myers city has approximately 86 000 people and the median age is approximately 41. the June median sales price for a single family home in Fort Myers was 417 thousand dollars per red fin data number four Orlando Orlando's famous for its world-class theme parks and attractions it may not be the first place that comes to mind for retirement but if it was somebody that has always been into Mickey Mouse right and there's gonna be quite a lot of you there or maybe you have grandchildren then Orlando might be an awesome place to move to especially if you don't want to be on either side of the coast but it also has so much more to offer than just the amusement parks right so the city boasts a thriving Arts and Cultural scene with numerous theaters museums and Galleries and so for retirees who enjoy an active lifestyle Orlando also provides an area of recreation opportunities from golfing to other outside activities such as hiking and biking in Orlando's many parks the Beach isn't actually that far away right so you're about an hour away to Daytona Beach which is on the Atlantic Ocean so you could easily make that trip over the weekend to the beach if you wanted to get closer to the water and so as I mentioned earlier if grandkids and family friends come to Orlando the many attractions around will keep them busy and super happy exploring Orlando also has well-rated Healthcare facilities and of course there's a major airport there so the proximity to the airport or airports I should say make it a convenient and comfortable place for retirees to call home Orlando is an Orange County which has a population of approximately 1 million four hundred and thirty thousand people the immediate age in Lee County is estimated 37 so the median age in Orlando is going to tilt a little bit younger than many of the other places that we're going to talk about or have talked about already in this video Orlando city has a population of approximately 307 000 people in a median age of estimated 36.
Let's talk about real estate the June median sales price for a single family home in Orlando was 390 000 per red fin Orlando is going to be one of the most affordable places to live in based on all the places I'm talking about in this video and you just gotta remember the further way you get from the coast and the further Inland you typically get in Florida home prices are going to become more affordable another place you could look into is Ocala which is going to be north of Orlando but it did make the list number five Sarasota which is actually the place I live in and it's situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida it is known as the cultural Hub on the west side of Florida and that's because there's just so much to do in terms of cultural activities lots of theaters venues to go to we've got numerous art galleries and just for those people who love culture the art then I think Sarasota is really going to be a place that you're going to want to look into more we've got the renowned Sarasota opera house and the Ringling Museum art just to name a few there's plenty more though and like I said it is known as the cultural Hub in the west coast of Florida but Sarasota has also some of the best beaches in not just Florida but in the US for example Siesta Key has numerous times been voted as the number one beach in the United States or number one in Florida and that's partially because you can find their really fine quartz sand but there's plenty of other beaches to go to as well I myself love the Lido beaches especially North little beach now the city's commitment to maintaining green spaces and there's a lot of green spaces in Liquid Ranch Palmer Ranch and just kind of sprinkled around Sarasota make it a really visually stunning place to live in and now you combine that with diverse recreational opportunities and excellent Healthcare facilities which makes it an even more attractive Haven for retirees which are seeking an intellectually stimulating and active retirement community I think it's perfect for those people who want to have that leisurely type of Lifestyle you're retired but you still want to be actively involved and you want to be close to culture and have stimulation of that sorts and you'll definitely find it here Sarah citizing Sarasota County which has a population of approximately 434 000 people the median age here in Sarasota County is approximately 57.
So the city now has a population of 55 000 in the median age is approximately 49. now let's talk about real estate the June median sales price for a single family home in Sarasota was about 475 000 but that's per refund data number six Naples Naples is about two hours away from Sarasota an hour 45 minutes away from Sarasota to the South and it's located in Southwest Florida and it's really synonymous with luxury and refinement the city's upscale shopping and dining options reflect the sophisticated lifestyle it offers in Naples both several Championship golf courses and country clubs catering to golf enthusiasts and so if you're into luxury engulfing expensive cars and houses this is the place for you the surrounding natural beauty includes the Everglades and several nature preserves providing ample opportunities for outdoor exploration as well the Serene and upscale Ambiance of Naples attracts retirees looking for a refined and relaxing retirement experience and a lot of them will actually purchase their second or third home in Naples and they'll come and snow burden during the winter time and then they'll go back home up north in the summer now Naples is in Kalia County which has a population of approximately 375 000 people the median age in Collier County is estimated 53 Naples city has a population of estimated 19 000 people an immediate age of estimated 66.
So the median age will tilt a little bit higher here in Naples and that's partial because this truly always has been kind of a retirement community it's certainly evolved ever since covet especially but still super popular with retirees and like I said a lot of them have second or third homes in Naples and are just there half of the time number seven The Villages The Villages is a unique and sprawling retiring community in Central Florida and I'm sure a lot of you have already heard of The Villages some great things you've heard about and probably some rumors now it's designed specifically for active adults age 55 and older now I've talked to a lot of people who've chosen to live in The Villages they tell me that there's just so much to do and it just feels good to be around people your own age and there's lots of activities that are catered towards the people who are 55 and up there's also a few Town centers that people can go to each one of the Town centers has kind of a live dancing Hall area where they play live music every night The Villages provides a self-contained and vibrant Lifestyle the community Fosters a strong sense of belonging and camaraderie among residents through the various clubs and social activities and I believe they have over a thousand different social activities or a thousand different types of social activities there's just not a way to really get bored there unless you want to be bored so the villages which is really a marketing machine they've done a great job at curating amenities that are very much focused on active living and ensuring that those people who are in their golden years are able to socially engaged and have a fun-filled retirement within Sumter and Marion County so hopefully I said that right and if not you can correct me the villagers has a population of estimated 79 000 people and a median age of estimated 74.
And so from all the places we're talking about in this video it's the villagers that's going to have the highest median age the Drew median sales price for a single family home in The Villages was 382 thousand dollars per Redfin data number eight is Punta Gorda which is located on Florida's southwest coast Punta Gorda exudes an old Florida charm with this historic downtown and beautiful Waterfront views the city is a Haven for those people who love boating and fishing and has easy access to Charlotte Harbor in the Gulf of Mexico retirees in Punta Gorda enjoy a relaxed piece of life here of course friendly Neighbors from what I hear and a strong sense of community here as well the city's commitment to preserving its natural true beauty in maintaining a small town atmosphere is one of the reasons why retirees are attracted to Punta Gorda Punta Gorda is in Charlotte County which has a population of approximately 187 000 people in the median age in Charlotte County is approximately 60.
Punta Gorda has a population of approximately 19 400 people an immediate age of estimated 65. the June median sales price for a single family home in Punta Gorda was four hundred and ten thousand dollars per Redfin data number nine is St Augustine which is great for those retirees who've always been captivated by history and if you're someone that wants to live in a Charming historical town and I think St Augustine might actually be for you it's known as the oldest city in the United States in this charming town boasts a wealth of historical landmarks most known maybe is Castillo de San Marcos but the point being is that this place provides retirees with a unique and enriching experience and that is being able to dive really deeply into America's history I.E in Florida St Augustine's cobbled streets the historic architecture and the queen shops create kind of a nostalgic Ambiance which is ideal for retirees that are seeking a slow pace of Life enriched with history the city's Pleasant climate adds to its appeal making an inviting destination for those looking to immerse themselves in history and culture as I said earlier St Augustine is in St John's County which has a population of approximately 273 000 people the median age in St John's County is estimated 44.
St Augustine has a population of estimated 14 300 people in the median age of estimated 46. so St Augustine is going to tell a little bit younger than some of the other places that we've mentioned such as meatballs and the villages in Punta Gorda for example the June median sales price for a single family home in St Augustine was about 483 thousand dollars and that's per Redfin data number 10 Venice Venice is known as the shark tooth capital of the world it is a Charming coastal town on Florida's Gulf Coast just to this south of Sarasota it's literally just a few miles away from Sarasota it boasts pristine beaches such as Venice Beach and casperson Beach which are perfect for Sunday thing and shark tooth hunting Venice in the past used to be known as a really sleepy town but I can tell you that those days are over especially since covet because there's just been so much movement into Venice partial also because it's just a little bit more affordable than living in Sarasota but it's close to Sarasota so you can easily live the lifestyle in Venice and in Sarah so they're combined you can go from one place to another very easy and the city's downtown area with its Mediterranean style architecture and boutique shops is now a hub of culture and social activities in Venice a great place to go to fitness also offers a diverse range of recreational options such as pickleball of course golfing tennis all sorts of water sports and so it's just great for those people who want to be able to live the beach lifestyle and do all sorts of nice things outside in the warm weather Venice is in Sarasota County when a city has a population of approximately 25 400 people and median H is going to be tilting a little higher here it's approximately 67 though I believe once the next census is taken that median age is probably going to tilt younger because we've gotten a lot of people moving in here that are still working and they can move in here to Venus that is because they're remote workers lots of them the June median sales price for a single family home in Venice was approximately 463 000 again perfect data so ultimately the best place areas and spend some time there maybe two or three weeks really kind of take them for real estate in Sarasota County Manatee County that includes Sarasota Venice Ranch Bradenton of course and Englewood I would love to help you call me email me anytime I'm always here to assist you guys thank you so much for watching today I always appreciate what you guys do take care