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Top Reasons To Relocate To Florida

April 12th, 2022 • 4 min read

cycling along the beach in Florida state

When you think of the Sunshine State, there are likely to be many reasons that come to mind for moving here. Relocating to Florida would put you in the same category as hundreds of thousands of other people who have taken this step.

Data gathered in 2021 showed that more people were moving to Florida than any other state in the U.S. Some people were retiring to Florida, while others were moving to start a family or a business. No matter what their individual reasons, it’s clear to see that there are many attractive reasons to move to Florida. Whether you’re thinking about a move to North Manatee County or another location, here are the top reasons to relocate to Florida.

1. Health Care
This is one of the top factors many people consider when choosing a new home. Good health care is essential for many individuals, couples, and families who are thinking about moving to Florida. For those retiring to Florida, health care may be even more important since seniors are statistically more likely to encounter health problems.

2. Sunshine
Florida is called The Sunshine State for a very good reason, so if you enjoy spending time in the sun, then this could be the perfect destination for you. Sunshine comes with plenty of Vitamin D, too, helping you feel even better and it pairs well with the countless, year-round outdoor activities one can enjoy here.

3. Good International Accessibility
If you’re relocating to Florida, it’s never too difficult to find your way back out, thanks to the great connections to the rest of the country and the world. The award-winning Tampa International Airport is at your doorstep. Plus, other easily-accessible international and regional airports in Sarasota, Saint Petersburg, Orlando International, and Miami International.

4. Good Social Life
Some people who relocate to Florida do so because of the great social connections and active lifestyle the state is known for. Due to the high numbers of people moving or retiring to Florida, this can make it easier to meet new people and build a sense of community.

5. Tax Breaks
Florida is appealing to people who want to save some money and cut down on the number of tax costs. There is no state income tax in Florida and sales tax is very low compared to other states.

6. Outdoor Spaces
Many people will tell you that Florida has a bit of everything. There are plenty of neighborhoods, parks, and outdoor spaces where people of all ages can enjoy nature. In the towns and cities, there are plenty of markets, squares, and other outdoor areas making it the ideal place for those who want to get out of the house and stay active.

7. Beautiful Beaches
The gorgeous sandy beaches are just one of the main attractions in Florida. People vacationing and moving to Florida often do so in large part because of the beaches. With a long coastline and some of the top-rated beaches in the country, Florida is the ideal destination for beach lovers.

8. Disney World
When people come to visit, there is no shortage of entertainment. Thanks to Disney World in Orlando, which features four theme parks and two water parks, there is plenty to enjoy and explore on the weekends.

9. Arts and Culture
It’s not all about sunshine and beaches while in Florida. This state also has plenty of culture, arts, and music to offer. No matter which part of Florida you’re thinking about retiring to, you won’t be far away from entertainment.

Finding Your New Home in Florida
Florida offers a great sense of community, plenty of outdoor activities, and endless sunshine for those moving there. If you’re considering retiring or relocating to Florida, there are plenty of new construction homes and communities to explore, such as North River Ranch in North Manatee County.

About North River Ranch

North River Ranch is the flagship master-planned community for Neal Land & Neighborhoods, strategically positioned and carefully planned to evolve to meet the needs of tomorrow’s families and active adults. It’s a fresh approach to development in southwest Florida unlike anything in the market today.

About Neal Land & Neighborhoods

Neal Land & Neighborhoods is a Manatee and Sarasota, Florida-based community and master land planning and development organization led by John A. Neal. The company incorporates smart master-planning and public infrastructure solutions to create the next level of elite community planning in Southwest Florida. By working with carefully selected new home builders, Neal Land & Neighborhoods aims to establish thriving, sustainable, livable, and ecologically sensitive communities throughout Manatee, Sarasota, and Hillsborough counties. Neal Land & Neighborhoods currently owns or controls several thousand acres of land entitled for more than 9,000 future residential homes and the supporting mixed-use commercial and retail. For additional information, visit