Honestly, a fantastic area. Please. Orange Park. Years of overbuilding before the housing market crash have only made the area more affordable. My favorite thing to do is walk the beach at sunset. You’re just a half-hour car ride from both Miami and Fort Lauderdale – and Everglades National Park is only an hour to the west. It is a very clean neighborhood. Go far enough and you can visit a near-by fully operational Dairy! The downside is that during season the town is overrun with snowbirds and the traffic is horrendous. If you’re a night owl multiple restaurants are night clubs on the weekend. there's always a crowd dancing to oldies, and new music. Its clean, safe, and the traffic is great! Only downside would that it is a big tourist attraction which causes it to be very crowded and often busy on the weekends.Read 12 Reviews, Niche User: Honestly, a fantastic area. #4 Best Places to Retire in Florida Current Resident: Overall it is a great community basically 8 to 10 minutes away from Siesta Key beach. The residents own the corporation with one vote per household. It is now being successfully commercialized. There are a variety of home types ranging from modest sized ranch style homes to large beachfront mansions. Nokomis really is a tiny paradise with a white sand beach being between 5 and 10 minutes away, depending on where in Nokomis you live, and the beach is never crowded. We just had a wonderful Fall Festival. Investopedia requires writers to use primary sources to support their work. 10 minutes away to get to main street where a lot of great restaurants. U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder. there's always a crowd dancing to oldies, and new music.Read 10 Reviews. My favorite thing to do is walk the beach at sunset. Nokomis really is a tiny paradise with a white sand beach being between 5 and 10 minutes away, depending on where in Nokomis you live, and the beach is never crowded. The culturally diverse municipality has long been a refuge for immigrants from Latin America, and even today many of its residents come from Puerto Rico, Mexico, and other Spanish-speaking places. At just 23,376 people, Venice is the smallest city on our list, but with its connection to Florida's Gulf Coast and safe, affordable neighborhoods, it's a good option for retirees as well. Timber Pines is the best kept secret in Florida. The residents own the corporation with one vote per household. Florida is one of the most popular places to retire in America, offering a variety of reasonably-priced options for those who love the city, the beach and everything in between. The area feels very safe and the people are friendly. The teachers were kind and I made lasting friendships. The location puts it at the heart of many things, like Mercato, the Pavillion, and only about 15 min from Old Naples. I'm originally from a small town in New England, and I am so glad that I no longer have to deal with the brutal winters. These include white papers, government data, original reporting, and interviews with industry experts. Accessed March 25, 2020. A cute little town that has everything you could possibly need and then some! Its clean, safe, and the traffic is great! For the most part nightlife in this town ends between 10 and 11PM, however several of the restaurants have live music Thursday through Sunday evenings providing for a fun atmosphere. Zillow. It also has enough golf courses, parks and nature preserve to help residents maintain a fun, active lifestyle. It is a beautiful place to live. I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and moved here in Naples back in 2007. There are also Gulf-access properties in the neighborhood. There are a variety of home types ranging from modest sized ranch style homes to large beachfront mansions.Read 29 Reviews, Niche User: Growing up in Sarasota, FL is a wonderful experience. Though the homeowners association is strict, it is a nice place to live. The schools are good and there are a few little parks. Safe and happy place! The Sunshine State offers plenty of options for older adults seeking warm weather and a favorable cost of living. It is a beautiful place to live. Plenty of shopping centers and big stores Costco Macy’s Home Depot and Lowe’s are you name it it’s all within 10 minutesRead 5 Reviews, Nearby Resident: Whiskey Creek is a neighborhood and CDP in unincorporated Lee County (Fort Myers mailing address).