The Sunshine State has a great reputation as a top vacation or retirement destination in the U.S. But many people may not know that Florida is also home to many towns and cities that offer a high-quality of living year round – not to mention a temperate climate and plenty of beaches and other natural areas for relaxation 12 months of the year. Many of these locations also have very low incidences of crime compared to national averages, making them ideal options for families, empty-nesters and others.
Low-crime doesn’t just mean peace of mind – since home insurance rates are based in large part on the safety risks associated with a community, living in a low-crime area also means you can save money on your homeowners insurance costs as well. If you’re thinking about relocating to Florida, here are five top-ranking locales worth considering: