Zillow Advice: Buying a Foreclosure - What is the best and safest and most economical place in florida for retirees to live? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-and-safest-and-most-economical-place-in-florida-for-retirees-to-live/196050/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate The best place for a retiree ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-and-safest-and-most-economical-place-in-florida-for-retirees-to-live/196050/ The best place for a retiree in FL is closest to family or friends. I would suggest finding a place nearest the dearest of these. Fri, 06 Feb 2009 17:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-and-safest-and-most-economical-place-in-florida-for-retirees-to-live/196050/ 2009-02-06T17:28:00Z The Florida Panhandle--the ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-and-safest-and-most-economical-place-in-florida-for-retirees-to-live/196050/ The Florida Panhandle--the area from Pensacola to Tallahassee--is a special part of the state many people don't know about. In the Destin area where I work and sell, we have sugary white beaches as beautiful as any in the Caribbean and emerald clear water. We're not as congested as many other parts of the state and we're definitely not as expensive. Great restaurants are everywhere as well as terrific outlet shopping. Go to YouTube and put in Destin Florida and you will get an idea of how fabulous it looks. We have a new hospital and many doctors. The crime rate is one of the lowest in the state. Come see us and find out for yourself. How do I know? My husband and I retired to the area 4 years ago from Atlanta. With a boat and dolphins in my backyard, I know this is a great place to retire! Fri, 06 Feb 2009 00:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-and-safest-and-most-economical-place-in-florida-for-retirees-to-live/196050/ 2009-02-06T00:15:00Z Sun City Center in Tampa ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-and-safest-and-most-economical-place-in-florida-for-retirees-to-live/196050/ Sun City Center in Tampa is nice. My Grandfather had a place in Melbourne. It was very retirement friendly and Cocoa beautiful. Central Florida has many retirement communities but it depends on what you are looking for in your retirement area. Thu, 05 Feb 2009 22:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-and-safest-and-most-economical-place-in-florida-for-retirees-to-live/196050/ 2009-02-05T22:40:00Z That's a hard question. It ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-and-safest-and-most-economical-place-in-florida-for-retirees-to-live/196050/ <p>That's a hard question. It depends on what you require in a home. Will it be a house or a condo or even manufactured housing? Do you want to be near parks and theaters, major hospitals, a major airport, the ocean or the gulf? Perhaps you will find the least expensive housing in places that are far from some of those type of amenities. As far as safe goes, that is almost impossible to guarantee but much of Florida enjoys a relatively low crime rate. But perhaps you are thinking safe from hurricanes and storms. There are no guarantees there as our inland areas have been hit very hard by storms in the last few years. But we don't have earthquakes and when a major hurricane is headed our way we have notice days, if not a week or more in advance.</p><p>&lt;p&gt;I've lived in the Miami (Coconut Grove) area, the Gainesville area in north Florida and I now live in the Tampa Bay area. We've got some of the best beaches, major league football and baseball, art galleries, universities, theatres, a renowned symphony orchestra and many other wonderful things to see and do. I can find condos for well under $100,000, houses from about $130,000 up and other forms of housing in our area. It's a wondrful place to retire. Before you decide, atake a look at what we have.</p> Thu, 05 Feb 2009 20:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-and-safest-and-most-economical-place-in-florida-for-retirees-to-live/196050/ 2009-02-05T20:44:00Z With the current market most ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-and-safest-and-most-economical-place-in-florida-for-retirees-to-live/196050/ With the current market most areas in Florida have become economical.&nbsp; I believe the best place is dependent upon desires.&nbsp; I am favorable to my market, Naples and Marco Island, due to low crime, excellent weather, lack of big city congestion and area beauty.&nbsp; If you are interested in learning more about the area please contact me. Thu, 05 Feb 2009 18:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-and-safest-and-most-economical-place-in-florida-for-retirees-to-live/196050/ 2009-02-05T18:38:00Z I have a few&nbsp;areas that ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-and-safest-and-most-economical-place-in-florida-for-retirees-to-live/196050/ I have a few&nbsp;areas that I like:&nbsp;<br/><br/>In Hillsborough County south of Tampa is a place called Sun City Center.&nbsp; A very retirement friendly place - they even have people use golf carts to get around.&nbsp; It also is priced much better than the Tampa area and is close to both Sarasota/Manatee, Tampa and Orlando.<br/><br/>My parents when they lived in Florida lived in the Daytona Beach area and really liked Port Orange.&nbsp;They were close to the beaches, Space Coast, and Orlando.&nbsp; They also were only 2 hours away from their daughter&nbsp;and grandkids in Tampa.<br/><br/>Another really nice area is near Ocala just noth of Tampa and mid and north Hernando County.&nbsp; Many 55+ communities and great things to do.<br/><br/>I hope this information will help you with your search. Thu, 05 Feb 2009 18:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-is-the-best-and-safest-and-most-economical-place-in-florida-for-retirees-to-live/196050/ 2009-02-05T18:31:00Z