The Best Florida Neighborhoods to Buy a Home

By  //  September 19, 2023

The Sunshine State has no shortage of impressive real estate opportunities. Its sprawling shoreline is home to countless beachside communities, ranging from the ultra-chic and luxurious to the more laid-back and unfussed.

Its cities feature networks of urban hubs surrounded by picturesque, palm-fringed suburbs. And its stunning interior boasts countless lakes, forests and wildlife refuges for the more nature-oriented real estate buyer. 

It’s no wonder Florida ranks first among states for intrastate migration – a fancy way of saying that Florida receives more American homebuyers than any other. If you count yourself among the many Americans looking to resettle in the Sunshine State, you’ve come to the right article. Likewise, if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool Floridian hoping to stake a piece of land, this article is also for you. 

With the recent launch of Nobul in Florida, an end-to-end real estate hub helmed by tech maverick Regan McGee, finding the right neighbourhood is a cinch. This article uses Nobul’s proprietary “Neighbourhood Wizard” to pinpoint the four best neighborhoods for Florida homebuyers in 2023.

Park West, Miami

Miami has long been a hotspot for real estate, a hub for relocating Americans and port-of-entry for recent immigrants. And perhaps no other neighborhood typifies what we love about Miami more than Park West. Wedged between the downtown area, Omni and Overtown, Park West is close enough to the action without being too frantic. It pairs a phenomenal restaurant scene with quiet parks, good schools and plenty of arts venues. 

North End, Palm Beach

Palm Beach’s North End is an ultra-luxurious slice of paradise. Saddled by pristine beachside and presided over by tall canopy, the neighborhood gives the impression of being both secluded and open. However, the real draw here is the real estate. Unlike other neighborhoods on this list, North End homes can fetch top dollar – with sprawling estate-style mansions routinely selling for tens of millions. It’s not accessible for everyone’s pocketbook, but those who can afford it love North End. 

Coral Ridge, Fort Lauderdale

According to local realtors, Coral Ridge is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale, with a homeowner’s association dating back to 1949. Located along the Intracoastal waterway, Coral Ridge is a study in opposites. It’s home to exciting nightlife and sleepy residential areas. It’s family oriented yet perfect for retirees and young single buyers alike. It feels urban but suburban. Call it the “catch-all” option for Florida homebuyers. 

Beach Park, Tampa

A secure, serene section of Tampa? That’s right. Beach Park in South Tampa is a quiet, family-friendly and historic neighbourhood just minutes away from the fray. With an overall A+ rating from, it’s one of those rare places that boasts great schools, great restaurants, great nightlife and fantastic real estate. With a median home price of around $500,000, it’s relatively affordable too. According to Nobul, Tampa is currently a balanced/seller’s market, so make sure you head into Beach Park ready to greet the competition. 

Beyond these four amazing neighborhoods, check out other shortlist frontrunners like Audubon Park in Orlando, Pasco County’s Quail Ridge and Nocatee just outside Jacksonville.