Some of the cheapest areas to live in Florida include Dunedin, Tavares, Edgewater and Tarpon Springs, according to Moving to Florida, as of 2015. These towns are affordable but also boast lower crime rates, a major consideration for the study.
Dunedin ranks as one of the best small towns in Florida, with high scores for bike and pedestrian friendliness, schools, crime, cost of living and affordable real estate. Located in close proximity to both beaches and the major city of Tampa, Dunedin offers the comfort of a small town with ample amenities. Moving to Florida reports condos available for under $100,000 and single-family homes for around $200,000.
Tavares boasts affordable living, good schools and decent job prospects. Located near the east coast of Florida, Tavares is also close to Orlando and other larger towns, making commuting an option.
Situated on Florida’s east coast, Edgewater is right on the I-95, making travel convenient and accessible. The town is close to Daytona Beach, creating the possibility for day trips, and as its name implies, Edgewater is located extremely close to Florida’s coastal beaches. Affordability, safety and a strong school system all make Edgewater worthy of consideration.
Located near Dunedin, Tampa and St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs offers low crime, affordable living, good schools and better-than average job prospects. Its proximity to other cities and beautiful beaches makes Tarpon Springs an appealing choice.