11 Cheapest Places in Florida to Buy a Home

11 Cheapest Places in Florida to Buy a Home


11 Cheapest Places in Florida to Buy a Home. The Sunshine State is one of the most desirable
places in the nation to live. What’s not love? Warm sun, miles of sandy coastline, palm trees,
historic sites, and top-notch culinary options. With all these benefits, it’s no wonder
many people believe that owning property here will set them back a pretty penny. This is one of the biggest misconceptions
about Florida. While places like Naples and Miami Beach are
known for their expensive real estate, there are plenty of places in this state that are
more than affordable. Here’s what we found to be the eleven cheapest
places in Florida to buy a home. 1. Deerfield Beach. This east facing coastal city of roughly 78,000
is one of the best places in Florida to own property. It’s more expensive to be a renter than
a homeowner in Deerfield. The average monthly rent is above the state
and national averages. If you decide to buy a home, the median cost
is around $106,000. That’s 40% lower than the national average
and $50,000 cheaper than the state average. Other appealing aspects are the positive job
growth and below average cost of living. Deerfield Beach also has a reputation for
being one of the cleanest and most environmentally conscious beach cities in the country. For their efforts, the Clean Beach Coalition
has recognized DFB since 1999 and they received their “Blue Wave Beach”. This city capitalizes on its excellent beaches
with seaside dining, shopping, entertainment, beach boardwalk, and fishing pier. What more are you looking for? 2. Titusville. This small city just 40 miles east of Orlando
may have some of the cheapest property in the state. Located about half way up the east coast of
Florida’s “Space Coast”, Titusville is situated within several miles of Kennedy
Space Center, the NASA Shuttle Landing Facility, and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Titusville is also home to the annual TICO
Warbird Air Show. Imagine having planetariums, observatories,
and history museums all in your backyard! If you live in Titusville, you’ll have all
this and more. The Canaveral National Seashore is one of
the few remaining untouched coastlines where you can view Manatees or venture off for some
bird watching in the wetlands. One of the biggest draws to this area is the
low cost of real estate. The median home price hovers around $90,000. That’s $85,000 less than the national average
and the cheapest city average on our list. 3. Cape Coral. What makes this city of nearly 180,000 unique? With over 400 miles of canals, Cape Coral
has more canals than any other city in the world. This means waterfront property is easily available. Maybe that’s why Cape Coral has been dubbed
the “Waterfront Wonderland.” It’s no surprise that boating and fishing
are the two biggest hobbies in this area. This west facing Gulf Coast city somehow manages
to keep its real estate prices low, despite being well-sought after. The median cost of a home is $146,000, which
is below both state and national averages. You can even find 2- bedroom 2-bathroom condos
for under $80,000. Cape Coral is also one of the safest place
to live on this list, with a very low violent and property crime rates. The environmental parks, butterfly garden,
farmer’s market, and rum distillery keep this place charming and intriguing, no matter
what you’re into. 4. Palm Coast. On the northeast coast of the state is the
lovely little community of Palm Coast. This is the place for folks who desire a quiet
way of life in a peaceful environment. Palm Coast sits on the Atlantic Ocean and
has some of Florida’s most unique beaches. It’s known for its interesting coquina rocks
that are almost entirely formed from sea shells. Palm Coast is also home to the coastal Washington
Oaks Gardens State Park, boasting a variety of plant and animal life. The average home costs around $158,000, which
is below the national average. The cost of rent here is higher than the national
average. So, if you want to settle here, it’s in
your best financial interest to buy property as opposed to renting. Bonus: Palm Coast’s northern location means
it’s less affected by the hurricanes that are known to affect other areas of the state. 5. Dunedin. Close to the Tampa metro area, Dunedin is
a medium city of roughly 36,000. With the bigger cities drawing attention,
Dunedin is a more chilled out place to buy property and enjoy relaxed days on the Gulf
Coast. The median home price is $151,000, which is
below both the national and state averages. It’s possible to find condos for under $100,000. Those of Scottish descent will appreciate
Dunedin’s Scottish heritage, as well as the annual Highland Games celebration. One of the attractions here is its ability
to retain small town charm despite the big city hustle that surrounds it. Enjoy miles of natural waterfront, wooded
parks, and a cute downtown. Several state parks renowned for their natural
beauty are located nearby, as well as Hammock Park, a 75-acre green space. Dunedin is a pedestrian-friendly city with
miles of walking and biking trails. The low crime rate also appeals to families. 6. Palm Bay. Half way up Florida’s east coast, near the
southern base of a long line of barrier islands, is Palm Bay. This city is about 3 hours south of Titusville. Like Titusville, Palm Bay is also located
on the “Space Coast.” The median market price for a Palm Bay home
is roughly $100,000. Those who are into a “fixer-upper” challenge
can score a 3-bedroom house for less than that. That’s extremely reasonable when you consider
the city’s location and amenities. There are plenty of activities to keep the
110,000 residents busy. Kayak through the waters of the Turkey Creek
Sanctuary while trying to catch a glimpse of the unique wildlife. Enjoy a round of paintball with friends, or
take the family to nearby Melbourne Beach for some surfing and SUP board sessions. Orlando is less than hour up the road, so
taking the kids to LegoLand or SeaWorld is easy. 7. Kissimmee. This city may be overshadowed by the almighty
Orlando and all its Walt Disney World glory, but Kissimmee has plenty to offer on its own. Firstly, being located on the outskirts of
one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country means real estate is much cheaper
in Kissimmee than Orlando. About $50,000 cheaper on average to be exact. The average median home price is about $110,000. However, it’s possible to score great deals
on condos starting at $80,000. So, what can Kissimmee offer that’s comparable
to Orlando? We’re glad you asked. It’s location on Lake Tohopekaliga makes
Kissimmee an ideal place to view alligators in the wild. Bass fishing is also popular. Airboat rides, kayaking, and canoeing are
other great ways to appreciate Lake Toho’s natural setting. Up for something a little more thrilling? Kissimmee’s got you covered with jet ski
rides and an indoor wave park. 8. Port Orange. Located on Florida’s east coast, Port Orange
is one of Florida’s hidden gems. The 61,000 or so residents love that their
town isn’t a tourist destination. However, they are a short distance from popular
tourist destinations like Daytona Beach, just 10 minutes away. Enjoy all the hustle bustle of Daytona Beach
Boardwalk, the Jackie Robinson Ball Park, and the famous markets without living in the
busy and more expensive area. Port Orange retains its small community appeal
by being far enough removed from the tourist hubs while still boasting a favorable location. Reasonable real estate prices are really what
makes the city such a great find. The median home price is $138,400. There are plenty of condos and townhouses
around $100,000 or less. Port Orange provides plenty of amenities as
well; golf courses, nature parks, and outdoor shopping and dining are very accessible. 9. Coconut Creek. Located about equidistant between Boca Raton
and Fort Lauderdale, it’s nicknamed the “Butterfly Capital of the World.” Coconut Creek is a small city of under 60,000. This city’s claim to fame is Butterfly World,
America’s first and largest butterfly house. Here you can wander around the outdoor gardens
and view over 80 species of butterflies and hummingbirds. The Promenade is the heart and soul of the
city, being the center for citywide events as well as plenty of outdoor shopping and
dining. Coconut Creek also has a casino and several
nature and wildlife parks. Now is the time to get in on the housing market
in Coconut Creek. Two-bedroom condos start for as little as
$80,000. Three-bedroom condos range between $120,000
to $150,000. Bonus: Coconut Creek joins Cape Coral on our
list as one of the safest places to live. 10. Gainesville. This quaint college town has undergone a growth
spurt and emerged as a vibrant city. Gainesville is probably best known as the
home of the University of Florida. UF is the state’s oldest and biggest university,
ranking among the top universities in the nation. Gator Pride is something taken very seriously
here, and who can blame them? UF has some of the most competitive sport
teams in the country. Due to the college crowd, Gainesville has
a lively downtown with plenty of bars and restaurants. Not into the nightlife? Don’t worry. Visit the Payne Prairie State Park for miles
of hiking and biking trails, or Ginnie Springs for tubing, kayaking, and diving. Best of all, real estate is below the national
and state averages. The median property price is $146,000, however
there’s plenty of small houses and condos from $60,000 to $120,000. Go Gators! 11. Niceville. How could you go wrong with a name like this? Niceville is a small community on the Choctawhatchee
Bay in the northwest panhandle of Florida between Tallahassee and Pensacola. The median home price is around $190,000,
but don’t let that deter you. It’s fully possible to find condos and 2-bedroom
houses between $100,000 and $150,000. Niceville also has a lot of other things going
for it. For starters, it is the safest place to live
on this list. Violent crime rates are about one quarter
of the state average. This safe community is also home to some of
Florida’s top performing schools. Maybe that’s why Niceville was rated the
best place in Florida to raise a family. Residents here enjoy all the amenities of
a larger city. Niceville boasts a state park, nature trails,
golf courses, yoga studios, and its own local craft brewery.

99 Replies to “11 Cheapest Places in Florida to Buy a Home”

  1. ALL LIES! There are no cheap places to live in Fl. If you're lucky, you may find a home like the yellow house at 3:00 min. for $250k-300k in the projects

  2. 90k in Titusville gets you in the hood or a run down townhouse 1st 2nd and third ave try 180k and up video of lies

  3. Everyone should live in Florida! It’s a dream! It’s vacation living all day everyday! Come on down to the peninsula of gorgeous, mmmhmm gimme more! It’s your beaut bungalow bestie waiting for you! The sun kissed blush on your face waits for you! What are YOU waiting for? Make FLORIDA your forever home!

  4. Florida is my home state I'm from Panama City it is not cheap to live in Florida this video is bunk people retired there with a nice income coming in that's the only desirable thing about it I love Florida is always going to be my home but it's not a cheap place to live and the pay sucks there

  5. Thanks SO MUCH for this video. These home prices are INCREDIBLE. I retire in 2022 and I will definitely consider Florida especially after seeing this video.

  6. Everyone knows this video is either outright bs or at least 10 to 20 years outdated in 2019. However FL is still relatively affordable for housing compared to many other states.

  7. You want cheap? Go live in a hellhole like Arcadia. No thanks ill stay paying the high price in Dade county

  8. Nice job on the video.The zoom in showing where the town is located statewise to the closeup showing the local waterways is exceptional.

  9. This video is so WRONG there is no Cheap living in Florida, I lived in Port Orange it is in no way cheap, I also lived in Palm Coast it was cheap nearly 15 years ago, far from it now, don’t be fooled by this video.

  10. Where did this list come from, must be the Fl Realtors ,I can't stop laughing that Cape Coral is Cheap, Safe and Nice. Just watch any of the Ft Myers News your opinion will change quick.

  11. Any house under $200K is going to be in an area you may not want to be in unless drug activity does not bother you. Especially in South Florida.

  12. I was lucky to have bought my home when the last bubble burst. In 2012 I snagged a 2br/2ba villa with 1,000sq ft on a pond for just $58,000 in Orlando. It has a screened patio in back that overlooks a huge pond with ducks, herons and many other wildlife. It's a very safe neighborhood and everything is within walking distance. My monthly mortgage with prop tax, home insurance & HOA is just $580/month. And in 2 more years it'll drop $50/month to $530 when the mortgage insurance falls off.
    The home has appreciated like crazy and is now worth $150,000 but i'm staying here for life. It makes me sick to my stomach when I think about the rent and home prices in FL today and where i'd probably be if I didn't get lucky finding this place.
    The prices in FL right now are WAY overblown and hopefully we'll see another bubble burst soon and prices will come down again. And if they do that's when you have to jump on those homes!!

  13. This video's information is very inaccurate, actually, extremely inaccurate to the point that none of it is true. I am a Floridian and the prices this video is mentioning are not found anywhere in a decent neighborhood in Fl.

  14. this info reflects 2012 prices … mostly approx 20 – 25 % higher than quoted here if not more with Dunedin at the high end on the gulf coast

  15. Deerfield is not an affordable city. Do your own research. Titusiville may be affordable, but you need to accept the culture. Be careful with condos, cheap to get in. HOA will be exuberant. Palm coast: yes, just growing. Get in early. But work may be limited to basic retail. Was once telemarketer hub until they were dissolved. Many small towns in brevard and volusia counties may not be for city dwellers. Palm bay is nice, but yes, run down area, need to travel to Melbourne for work or orlando. Kissimmee is over populated and chaotic if you want peace, not near ocean. Always remember low condo prices, mean HOA and restrictions can make it difficult to accept. Port orange is a good place, beware of school districts. Coconut creek, pricey area. Beware this advertising may be stating 55+ communities. Gainesville will always be a good bet because of universities keep growing.

  16. People who say Florida is a terrible place to live, please, please, please stay away. We don't need any complainers. If it's such a horrible place why has our population exploded in the last 30 years?

  17. Cheap? And you wonder why? Getting hit with hurricanes on a regular basis is not where I'd buy an expensive property.

  18. frostproof lost 242 people in the last 6 and half months and they are losing pwople in this small town they have 149 homes for sale in frostproof alone population under 2900

  19. Vacationed in Cape Coral last year. We rented a home and a boat and visited about six other places by boat! It was the best! Have plans to do it again!

  20. Did you just say Coconut Creek? Live in coconut creek for about 11 years now…..Lies Lies…..Seriously I’m done.

  21. You want no part of Orlando anymore trust me lived their since 1969 it really has changed since the hurricane hit Puerto Rico. After everybody evacuated the island no one ever decide to go back to Puerto Rico just hanging out here and live on the system

  22. I have been here in Florida for 23 years. This video is inaccurate n misleading. This price is way off.

  23. I have lived in Florida 40 years , it used to be reasonable cost of living in central Florida . No more Everything quadrupled but the wages. Low wage service jobs , overdeveloped destroying the environment, worst school system ever. Now trying to privatize roads. Toll roads to make billionaires richer. They have for profit privatized schools, prisons and now transportation. If you are not earning at less $100,000. annually or you aren’t wealthy , you will never be able to afford a home. The required homeowners insurance is outrageous. There are only low wage service jobs. You will need to educate your child as the school system (Betsy DeVos) is horrible. Not paradise for retirees or working class that’s for sure. Getting ready to retire where the environment and education is favored over greed. ✌️💙☘️

  24. OMG – Dunedin, are you kidding? Everything's overpriced there. And nowhere on the east coast is cheap. Annoying video, especially all the filler photos thrown it to make it so long.

  25. Gainesville… are you kidding me it is very expensive and the taxes are the 2 highest in the state…..GRU just raised their rates so utilities are now one of the highest in the state….

  26. Cheapest Places in Florida to Buy a Home . Ya , if you consider $300,000 Dollars Cheap ? Florida is by No means Cheap . We're looking at Kentucky as we just Retired . And it's getting more & more crowded with the Prices on everything going up & up in Fla .

  27. Gainesville isn't cheap. We have GRU (Gainesville Regional Utilities) and they have the highest utility prices in the entire state for electric, water, and sewage. A lot of citizens are trying to abolish it and bring in someone like Clay Electric to supply the power for the city. Plus, Alachua County has some of the highest property taxes in the entire state as well. A lot of homelessness, pandhandlers on a lot of street corners, and crime. Gainesville is a small city compared to Jacksonville or Orlando, but it has all of the same problems.

    Granted that the springs are only a half hour drive which they are nice, and Payne's Prairie does have some hiking trails.

  28. This is hilarious, cant believe I just spent 1 hour reading all these posts. Have to weigh in on this one now… Indeed, not an accurate representation of the true Florida market 2019. Sounds more like 20 years ago when I relocated from NY….wow time flies!! Looking to sell my gated 4/2.5 on the lake in PBC – but hard to do so when my housing expense is under $2000 a month – all in. Also, where do I go?? Love the greenery, blue skies, summer thunderstorms, spring in winter and mostly the tranquility and beauty of a gated community.
    Recommendations to the newer gen – Florida is a beautiful state, like no other and everything is relative, so redirect you energy and lock in on something nice, as much as you can afford and as time goes on focus on improving yourself with the necessary skill set to find better paying employment. Remember, the mortgage will remain the same, but throughout, it should be your personal goal to earn more money and grow with inflation, doing what ever is necessary (self development, PT job, side hustle) now that you're in the prime of your life. Don't wait till you're in your 40s and 50s – you wont have the energy, I don't care how many push ups you can do now. You get what you pay for – Carpe diem!
    Best to all

  29. in #3 Cape Coral @4:13 there were mountainous islands in background,Florida has none of these,where was those mountains?

  30. I live in kissimmee , i dont think this video is true . i really dont know why people make videos for just need to make it.

  31. All I got to say is Florida in general is high in price! Do not move here! To many people! People die everyday on are interstates because we are over populated! I grew up here. Its nothing like it usedto be I truly miss the old days

  32. Buyer beware: check the cost of homeowner's insurance and/or association fees before making the big leap.

  33. I live in Tampa for 29 years and nothing, absolutely nothing is cheap…in fact, I work in Ybor City in an International company that makes doors for leaving..it’s motto is ‘help people walk through walls’…lol….salary in Tampa are very low…you need to be rich even to enjoy Tampa to its fullest…

  34. Well judging by all the
    Negative comments from
    residents of Florida,
    This video should be
    flagged down.🤓

  35. July 24th, i went house hunting the homes i was shown were over priced. And the medium priced were in need of serious repairs fixer upper

  36. I have a house in Kissimmee and Mr. Robot Voice is wayyyyy off! The less desirable neighborhoods are well over $200k. Those of us that appreciate peace and quiet pay over $300k. For the amount mentioned here, it will have to be a mobile home with outlandish HOA fees.

  37. What the heck! Where did you get your information? Plus I love the mountain in the picture of Cape Coral; I've never seen mountains in florida. lol

  38. Florida is not cheap specially south Florida with that said, people move here because of the warm weather. I am a Real Estate agent from
    Miami, if anyone is looking to relocate here feel free to message me 🙂

  39. Gee expecting the housing price to begin drowning. Facts speaking out about the sea levels rising. Better move to El Paso, were above rising sea levels

  40. Who are you kidding. None of your cheap cities are accurate. I have been house shopping for almost one year and there is nothing decent for under $200 k. Also forget you about waterfront properties. They are only cheap on Sesame Street where you are from.

  41. All those places mentioned in this video are not cheap. Not sure where they got their information – but it's totally inaccurate. Don't fall for their hype….

  42. There is NOTHING cheap in Florida AND the Hometax kills you too. You buy a home for lets say 100k but you pay 4-5k annual Propertytax and lets sum this up to 10years…..
    50.000 up on your 100.000 home…..
    Florida has a very very bad Vages/Taxratio AND we didnt count the Hurricanes in this math at all…..

  43. This guy better get his information up to date because nothing in Florida is cheap now-a-day. I live in the Tampa bay area and my house after three years doubled in price, not cheap. The person doing the video should not do any more until he has correct information and qualifies it with the dates of information acquired and list it as "as of the time of the video (date) this is what the area was selling for". As I read in other comments and also mentioned early in my comment "Nothing in Florida is cheap". If you want cheap check out Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and any other Gulf state. Cheap to me is $45,000 not $125,000.

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