Best cities in Florida to retire

Posted on December 13, 2021 by Brooke Jones

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Are you counting down the days until you can retire and make your great escape to the good life? One of the most important decisions to make is where you plan to spend the most relaxing years of your life. With gorgeous coastlines and warm weather all year round, it’s no surprise so many retirees are making their way to tranquil cities in Florida.

Here’s our list of the Sunshine State’s best cities for retirement living.


DeLand is a beautiful, quaint town located midway between Orlando and Daytona Beach. Adorned with gorgeous oak trees and grand architecture, this picturesque city is an ideal place to spend the best years of your life. In DeLand, you’ll enjoy a wide array of antique shops and restaurants as well as year-round farmers markets and other events.

Situated just out of the historic district in DeLand is one of our peaceful communities, A Better Place. This Park features a number of family-friendly, resort-style amenities such as a pool, clubhouse and fitness center. The popular all-ages community currently sits at 100 percent capacity, but no worries – We’re adding 45 brand new manufactured homes, several of which will be move-in ready in early 2022!

New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach is located just 15 miles south of Daytona Beach and is an eclectic area that’s known for being just as relaxing as it is lively. With miles of stunning coastline, NSB also features a vibrant art community with workshops and festivals held year-round.

Located less than five miles away from the sparkling blue waters of the Atlantic is SugarMill Mobile Home Park. This active Florida retirement community offers many fun amenities from shuffleboard to bocce ball courts and is waiting for you to come and enjoy!


Your grandkids will be begging to come see you in the city where most people vacation, otherwise known as Orlando. Aside from Orlando’s abundance of theme parks and attractions there’s also a wonderful mix of restaurants, comedy clubs and events to keep you entertained all year long. Plus, when you need to get away from the city, you’re just a short drive from Blue Springs National Park and Florida’s famous beaches.

At Town & Country Mobile Home Park, one of our all-ages communities, you can enjoy all the benefits of urban living while tucked away under swaying palms. This Park offers a swimming pool, picnic area and recreational park. It’s situated right across from Lake Fairview, perfect for a day of boating or fishing.

Impressive living in impressive cities

At Garber Communities, we don’t think you should have to choose between a great living community and a great city. That’s why we’ve chosen to have all of our retirement communities to be perfectly-located in Florida’s most beloved areas. If you’re interested in finding affordable manufactured housing in Florida, without sacrificing location, give us a call at 407-949-8629 to discover your new dream home at a Garber Community today!