Best seasons to move to Florida

Posted on October 26, 2022 by Brooke Jones


Florida is best known for being one of the most desirable tourist destinations in the world, but did you know the Sunshine State is also one of the most popular states to call home? With tropical weather year-round, beautiful beaches, thrilling theme parks and great schools, it’s easy to see why so many people love living in Florida. If you’re ready to pack up and head south, keep reading to learn about the best time of year to move to Florida.

Moving during fall

September through November brings cooler weather and a less competitive real estate market, which makes it a great time to plan your move. Less movement in the housing market means you can find a home for a great price and take your time during the moving process. If you choose to move to Florida in fall, you’ll find more affordable moving services and temperate weather to make your move a little bit easier.

Fall also means less tourists, so if you’re planning to move to a Central Florida community like Town & Country in Orlando, it’s the perfect time to explore the theme parks, just a short drive away!

Moving during winter

Not as many people want to move during the holiday season, so if you’re looking to buy your own home, you might run into problems with an especially slow real estate market. One of the benefits of Florida’s climate is mild winter weather, but if you’re moving from another state, snow might complicate your journey to the Sunshine State. Moving in winter is less common, but with beautiful Florida weather and time off around the holidays, you can move into an affordable manufactured home and start enjoying resort-style amenities right away.

Moving during spring

Planning a move during spring is a safe and reliable choice. March, April and May are great months to move because you’ll find readily available homes and movers. Warm days and cool nights with only occasional spring showers will also help make a spring move go smoothly.

If you’re ready for retirement living at one of Garber’s 55+ communities in Florida like King Richard’s Court in Riverview, a springtime move is a great option!

Moving during summer

If you’re looking to move into an all-ages community in Florida, you’re probably considering a summer move because school is out of session. Summer break makes this the most popular time to move, so the real estate market is booming throughout the country. This means if you’re trying to sell your current residence, buyers will be easier to find. While the school break is a serious benefit to moving in the months of June, July and August, the Florida heat and summer rain showers can cause problems when traveling and unpacking. The busy moving season also means more traffic and higher prices for moving services and trucks.

If you want to experience all the summer fun Florida has to offer but you aren’t ready to make the move, visit one of Garber Communities’ luxury RV resorts like Holiday Springs in Spring Hill, Florida.

Ready to make the move?

No matter what season you decide to move to Florida, Garber Communities is here to help you through the process of finding a new manufactured home community to call home. To learn more about our available homes across Florida, click here or call 407-949-8629.