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Safest Places to Live in Florida

Moving South? Then Here are the Safest Places to Live in Florida

Criminal activities in the bigger metropolitan cities makes Florida one of the unsafe states in USA. There are however, few places in this state that feature in the list of safe cities. Some of the safest places to live in Florida are profiled through this article...
Shashank Nakate
The state of Florida is known to attract a lot of tourists from the whole of America. This state, though quite popular amongst tourists, has just a few safe places to live in. Orlando and other big cities have high crime rates. Cities like these are therefore not preferred by people to live in. However, there are few cities in Florida which provide a favorable atmosphere to live.
List of Safest Places to Live in Florida
A list of cities that are considered safe in Florida can be found in the following paragraphs. Most of these are small towns and thereby provide a safe atmosphere to raise kids. Coral Springs and few other cities feature in the top 10 safest places of Florida.
Coral Springs
This city is considered the safest in the state. The crime rate in Coral Springs is lowest amongst all other cities in Florida. Coral Springs witnessed speedy development in the 70s, 80s and 90s. WCI Communities, an American Home builder company created the master-plan for the modern city. Coral Springs is located in Broward County of this state of USA.
Approximate location of this city is 20 miles northwest to a place called Fort Lauderdale. Total area of Coral Springs is 23.93 square miles. The city of Parkland lies to the north of Coral Springs, while the subtropical wetlands 'The Everglades' are to the west. To the east of Coral Springs is Coconut Creek, while Tamarac lies to the south. The city is considered to be great for families; a low crime rate, favorable atmosphere to raise kids and overall livability makes Coral Springs one of the safest places to live in Florida.
Port St. Lucie
This city is located in St. Lucie County of the state of Florida. The estimated population of Port St. Lucie was 155,251 in the year 2009, which increased manifold from the 88,769 of year 2000. It means that many people moved to this city in the past decade. Along with English, Spanish and Italian are the other languages spoken in this city. Fort Pierce lies to the north of this city, while St. Lucie Fork River is on the south. Core Communities (CC) undertook the planning of Port St. Lucie in the 90s.
Today, it is ranked amongst the fastest growing cities in USA. Business is flourishing in this small town, it is also a great place to live with your family which makes it one of the safe places to live in Florida for kids. Development of the Riverwalk area in Port St. Lucie should give a boost to the different cultural and commercial activities. Sports and recreational activities are organized in this city on a regular basis.
Winter Springs
Money Magazine rated Winter Springs as the 2nd best city to live in Florida in 2007; it is a part of Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area. Population of Winter Springs as per the 2009 Census Bureau estimates was 32,727. Total area of Winter Springs is 14.4 sq. mi. This place is considered safer than 52% of the total number of cities in USA. The police department of Winter Springs try their best to enforce law and preserve peace in this city. The Winter Springs High School, Winter Springs Elementary and Indian Trails Middle School are the important public schools of this city.
Cape Coral
It is a city located in the Lee County of Florida state. Cape Coral lies in Cape Coral-Fort Myers Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. Total area of this city is 120 sq. miles, while the population figure as of 2010 is 154,305. Development of Cape Coral started right from 1957 and it was initiated by Leonard and Jack Rosen who purchased a 103 sq. mile area, earlier known as Redfish Point. The construction boom of 1990s brought about development of this city to a great extent.
The cities that surround Orlando are considered unsafe. Crime rate is very high in the city of Orlando. It is because of cities like Orlando and others that Florida is considered one of the unsafe states in USA. The cities described in this article are, however, those which provide a safe atmosphere to its residents. These cities are therefore, amongst the safest places to live in Florida. One should find the information presented in the article to be of some help in finding a safe place to live in Florida.