Best Florida cities for European expats

Many people would like to live in or at least visit Florida. However, such a big state has a lot of cities that can vary a lot. From big ones that have a lot to offer, to smaller ones that maybe give you fewer headaches when it comes to price, it’s really a good mix of cities in the Sunshine State. That’s why we at City Movers have made a list of the best Florida cities for European expats. There’s a lot to choose from, but one thing is for sure – you’ll be treated by great Florida hospitality wherever you choose to go.

Best Florida cities for European expats – Miami Beach

When you think of Florida, the first thing that comes to mind is probably Miami and the beaches. Above all, you as a European expat will feel like you’re in a movie at the start. However, it’s not as nice as it sounds. It’s incredible but, and our movers Deerfield Beach can confirm, the expensive cocktails and loud parties can get old really fast. So depending on how long you’re staying and what type of person you are Miami can be a curse and a blessing. But let’s just add a potential curse with beautiful weather and people. At least better than the weather most of the European countries get.

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Miami is great for people who love the beach and parties


What kind of a list would this be if we didn’t put the capital city of Florida in it? Well, probably the majority of European expats didn’t know that it’s Tallahassee. However, we’re not here to talk about geography. It’s a pretty big college town so if you’re a student you’ll easily fit in here. With Florida A&M and Florida State University, it’s not hard to become a city of young people. And because of that, the quality of the nightlife has increased here, and many museums and other cultural institutions opened their doors.  If you’re a younger person wanting to have fun and learn at the same time, Tallahassee is the place for you.


If you’re a nature lover, Orlando is the place out of your dreams. Lakes and parks are on every corner and really make it easy for any nature lover to enjoy their stay in Orlando. Of course, Orlando has a lot more to offer. It’s a huge city and our movers Coconut Creek FL recommend it because all the sports events are held there. It’s very hard to choose from the variety of sports teams the city has to offer. In the end, it’s a city you can easily explore as its public transportation system is highly rated. We’re sure you’ll get accustomed to Orlando in no time.

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Orlando is a city full of parks and even has a theme park

Best Florida cities for European expats – St. Petersburg

With its nickname Sunshine City, you know what you can expect. However, the weather isn’t the only reason this city is amazing. The cost of living is very low compared to bigger and similar-sized cities. Above all, the healthcare services will cost you less than in cities like Orlando or Miami. If these aren’t enough reasons to call the long-distance movers we’ve got even more. The city is home to a lot of museums and festivals. For all these reasons mentioned, St. Petersburg could be the right choice for you.


Naples is definitely one of the more high-end cities on this list. It has a very high cost of living, but to be fair it comes with some positive sides to it. The crime rate is extremely low and the white beaches are the jewel of this small city. Above all, it has become a place where rich people go to retire in the last couple of years. So living here might be your best shot to get to know about the American dream first hand. From other perks in Naples, we can mention a very good school system and great pedestrian zones that really look great in sunny Florida weather.


When it comes to entertainment Tampa has a lot of parks and a theme park for good measure. Healthcare is high-quality and a lot of great companies have started to open their offices here. For that reason, the job market is in a great situation here. If you’re new to the city at least you won’t have a problem finding a job as soon as you arrive. The housing can get expensive depending on the area you’ll be living in. The only negative side of Tampa is the high crime rate. So if you’re going to Tampa be sure to find the right neighborhood.

Gray concrete building
Tampa has a lot to offer if you plan on working there

Best Florida cities for European expats – Sarasota

If you don’t like the big city feel, Sarasota is the place for you. With a population of around 60,000, you’ll find this small town a great place to live. It has everything your big Florida town has to offer, in sunny weather and beautiful beaches, but at an extremely affordable price. When you consider that the population is so low, it’s amazing to see the arts flourishing in Sarasota. Another good reason to go to Sarasota is their restaurants and other dining options as you’ll always go hoping you’ll get back soon. This small city is really a rockstar when it comes to living expenses and everything that a good place for living needs. It’s no wonder many celebrities live here. And who knows maybe you’ll bump into your favorite celebrity?

When it comes to choosing out of the best Florida cities for European expats it can be very difficult. It all depends on your needs. Your choice might be different depending on if you’re a student or thinking about taking your family with you. Of course, our first advice is to always follow the laws of the state of Florida as you’re new here, but we’re sure you’ll get a hold of everything in no time. Enjoy Florida!

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