2017 Safest Places to Live in FloridaAbout this List

Explore the safest places in the U.S. based on crime rates for murder, assault, rape, burglary, and other crime statistics. Ranking based on data from the FBI and U.S. Census. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Marco Island

    • Town in Florida
    • 18
    6 Safest Places to Live in Florida

    Parent: Living on an island with a tropical climate has many advantages. You can enjoy outdoor sports year round and be active daily. Swimming at the soft sand beaches, boating in the calm Gulf of Mexico and fishing the Ten Thousand Islands Preserve are on my top activities list. There is always a soccer game that can be picked up at one of the many parks on the island. Tennis has an abundance of courts to choose from and what island would not be complete without an 18 hole golf course! Mackle Park with its children's playground and small water park, basketball court, volleyball court, soccer field, running path, pond utilized by a remote boat club and a dog park next door. There is also a YMCA which offers even more to the active individual.

    The crime rate is low, the community has great spirit, there is an elementary school, a charter middle school and the Marco Island Academy High school in its fourth year of operation. The students can now attend high school on the island instead of traveling an hour every morning. This change has attracted many more families to Marco.

    This island is continuing to grow and yet still resembles a small community. I hope that the city leaders preserve the environment and follow the deed stipulations in place from 50 years ago. Florida is overdeveloped in many areas and resources can only support so many people and still maintain balance for the environment and its wildlife. My hope is that Marco Island remains beautiful and quaint for years to come.
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    • B+
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    • 17,148 Population
  2. Bal Harbour

    • Suburb of Miami, FL
    • 4
    25 Safest Places to Live in Florida

    Niche User: The city that i live in called Bal Harbour. It is a beautiful residential neighborhood. The beach is never crowded because the line of buildings in front of the beach block all access, and because there is only one parking lot of 50 or 60 space which is used by fishermen and surfers. There is a path between the beach and the buildings where the people can run, walk their dog, do bicycle, or simply take a walk and enjoy the view of the ocean. We have a harbor where you can see the boats of the richest people in bal harbour docked. We also have a basketball park where you can play if you are a resident of bal harbour. In the same park there are some games for children to play.The biggest thing that we have in bal harbour would be our mall.there are great stores and restaurants ( which i can't go to because there are very expensive, otherwise i wouldn't be here trying to get scholarship money to help me with my education, but that's not relevant). I don't thing that the neighborhood will change because it is small and very residential.The major change that is happening right now is the mall extension. Yet if there is one thing that could change over time, it would be the small condo building that would be changed into big brand new building which in my opinion is not a good idea. Yet again i'm not in the position of the guys doing this and earning millions at the same time. Even though some people would say that bal harbour is too fake because it has too much money, i love and respect the people that live in here, and i don't think that i would like to live elsewhere even if i have one and a half hour of commuting to go to school. I love it !
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    • B
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    • 2,677 Population
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