Major Cities in Florida

A Map of the 5 largest cities in Florida

On a map, Florida can sometimes look like a small state because of its long, narrow shape. But, Florida is deceptively large in both land area and population. Florida covers 65,758 square miles, which makes it the 22nd largest state by land area. According to the most recent 2019 census estimate, 21,477,737 people live in … Read more

Mount Dora

A freshwater lighthouse in Mount Dora, Florida, on Lake Dora in the Harris Chain of Lakes

Last updated on July 11th, 2021. Mount Dora is a quaint little town in Central Florida’s Lake County. It’s part of the Orlando-Kissimmee metro area, about an hour away from Orlando and its major theme parks. Mount Dora has approximately 15,000 residents, according to the 2019 Census population estimate. Lake Dora Mount Dora sits on … Read more

Windermere

An aerial drone photo of luxury waterfront homes in Windermere, Florida, one of the best suburbs of Orlando

Last updated on July 8th, 2021. Windermere, Florida is a small, vibrant city in Orange County, Florida. It’s one of the best and popular suburbs of Orlando, especially for wealthy people. Windermere is known for its luxurious lakefront homes, famous residents and a quiet, charming atmosphere. Approximately 2,500-3,000 residents live in the Town of Windermere. … Read more

Blue Hole Spring

Blue Springs Florida Underwater Photo

Update as of 6/1/2021: Ichetucknee’s Blue Hole Spring was closed in 2020 due to Covid-19. It’s now open again, as of this update.  Please practice responsible social distancing. Check the official Ichetucknee Springs State Park website for updates before making plans or visiting the park. Ichetucknee Blue Hole Spring is my favorite spring in Florida. … Read more

Ormond Beach

Driving on the beach in Florida, Ormond Beach, Volusia County

Last updated on June 1st, 2021. Ormond Beach is a relaxed, coastal town on Florida’s east coast. It sits in the northern section of Florida’s peninsula, in a region called the Palm Coast. It’s located in Volusia County. It’s located 6 miles north of Daytona Beach, and 50 miles south of St. Augustine. It is … Read more

Lakeland

Last updated on June 1st, 2021. Lakeland is a medium-sized city in Central Florida. It sits just about half way between two of Florida’s biggest cities, Tampa and Orlando. Not surprisingly, Lakeland got its name from the large number of lakes that surround the city. There are 38 major lakes in the surrounding area. The … Read more

Winter Garden

The Centennial Plaza in Winter Garden, Florida

Last updated on June 1st, 2021. Winter Garden, Florida is a small, charming city located on the outskirts of Orlando. It sits on the southeast shore of Lake Apopka, and is often considered to be the easternmost suburb of Orlando. It’s home to just over 46,000 residents. Winter Garden is located inside Orange County, Florida, … Read more

Devil’s Den Spring

Devil's Den Cavern in Williston Florida

Last updated on July 7th, 2021. Devil’s Den Spring is of the coolest, most unique springs in Florida. It’s always been a popular spot, but in recent years it’s become famous on Youtube and Instagram. People are drawn to its deep blue water, fascinating history and beautiful photo ops. Devil’s Den is a great trip, … Read more

St. Cloud

Downtown St. Cloud, Florida

Last updated on June 1st, 2021. St. Cloud is a city in central Florida, 28 miles south of Orlando. It’s often considered part of Greater Orlando, and is part of the large Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford metropolitan statistical area. St. Cloud is one of two incorporated cities in Osceola County. The only other city is the larger city … Read more

Allendale Terrace

Last updated on April 27th, 2021. Allendale Terrace is one of the best neighborhoods in St. Petersburg. It’s highly sought after because it checks many important boxes. It’s in a great location It feels very safe There are good school options Many people think it’s a great neighborhood for raising families Location Allendale Terrace sits … Read more

Heathrow

Heathrow Florida

Last updated on April 22nd, 2021. Heathrow is a small town in Seminole County. It’s a popular suburb of Orlando, and often ranks well on lists of the best places to live in Florida. The population of Heathrow is 6,987 according to the most recent 2019 U.S. census. The zip code for Heathrow, Florida is … Read more

Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Dampiers Landing Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Last updated on June 1st, 2021. Ichetucknee Springs State Park Ichetucknee Springs State Park is an oasis. It has something for everyone: Tubing on a natural lazy river Paddling: Canoe and Kayaking One of the clearest rivers in Florida Fantastic snorkeling Scuba diving, and cave diving Beautiful nature Hiking trails Diverse wildlife Grills, BBQ and … Read more

Florida’s Retirement Problems

Florida has a famously old population. Many regions are jokingly referred to as “Heaven’s waiting room” because it is where people go to spend their last years before death. Demographic trends can make it appear as if Florida has a steady influx of new residents. Many reports have optimistically touted the expiration of State and … Read more

Sanibel Island, Florida

Sanibel Island Beaches are visible through green trees and a beach walkway

Last updated on February 16th, 2020. Sanibel Island is one of my favorite places in all of Florida. I love it because it strikes a perfect balance between so many great things. Nature, conservation and respectful human enjoyment. Laid back, but sophisticated Luxurious, but accessible I especially love the bike paths which connect every part … Read more

Cleaning Fees for AirBnB

Last updated on February 5th, 2020. Cleaning Fees for AirBnB Disgusting secret: Some vacation hosts don’t clean their places. When some people learn how to become AirBnB hosts they dream of easy money and glamor. That dream doesn’t include hand-scrubbing a filthy toilet, or a greasy kitchen. Most of my friends are fellow business owners. … Read more