Florida

What to say about Florida, my home state? It is Amazing, Awesome, Beautiful, Playful, Sometimes overcrowded and annoying. It IS HOME!!!!

Florida is where I was born and raised. It’s where others wish they were, and I get to live. It’s where my kids were born, my Gramma died, It’s family and friends and so, so, many memories.

So no matter how much I love the other states and want to travel, I will always be at home here and will always consider myself a Native Floridian.

We have many great little towns, 161 state parks, 21 national parks, monuments, or preserves and 10 state trails. We also have cracker houses, manatees, the oldest city in the USA, blue water and bikinis. Not to mention, How do you beat, fresh seafood, flamingos, Nascar, football, Spring Break, the Keys, Forts, boat rides, Blue Angels, white sandy beaches, gators, horses, sugar cane, oranges, FISHING, Skynyrd and Mickey!

Fun Facts:

Union Year:1845
Capital: Tallahassee
Bird: Mockingbird
Flower: Orange Blossom
Tree: Sabal Palm
Nickname: The Sunshine State

  • Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where it was first developed.
  • Flamingos get their pink color from the shrimp they eat. The more shrimp they eat the deeper pink they become.
  • The Everglades National Park encompasses 2,100 square miles and contains the largest mangrove forest and the slowest moving river in the world.
  • Florida is not the southernmost state in the United States. Hawaii is farther south. Key West is the southernmost point in the “continental” United States.
  • “Florida” means “flowery” in Spanish.
  • Any place in Florida is at a distance not more than 60 miles from the ocean.

Some Weird Facts:

  • The names of some of the approach procedures that all aircraft follow into their arrival at Orlando International Airport are named CWRLD ONE, COSTR ONE, PIGLT ONE, MINEE TWO and GOOFY FIVE.
  • The U.S. city with most lightning strikes per capita is Clearwater.
  • A crypt in Key West is inscribed “I told you I was sick.”
  • Florida is the only state that has two rivers with the same name. There is a Withlacoochee in north-central Florida (Madison County) and a Withlacoochee in central Florida. They have nothing in common except the name.
  • Saint John’s River is one of the very few rivers in the world that flows north instead of south.

Our Cities:

Below is a complete list of all cities, large and small. Unfortunately, I have not been able to either visit them all or update all the ones I have. But I am working diligently to update what I can.

 

All Florida Cities:

A

Eastpoint
LaBelle
Palm Beach Shores
Tiger Point
Acacia Villas
Eatonville
Lacoochee
Palm City
Tildenville
Alachua
Ebro
Lady Lake
Palm Coast
Timber Pines
Alafaya
Edgewater
Laguna Beach
Palm Harbor
Titusville
Alford
Edgewood
Lake Alfred
Palm River-Clair Mel
Town 'n' Country
Allentown
Eglin AFB
Lake Belvedere Estates
Palm Shores
Treasure Island
Altamonte Springs
Egypt Lake-Leto
Lake Buena Vista
Palm Springs
Trenton
Altha
El Portal
Lake Butler
Palm Springs North
Trilby
Altoona
Elfers
Lake Butler city
Palm Valley
Trinity
Alturas
Ellenton
Lake City
Palmetto
Tyndall AFB
Alva
Englewood
Lake Clarke Shores
Palmetto Bay

U

Andrews
Ensley
Lake Hamilton
Palmetto Estates
Umatilla
Anna Maria
Estero
Lake Harbor
Palmona Park
Union Park
Apalachicola
Esto
Lake Hart
Panacea
University
Apollo Beach
Eustis
Lake Helen
Panama City
University CDP (Orange County)
Apopka
Everglades
Lake Kathryn
Panama City Beach
University Park
Arcadia

F

Lake Lindsey
Paradise Heights
Upper Grand Lagoon
Archer
Fairview Shores
Lake Lorraine
Parker

V

Aripeka
Fanning Springs
Lake Mack-Forest Hills
Parkland
Valparaiso
Asbury Lake
Feather Sound
Lake Magdalene
Pasadena Hills
Valrico
Astatula
Fellsmere
Lake Mary
Patrick AFB
Vamo
Astor
Fern Park
Lake Mary Jane
Paxton
Venice
Atlantic Beach
Fernandina Beach
Lake Mystic
Pea Ridge
Venice Gardens
Atlantis
Ferndale
Lake Panasoffkee
Pebble Creek
Vernon
Auburndale
Ferry Pass
Lake Park
Pelican Bay
Vero Beach
Aucilla
Fidelis
Lake Placid
Pembroke Park
Vero Beach South
Avalon
Fish Hawk
Lake Sarasota
Pembroke Pines
Verona Walk
Aventura
Fisher Island
Lake Wales
Penney Farms
Viera East
Avon Park
Five Points
Lake Worth
Pensacola
Viera West
Azalea Park
Flagler Beach
Lakeland
Perry
Villano Beach

B

Flagler Estates
Lakeland Highlands
Pierson
Villas
Babson Park
Fleming Island
Lakeside
Pine Air
Vineyards
Bagdad
Floral City
Lakewood Park
Pine Castle
Virginia Gardens
Bal Harbour
Florida City
Lamont
Pine Hills

W

Baldwin
Florida Ridge
Land O' Lakes
Pine Island
Wabasso
Balm
Floridatown
Lantana
Pine Island Center
Wabasso Beach
Bardmoor
Forest City
Largo
Pine Lakes
Wacissa
Bartow
Fort Denaud
Lauderdale Lakes
Pine Level
Wahneta
Bascom
Fort Green
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
Pine Manor
Waldo
Bay Harbor Islands
Fort Green Springs
Lauderhill
Pine Ridge
Wallace
Bay Hill
Fort Lauderdale
Laurel
Pine Ridge CDP (Collier County)
Warm Mineral Springs
Bay Lake
Fort Meade
Laurel Hill
Pinecrest
Warrington
Bay Pines
Fort Myers
Lawtey
Pineland
Washington Park
Bayonet Point
Fort Myers Beach
Layton
Pinellas Park
Watergate
Bayport
Fort Myers Shores
Lazy Lake
Pinewood
Watertown
Bayshore Gardens
Fort Pierce
Lealman
Pioneer
Wauchula
Beacon Square
Fort Pierce North
Lecanto
Pittman
Waukeenah
Bear Creek
Fort Pierce South
Lee
Plant City
Wausau
Bee Ridge
Fort Walton Beach
Leesburg
Plantation
Waverly
Bell
Fort White
Lehigh Acres
Plantation CDP
Webster
Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace
Fountainebleau
Leisure City
Plantation Island
Wedgefield
Belle Glade
Four Corners
Lely
Plantation Mobile Home Park
Weeki Wachee
Belle Isle
Franklin Park
Lely Resort
Poinciana
Weeki Wachee Gardens
Belleair
Freeport
Lemon Grove
Point Baker
Wekiwa Springs
Belleair Beach
Frostproof
Lighthouse Point
Polk City
Welaka
Belleair Bluffs
Fruit Cove
Limestone
Pomona Park
Wellington
Belleair Shore
Fruitland Park
Limestone Creek
Pompano Beach
Wesley Chapel
Belleview
Fruitville
Lisbon
Ponce de Leon
West Bradenton
Bellview
Fuller Heights
Live Oak
Ponce Inlet
West DeLand
Berrydale
Fussels Corner
Lloyd
Port Charlotte
West Lealman
Beverly Beach

G

Lochmoor Waterway Estates
Port LaBelle
West Little River
Beverly Hills
Gainesville
Lockhart
Port Orange
West Melbourne
Big Coppitt Key
Garcon Point
Longboat Key
Port Richey
West Miami
Big Pine Key
Garden Grove
Longwood
Port Salerno
West Palm Beach
Biscayne Park
Gardner
Loughman
Port St. Joe
West Park
Bithlo
Gateway
Lower Grand Lagoon
Port St. John
West Pensacola
Black Diamond
Geneva
Loxahatchee Groves
Port St. Lucie
West Perrine
Black Hammock
Gibsonton
Lutz
Pretty Bayou
West Samoset
Bloomingdale
Gifford
Lynn Haven
Princeton
West Vero Corridor
Blountstown
Gladeview

M

Progress Village
Westchase
Boca Raton
Glen Ridge
Macclenny
Punta Gorda
Westchester
Bokeelia
Glen St. Mary
Madeira Beach
Punta Rassa
Westgate
Bonifay
Glencoe
Madison
Quail Ridge
Weston
Bonita Springs
Glenvar Heights
Maitland
Quincy
Westview
Boulevard Gardens
Golden Beach
Malabar

R

Westville
Bowling Green
Golden Gate
Malone
Raiford
Westwood Lakes
Boynton Beach
Golden Glades
Manalapan
Raleigh
Wewahitchka
Bradenton
Goldenrod
Manasota Key
Reddick
Whiskey Creek
Bradenton Beach
Golf
Manatee Road
Redington Beach
White City
Bradley Junction
Gonzalez
Mango
Redington Shores
White Springs
Brandon
Goodland
Mangonia Park
Richmond Heights
Whitfield
Branford
Gotha
Marathon
Richmond West
Whitfield CDP (Santa Rosa County)
Brent
Goulding
Marco Island
Ridge Manor
Wildwood
Briny Breezes
Goulds
Margate
Ridge Wood Heights
Williamsburg
Bristol
Graceville
Marianna
Ridgecrest
Williston
Broadview Park
Grand Ridge
Marineland
Rio
Williston Highlands
Bronson
Grant-Valkaria
Mary Esther
Rio Pinar
Willow Oak
Brooker
Green Cove Springs
Masaryktown
River Park
Wilton Manors
Brookridge
Greenacres
Mascotte
River Ridge
Wimauma
Brooksville
Greenbriar
Matlacha
Riverview
Windermere
Brownsdale
Greensboro
Matlacha Isles-Matlacha Shores
Riviera Beach
Windsor
Brownsville
Greenville
Mayo
Rockledge
Winter Beach
Buckhead Ridge
Greenwood
McGregor
Roeville
Winter Garden
Buckingham
Grenelefe
McIntosh
Roosevelt Gardens
Winter Haven
Buenaventura Lakes
Gretna
Meadow Oaks
Roseland
Winter Park
Bunnell
Grove City
Meadow Woods
Rotonda
Winter Springs
Burnt Store Marina
Groveland
Medley
Royal Palm Beach
Wiscon
Bushnell
Gulf Breeze
Medulla
Royal Palm Estates
Woodlawn Beach
Butler Beach
Gulf Gate Estates
Melbourne
Ruskin
Woodville

C

Gulf Stream
Melbourne Beach

S

World Golf Village
Cabana Colony
Gulfport
Melbourne Village
Safety Harbor
Worthington Springs
Callahan
Gun Club Estates
Memphis
Samoset
Wright
Callaway

H

Merritt Island
Samsula-Spruce Creek

Y

Campbell
Haines City
Mexico Beach
San Antonio
Yalaha
Campbellton
Hallandale Beach
Miami
San Carlos Park
Yankeetown
Canal Point
Hampton
Miami Beach
San Castle
Yeehaw Junction
Cape Canaveral
Harbor Bluffs
Miami Gardens
Sanford
Yulee
Cape Coral
Harbour Heights
Miami Lakes
Sanibel

Z

Captiva
Harlem
Miami Shores
Sarasota
Zellwood
Carrabelle
Harlem Heights
Miami Springs
Sarasota Springs
Zephyrhills
Carrollwood
Harold
Micanopy
Satellite Beach
Zephyrhills North
Caryville
Hastings
Micco
Sawgrass
Zephyrhills South
Casselberry
Havana
Middleburg
Schall Circle
Zephyrhills West
Cedar Grove
Haverhill
Milton
Sea Ranch Lakes
Zolfo Springs
Cedar Key
Hawthorne
Mims
Sebastian
Celebration
Heathrow
Minneola
Sebring
Center Hill
Heritage Pines
Miramar
Seffner
Century
Hernando
Miramar Beach
Seminole
Charleston Park
Hernando Beach
Molino
Seminole Manor
Charlotte Harbor
Hialeah
Monticello
Seville
Charlotte Park
Hialeah Gardens
Montura
Sewall's Point
Chattahoochee
High Point
Montverde
Shady Hills
Cheval
High Springs
Moon Lake
Shalimar
Chiefland
Highland Beach
Moore Haven
Sharpes
Chipley
Highland City
Morriston
Siesta Key
Chokoloskee
Highland Park
Mount Carmel
Silver Lake
Christmas
Hill 'n Dale
Mount Dora
Silver Springs Shores
Chuluota
Hillcrest Heights
Mount Plymouth
Sky Lake
Chumuckla
Hilliard
Mulat
Sneads
Cinco Bayou
Hillsboro Beach
Mulberry
Solana
Citrus Hills
Hillsboro Pines
Munson
Sopchoppy
Citrus Park
Hobe Sound
Myrtle Grove
Sorrento
Citrus Springs
Holden Heights

N

South Apopka
Clarcona
Holiday
Naples
South Bay
Clearwater
Holley
Naples Manor
South Beach
Clermont
Holly Hill
Naples Park
South Bradenton
Cleveland
Hollywood
Naranja
South Brooksville
Clewiston
Holmes Beach
Nassau Village-Ratliff
South Daytona
Cloud Lake
Homeland
Navarre
South Gate Ridge
Cobbtown
Homestead
Navarre Beach
South Highpoint
Cocoa
Homestead Base
Neptune Beach
South Miami
Cocoa Beach
Homosassa
New Port Richey
South Miami Heights
Cocoa West
Homosassa Springs
New Port Richey East
South Palm Beach
Coconut Creek
Horizon West
New Smyrna Beach
South Pasadena
Coleman
Horseshoe Beach
Newberry
South Patrick Shores
Combee Settlement
Hosford
Niceville
South Sarasota
Connerton
Howey-in-the-Hills
Nobleton
South Venice
Conway
Hudson
Nocatee
Southchase
Cooper City
Hunters Creek
Nokomis
Southeast Arcadia
Coral Gables
Hutchinson Island South
Noma
Southgate
Coral Springs
Hypoluxo
North Bay Village
Southwest Ranches
Coral Terrace

I

North Brooksville
Spring Hill
Cortez
Immokalee
North DeLand
Spring Lake
Cottondale
Indialantic
North Fort Myers
Spring Ridge
Country Club
Indian Creek
North Key Largo
Springfield
Country Walk
Indian Harbour Beach
North Lauderdale
Springhill
Crawfordville
Indian River Estates
North Miami
St. Augustine
Crescent Beach
Indian River Shores
North Miami Beach
St. Augustine Beach
Crescent City
Indian Rocks Beach
North Palm Beach
St. Augustine Shores
Crestview
Indian Shores
North Port
St. Augustine South
Crooked Lake Park
Indiantown
North Redington Beach
St. Cloud
Cross City
Inglis
North River Shores
St. George Island
Crystal Lake
Interlachen
North Sarasota
St. James City
Crystal River
Inverness
North Weeki Wachee
St. Leo
Crystal Springs
Inverness Highlands North
Northdale
St. Lucie Village
Cudjoe Key
Inverness Highlands South

O

St. Marks
Cutler Bay
Inwood
Oak Hill
St. Pete Beach
Cypress Gardens
Iona
Oak Ridge
St. Petersburg
Cypress Lake
Islamorada, Village of Islands
Oakland
Stacey Street
Cypress Quarters
Island Walk
Oakland Park
Starke

D

Istachatta
Oakleaf Plantation
Steinhatchee
Dade City
Ives Estates
Ocala
Stock Island
Dade City North

J

Ocean Breeze Park
Stuart
Dania Beach
Jacksonville
Ocean City
Sugarmill Woods
Davenport
Jacksonville Beach
Ocean Ridge
Sumatra
Davie
Jacob City
Ocoee
Sun City Center
Day
Jan Phyl Village
Odessa
Suncoast Estates
Daytona Beach
Jasmine Estates
Ojus
Sunny Isles Beach
Daytona Beach Shores
Jasper
Okahumpka
Sunrise
De Leon Springs
Jay
Okeechobee
Sunset
DeBary
Jennings
Oldsmar
Surfside
Deerfield Beach
Jensen Beach
Olga
Sweetwater
DeFuniak Springs
June Park
Olympia Heights
T
DeLand
Juno Beach
Ona
Taft
DeLand Southwest
Juno Ridge
Opa-locka
Tallahassee
Delray Beach
Jupiter
Orange City
Tamarac
Deltona
Jupiter Farms
Orange Park
Tamiami
Desoto Lakes
Jupiter Inlet Colony
Orangetree
Tampa
Destin
Jupiter Island
Orchid
Tangelo Park
Dickerson City

K

Oriole Beach
Tangerine
Dixonville
Kathleen
Orlando
Tarpon Springs
Doctor Phillips
Kendale Lakes
Orlovista
Tavares
Doral
Kendall
Ormond Beach
Tavernier
Dover
Kendall West
Ormond-by-the-Sea
Taylor Creek
Duck Key
Kenneth City
Osprey
Temple Terrace
Dundee
Kensington Park
Otter Creek
Tequesta
Dunedin
Kenwood Estates
Oviedo
The Acreage
Dunnellon
Key Biscayne

P

The Crossings

E

Key Colony Beach
Pace
The Hammocks
Eagle Lake
Key Largo
Page Park
The Meadows
East Bronson
Key Vista
Pahokee
The Villages
East Lake
Key West
Paisley
Thonotosassa
East Lake-Orient Park
Keystone
Palatka
Three Lakes
East Milton
Keystone Heights
Palm Bay
Three Oaks
East Palatka
Kissimmee
Palm Beach
Tice

East Williston

L

Palm Beach Gardens
Tierra Verde

 

 

 

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