The criteria used to figure out this formula was: affordability, quality of life and the current state of the local real estate market. In general,  a number of California cities hovered at the bottom of the list, while the top three cities for first timers was Texas. In FL the top city at #31 is Tampa, Orlando not far behind at #64, port st lucie at #69, and Boca Raton at #69, followed close behind. Miami #269 and Miami Beach #296 fell near the bottom for first time home buyers. 

23 Key metric overall: 


Affordability- 33.3% this includes housing affordability, average cost of homeowners's insurance, cost of living and the avergae home's cost per square foot.


Real estate market - 33.3% this includes rent to own ratio, housing-market health index, share of homes sold in 1 year. median home-price appreciation, foreclose rate, buy vs rent break even horizon, share of listings with price cuts, share of housing units built between 2010 and 2015, building permit activity.

Quality of life- 33.3% This includes recreation-friendliness recession, recover. weather. quality of school system, driver-friendliness, total home-energy-cost, violent crime rate and property-crime rate. 


Florida cities:


34. Tampa

64. Orlando

68. Port St. Lucie

69. Boca Raton

75. St. Petersburg

95. Cape Coral

88. Palm Bay

103. Clearwater

111. Jacksonville

122. Sunrise

126. Pembroke Pines

134. Lakeland

146. Davie

152. Plantation

159. Miramar

166. Gainesville

180. West Palm Beach

183. Hollywood

188. Coral Springs

194. Pompano Beach

214. Miami Gardens

234. Tallahassee

236. Fort Lauderdale

242. Hialeah

286. Miami

296. Miami Beach


Blake Anthony Papalia 


Home Made Real Estate