This suburb of nearly 12,000 shot like Cupid’s arrow to the very top of our list thanks to its sub-rankings in dating age population (13th), public transportation (sixth), and romantic restaurants (fourth).The only place it didn’t get much love was in bars, where it placed 69th overall. Cocoa Beach (tie) Just what makes these places so single-friendly?Now that you know how we did it, let’s get into what exactly made each of our top 10 places for singles so conducive to romance. Read on, and we’ll tell you that and a whole lot more. Why didn’t Kissimmee rank higher with a name like that?So, once we’d embraced all the ones and zeroes, Xs and Os, and got down to the candy-filled heart of all this, what did we find? Basically, we tweaked what we’d used for our look at the best places for singles in California a bit to come up with the following four: With our criteria picked out, we needed a list of places to look at.South Miami is the best place to find love in the state where the sawgrass meets the sky. We created this by finding all of the cities, towns, villages, and Census-Designated Places in Florida with populations more than 5,000 people. Each place was then given a score from 1 to 162 in the four criteria, with one being the best.
Last year, the Movoto Real Estate blog decided to play Cupid and locate which spots in the Golden State of California were best for finding love, and now we’re back to do the same on the opposite coast, in the Sunshine State of Florida. Unlike a lot of the professed love doctors out there, we’ve got the latest in cutting-edge heart medicine on our side; it’s called data, and—unlike those who’ve done us all wrong at one point or another—it never lies. Finding love is hard enough—but finding out how good a place is for finding love? Fortunately, with all our experience coming up with Big Deal Lists, we were up to it. To get started, we had to define the criteria we’d need to make this ranking.
While the world-famous metro of Miami proper, with its countless clubs and dining spots, might be just fine for finding romance (it placed 23rd overall out of 162).
If you really, really want to have the best chance at romance in the Sunshine state, though, you’re going to want to get yourself to South Miami.
Just like a lot of singles wish to one day be, South Miami is not alone. Finally, we averaged these scores together to get an overall Big Deal Score, the lowest of which was our winner (in this case, South Miami).
Here are the top 10 places for singles in Florida: 1. You can see the top 50 places in a lovely chart at the end of this post.