The 10 Most Boring Places In Florida For 2023

The most boring places in Florida are Mascotte and Perry for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

There’s no denying it: there are plenty of places in Florida that are downright beautiful and full of excitement.

Unfortunately, not all towns and cities in Sunshine State are so lucky.

Just like in all U.S. States, there are definitely some boring places within Florida’s’ borders. You know the places where everyone has an AARP card and the most exciting thing they do all day is post a picture of their grandchild on Facebook.

Like Mascotte, for instance. In our latest analysis, we found that this city was the most boring city in all of Oklahoma according to Saturday Night Science. But don’t feel bad if you’re a resident of Mascotte. There are plenty of other boring, lackluster places in Florida as well.

Here they are. Try not to jump out of your seat with excitement.

Don’t freak out, in fact, believe it not, a boring city is actually one a lot of people would like to call home.

Before you get all upset if your city’s name is on the list, rest assured that we didn’t use personal opinion when it comes to what classifies a city or town as “boring” or “exciting”. We crunched actual numbers to figure out which towns are statistically more boring.

Showing this data to you is the kind of thing that a real estate agent knows, but would never share.

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Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Most Boring Places In Florida For 2023

Mascotte, FL

Source: Wikipedia User Ebyabe | GFDL
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 6,632
Average Age: 31.0
% Married: 20.0%
More on Mascotte:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Perry, FL

Source: Wikipedia User Michael Rivera | CC BY-SA 4.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 6,886
Average Age: 35.8
% Married: 17.0%
More on Perry:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

High Springs, FL

Source: Wikipedia User Ebyabe | CC BY-SA 2.5
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 6,216
Average Age: 36.4
% Married: 16.0%
More on High Springs:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Newberry, FL

Source: Wikipedia User Ebyabe | GFDL
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 7,261
Average Age: 36.3
% Married: 29.0%
More on Newberry:  Cost Of Living

Marianna, FL

Source: Wikipedia User Michael Rivera | CC BY-SA 4.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 6,446
Average Age: 35.6
% Married: 22.0%
More on Marianna:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Lynn Haven, FL

Source: Wikipedia User Ebyabe | CC BY-SA 3.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 19,425
Average Age: 32.9
% Married: 18.0%
More on Lynn Haven:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Pahokee, FL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 5,504
Average Age: 38.0
% Married: 16.0%
More on Pahokee:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Clewiston, FL

Source: Wikipedia User Ebyabe | CC BY-SA 3.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 7,447
Average Age: 33.9
% Married: 17.0%
More on Clewiston:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Macclenny, FL

Source: Wikipedia User Ebyabe | GFDL
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 7,215
Average Age: 37.4
% Married: 18.0%
More on Macclenny:  Cost Of Living

Arcadia, FL

Source: Wikipedia User Ebyabe | GFDL
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 7,460
Average Age: 34.6
% Married: 12.0%
More on Arcadia:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Methodology: How we determined the boring cities in the Sunshine State

You would present the following case to your friends if you were argueing with them at a bar about the most boring place to live in Florida. And that’s why we call it Saturday Night Science.

Because our data speaks more truth than feelings.

To figure out how boring a place is, we factored in things we generally think make people exciting, and then we figure out which cities have the least number of those exciting people.

We used the U.S. American Community Census data to gather the information presented here. HSome of the things people tend to think of as making a city’s population boring include:

  • % of Population Over 25 (higher is more boring)
  • % of Married Household (higher is more boring)
  • Average Age (higher is more boring)
  • % of Households With Kids (higher is more boring)
  • Population density (lower is more boring)

Then, our algorithm generates a ranking for each place in these categories. After crunching the numbers, all of the cities ranked from most boring to most exciting.

For this ranking, we used every Florida city with at least 5,000 residents. This keeps us from prejudicing our rankings by including very small pockets of retired people.

Grab your rocker and hold on.

We updated this article for 2023, and it’s our tenth time ranking the most boring cities in Florida.

There You Have It – Now That You’re Asleep

On a ranking like this, there are usually no winners, but since Florida isn’t necessarily the most boring state in the United States, the cities on this ranking can at least take solace that there are, in fact, more boring cities in the country.

If you’re also curious enough, here are the most exciting places in Florida, according to science:

  1. Daytona Beach Shores
  2. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
  3. South Pasadena

For more Florida reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Boring Cities In Florida For 2023

Rank City Population Average Age
1 Mascotte, FL 6,632 31.0
2 Perry, FL 6,886 35.8
3 High Springs, FL 6,216 36.4
4 Newberry, FL 7,261 36.3
5 Marianna, FL 6,446 35.6
6 Lynn Haven, FL 19,425 32.9
7 Pahokee, FL 5,504 38.0
8 Clewiston, FL 7,447 33.9
9 Macclenny, FL 7,215 37.4
10 Arcadia, FL 7,460 34.6
11 Crestview, FL 26,934 32.7
12 Bartow, FL 18,880 36.6
13 Oviedo, FL 39,405 36.7
14 Davenport, FL 9,049 37.1
15 Starke, FL 5,669 37.1
16 Jacksonville, FL 937,690 36.2
17 Belle Glade, FL 16,983 33.8
18 Okeechobee, FL 5,279 38.8
19 Dundee, FL 5,122 32.7
20 Minneola, FL 13,709 36.9
21 Apopka, FL 54,110 38.8
22 Southwest Ranches, FL 7,613 43.2
23 Defuniak Springs, FL 5,875 37.1
24 Live Oak, FL 6,771 40.3
25 Sanford, FL 60,215 34.5
26 Green Cove Springs, FL 9,351 40.5
27 Auburndale, FL 15,704 39.8
28 Parkland, FL 33,772 39.4
29 Ocoee, FL 46,562 35.4
30 Quincy, FL 8,038 41.2
31 Niceville, FL 15,532 37.9
32 Tallahassee, FL 195,057 27.7
33 Palatka, FL 10,399 37.4
34 Alachua, FL 10,527 40.8
35 Winter Garden, FL 45,978 38.7
36 Lake Park, FL 8,971 35.5
37 St. Cloud, FL 57,610 36.3
38 Winter Haven, FL 48,707 41.0
39 Freeport, FL 5,478 41.4
40 Homestead, FL 78,885 31.2
41 Palmetto Bay, FL 24,327 41.8
42 Ocala, FL 62,351 38.3
43 Pinecrest, FL 18,405 42.9
44 Belleview, FL 5,314 39.8
45 Avon Park, FL 9,725 41.7
46 Wellington, FL 61,445 41.3
47 Lake Alfred, FL 6,196 38.5
48 Miramar, FL 134,306 38.2
49 Opa-Locka, FL 16,310 34.7
50 Deland, FL 36,528 40.2
51 Tampa, FL 380,476 35.9
52 Palm Bay, FL 118,709 40.9
53 Gainesville, FL 138,741 26.8
54 Temple Terrace, FL 26,585 34.0
55 Callaway, FL 13,656 40.4
56 Lakeland, FL 110,401 40.9
57 Eustis, FL 22,532 40.4
58 Belle Isle, FL 6,975 43.0
59 Fort Meade, FL 5,127 43.3
60 Miami Gardens, FL 111,706 37.3
61 Milton, FL 10,040 39.8
62 Cutler Bay, FL 44,865 39.5
63 Satellite Beach, FL 11,093 42.2
64 Davie, FL 104,782 36.9
65 Coral Springs, FL 133,693 36.9
66 Deltona, FL 93,464 38.4
67 Pensacola, FL 53,845 38.4
68 Groveland, FL 17,896 41.1
69 Leesburg, FL 26,242 42.9
70 Oldsmar, FL 14,800 37.9
71 Doral, FL 73,126 36.4
72 Weston, FL 68,148 41.4
73 Kissimmee, FL 77,189 35.3
74 Fort Pierce, FL 46,409 39.0
75 Orlando, FL 302,968 34.4
76 Miami Shores, FL 11,551 40.0
77 Riviera Beach, FL 37,301 37.4
78 West Park, FL 15,074 34.7
79 West Melbourne, FL 25,768 41.5
80 Coral Gables, FL 49,269 39.9
81 Bay Harbor Islands, FL 5,880 36.6
82 Lake Wales, FL 16,173 45.4
83 Maitland, FL 19,154 35.5
84 Daytona Beach, FL 71,041 39.4
85 Springfield, FL 8,429 41.5
86 South Bay, FL 6,284 42.0
87 Royal Palm Beach, FL 38,697 40.8
88 Pembroke Park, FL 6,269 33.2
89 Clermont, FL 41,562 42.0
90 Lake Mary, FL 16,459 43.4
91 Port St. Lucie, FL 202,177 42.9
92 Lauderhill, FL 73,935 37.0
93 North Lauderdale, FL 44,579 35.3
94 Fort Walton Beach, FL 20,805 39.5
95 Palm Springs, FL 26,611 36.8
96 Longwood, FL 15,085 43.2
97 South Miami, FL 11,997 39.2
98 Gulf Breeze, FL 6,249 49.5
99 Surfside, FL 5,665 41.5
100 Key Biscayne, FL 14,530 41.7
About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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15 thoughts on “The 10 Most Boring Places In Florida For 2023

  1. You guys are right on target about SW Florida.It is THE most boring area i’ve ever lived in.The whole area,from Sanibel/Cape Coral to Marco Isl./Everglades city, is dead-er than a graveyard.You’ll never meet more boring people than what lives around here,and the dim lights that run Charlotte,Lee,and Collier counties like it that way.
    I could probably go on forever about how just plain BAD SW Florida is…but i don’t want to rant. lolol

    BTW…i’m 62 years old,and even I,at my age,am BORED TO DEATH living here in SW Florida…i wish i could move to LA.,or maybe San Francisco.

  2. This isn’t science. Half your criteria are based on age. Show me a single definition of boring that has anything to do with age! Pretty sorry to have to publish such “junk research” to try to make a name for yourself.

  3. swfl is boring, has always been boring. just these days more and more people in the way. if you do not boat, fish or golf there really is not much here.
    usually have to drive 2 hours to see a decent concert or buy a record.

  4. SW Florida is so boring that you can LITERALLY do EVERYTHING there is to do in no more than 2 days.
    If you golf in the morning,visit their smelly beach in the afternoon,go to a restaurant in the evening…then you’ve done almost everything there is to do around this miserable place.On the,if you visit a wildlife preserve,then take an airboat tour of their swamp (everglades),then you have done absolutely everything there is to do….what a ripoff!!..there is simply no quality of life for working people around here.No culture…no nuthin’.
    The local dim lights (politicians)cater exclusively to the snotty,whining,do nothing rich,and tell working people to take a hike.
    I don’t want to go political,but local politics and class warfare is probably THE single main force behind the near total lack of things to do…why SW so damn BORING…JMO

  5. I’m ok with boring – I’m a fan of boring (at least how you describe it). But if that’s a photo of Naples….then it is somewhere in Naples I’ve never seen in almost 40 years of living here.

  6. This article seems to be full of statistical misstatement and errors. Who if anyone proofs your work? In the narrative section the statistics shown are not consistent. On some cities you list “Households over 65” on others “Households with Kids”. The statistics in these are mismapped. For example, on Longboat Key you state an Average Age of 71.4, the highest city in the list, but reflect a 3.1% rate of Households over 65. No one should take your analysis or article seriously.

  7. Terrible analysis. This website is a joke !

    Seems to most readers that this must have been thought up of a bunch of 20 year olds with no sense of reality…yet

    Give it time, you will understand how dumb this was and delete it in a few years 🙂

  8. Correction… Punta Gorda is NOT mostly gated communities. I’m not sure how you came to that conclusion. I do agree that it’s boring… And we LOVE it that way! Beautiful, quiet town!

  9. Yeah..grew up on Clearwater and it has always been lily white and boring. Visit the beach and red lobster and you have finished visiting the scintillating intellectual and social life of Clearwater.

  10. Why no mention of the greatest fishing town in the USA. Islamorada. And Vero Beach needs to be way down the list. Ask people that live there. Zero Beach

  11. Correction* the most boring places are actually found in north florida. The closer you reach Alabama, the worse and ‘crack head’ it gets.

  12. Tallahassee and Gainesville being at the bottom of this list tells me everything I need to know. Those numbers are so skewed considering the majority of Tallahassee’s populations are college students so of course average married age and children are going to be super low. Take it from a college student living here, it sucks and there’s nothing else here besides FSU/FAMU. Just another boring suburban town.

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