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Florida Living Too Expensive? Not in These 10 Places

Fla. isn’t getting too expensive – only some metro areas are. An inexpensive Sunshine State retirement still exists for people who embrace a more rural lifestyle.

MIAMI – If you’d like to live in Florida but the housing prices in some areas are way over your budget – we’re looking at you, Florida Keys – some of the lesser-known counties in the state may have what you’re looking for.

A study by SmartAsset ranked the wealth in Florida’s counties by compiling data from the Census Bureau, real estate site Zillow and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

While some areas have scary price tags, others have ones that are more within reach. The counties on this list, smaller and more rural than others in the state, all have median home values less than the state’s median home value of $326,286.

Here’s the list of counties with, according to SmartAsset, the least wealth:

  1. Glades County
    Median income: $38,088
    Investment income: $20,804
    Median home value: $235,335

     
  2. Taylor County
    Median income: $43,563
    Investment income: $24,074
    Median home value: $171,209
  1. Hamilton County
    Median income: $39,346
    Investment income: $26,916
    Median home value: $177,420
  1. Holmes County
    Median income: $41,809
    Investment income: $18,255
    Median home value: $161,515
  1. Madison County
    Median income: $39,503
    Investment income: $24,856
    Median home value: $169,071
  1. Dixie County
    Median income: $44,287
    Investment income: $40,304
    Median home value: $180,077
  1. Calhoun County
    Median income: $38,098
    Investment income: $27,705
    Median home value: $164,711
  1. Hardee County
    Median income: $41,395
    Investment income: $29,886
    Median home value: $201,299
  1. Liberty County
    Median income: $42,438
    Investment income: $11,358
    Median home value: $164,392
  1. Jackson County
    Median income: $43,416
    Investment income: $24,477
    Median home value: $173,204

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