Live in Florida

Why Live in Florida?

Many consider Florida to be the most veteran friendly state in the nation—it’s no surprise that more than 1.5 million veterans have made the state their home. The benefits are numerous.

Florida offers beautiful landscapes and a laid-back lifestyle—warm temperatures and sunny skies, gorgeous beaches with white sand and crystal blue waters, great lakes and lush parks, and year-round opportunities for outdoor recreation, such as hunting and fishing.

There’s a home for every taste and budget, and a generous Homestead Property Tax Exemption of $25,000 that reduces the cost of ownership. Realtors all over the state who have been certified as Florida Military Specialists by the Florida Realtor’s Association stand ready to help you find and purchase the perfect home.

Florida Works for Veterans

Watch this video about the many benefits that Florida offers veterans who make the state their home.

Explore Florida's Regions

From North to Central to South Florida, each of the state’s regions has a unique and special character. But what they all have in common is a large number of military installations and a huge population of veterans. In Florida, veterans are embraced by the community and companies in high-growth fields who want to hire them. And the state schools are eager to do whatever it takes to help veteran students succeed—all at the in-state tuition rate. On top of that, anyone who moves here can count on plenty of warm, sunny days and fun recreational opportunities—from fishing and hunting to watersports.

Florida Makes it Easy to Live Here

Get the information you need to figure out where to live, where and how to buy a home, and how to make the best decisions for your family.

Real Veterans. Real Success.

Experience the Sunshine State with the Florida Military Surf Club

Why Florida?

5 main reasons veterans move to Florida

Veterans Filmmaking Academy

Program teaches veterans how to make a documentary

Real Veterans. Real Success.

Kathryn Thomas never backs down from a challenge.

Florida Life

5 reasons Florida is an ideal place for veterans

Veteran Benefits

Veterans in Florida have access to many discounts