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Coolest Small Towns in Florida

Gulfport, DeFuniak Springs and Everglades City are just three examples of Florida's hidden gems.

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Leave the rat race behind. Experience the charm, friendliness and slower pace that beckon folks to visit these three small towns.

Gulfport

A post shared by David Cox (@cox207) on Mar 9, 2017 at 1:52pm PST

This relaxed town extends for all of four miles. In its earliest days, there was no beach, but gradually sea walls were built and the mud flats were filled in. Today, with its flocks of gulls on the sand, warm balmy breezes and swing-set-style park benches, this quaint little beach community just outside of St. Petersburg has a feel of Old Florida… More on Gulfport

DeFuniak Springs

A post shared by James Moore (@yesternow) on Mar 30, 2017 at 8:24am PDT

Among the many surprising charms of this small town is the abundance of homes featuring stunning Victorian architecture, especially along Circle Drive, which surrounds DeFuniak Springs’ lake. Like many aspects of the community, these homes and railroad museum (photo) are part of a rich history… More on DeFuniak Springs

Everglades City

Everglades City may be best known for what it doesn’t have. You won’t find a mall, traffic lights, high-rises or even a beach here. This trading-outpost-turned-farming-turned-fishing-community spent quite a few years in the spotlight during the 1920s construction of Alligator Alley through the Everglades… More on Everglades City

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