With more than 400 cities, towns and villages in the state of Florida, these communities are as diverse in geography, population and culture as the residents that call them home.
Florida's cities, towns and villages are the centers of economic, social and cultural energy that enhance the quality of life enjoyed by Floridians. Municipalities are corporations. They were created because of the self-determination of their residents. Most often, the cities’ founders wanted increased, better quality services and local control of how they were being governed.
Cities are citizen-driven representative democracies. The services a city provides are determined by the desires and needs of citizens through community engagement and input.
More than 50 years ago, Floridians voted to include municipal Home Rule powers in the Constitution. Home Rule gives each city the flexibility to craft its laws specifically to its own unique needs. This is the embodiment of Local Voices Making Local Choices.
What makes Florida’s cities great are the people who call them home. Residents with different backgrounds, experiences and cultures coming together to create unique communities as diverse as the state itself.
Access the resources below to learn more about Florida's cities.