These Are The 10 Best Places In Florida To Catch Pokemon


These are the cities and towns in Florida where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?

Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.

Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in Florida who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.

After analyzing every place in Florida, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Sunshine State:

  1. Bay Harbor Islands
  2. Surfside (Photos)
  3. West Miami
  4. Pembroke Park (Photos)
  5. Belle Isle
  6. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea (Photos)
  7. Valparaiso (Photos)
  8. Gulf Breeze (Photos)
  9. Longboat Key (Photos)
  10. Treasure Island (Photos)

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in Florida. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.

So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poké Balls as we uncover the truly best places in Florida in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.

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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?

In order to rank the best places in Florida in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in Florida have the most places to find Pokemon.

So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of parks per capita
  • Number of museums per capita
  • Number of churches per capita
  • Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.

Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in Florida.

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1. Bay Harbor Islands


Population: 5,847
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.26
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.45
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.26
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 10.26

2. Surfside

Surfside, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,927
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.12
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.72
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.12
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 10.12

3. West Miami


Population: 6,197
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.68
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.52
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.68
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 6.94

4. Pembroke Park

Pembroke Park, Florida

Source: Flickr

Population: 6,220
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.65
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.05
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.65
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 9.65

5. Belle Isle


Population: 6,265
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.58
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.71
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.58
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 4.95

6. Lauderdale-By-The-Sea


Population: 6,241
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.61
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.53
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.61
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.4

7. Valparaiso

Valparaiso, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,109
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.44
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.37
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.74
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.52

8. Gulf Breeze

Gulf Breeze, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,984
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.36
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.17
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.03
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.34

9. Longboat Key

Longboat Key, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,003
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.57
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.28
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.57
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.28

10. Treasure Island

Treasure Island, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,749
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.89
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.26
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.89
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.63

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in Florida where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.

If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in Florida with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. Fort Lauderdale (Photos)
  2. Hialeah (Photos)
  3. Tallahassee (Photos)
  4. Cape Coral (Photos)
  5. Miami (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Florida To Catch Pokemon

City Rank Population
Bay Harbor Islands 1 5,847
Surfside 2 5,927
West Miami 3 6,197
Pembroke Park 4 6,220
Belle Isle 5 6,265
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea 6 6,241
Valparaiso 7 5,109
Gulf Breeze 8 5,984
Longboat Key 9 7,003
Treasure Island 10 6,749
St. Augustine Beach 11 6,422
Miami Shores 12 10,736
Orange Park 13 8,472
Fort Myers Beach 14 6,539
Wilton Manors 15 11,994
South Miami 16 12,036
Indian Harbour Beach 17 8,254
Palm Beach 18 8,344
Lake Park 19 8,317
Key Biscayne 20 12,774
Southwest Ranches 21 7,583
Lantana 22 10,822
Tequesta 23 5,756
Lighthouse Point 24 10,693
Lake Alfred 25 5,136
St. Pete Beach 26 9,408
Avon Park 27 8,874
Miami Springs 28 14,255
Satellite Beach 29 10,262
South Daytona 30 12,265
Wildwood 31 6,782
West Park 32 14,604
Opa-Locka 33 15,867
Holly Hill 34 11,680
Longwood 35 13,776
Cape Canaveral 36 9,960
Palmetto 37 12,856
Oldsmar 38 13,730
Gulfport 39 12,102
Inverness 40 7,205
Maitland 41 16,273
North Palm Beach 42 12,272
Stuart 43 15,850
Alachua 44 9,291
Cocoa Beach 45 11,287
Pinecrest 46 18,914
Springfield 47 9,095
Safety Harbor 48 17,017
Sebring 49 10,356
Green Cove Springs 50 6,984
Minneola 51 9,849
Seminole 52 17,477
St. Augustine 53 13,440
Destin 54 12,840
Neptune Beach 55 6,733
Sunny Isles Beach 56 21,583
Lake Mary 57 14,605
Fellsmere 58 5,312
Palm Springs 59 21,302
Hialeah Gardens 60 22,660
Dania Beach 61 30,531
Okeechobee 62 5,581
Niceville 63 13,562
New Port Richey 64 15,063
Miami Lakes 65 30,396
Milton 66 9,149
Casselberry 67 26,520
Perry 68 7,040
Sweetwater 69 20,562
Mount Dora 70 12,663
Fernandina Beach 71 11,851
Pahokee 72 5,941
Winter Park 73 28,771
Lauderdale Lakes 74 33,710
Debary 75 19,404
Temple Terrace 76 25,098
Auburndale 77 13,979
Groveland 78 9,381
High Springs 79 5,499
Lady Lake 80 14,138
Cocoa 81 17,261
Sanibel 82 6,761
Arcadia 83 7,647
Eustis 84 18,920
Palmetto Bay 85 24,214
Mascotte 86 5,197
Brooksville 87 7,725
Parkland 88 25,895
Winter Springs 89 33,673
Defuniak Springs 90 5,410
Lake Wales 91 14,665
Callaway 92 14,617
Vero Beach 93 15,577
Hallandale Beach 94 38,270
Fort Walton Beach 95 20,320
Fort Meade 96 5,745
Leesburg 97 20,915
Quincy 98 8,022
Palatka 99 10,464
Atlantic Beach 100 12,840

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