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 (Photos)
  2. Surfside (Photos)
  3. West Miami (Photos)
  4. Pembroke Park
  5. Belle Isle (Photos)
  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 Poke 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

Bay Harbor Islands, Florida

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

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

West Miami, Florida

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


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

Belle Isle, Florida

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

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida

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

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

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

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

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

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

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