South FloridaMost Eco-Friendly Cities in Florida

March 31, 2021by Established Moving

Earth Day is a celebration of our planet and eco-friendly practices to protect our natural resources and reduce our carbon footprint. If you are considering a move to the Sunshine State in an area that is committed to positive environmental practices, our South Florida moving company shares the most eco-friendly cities in Florida. 

Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch is an innovative town near Fort Myers that was developed by environmental planners and developers in 2016. It was designed to be sustainable and eco-conscious with clean energy. The city has the largest solar-plus-storage system operating in the United States. 

After partnering with Florida Power & Light, Babcock Ranch is powered by solar energy to reduce their carbon footprint. The city officials have also implemented biking trails, recycling programs, and dedicated green spaces to protect their natural landscapes.

Fort Lauderdale

Our Fort Lauderdale movers are proud to be one of the 180 Florida communities dedicated to being environmentally friendly and participating in the Tree City USA program. As one of the most eco-friendly cities in Florida, Fort Lauderdale consists of some of the greenest neighborhoods in the state with a commitment to recycling, responsible development, sustainable building, and green public transportation.

Fort Lauderdale is a pedestrian-friendly beach city with at least 20 miles of beach fronts and hiking trails. A great activity for Earth Day would be to visit Bonnet House, a historic 35-acre tropical estate with a hibiscus garden, an orchid house, and wild spider monkeys.

Key West

Key West has made a name for itself for its wildlife as well as protection of endangered species. In an effort to be eco-friendly, the city’s resources are dedicated to bird sanctuaries, deer refuges, and a Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Key West residents enjoy walking, cycling, and riding the SQUID, a solar-powered electric charter boat.

Our local movers in South Florida suggest visiting John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, an underwater preserve, or the Dolphin Research Center for Earth Day this year.

Miami

Our Miami movers can verify that Miami is an eco-friendly city in Florida as well as a vibrant and lively place to live. Miami has been dedicated to the preservation of the environment by improving air & water quality throughout the community. City resources have expanded to encourage biking or public transportation and the use of alternative fuel for city vehicles. Miami City Hall has been operating with solar panels since 2008 and opened a high school in 2009 that operates completely on green energy .   

For Earth Day, our residential movers suggest spending the day at the Everglades National Park & Shark Valley Visitor Center or Fairchild Gardens. You and your family can dine at Lokal, the first 100% clean and renewably powered restaurant in Miami.

Orlando

According to the Arbor Day Foundation, Orlando has been dedicated to urban forestry and responsible city development for over 40 years. The city has planted over 20,000 trees, installed free bike racks for businesses to encourage bike riding to work, and has improved public transportation with the SunRail. City officials have also dedicated green spaces, parks, bike trails, and hiking spots to make the city more pedestrian-friendly.

Orlando implemented Green Works, a Community Action project to make Orlando a residential and vacation destination for green-minded residents and tourists. Vacation spots like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios theme parks have implemented eco-conscious practices such as the use of recyclable utensils and education about sustainable energy.

Tampa

Tampa is considered one of the most eco-friendly cities in Florida due to its dedication to public transportation. As well as being one of the most walkable cities in Florida, Tampa encourages the use of bikes, ferries, and their historic streetcar system to reduce the city’s carbon footprint.

Earth Day activities in Tampa could include a visit to the University of South Florida (USF) Botanical Gardens on campus or the DiamondBack Nature Preserve.  

West Palm Beach  

West Palm Beach is home to sunny beaches, picturesque neighborhoods, and energetic restaurants and entertainment spots. City officials in West Palm Beach encourage its residents to implement eco-friendly practices in their everyday lives. The city is considered one of the most pedestrian-friendly spots in South Florida with many residents walking or biking to work.

The restaurants have been implementing eco-conscious practices with farm-to-table restaurants utilizing local and sustainable food sources. Farmer markets have also been increasingly popular to residents of West Palm Beach. Our long-distance movers have traveled far and wide and still believe that the city’s local farm-to-table menus taste better than anything else.

Our full-service moving company in South Florida has assisted numerous individuals and families with their moves into eco-friendly neighborhoods in Florida.   

Contact us at (888) 343-4755 for a free moving estimate.

 

Related Reading:

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