Located in the state of Florida, Apopka is a mid-sized city with a population of 47,023 people. The majority of Apopka residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Apopka are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 20% of the population also speak Spanish. Apopka is known to be family friendly as more than 74% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 58% of residents also have children under the age of 18.
Are you trying to figure out if living in Apopka is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in Florida, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Apopka, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, weather, employment, housing and more.
With a livability score of 74/100, Apopka is ranked #5,653 in the United States and #398 in Florida. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Apopka has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A-), weather (A) and housing (B+). On a less positive note, Apopka does not have favorable scores for the following: crime (F) and education (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Apopka has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Wekiwa Springs State Park, Kelly Park, and West Orange Trail.
Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Apopka has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.
Apopka real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Apopka. The median home price for Apopka homes is $167,600, which is 0.5% higher than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Apopka, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 17.6% lower than the Florida average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Apopka area were 10% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 11.4%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.
|Average one way commute||31min||27min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||80.5%||79.5%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||9.2%||9.3%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||0.9%||2.1%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.5%||0.7%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||0.9%||1.5%||2.8%|
|Working from home||6.1%||5.4%||4.6%|
|Airports (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (2)||20||354|
|Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (5)||45||711|