Avon Park 70 Excellent
Avon Park Livability #413 ranked city in Florida#6,669 ranked city in the USARanks better than 77% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Avon Park

  • Cost Of Living

    The overall cost of living in this area is much lower than average. This includes everyday goods and services, as well as housing, utilities and health care.

  • Housing

    This area has received high scores in the housing category. This could be due to a positive home affordability ratio, high appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Health & Safety

    A high score in the health and safety category is a result of good air quality and the accessibility to health facilities such as hospitals, clinics, doctors, pharmacies and fire stations.

  • Ratings

    Local residents have positive things to say about the proximity of restaurants, grocery stores, parks, public transit, friendliness of neighbors, sense of community and overall safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    A majority of amenities are not ideally situated within a reasonable walking distance, which may lead residents to rely on a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Public transportation is not readily available in this area and the average commute time to work could also be longer than the national average.

  • Employment

    A low score in the employment category could indicate that this area struggles with high unemployment rates and low household income and income per capita levels.

  • Schools

    Lower than average education levels, poor reading and math scores, as well as the inaccessibility of local elementary and high schools could all be factors in the low schools score.

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What's it like Living in Avon Park?

Avon Park, Florida is a mid-sized city with a population of 10,539 people. Avon Park is mostly populated by White (47%) and Black or African American (33%) ethnic groups. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Avon Park are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 26% of the population also speak Spanish. Single men and women might be happy to hear that in Avon Park, only 44% of the population is married. If you prefer shorter commutes, living in Avon Park will be a delight. With an average one-way commute time of just 17 minutes, traveling to and from work is notably more convenient than the national average, which stands at 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Avon Park, Florida could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, health & safety, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Avon Park and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Avon Park to Florida and the national average.

With a livability score of 69/100, Avon Park is ranked #7,176 in the United States and #403 in Florida. There are nine total categories that generate the livability score. Avon Park scores well for housing (A+) Avon Park does not score well for the following: amenities (F), crime (F), education (D-) and employment (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Finding affordable real estate and housing in Avon Park can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are attainable, we'll need to know if the real estate in Avon Park is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Avon Park come in at $80,400, which is 51.8% lower than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Avon Park, the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 23.5% lower than the Florida average.

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      Avon Park transportation information

      Statistic Avon Park Florida National
      Average one way commute17min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.1%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.7%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.5%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle2.0%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.3%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home1.6%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Avon Park, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).