Crystal River 66 Good
Crystal River Livability #580 ranked city in Florida#10,423 ranked city in the USARanks better than 64% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Crystal River

  • 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.

  • Crime

    With a lower than average crime rate per 100,000 people, this area could be considered a very safe place to live. Crime rates are based on both violent and property crimes.

  • 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.

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What's it like Living in Crystal River?

Located in the state of Florida, Crystal River is a small city with a population of 3,161 residents. According to the most recent Census, 87% of Crystal River residents are White, 13% Black and 1% Native Hawaiian. In Crystal River, there seems to be a shift in population towards an older age group. The average age of the population is now 65, which is significantly higher than the nation’s average. If you prefer shorter commutes, living in Crystal River 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.

Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Crystal River could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Florida if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. The best areas in Crystal River and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from cost of living, health & safety, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Florida and national averages.

Crystal River, FL receives 65/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #555 in Florida and #10,700 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we know that Crystal River ranks very well for crime (A-) and cost of living (A+). Crystal River does not score well for the following: amenities (F) and employment (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

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 Crystal River is actually affordable. The median home price for Crystal River homes is $183,800, which is 10.2% higher than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Crystal River, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.2, which is 82.4% higher than the Florida average.

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      Crystal River transportation information

      Statistic Crystal River Florida National
      Average one way commute17min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work74.6%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.9%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.1%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.8%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home14.6%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Crystal River, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).