Key findings

  • Florence has a Livability Score of 67/100, which is considered average
  • Florence crime rates are 47% higher than the Alabama average
  • Cost of living in Florence is 5% lower than the Alabama average
  • Florence real estate prices are 2% lower than the Alabama average
  • Rental prices in Florence are 20% lower than the Alabama average

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      Top Rated Schools in Florence

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Kilby Laboratory SchoolPK - 616182%
      Forest Hills SchoolKG - 480759%
      Rogers High SchoolPK - 121,21346%
      Central High SchoolPK - 121,37744%
      Florence High School10 - 1298743%
      Hibbett School5 - 663641%
      Wilson High SchoolKG - 121,28041%
      Florence Middle School7 - 868234%
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      Florence Reviews

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      Attractions0/10
      Community0/10
      Nightlife0/10
      Dining0/10
      Shopping0/10
      Underrated Small Town

      Attractions8/10
      Community7/10
      Nightlife1/10
      Dining10/10
      Shopping9/10
      I moved here from the west coast. I've been here for about 2 years. Everything is affordable. Some people are nice and some are grumpy. The crime isn't bad like it is in California. Here it's peaceful. So, I don't understand the F rating. That being said it can get boring. Don't get me wrong the parks are awesome and the mall is nice but being a college town it lacks night clubs.
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      Not a fan

      Attractions1/10
      Community1/10
      Nightlife1/10
      Dining2/10
      Shopping3/10
      Lived here all of my life. The only glowing thing I can say in regard to this town is simply this: I'm glad that the ratings of others that have contributed here generally reflect my misgivings. My overwhelming experience with people here is that the majority of the general public will be hateful for no reason AND intrusive without reason, provocation, etc.(no boundaries). Social welfare and social conscience seems severely lacking, too.
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      Florence : My Favorite Fantasy

      Attractions9/10
      Community8/10
      Nightlife7/10
      Dining7/10
      Shopping8/10
      Put simply Alabama is my first home. This is where I grew up and the place where I became a man. As a young man I lives in various different areas in the State and Florence was one of my absolute favorites.

      The reason I live Florence Alabama so much is probably because of the things I could there. I visited the zoo at least 30 times I’m conceived. The historical sites here are great to go and learn from and to just generally be entertained from. This city also has multiple parks that are fun to go to. These parks are bigger and more extensive than your everyday park and they can be a lot of fun.

      The food here is also great. It has your traditional southern comfort foods available. The selection of restaurants is nothing to scoff at and the fancy restaurants are especially good here. I lived in Florence so long that I really grew a bond with its happy people and I think its one of the better well-rounded placers to raise a family in.
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      Source: The Florence, AL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).