Livability Score

76
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities B+

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (2) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Velocity Bike & Bean
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (7) C-
Rave Cinema
Cinema
UC Health Stadium
Stadium
Florence Y’All Water Tower
Attraction
Florence Bowling Center
Bowling Alley
Unknown Name
Stadium
Rosebrook Art Center
Theatre Arts
Turfway Park
Stadium
Dietz Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Stadium
Unknown Name
Stadium
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Attraction
Unknown Name
Stadium
Food and Drink (43) A+
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Captain D's
Fast Food
KFC;Long John Silver's
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
White Castle
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
Izzy’s
Fast Food
Paradise Donuts
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Rally's
Fast Food
Philly Cheese Steak
Fast Food
Collette’s
Beverages
Burger King
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Raising Cane's
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Menchie's
Sweets
Culver's
Fast Food
Panera Bread
Fast Food
Fazoli's
Fast Food
Fitness (1) F
Planet Fitness
Gym
Orangetheory Fitness
Gym
Groceries (9) F
Gigi’s Cupcakes
Bakery
Emerson’s Bakery
Bakery
Kroger Marketplace
Grocery Store
Gordon Food Service
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Meijer
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Remke Markets
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Kroger Marketplace
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
Butternut Bakery Outlet
Bakery
Kroger
Grocery Store
Emerson’s Bakery
Bakery
Burmese Market
Grocery Store
Kroger Food & Drug
Grocery Store
Parks (54) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Florence Freedom Fun Zone
Playground
UC Health Stadium
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Lincoln Woods Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Florence Aquatic Center
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Niblack Memorial Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Boone County Pee Wee Football
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (60) A+
Menards
Home Improvement
Snuggy’s Mattresses & Furniture
Furniture
La-Z-Boy Furniture
Furniture
Florence Antique Mall
Furniture
HOP Shops
Convenience Store
Eyemart Express
Optician
Speedway
Convenience Store
BP Shop
Convenience Store
Harbor Freight Tools
Home Improvement
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Dollar General
Discount Store
HomeBuys
Houseware
Speedway
Convenience Store
Thorntons
Convenience Store
Bella
Clothing
Burlington
Department Store
Sears
Department Store
David's Bridal
Clothing
Old Navy
Clothing
Pet Supplies Plus
Pets
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Midwest Eye Center Laser Surgery & Opticians
Optician
Barnes & Noble
Books
TJ Maxx
Department Store
Speedway
Convenience Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 0.9% take public transportation in Florence.
Public Transit Stops (35)
Stops & Stations
A+
Florence Hub
Bus Station
Mall @ Heights
Bus Stop
Mall @ Heights (In)
Bus Stop
Mall @ Steinberg
Bus Stop
8125 Mall Road
Bus Stop
1870 Mall Road
Bus Stop
U.S. 42 @ Lacresta (Out)
Bus Stop
U.S. 42 @ Diane
Bus Stop
U.S. 42 @ Lacresta (In)
Bus Stop
U.S. 42 @ Sycamore
Bus Stop
Mall @ Plaza
Bus Stop
U.S. 42 @ Freedom Way
Bus Stop
7848 Mall Road
Bus Stop
7960 U.S. 42
Bus Stop
Mall Road @ Cayton (Out)
Bus Stop
Mall Road @ Cayton (In)
Bus Stop
US Hwy 42 & Ewing Blvd
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
US Hwy 42 & Ewing Blvd
Bus Stop
Florence Mall (Sears)
Bus Stop
7663 Mall Road
Bus Stop
US Hwy 42 & Circle Dr
Bus Stop
US Hwy 42 across Circle Dr
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
US Hwy 42 & Boone Co. Library
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.9%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Florence is 98/100 - which is 8% higher than Kentucky.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
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crime C-

Florence crime rates are 4,378 per 100k, which is 163% higher than Kentucky
Property Crime
4,184 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
195 crimes per 100k
A-
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employment B-

The median income in Florence is $60,018 - which is 34% higher than Kentucky.
Med. Household Income
$60,018
D+
Unemployment Rate
2.6%
A
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health C

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (21)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Florence Police Department
Police
Florence Fire/EMS Station 3
Ambulance Station
Florence Fire/EMS Station 3
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Commonwealth Dental PSC: J. Robert Foote Jr, DMD
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Woodspoint Geriatric Center
Nursing Home
Ruwe Family Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Florence Fire Station #1
Fire Station
Hue Fire Station Number 2
Fire Station
Hue Fire Station Number 2
Ambulance Station
Montenson Family Dental
Dentist
Florence Park Care Center
Nursing Home
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Saint Elizabeth Urgent Care
Clinic
Unknown Name
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Elsmere Polic
Police
Saint Elizabeth Medical Center Florence
Hospital
Target Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Pacific Dental
Dentist
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Elsmere Fire Department
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A+

Florence home prices are $154,900 - which is 23% higher than Kentucky
Home Price
$154,900
C-
Home Appreciation Rate
10%
B+
Home Affordability
2.6x (home price to income ratio)
A
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schools D+

The Florence graduation rate is 85% - which is 10% higher than Kentucky
School Test Scores
43%
F
High School Grad. Rates
85%
C+
Elementary Schools (13) D-
Ockerman Elementary School
Ockerman Middle School
A M Yealey Elementary School
Rainbow Child Care Center
Childrens House Of Union
Heritage Academy
Florence Elementary School
Boone County Alternative Center
St Paul School
Rector A. Jones Middle School
Hillard Collins Elementary School
Erpenbeck Elementary School
Miles Elementary School
Howell Elementary School
St Henry School
Beechgrove Elementary School
Tichenor Middle School
Bartlett Educational Center
Zion Christian Academy
Arnett Elementary School
Longbranch Elementary School
Mary Queen Of Heaven School
Camp Ernst Middle School
Lindeman Elementary School
Ballyshannon Middle School
High Schools (4) F
Heritage Academy
Boone County Alternative Center
Imagineering Academy
Boone County High School
Bartlett Educational Center
Lloyd High School
St Henry District High School
Randall K. Cooper High School
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ratings F

Florence has an overall rating of 37% from 7 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
F
User Surveys (6)
From AreaVibes
B+
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Edge of the Rust Belt 1 rating By Rev.WmPerrin ( Dec 26, 2013) Florence, Ky has a library of 6K plus books could you imagine a whole 6K books in one library wow huh? There is no art here whatsoever other than what a hillbilly's kid might bring home from school to hang on his redneck parent's refridgerator. The closest museum is the behring ...Read More er-crawford musem who's center piece is a "coon-skin cap" woo hoo very exciting. There are a ton of bars that one can quietly drink in and these alcoholics here often do on a daily basis. The police agencies here have allowed heroin to explode like while fire, but there again alcohol plays a roll I'm sure and who's worrying about arresting drug dealers when you're busy loving your woman's face with your fist after you get you 12 pack drunk on. Florence offers a wide variety of commercial food chain restaurants with plenty of "upper crust" atmospher and the shopping isn't just limited to Walmart although Walmart is Florence, Ky's most frequented shopping. While cities like New Orleans, La. enjoy Culture and heritage art and museums you'll find absolutely none of that here. If you're looking for a nice restaurant that offers a quiet or romantic night out well that's non-existent as well.

The people in Florence, Ky: While the rest of the U.S. population enjoys a average I.Q. of 135 you'll find that 79 points is considered the norm in Florence, Ky. Florence residents are a little tricky to pin down on a social level, but most would call them "sociopaths" even though Florence psychologists have misdiagnosed most of them as having Bipolar disorder. If you can imagine such a thing as a "snobby redneck hillbilly" as ironic as that may sound then you could imagine Florence, Ky's social atmospher.

Education: Elementary schools do not offer children below grade 8 manuscript writing in Florence, Ky. and courses in english offer such words as "ain't got no" and "ain't never going to be no" as acceptable grammer. Word recognition among the adult population in Florence, Ky. consists of words like "Warsh" which is acceptable for "wash" the word bag replaces beg and the word beg replaces bag. The average reading level is at least 6th grade even after high school graduation and most companies here try their hardest to hire workers from out-of-state in order to fill their positions with a qualified competent work force.

Entertainment: Night life in Florence, Ky. ends a 1:30 AM at the latest and any semblance of a decent place to eat after midnight is right up there with Wafflehouse and White Castle. Florence, Ky offers minor baseball during summer time and you will cheer for both the home team and opposing team or else. The people of Florence, Ky perfer a quiet community "very quiet" so social gatherings outside of hillbilly backyards and quiet dreary bars is highly discouraged by police agencies here. NOTE: everything is closed by 3PM on Sundays.

Shopping: Next to NKY/Cincinnati International Airport Walmart is the biggest attraction in or near Florence, Ky. and although Florence tried desperately to keep Ethan Allen Furniture here that company only stayed for about three months before cutting their losses. That should speak volumes.

Median Income: The offical census is 24K per year, but let's remember that usually takes Florence, Ky couples working together to pull in that kind of money in Florence, Ky. Florence is a "Blue Collar ommunity" trying hard to look "White Collar" and trust me it works very hard at it.

Opportunity: Florence, Ky. offers very little in the way of opportunity and Florence youth usually finds that drugs and alcohol are all the opportunity that they need since it seems to work so well for their parents. FACTOID: Lexington, Ky was voted one of America's laziest cities in 2013 and Florence is a mere 85 miles away from there.

Florence, Ky quick overview: If you'd enjoy living on the edge of the "rust belt" in the middle of "fly-over country" then you'll enjoy living in Florence, Ky. Read Less
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B+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Florence? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Florence Freedom Fun Zone
UC Health Stadium
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Rave Cinema
UC Health Stadium
Florence Y’All Water Tower
Florence Bowling Center
Unknown Name
Rosebrook Art Center
Turfway Park
Dietz Auditorium

Food & Drink

Chick-fil-A
McDonald's
Chipotle
Captain D's
KFC;Long John Silver's
Wendy's
White Castle
Arby's

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Florence? Of all people who commute, 0.9% take public transportation in Florence.
Drive to Work
80%

4% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
1%

4% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Florence a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Saint Elizabeth Medical Center Florence

Pharmacies

Target Pharmacy
Ruwe Family Pharmacy
Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

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