Livability Score

69
/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 F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (2) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Brass Tacks Coffee Co.
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (0) F
Unknown Name
Stadium
Food and Drink (10) F
Parlor Doughnuts
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Sonic
Fast Food
Conie's Ice Cream
Sweets
2nd Bay Brewing
Bar
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Marco's Pizza
Fast Food
PDQ
Fast Food
Papa John's
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Zulos Pizza
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Fitness (1) F
Pure Barre
Gym
Plantation Club
Community Centre
Groceries (3) F
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
The Fresh Market
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Parks (13) F
Celebration Lutheran Church Playground
Playground
Julington Creek Plantation Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Playground and Pavilion
Playground
Maplewood Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Mills Field Park
Park
Aberdeen Park
Park
Basl Park
Park
Alpine Groves Park
Park
Alpine Groves Park Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Julington Creek Plantation Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Mandarin Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Veterans Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Flynn Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Calumet Drive Play Park
Park
Shops (12) F
Speedway
Convenience Store
Hair Cuttery
Hairdresser
Mr. Ray’s Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Wild Birds Unlimited
Pets
Hallmark
Gift Shop
Lucy's Gift Boutique
Gift Shop
Nails So Happy
Beauty
AT&T
Electronics
Enterprise Selling Solutions
Electronics
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Great Clips
Hairdresser
Shell
Convenience Store
T-Mobile
Electronics
Nail Time
Beauty
Old School Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Ace Hardware
Home Improvement
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Speedway
Convenience Store
Daily's
Convenience Store
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.2% take public transportation in Fruit Cove.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
Unknown Name
Bus Station
Unknown Name
Bus Station
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.2%
F
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cost of living D

The cost of living in Fruit Cove is 123/100 - which is 26% higher than Florida.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
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crime A+

Fruit Cove crime rates are 818 per 100k, which is 55% lower than Florida
Property Crime
702 crimes per 100k
A+
Violent Crime
116 crimes per 100k
A
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employment A+

The median income in Fruit Cove is $108,948 - which is 123% higher than Florida.
Med. Household Income
$108,948
A+
Unemployment Rate
2.3%
B
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health F

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (7)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
F
Brooks Rehabilitation
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Avecina Medical
Clinic
Smiles
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
CareSpot Urgent Care - Mandarin
Hospital
Station 19
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
B-
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housing A+

Fruit Cove home prices are $343,000 - which is 106% higher than Florida
Home Price
$343,000
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
15%
C+
Home Affordability
3.1x (home price to income ratio)
A-
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schools A+

The Fruit Cove graduation rate is 92% - which is 11% higher than Florida
School Test Scores
84%
A+
High School Grad. Rates
92%
A+
Elementary Schools (8) F
San Juan Del Rio Catholic School
Cunningham Creek Elementary School
Julington Creek Elementary School
K-8 School Ll
St Johns Grammar School
Hickory Creek Elementary School
Fruit Cove Middle School
Switzerland Point Middle School
Arlington Kindergarten Of Jacksonville, Inc
High Schools (1) F
St Johns Grammar School
Bartram Trail High School
Creekside High School
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ratings B-

Fruit Cove has an overall rating of 69% from 13 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
C-
User Surveys (11)
From AreaVibes
A+
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If you don’t know Anywhere else- 2 rating By Anonymous ( May 06, 2022) This might seem to be a great area. The most property tax I have paid across America and the littlest return. The schools supposedly get the $$, not really. Schools seem to be doing what they can without the city or county to help the development and little support. The area i ...Read More s not well managed at all by the county or city government and seems typically influenced by villagers who oppose new comers, but developers wants are passed without further planning. Most people exercise along a highway called Longleaf Pine pkwy because it has good distance but not developed to support wellness or a healthy (use your feet) lifestyle. Stoplights came into use about 1915, but in St Johns county they use many people to bring the roads to a halt during school hours due to poor road design and lack or no future planning. The local villagers are easily insulted by any suggestion of improvement. there are no large fun playground multi-use parks, no public recreational facilities, and again poor road design. Veterans park is mostly a privatized soccer park with a few extras. Everything is Privatized: neighborhoods don’t connect, playgrounds, pools, gyms, recreational or hobby classes (barely exist). You will pay the Privatized tax(CDD) if you want walking pathways in your neighborhood on top of the already high property tax. The roads are dangerous and expect frequent collisions on the dangerous roads especially Greenbriar/210. Many things are at least a 30+ minute round trip. I think the schools care and are doing what they can, but they have been shouldered with the burden from the over marketing and hype of the district. My kids have been to schools probably better and not overhyped like they are here.
America has many interesting neighborhoods this area is definitely lacking.
In addition, this is first area I have blatantly heard kids and adults use racial slurs freely. My kids have told me what classmates have said why it’s ok to say some slurs since there are not many minorities in area anyways :(.
Maybe if you are retiring area might work for you. I am not sure what seems family oriented or friendly about this area. Read Less
Fruit Cove, FL - City Review 4 rating By Anonymous ( May 14, 2018) Fruit Cove is a small town in Florida that you would miss if you blinked while driving through. However, I have lived here for about two years and enjoy each minute of being in the small town. There are few houses, making it a town that's easy to walk through during the day and i ...Read More n the evening. It's a safe town to live in compared to other cities I've lived in before. There are many evenings when I will walk on the sidewalks and stop to chat with some of the people sitting on their front porches.

Since it's a small town close to Jacksonville, there aren't many attractions or even restaurants, but Jacksonville is close enough so that you can easily drive a few miles to do things with the family or by yourself. Mandarin Park is my favorite place to go when I want to walk on trails or see the ducks in the small pond. There are also a few shelters where you can have a picnic. The Mandarin Museum is another favorite in Fruit Cove. It features a lot of antiques and items that tell about the history of the town and Florida. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Fruit Cove? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Celebration Lutheran Church Playground
Julington Creek Plantation Park
Unknown Name
Playground and Pavilion
Maplewood Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Mills Field Park

Entertainment

Unknown Name

Food & Drink

Parlor Doughnuts
McDonald's
Sonic
Conie's Ice Cream
2nd Bay Brewing
Dunkin'
Marco's Pizza
PDQ

F Commute

Is public transit available in Fruit Cove? Of all people who commute, 0.2% take public transportation in Fruit Cove.
Drive to Work
78%

2% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

B Health & Safety

Is Fruit Cove a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
Brooks Rehabilitation
Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

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