Largo

Population: 80,678Median home value: $97,800 79 Ranks better than 91% of areas
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A+ Largo Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Largo Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% lower than Florida
Largo
919% less expensive than the US average
Florida
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Largo cost of living
D- Largo Crime Total crime is 32% higher than Florida
Total crime
3,84740% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2640% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-18%Year over year crime is down
Largo crime
D Largo Employment Household income is 19% lower than Florida
Median household income
$39,63628% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$26,91010% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%8% higher than the US average
Largo employment
B+ Largo Housing Home value is 41% lower than Florida
Median home value
$97,80047% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9134% lower than the US average
Home ownership
55%13% lower than the US average
Largo real estate or Largo rentals
D+ Largo Schools HS graduation rate is equal to Florida
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
48%2% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:116% higher than the US average
Largo K-12 schools or Largo colleges

Living in Largo, FL

Largo, Florida is a mid-sized city with a population of 80,678 residents. With a population density of 4,414 people per square mile, Largo is well above the nation's average density level. At 87%, the majority of the Largo population is White; this is followed by 6% Black and 2% Asian. 71% of the people in Largo (over the age of 15) are married and 74% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Largo, Florida. To help you find the best places to live in and around Largo, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, education, housing and more.

Largo, FL receives 78/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #236 in Florida and #2,549 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Largo could be a great choice! Largo also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! Based on the scores for each individual category, Largo has received high marks for amenities (A+), cost of living (B), weather (A) and housing (B+). Regrettably for Largo, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F) and employment (D).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Largo has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Largo: Florida Botanical Gardens, Pinellas County Heritage Village, and Armed Forces Military Museum.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Largo has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

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 available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Largo is actually affordable. The median home price for Largo homes is $97,800, which is 41.4% lower than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Largo, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 26.5% lower than the Florida average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Largo area were 9.7% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 13.3%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Largo, FL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Largo, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Clubhouse Estates, Clearwater919.1439
Inverness Park, Clearwater907.8136
Estancia Townes, Clearwater908.891
Harbor Oaks, Clearwater903.9100
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Sunset Lake Estates, Clearwater895.9694
Alcove, Clearwater895.592
Montclair Lake Estates, Clearwater896.1390
Mission Hills, Clearwater896.1461

Best Cities Near Largo, FL

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Westchase, FL9015.122,999
Feather Sound, FL905.13,472
Oldsmar, FL8911.614,023
Harbor Bluffs, FL873.42,931
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Bay Pines, FL866.23,379
Dunedin, FL867.835,882
Greenbriar, FL857.32,764
Belleair Bluffs, FL843.12,255
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Largo, Florida - A Pinellas County Gem

Attractions7/10
Community9/10
Nightlife6/10
Dining6/10
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Largo Florida is a large city located in Pinellas County and is a coastal community full of flavor for all who care to visit. It is a city with wonderfully diverse areas of coastal land mixed with a suburban interior that captivates the viewer.

The city boasts a wonderful large community that is steadily making progress on the growth charts. There is never a problem finding something to do or see because Largo, Florida has something for everyone's taste.

The Pinellas Trail is an awesome experience giving the hiker a great view of the coast, community and an assortment of beautiful sites to be seen. This is definitively worth the experience. Largo, Florida has even produced a movie star named Terrance Mann (Law & Order, One Life To Live and others).

If you're a model railroad buff or just like trains Largo has the Largo Central Railroad Park. This park offers a view of the hobby of large scale model railroading. The Model railroad winds its way through Largo Central Park. The park is wonderfully landscaped with an assortment of flowers and tall trees offering a great place to have a picnic lunch.

If you need to beat the heat than Highland Family Aquatic Center is the place to spend the day. The park is family orientated. This is a great place to cool off from the warm day.

Largo, Florida is a rising star on the "must visit list"
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Source: The Largo, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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