Leesburg 62 Below average
Leesburg Livability #758 ranked city in Florida#21,324 ranked city in the USARanks better than 27% of areas
A+ Leesburg Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Leesburg Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% lower than Florida
8713% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Leesburg cost of living
F Leesburg Crime Total crime is 130% higher than Florida
Total crime
5,806133% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 18133% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Leesburg crime
F Leesburg Employment Household income is 28% lower than Florida
Median household income
$35,02137% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$19,25035% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%56% higher than the US average
Leesburg employment
C- Leesburg Housing Home value is 29% lower than Florida
Median home value
$119,10036% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$82113% lower than the US average
Home ownership
51%20% lower than the US average
Leesburg real estate or Leesburg rentals
F Leesburg Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than Florida
High school grad. rates
78%6% lower than the US average
School test scores
35%29% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:118% higher than the US average
Leesburg K-12 schools
D+ Leesburg User Ratings There are a total of 8 ratings in Leesburg
Overall user rating
59% 8 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
58% 7 total surveys
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      Living in Leesburg, FL

      Located in the state of Florida, Leesburg is a moderately-sized city with a population of 21,570 people. The majority of Leesburg residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Leesburg is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 22 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Leesburg, Florida could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. The best areas in Leesburg and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, cost of living, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Florida and national averages.

      Leesburg, FL receives 66/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #741 in Florida and #16,562 in the USA. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Leesburg has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), cost of living (B) and weather (A). On a more negative note, Leesburg does not have favorable grades for the following: crime (F), education (F) and employment (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Leesburg, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Leesburg is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Leesburg come in at $119,100, which is 28.6% lower than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Leesburg, the home price to income ratio is 3.4, which is 0% lower than the Florida average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Leesburg area were 8% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.6%. 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.

      Leesburg transportation information

      Average one way commute22min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.1%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.4%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.0%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.7%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.2%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home4.1%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Leesburg, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).