Longboat Key 63 Average
Longboat Key Livability #724 ranked city in Florida#14,307 ranked city in the USARanks better than 51% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Longboat Key

  • Crime

    This area is characterized by a crime rate, per 100,000 individuals, that falls well below the national average, indicating its potential as a very safe place to live.

  • Employment

    This area scores extremely well in the employment category. This is primarily due to the combination of low unemployment rates, higher median home income and income per capita.

  • Ratings

    Local residents have positive feedback regarding the convenience of amenities, parks, public transit, the friendliness of neighbors, the strong sense of community, and the overall safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    It appears that many amenities may not be conveniently situated within walking distance, potentially necessitating the use of a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    Commuters in this area may experience longer-than-average work commute times due to limited public transportation access.

  • Cost Of Living

    Residents of this area contend with a high cost of living, resulting in increased expenditures for everyday goods and services, housing, utilities and health care.

  • Health & Safety

    Factors like poor air quality and the absence of essential health-related facilities like hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and pharmacies could have played a role in the low score in this category.

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What's it like Living in Longboat Key?

Longboat Key, Florida is a smaller city with a population of 7,299 residents. According to the most recent Census, 97% of Longboat Key residents are White, 1% Asian and 0% Black. The Longboat Key population appears to be aging at a faster rate than normal. The median age is currently 71, which is on the high side when compared to most other cities. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Longboat Key might be a good fit as 85% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 1% have kids who are 18 years old or younger. When traveling to work, spending unnecessary time in your vehicle is not ideal and downright frustrating. Across all of America, the average one way commute time is 26 minutes, unfortunately, living in Longboat Key offers up a higher than average one way commute time of 30 minutes.

Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Longboat Key, Florida could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, cost of living, health & safety, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Longboat Key and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Longboat Key to Florida and the national average.

With a livability score of 63/100, Longboat Key is ranked #13,677 in the United States and #682 in Florida. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Longboat Key has higher than average grades for the following: crime (A+). The bad news for Longboat Key, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: amenities (F), cost of living (F) and housing (D-).

Low rates of violent crime, encompassing offenses such as murder, rape, robbery and assault, contribute significantly to a safer living environment. This reduction in crime minimizes the chances of personal harm, property theft, or violent incidents. Furthermore, low crime rates can have a positive impact on property values and the overall desirability of an area. There were 52 crimes per 100,000 residents, which signifies that Longboat Key boasts an impressively low violent crime rate that falls well below the national average.

Unemployment rates can range pretty dramatically from one city to another. Knowing that Longboat Key has an unemployment rate of 0.59% could mean increased job opportunities with a higher demand for workers. It could also lead to higher wages, as the demand for workers exceeds the availability of jobs. Most importantly, it could be a sign of a healthy and thriving local economy.

Longboat Key real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Longboat Key. Median real estate prices in Longboat Key come in at $724,600, which is 334.4% higher than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Longboat Key, the home price to income ratio is 6.7, which is 97.1% higher than the Florida average.

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      Longboat Key transportation information

      Statistic Longboat Key Florida National
      Average one way commute30min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work51.4%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool2.4%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.5%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.7%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home37.4%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Longboat Key, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).