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A+ Palm Valley Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Palm Valley Cost of Living Cost of living is 27% higher than Florida
Palm Valley
12626% more expensive than the US average
Florida
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Palm Valley cost of living
A Palm Valley Crime Total crime is 58% lower than Florida
Total crime
1,22656% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8256% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-11%Year over year crime is down
Palm Valley crime
A- Palm Valley Employment Household income is 99% higher than Florida
Median household income
$97,46976% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$61,194105% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%39% lower than the US average
Palm Valley employment
F Palm Valley Housing Home value is 147% higher than Florida
Median home value
$412,300123% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,16623% higher than the US average
Home ownership
75%19% higher than the US average
Palm Valley real estate or Palm Valley rentals
A+ Palm Valley Schools HS graduation rate is 16% higher than Florida
High school grad. rates
96%16% higher than the US average
School test scores
86%75% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Palm Valley K-12 schools

Living in Palm Valley, FL

Palm Valley, Florida is a mid-sized city with a population of 21,441 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (91% White). Given that fact, Palm Valley could be considered less diverse than other cities. Based on an average age of 49, Palm Valley appears to be a city better suited for seniors or retirees as the average age is well above the national average. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Palm Valley might be a good fit as 88% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 68% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Living in Palm Valley can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Florida, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! The best areas in Palm Valley and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Florida and national averages.

With a livability score of 83/100, Palm Valley is ranked #709 in the United States and #76 in Florida. This is a fantastic score, as Palm Valley ranks well in multiple categories! The cherry on top is that Palm Valley also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Palm Valley has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A), weather (A-), education (A+) and employment (A-). On a less positive note, Palm Valley does not have favorable scores for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Palm Valley 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.

Knowing that the Palm Valley schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 86%, which is far higher than the national average.

Palm Valley 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 Palm Valley. The median home price for Palm Valley homes is $412,300, which is 147.2% higher than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Palm Valley, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.2, which is 23.5% higher than the Florida average.

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Compare Palm Valley, FL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Palm Valley, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Del Rio, Jacksonville8910.512,295
Hidden Hills, Jacksonville8913.63,322
University Park, Jacksonville8817.32,749
Tiger Hole-Secret Woods, Jacksonville8712.22,722
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Craven, Jacksonville8712.28,392
Sans Pareil, Jacksonville8788,233
Beach Haven, Jacksonville866.318,486
East Arlington, Jacksonville8611.318,408

Best Cities Near Palm Valley, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fleming Island, FL8720.229,247
Fruit Cove, FL8415.331,419
St. Augustine Beach, FL8325.86,710
Palm Valley, FL83021,441
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Neptune Beach, FL837.86,817
Orange Park, FL8118.68,603
World Golf Village, FL8116.815,041
St. Augustine South, FL8124.94,930
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Carefree Living on a Barrier Island!

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Community10/10
Nightlife7/10
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Most people have no clue where Palm Valley, Florida is on the map! That is exactly how we like it! My house is on the barrier island south of Jacksonville Beach, and the only way that you would find my neighborhood is if you were taking the scenic drive down historic A1A to Saint Augustine.

That is the great thing about living in Palm Valley, I can drive this stunning highway that hugs the coast to the greatest beaches in Jacksonville, or turn around and head towards Saint Augustine and Daytona Beach. Dotted along this drive are some of the greatest little food eateries you never heard of either. Locals know that there are hundreds of these beach bars, restaurants, and clubs, just off the beaten path.

The best areas in Palm Valley include Ponte Vedra Beach and the stunning golf courses. If you know anything golf-related, then the name Sawgrass rings a bell. This incredible golf course is seconds from my front door.
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Source: The Palm Valley, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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