Riverview 81 Exceptional
Riverview Livability #157 ranked city in Florida#2,708 ranked city in the USARanks better than 90% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Riverview Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Riverview Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than Florida
1011% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Riverview cost of living
D Riverview Crime Total crime is 17% higher than Florida
Total crime
2,95319% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3419% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%Year over year crime is down
Riverview crime
C- Riverview Employment Household income is 36% higher than Florida
Median household income
$66,49520% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$26,70110% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%1% higher than the US average
Riverview employment
A Riverview Housing Home value is equal to Florida
Median home value
$166,40010% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,24932% higher than the US average
Home ownership
69%9% higher than the US average
Riverview real estate or Riverview rentals
B Riverview Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Florida
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
57%17% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:119% higher than the US average
Riverview K-12 schools
B+ Riverview User Ratings There are a total of 10 ratings in Riverview
Overall user rating
76% 10 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
80% 9 total surveys
all Riverview poll results

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      Living in Riverview, FL

      Riverview, Florida is a mid-sized city with a population of 84,590 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (66% White). Given that fact, Riverview could be considered less diverse than other cities. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Riverview might be a good fit as 76% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 51% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Riverview, Florida. Finding the best places to live in Riverview and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, cost of living, education, housing and other important metrics.

      Riverview, FL receives 80 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #177 in Florida and #1,690 in the USA. This is a terrific score, as Riverview ranks well in multiple categories! Riverview is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Riverview scores well for amenities (A+), weather (A-), education (B) and housing (A). There is at least one category that did not score well in Riverview. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: crime (F).

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

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

      Assuming that Riverview meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Riverview. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Riverview are simply unattainable. The median home price for Riverview homes is $166,400, which is 0.2% lower than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Riverview, 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 Riverview area were 6% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.5%. 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.

      Riverview transportation information

      Average one way commute30min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work84.0%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.2%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.6%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.4%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home5.1%5.4%4.6%

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