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A+ Sanford Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Sanford Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than Florida
9010% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Sanford cost of living
F Sanford Crime Total crime is 66% higher than Florida
Total crime
4,86277% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2177% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Sanford crime
F Sanford Employment Household income is 18% lower than Florida
Median household income
$39,98928% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$19,44935% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%50% higher than the US average
Sanford employment
B- Sanford Housing Home value is 37% lower than Florida
Median home value
$105,10043% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0015% higher than the US average
Home ownership
52%17% lower than the US average
Sanford real estate
C Sanford Schools HS graduation rate is equal to Florida
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
52%5% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:120% lower than the US average
Sanford K-12 schools or Sanford colleges

Living in Sanford, FL

Located in the state of Florida, Sanford is a mid-sized city with a population of 57,039 inhabitants. The average American spends an average of about 26 minutes on their one way commute each day. Lower travel times to work can increase overall happiness and allow for more time to be spent with family. While living in Sanford, your commute times will be about average with a one way commute time of 26 minutes.

Living in Sanford can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of Florida, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like amenities, cost of living, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Sanford and in the areas around Sanford is a much easier task.

The livability score in Sanford is 73 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 73rd percentile of all cities across America. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Sanford has received high marks for amenities (A+), cost of living (B), weather (A) and housing (B-). There is at least one category that did not score well in Sanford. The following was graded with a disappointing score: crime (F) and employment (F).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Sanford, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: Fun 2 Dive Scuba, Snorkeling and Manatee Tours, Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, and Rivership Romance.

Sanford 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 Sanford. The median home price for Sanford homes is $105,100, which is 37% lower than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Sanford, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 23.5% lower than the Florida average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Sanford area were 11.1% and 5 year appreciation rates were 12.5%.

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Sanford, FL: Too Many Choices

After moving to Sanford, FL about 10 years ago, I wasn't sure how it would accommodate my busy lifestyle. Sanford is a port city, and I happened to find a home that is right along the shore, so I hear a lot of the boats during the day. This is something that is bothersome, but there are some things that I like about living in the city. Those who are considering a move to the area should avoid getting a home right near the water. There is a charming district that has large houses, but I have noticed that most of the housing in the city is apartments.

Sanford is trying to build up its name, and its trying to manifest itself into a blossoming city that has businesses and restaurants. While this is a good choice to make, the city really isn't big enough to have all of the businesses that it wants. One of my favorite things to do is go to 1 Scuba and Snorkeling. This is a relaxing activity that I try to do as much as possible. There are guided tours as well as individual sessions that you can purchase. I love being in the water with all of the animals as they swim along with you.

When I want to go out at night, one of the only places that I have seen is The Alley. It's as close to a nightclub as I have found. The music is a little on the blues side, but the food and drinks are amazing. It is dark inside, but the atmosphere makes up for the dim setting. There are a lot of things to do in Sanford, but many of them are activities that require you to spend a few hours in order to have any kind of experience at all.
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