Population: 23,432Median home value: $145,900 81 Ranks better than 94% of areas
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A+ Sebastian Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Sebastian Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to Florida
991% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Sebastian cost of living
A- Sebastian Crime Total crime is 42% lower than Florida
Total crime
1,69738% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5938% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-28%Year over year crime is down
Sebastian crime
D Sebastian Employment Household income is 5% lower than Florida
Median household income
$46,49316% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,60917% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%13% higher than the US average
Sebastian employment
C+ Sebastian Housing Home value is 13% lower than Florida
Median home value
$145,90021% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0157% higher than the US average
Home ownership
78%23% higher than the US average
Sebastian real estate or Sebastian rentals
C- Sebastian Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than Florida
High school grad. rates
80%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
50%2% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:16% higher than the US average
Sebastian K-12 schools

Living in Sebastian, FL

Sebastian is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Florida. The city has a population of 23,432 people. If we look at the most recent Census, Sebastian is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. With an average age of 52 years, Sebastian residents appear to be older compared to the national average. For senior and retirees, this city could be a solid option. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 84% of the population considered married and 79% with kids under the age of 18, Sebastian could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Sebastian could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Florida if you know where to search. The best areas in Sebastian and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, weather, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Florida and national averages.

The livability score in Sebastian is 81/100 and the city is ranked in the 94th percentile of all cities across America. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Sebastian could be a great choice! Another exciting tidbit, is that Sebastian ranks better than 90% of all US cities! Based on the grades for each individual category, Sebastian has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A-) and weather (A+). Sebastian does not rank well for the following: employment (D). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

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

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Sebastian gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 190 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Sebastian is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Sebastian come in at $145,900, which is 12.5% lower than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Sebastian, the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 8.8% lower than the Florida average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Sebastian will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Sebastian, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 11.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 11%.

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Sebastian Florida: Home of Pelican Island

Oceanscapes and palm trees were breathtaking sights while living in Sebastian Florida. The city’s mantra is 'Home of the Pelican Island', which is a neighboring island that was named as the first US wildlife refuge. The city is quaint but beautiful. I love it because it isn't overburdened with tourism. It is great for relaxation and has a wholesome, laid back beach feel. The city is in close proximity to Vero Beach and is near the Indian River.

Sebastian Florida is an awesome place to raise a family. It is not encumbered by large busy crowds and has great school systems in place. The cost of living for a primo oceanic living is pretty darn good considering it is Florida. Employment rates could be better-however most of the city’s population is 65 years of age or older. Some of my most adored, best areas in Sebastian Florida are the Sebastian Inlet Park. Camping, fishing, and surfing are prevalent there, and the views are breathtaking.
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Source: The Sebastian, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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