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A+ Sweetwater Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Sweetwater Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than Florida
973% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Sweetwater cost of living
B Sweetwater Crime Total crime is 1% lower than Florida
Total crime
2,8865% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 355% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-33%Year over year crime is down
Sweetwater crime
D- Sweetwater Employment Household income is 31% lower than Florida
Median household income
$33,74139% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$14,68051% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%17% lower than the US average
Sweetwater employment
D Sweetwater Housing Home value is 29% lower than Florida
Median home value
$118,10036% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,19426% higher than the US average
Home ownership
39%39% lower than the US average
Sweetwater real estate or Sweetwater rentals
D Sweetwater Schools HS graduation rate is 26% lower than Florida
High school grad. rates
61%26% lower than the US average
School test scores
54%9% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Sweetwater K-12 schools or Sweetwater colleges

Living in Sweetwater, FL

Located in the state of Florida, Sweetwater is a mid-sized city with a population of 20,718 inhabitants. Sweetwater has a population density of 9,123 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. At 96%, the majority of the Sweetwater population is White; this is followed by 1% Black and 0% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Sweetwater are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 95% of the population also speak Spanish.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Sweetwater, Florida could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Sweetwater, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and more.

Sweetwater, FL receives 75/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #368 in Florida and #4,952 in the USA. This is a fantastic score, as Sweetwater ranks well in multiple categories! If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Sweetwater has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+) and weather (A). There are some categories that Sweetwater does not rank well for, including: education (D), employment (D-) and housing (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

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

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 178 crimes per 100,000 residents, Sweetwater has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

Sweetwater 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 Sweetwater. The median home price for Sweetwater homes is $118,100, which is 29.2% lower than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Sweetwater, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.5, which is 2.9% higher 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 Sweetwater will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Sweetwater, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 7.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 14.7%.

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Compare Sweetwater, FL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Sweetwater, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Flagami, Miami806.959,021
Coral Way, Miami779.959,189
Islands, Miami7512.4112
West Flagler, Miami747.549,734
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Little Havana, Miami7310.256,682
North Coconut Grove, Miami7310.110,440
South Coconut Grove, Miami728.77,956
Allapattah, Miami709.348,321

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Pembroke Pines, FL8216.7164,753
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When you say you are living in Sweetwater, Florida, most people have no idea what part of the Sunshine State you can find my home. I live so close to Miami that you can walk to South Beach. The Carnival Cruise line docks right at the barrier islands, so I am seconds from launching to all those incredible places around the world I love visiting.

The best areas in Sweetwater have to be the shopping. Although you could hit the strip in Miami and walk into boutiques of all sorts, I prefer the Dolphin Mall or Miami International Mall for getting my clothing on sale. The nightlife is off the charts, New York City has nothing on the clubs in Miami that don't get happening until after midnight.

The food in the Sweetwater area is so diverse, you could have your share of Spanish cuisine on one block, Italian the next, and then burger joints of all sorts all within blocks of each other.
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