Westchester 76 Exceptional
Westchester Livability #304 ranked city in Florida#6,317 ranked city in the USARanks better than 78% of areas
A+ Westchester Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Westchester Cost of Living Cost of living is 15% higher than Florida
11313% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Westchester cost of living
C+ Westchester Crime Total crime is 11% lower than Florida
Total crime
2,24810% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4510% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%Year over year crime is down
Westchester crime
D+ Westchester Employment Household income is 2% lower than Florida
Median household income
$48,13613% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,88027% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%24% lower than the US average
Westchester employment
F Westchester Housing Home value is 56% higher than Florida
Median home value
$259,90041% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,22729% higher than the US average
Home ownership
65%2% higher than the US average
Westchester real estate or Westchester rentals
B Westchester Schools HS graduation rate is 4% lower than Florida
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
62%25% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Westchester K-12 schools
A+ Westchester User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Westchester
Overall user rating
87% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
95% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Westchester, FL

      Westchester is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. The city has a population of 30,058 people. In Westchester, there are 7,586 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (96% White). Given that fact, Westchester could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Westchester are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 86% of the population also speak Spanish. 74% of the people in Westchester (over the age of 15) are married and 65% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Are you trying to ascertain if living in Westchester is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before relocating to any new city in Florida, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Westchester and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from 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 Westchester is 74 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 80th percentile of all cities across America. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Westchester has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), weather (A) and education (B). Westchester does not fare well for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

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

      Westchester 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 Westchester. Median real estate prices in Westchester come in at $259,900, which is 55.8% higher than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Westchester, the home price to income ratio is 5.4, which is 58.8% higher 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 Westchester area were 5.6% and 5 year appreciation rates were 11.2%.

      Westchester transportation information

      Average one way commute30min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work84.8%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.3%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.7%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.4%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home2.3%5.4%4.6%

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