A+ Westchester Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Westchester Cost of Living Cost of living is 15% higher than Florida
Westchester
11313% more expensive than the US average
Florida
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
2,3758% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 438% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-14%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

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%.

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      Attractions7/10
      Community6/10
      Nightlife8/10
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      Westchester is such a great little city. It's just 20 minutes from Miami, so you can get the beautiful Miami weather and beaches without having to live in the hustle and bustle of Miami.

      Westchester has some great schools, so if you're moving there with you're family, it's a great city. However, Westchester is pretty low on housing, so if you need a good sized house, you may have to search for a while.

      If you're more of the nightlife type, Westchester is great for that, too. Because it's just minutes from Miami, you can enjoy all of the Miami parties, people, and fun. Westchester is also full of delicious restaurants, from Italian to Sea food.

      If hiking is more for you, Westchester can do that, too. Barnes park and Rockaway park are both beautiful places to go on a hike, and the beaches in nearby cities are also a great way to get outside and explore.
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      Source: The Westchester, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).