Livability Score

73
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (3) F
Richard's Fine Coffees
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (27) F
Cobb Grand 10 Cinemas
Cinema
Bruce Canova Stadium
Stadium
Art Building
Theatre Arts
Auburndale Parks & Recreation Department
Museum
Food and Drink (47) F
Hungry Howie's
Fast Food
King Liquor
Alcohol
Wendy's
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Popeyes
Fast Food
Banana Boat
Fast Food
Andy's Frozen Custard
Sweets
Zaxby's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Firehouse Subs
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Popeyes
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Salems Gyros and Subs
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
Philly Pretzel Factory
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
China Wok
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Which Wich?
Fast Food
Salem's Gyros and More
Fast Food
Fitness (1) F
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Auburndale Civic Center
Community Centre
Auburndale Senior Center
Community Centre
Groceries (8) F
Publix
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Harveys
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
Winn-Dixie
Grocery Store
Winn-Dixie
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Parks (15) B
Inman Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Chain of Lakes Downtown Trailhead Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Central Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Lake Cannon Park
Park
Rotary Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Girl Scout Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Lake blue park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Westwood Park
Park
South Lake Howard Nature Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Central Park
Park
Sertoma Park
Park
Gardner Park
Park
Lions Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Lake Roy Park
Park
Twin Lakes Park and Lake Swoope Boat Ramp
Park
Auburndale City Park
Park
Shops (63) F
Bealls
Department Store
Unknown Name
Mall
Ronnie's Hair Design
Hairdresser
BonWorth
Clothing
Cato
Clothing
Pinky Nails & Spa
Beauty
Mobile Mart
Electronics
Unknown Name
Mall
Sherman’s Antiques
Furniture
Mother Goose Resale
Clothing
Unknown Name
Mall
Fifth Avenue Men's Wear
Clothing
Fashion & Multiservices Center
Clothing
Unknown Name
Books
Unknown Name
Optician
Sprint
Electronics
Belk
Department Store
Unknown Name
Mall
Macy's
Department Store
Edible Arrangements
Gift Shop
Nail Creations
Beauty
Lowe's
Home Improvement
GNC
Nutrition Supplements
T-Mobile
Electronics
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.2% take public transportation in Winter Haven.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
Winter Haven
Transit Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.2%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Winter Haven is 96/100 - which is 2% lower than Florida.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
B+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
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crime C+

Winter Haven crime rates are 1,962 per 100k, which is 7% higher than Florida
Property Crime
1,645 crimes per 100k
C+
Violent Crime
317 crimes per 100k
C+
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employment C-

The median income in Winter Haven is $48,560 - which is 1% lower than Florida.
Med. Household Income
$48,560
F
Unemployment Rate
2.3%
A+
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health A

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (12)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
D-
Polk County Sheriff's Office Community Policing Unit Florence Villa
Police
Winter Haven Police Department
Police
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Winter Haven Hospital
Hospital
CVS
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
John I. Park, DMD, PA
Dentist
Polk County Sheriff's Office Northeast District Substation
Police
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Walmart Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Dentist
Jan Phyl Village Fire Department
Fire Station
Fresenius Medical Care
Clinic
Benzer Pharacy
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Lake Alfred Police Department
Police
Lake Alfred Fire Department
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Dentist
Auburndale City Police Station
Police
Auburndale Police Department
Police
Polk County Sheriff's Office Community Policing Unit Eloise
Police
City of Auburndale Fire Station
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A+
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housing A+

Winter Haven home prices are $162,400 - which is 3% lower than Florida
Home Price
$162,400
C
Home Appreciation Rate
39%
A+
Home Affordability
3.3x (home price to income ratio)
B
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schools C-

The Winter Haven graduation rate is 79% - which is 5% lower than Florida
School Test Scores
47%
F
High School Grad. Rates
79%
D+
Elementary Schools (29) C-
Treasures Of Life Academy
Bethel Christian Academy
St Joseph Catholic School
Jewett Middle Academy Magnet
Jewett School Of The Arts
Beymer United Methodist Preschool & Kindergarten
Fred G. Garner Elementary School
Inwood Elementary School
Cypress Junction Montessori
New Beginnings High School
Denison Middle School
Hartridge Academy
Heritage Christian Academy
Winter Haven Montessori
Grace Lutheran School
Language & Literacy Academy For Learning
Frank E. Brigham Academy
Ovell'S Chrisitian Academy
Elbert Elementary School
Winter Haven Adventist Academy
Winter Haven Christian School
Westwood Middle School
Bibleway Royal Christian Academy
Oasis Christian Academy
Lake Alfred Elementary School
High Schools (12) D-
Treasures Of Life Academy
Chain Of Lakes Collegiate High
New Beginnings High School
Language & Literacy Academy For Learning
Winter Haven Senior High School
Winter Haven Adventist Academy
Winter Haven Christian School
Bibleway Royal Christian Academy
Oasis Christian Academy
All Hope Christian Academy
Auburndale Senior High School
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ratings A+

Winter Haven has an overall rating of 89% from 11 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (9)
From AreaVibes
B+
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Winter Haven Area Facts

  • Winter Haven has a Livability Score of 73/100, which is considered excellent
  • Winter Haven crime rates are 7% higher than the Florida average
  • Cost of living in Winter Haven is 2% lower than the Florida average
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Winter Haven Is A Great Place To Live 5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 25, 2018) If you are looking for affordable housing or reasonable prices to rent a home or an apartment then you should definitely check prices in Winter Haven. Also the homeowners insurance rates are very low. On a newer home worth $200,000 your homeowners insurance should be between $6 ...Read More 50-$750 a year (in 2018) but will be higher on an older home so try to buy a home in Winter Haven that was built after 2008 if you can. Legoland Florida ,CSX Transportation and Baycare Health Systems are all located in Winter Haven and they all give a big boost to the local economy. Although Area Vibes gives Winter Haven an "F" for crime (in 2018) the crime rates have dropped significantly over the past 3 years as evidenced by the FDLE crime stats report released in May of 2018. So once Area Vibes brings their crime stat figures up to date the crime rate in Winter Haven should show a significant improvement. My Wife and I feel very safe in Winter Haven. Finally Area Vibes gives Winter Haven a "D" in employment but in April of 2018 the Bureau Of Labor Statistics had the local unemployment rate at 3.7% which is below the national average. Read Less
Center of Florida is Fine By Me! 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Apr 26, 2018) We moved to Winter Haven Florida to escape the snow of the Northeast. Unlike neighboring Orlando, the little community I live in here in Winter Haven is peaceful and quiet. We have parks and shopping centers, but we don't have billions of tourists.

We take our kids to Legoland f
...Read More or fun, it is less crowded than the big amusement parks. We have a theater, place to enjoy fishing, and airboat rides are fun. When we want to eat at the best restaurants, Orlando is up the road on I4. Living in Winter Haven puts us right in the middle of Kissimmee and Tampa, where shopping, food, and attractions are abundant.

The best areas in Winter Haven are the numerous state parks within an hour of my home. We have our choice of the Gulf of Mexico beaches or the Atlantic Ocean beaches, we are right in the middle of each. Tropical storms tend to miss us here too, another reach I lover Winter Haven. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Winter Haven? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Inman Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Chain of Lakes Downtown Trailhead Park
Unknown Name
Central Park
Unknown Name
Lake Cannon Park

Entertainment

Cobb Grand 10 Cinemas
Bruce Canova Stadium
Art Building
Auburndale Parks & Recreation Department

Food & Drink

Hungry Howie's
King Liquor
Wendy's
Unknown Name
McDonald's
Popeyes
Banana Boat
Andy's Frozen Custard

F Commute

Is public transit available in Winter Haven? Of all people who commute, 0.2% take public transportation in Winter Haven.
Drive to Work
83%

7% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

C Health & Safety

Is Winter Haven a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Winter Haven Hospital

Pharmacies

Dundee Pharmacy
CVS
Walmart Pharmacy
Walmart Pharmacy
Walgreens
CVS

Doctors

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