Winter Haven 77 Exceptional
Winter Haven Livability #287 ranked city in Florida#5,805 ranked city in the USARanks better than 80% of areas
A+ Winter Haven Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Winter Haven Cost of Living Cost of living is 14% lower than Florida
Winter Haven
8515% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Winter Haven cost of living
D Winter Haven Crime Total crime is 18% higher than Florida
Total crime
2,97019% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3419% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-1%Year over year crime is down
Winter Haven crime
F Winter Haven Employment Household income is 19% lower than Florida
Median household income
$39,73628% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,89627% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%32% higher than the US average
Winter Haven employment
B Winter Haven Housing Home value is 40% lower than Florida
Median home value
$99,60046% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8649% lower than the US average
Home ownership
56%11% lower than the US average
Winter Haven real estate or Winter Haven rentals
F Winter Haven Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than Florida
High school grad. rates
79%5% lower than the US average
School test scores
41%18% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Winter Haven K-12 schools
A Winter Haven User Ratings There are a total of 10 ratings in Winter Haven
Overall user rating
82% 10 total ratings
User reviews rating
95% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
75% 8 total surveys
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      Living in Winter Haven, FL

      Located in the state of Florida, Winter Haven is a medium-sized city with a population of 36,669 residents. The majority of Winter Haven residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Winter Haven is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 23 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

      Living in Winter Haven can be a great experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Florida, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Winter Haven, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like cost of living, education, employment, housing and more.

      Winter Haven, FL receives 75/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #380 in Florida and #5,234 in the USA. Based on this score, Winter Haven would be considered a very livable city! For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Winter Haven ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B+), weather (A+) and housing (B). Winter Haven does not do well for the following: crime (F), education (F) and employment (F). It might be a good 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 Winter Haven, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: LEGOLAND Florida, Willowbrook Golf Course, and Cypresswood Golf & Country Club.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Winter Haven can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      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 Winter Haven is actually affordable. The median home price for Winter Haven homes is $99,600, which is 40.3% lower than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Winter Haven, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 26.5% 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 Winter Haven will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Winter Haven, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 10.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 13.4%.

      Winter Haven transportation information

      StatisticWinter HavenFloridaNational
      Average one way commute23min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work85.0%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.3%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.2%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.9%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home2.7%5.4%4.6%

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