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Best places to raise a family in Florida

  • Best places to raise a family in Florida

    For the majority of people, there comes a moment in time when the prerequisites for a place to call home drastically change. This usually happens while planning to have children or shortly after the little ones arrive. Priorities dramatically shift, often prompting a move to a new home or even a new city. Cutting-edge restaurants and hipster cocktail bars suddenly take a backseat to excellent schools and plenty of playgrounds.

    So where exactly are the best places to raise a family in Florida? Stacker has collected data from Niche’s 2018 best places to raise a family rankings to determine where children are most likely to thrive. The rankings measure the appeal of an area based on public schools, crime rates, cost of living, affordability, and access to family-friendly amenities.

    To create this list, Niche used data from several databases, including the U.S. Census, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Centers for Disease Control, as well as Niche’s own proprietary data and community reviews. The data includes the area’s population, median home value, median rent, median household income, and the percentage of households with children. It also takes into consideration the national average for median home value—$184,700, median rent—$949, and median household income—$55,322.

    Read on to find out where to consider moving if you are raising a family in Florida.

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  • #25. Fish Hawk—suburb of Tampa, FL

    Population: 17,241
    Median home value: $303,400
    Median rent: $1,810
    Median household income: $108,917
    Percentage of households with children: 31%

  • #24. Parkland Estates—neighborhood in Tampa, FL

    Population: 2,031
    Median home value: $572,045
    Median rent: $1,491
    Median household income: $103,810
    Percentage of households with children: 20%

  • #23. Beach Park—neighborhood in Tampa, FL

    Population: 5,988
    Median home value: $465,508
    Median rent: $1,578
    Median household income: $102,757
    Percentage of households with children: 19%

  • #22. World Golf Village—town in Florida

    Population: 15,041
    Median home value: $260,500
    Median rent: $1,649
    Median household income: $88,225
    Percentage of households with children: 28%

  • #21. Virginia Park—neighborhood in Tampa, FL

    Population: 7,418
    Median home value: $382,608
    Median rent: $1,359
    Median household income: $107,638
    Percentage of households with children: 25%

  • #20. Golfview—neighborhood in Tampa, FL

    Population: 2,769
    Median home value: $527,369
    Median rent: $1,448
    Median household income: $110,155
    Percentage of households with children: 23%

  • #19. Park Lake/Highland—neighborhood in Orlando, FL

    Population: 1,963
    Median home value: $209,668
    Median rent: $1,161
    Median household income: $78,382
    Percentage of households with children: 8%

  • #18. Palm Valley—town in Florida

    Population: 21,441
    Median home value: $412,300
    Median rent: $1,166
    Median household income: $97,469
    Percentage of households with children: 14%

  • #17. Windermere—suburb of Orlando, FL

    Population: 3,175
    Median home value: $519,800
    Median rent: $1,633
    Median household income: $127,344
    Percentage of households with children: 17%

  • #16. Audubon Park—neighborhood in Orlando, FL

    Population: 4,105
    Median home value: $268,006
    Median rent: $1,299
    Median household income: $80,991
    Percentage of households with children: 20%

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