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Best places to raise a family in Florida

  • Best places to raise a family in Florida
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    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.

    ALSO: Best commutes in Florida

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

  • #15. Oviedo—suburb of Orlando, FL
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    #15. Oviedo—suburb of Orlando, FL

    Population: 37,545
    Median home value: $241,100
    Median rent: $1,392
    Median household income: $82,402
    Percentage of households with children: 21%

  • #14. Fruit Cove—town in Florida
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    #14. Fruit Cove—town in Florida

    Population: 31,419
    Median home value: $290,000
    Median rent: $1,662
    Median household income: $95,405
    Percentage of households with children: 20%

  • #13. Davis Islands—neighborhood in Tampa, FL
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    #13. Davis Islands—neighborhood in Tampa, FL

    Population: 5,179
    Median home value: $499,147
    Median rent: $1,423
    Median household income: $98,395
    Percentage of households with children: 17%

  • #12. Courier City/Oscawana—neighborhood in Tampa, FL
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    #12. Courier City/Oscawana—neighborhood in Tampa, FL

    Population: 2,849
    Median home value: $280,258
    Median rent: $1,432
    Median household income: $78,116
    Percentage of households with children: 6%

  • #11. Horizon West—suburb of Orlando, FL
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    #11. Horizon West—suburb of Orlando, FL

    Population: 22,538
    Median home value: $280,600
    Median rent: $1,602
    Median household income: $92,589
    Percentage of households with children: 28%

  • #10. Sunset Park—neighborhood in Tampa, FL
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    #10. Sunset Park—neighborhood in Tampa, FL

    Population: 5,516
    Median home value: $560,334
    Median rent: $1,104
    Median household income: $137,368
    Percentage of households with children: 19%

  • #9. Nocatee—town in Florida
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    #9. Nocatee—town in Florida

    Population: 9,836
    Median home value: $351,700
    Median rent: $1,637
    Median household income: $96,659
    Percentage of households with children: 28%

  • #8. Culbreath—neighborhood in Tampa, FL
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    #8. Culbreath—neighborhood in Tampa, FL

    Population: 4,121
    Median home value: $549,217
    Median rent: $1,135
    Median household income: $145,575
    Percentage of households with children: 19%

  • #7. Palma Ceia—neighborhood in Tampa, FL
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    #7. Palma Ceia—neighborhood in Tampa, FL

    Population: 5,925
    Median home value: $419,623
    Median rent: $1,260
    Median household income: $117,970
    Percentage of households with children: 21%

  • #6. Arbor Greene—neighborhood in Tampa, FL
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    #6. Arbor Greene—neighborhood in Tampa, FL

    Population: 5,289
    Median home value: $310,305
    Median rent: $1,791
    Median household income: $115,201
    Percentage of households with children: 22%

  • #5. Rowena Gardens—neighborhood in Orlando, FL
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    #5. Rowena Gardens—neighborhood in Orlando, FL

    Population: 1,359
    Median home value: $410,519
    Median rent: $1,327
    Median household income: $101,173
    Percentage of households with children: 23%

  • #4. Spanishtown—neighborhood in Tampa, FL
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    #4. Spanishtown—neighborhood in Tampa, FL

    Population: 2,890
    Median home value: $428,621
    Median rent: $1,543
    Median household income: $112,041
    Percentage of households with children: 10%

  • #3. New Suburb Beautiful—neighborhood in Tampa, FL
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    #3. New Suburb Beautiful—neighborhood in Tampa, FL

    Population: 2,192
    Median home value: $673,651
    Median rent: $981
    Median household income: $176,787
    Percentage of households with children: 27%

  • #2. Hyde Park—neighborhood in Tampa, FL
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    #2. Hyde Park—neighborhood in Tampa, FL

    Population: 1,605
    Median home value: $684,544
    Median rent: $1,284
    Median household income: $161,308
    Percentage of households with children: 21%

  • #1. Harbour Island—neighborhood in Tampa, FL
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    #1. Harbour Island—neighborhood in Tampa, FL

    Population: 4,012
    Median home value: $325,643
    Median rent: $1,904
    Median household income: $96,207
    Percentage of households with children: 14%

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