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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Goldenrod is a suburb of Orlando with a population of 12,634. Goldenrod is in Seminole County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Goldenrod offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Goldenrod and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Goldenrod are highly rated.
About Goldenrod...
Population
12,634

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$168,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,097
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Goldenrod Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Goldenrod

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,243
National
$55,322
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If you want the convenience of all everything Orlando has to offer (and better prices than Winter Park, Windermere, Dr. Phillips, etc), this area is great! You're away from the hustle and bustle of the parks. PLENTY of shopping and great restaurants within just a few short miles. Schools (particularly Valencia, Full Sail, and UCF) are all nearby. Everything really is at your disposal here, AND you're extremely close to toll roads (417 & 408), making it easy to get ANYWHERE quickly.
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Overall, the UCF area is decent enough. It's not the loud area you would expect for a college area, but it's not without it's faults. For a college area, there is surprisingly little to do; no movie theater or no nightclubs that I know of. Most of the nightlife hangouts are more bar-like. Plenty of places to eat, and some varied styles of food, but still not as many as you'd expect for an area with so many students. Gas is more expensive than in many parts of the Orlando Metro area thanks for the toll roads. Arbor Ridge School is excellent and considered one of the best in the county. The real estate market is only just starting to bounce back. There has been a noticeable increase in crime since we moved here in 2010. The area is diverse thanks to the students in the area. If you don't work for the university or Siemens there are few job prospects which means a long commute downtown.
I love the Goldenrod area because we are filled with rich florida history. We are centrally located between orlando, oviedo and winterpark, a short drive to get anywhere including the theme parks. Goldenrod is quite, unincorporated and a part of beautiful Seminole County. The trees and residents are established and take care of eachother.