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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Green Cove Springs is a suburb of Jacksonville with a population of 7,639. Green Cove Springs is in Clay County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Green Cove Springs offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Green Cove Springs there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Green Cove Springs and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Green Cove Springs are highly rated.
About Green Cove Springs...
Population
7,639

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$159,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$857
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Green Cove Springs Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    295.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    61.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    36.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    418.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,722
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    73.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Green Cove Springs

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,486
National
$55,322
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Green Cove Springs Reviews

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Green Cove Springs is home to a comparatively small population with an immense sense of community. You can usually find us locals at Spring Park Coffee, Sunrise to Sunset Cafe, or the Sheik. Green Cove hosts countless events in our community that truly give everyone a chance to get to know each other. The occasion that puts our small city on the map is the annual Clay County Fair, which is the epitome of Green Cove culture: a wide variety of comfort foods, agricultural competitions, and you’re bound to run into someone you know. Although our town has a strong sense of community, it is definitely not the most up-to-date. Unfortunately, there are numerous abandoned and unkept buildings that have so much potential to bring revenue and even more character to our town. It could use a fresh coat of paint, but the plethora of small businesses run by locals keep Green Cove beautiful and humble while inspiring driven citizens to make small changes that benefit our community.
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New to this state. Chose this particular area because it's in good proximity of a major city with an airport, military facility and sports venues. It's a short commute to reach the heart of the action, and there is plenty of it, yet my home is far enough away from the noise, traffic and chaos to safely raise a family. Most subdivisions are close knit and family friendly. Plenty of places to shop, eat and find medical services. It's a short drive to find a body of water for activities like fishing or a little longer drive to find a sandy beach. There are a variety of housing communities for every budget, and more are being built everyday.
I have lived here for 10 years and a lot has changed over the years, but it is a good place to live. There is some crime, but we also have plenty of officers out patrolling at all times. It is just a quiet, little town with a few chain stores but mostly local businesses. Although, we do have traffic passing through a lot since two major highways cut right through town.