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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Lake Mary is a suburb of Orlando with a population of 15,886. Lake Mary is in Seminole County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Lake Mary offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Lake Mary and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lake Mary are highly rated.
About Lake Mary...
Population
15,886

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$282,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,560
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Lake Mary 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
    234.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    54.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    186.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,256.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    90.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Lake Mary

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$92,148
National
$55,322
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I first knew of Lake Mary when I came to visit my husband's family. I found it to be a very clean, community oriented city.

After a few years, I have had the opportunity to be both a Lake Mary resident and employee of a well-known company. Lake Mary is a great place to raise a family. There are many extracurricular activities both here and it's proximity to Orlando.

I enjoy my city of Lake Mary. Come visit sometime!

My town has great shopping both here and it's neighboring town, Sanford. Eateries are very popular and as a suburb of Orlando, FL, it's easy to access the big city benefits as well. Recently the Sunrail service can take you right from downtown Lake Mary into the heart of Orlando for a nominal fee.
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I like how everything is in close proximity. I can walk across the street from my apartment and find Target, Publix, Chase, Chipotle on my right. On my left, there's Starbucks, Panera, and more. I feel safety needs to be talked about and addressed more because a few friends of mine have gotten into accidents with bad injuries. I see way too many people speeding and exceeding 20 miles over the speed limit on roads with schools and residential areas. What can Lake Mary as a city do to ensure our family and friends will be safe on the road?
I liked that you do not have to drive far to get wherever you need to go. I wish there were more community events and that they would try to build up the downtown area/city hall. It is a pretty quiet town, which I am fine with. I would love to see more culture grow out of it, possibly a museum or event venue. It is a safe area that can sometimes be expensive, but fine for the most part. I do not like the scarcity of places to walk to. They are doing lots of construction, which ruins some of the beautiful parts of Lake Mary.