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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Longwood is a suburb of Orlando with a population of 14,345. Longwood is in Seminole County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Longwood offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Longwood and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Longwood are above average.
About Longwood...
Population
14,345

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,097
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Longwood 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
    229.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    39.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    491.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,239.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    157.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Longwood

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,030
National
$55,322
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Longwood Reviews

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I have lived in Longwood my entire life. Throughout the years I have picked up on many pros and cons. One of the main positives is the overall energy. Longwood is filled with so many nice, lovable people who will go out of their way to help out. After many of the hurricanes have come through, the community of Longwood unifies together to rebuild the beautiful city we live in. The safety of he city is also a good trait we withhold. Besides the atmosphere built by the people, we also have so many activities in and outdoors you can take on. From the fresh springs to only living half an hour from Disney World, there is much for all ages to do. Despite all of this, there is also some negatives. Two of our main roads in which run through the city: 434 and 436, seems to get filled with traffic everyday. From about 5 pm- 7 pm being on one of these roads is none the less... DREADFUL. The information i have displayed is completely genuine and i plan to remain in Longwood in my future.
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Longwood is a very clean, quiet, family-feel type of community. There are plenty of shopping areas and restaurants here to please every type of tastebud! Easy access to I-4 makes this area very accessible to tourists and residents alike.
Longwood is relatively a small town in Florida. Most people do not know where Longwood is located so it'd best to say that it's between Orlando and Daytona. It's location it's perfect, it's roughly 30 to 40 minutes away from any beach, airport and amusement park. The school system has been rated A+ nationally for several years. There are plenty of restaurants and shopping plazas. Longwood, Florida has been in the top 10 best places to live for the past couple of years.

What I would love to change is the the availability of work and the wages. As with the rest of the nation, Longwood has suffered its economy challenges, but it's coming back slowly but incredibly strong!