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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Southgate is a town in Florida with a population of 7,539. Southgate is in Sarasota County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Southgate offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Southgate there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Southgate and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Southgate are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$217,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,162
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Southgate 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
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Southgate

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,508
National
$55,322
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Southgate Reviews

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I've lived here my whole life, it's great!
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The weather is awesome. There are so many things to do. The beaches are some of the best in the country. Restaurants and cultural experiences galore.
The city is beautiful in most areas but needs some rehab in others.