Apopka

105 reviews
  1. Suburb of Orlando, FL
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Suburb of
Orlando

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,027
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    258
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    11
    37
  • Robbery
    94
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    346
    575
  • Theft
    2,686
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    204
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,925
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

105 reviews
  • Excellent
    5
  • Very Good
    48
  • Average
    47
  • Poor
    4
  • Terrible
    1
Apopka is a place where a family may choose to settle down simply because of the stability found in this area. It is filled with people of the working class American society and allows for children to grow up in an area unlike the city of Orlando where crime rates are high and tourists run the show. Apopka is also a place near to the always-advancing University of Central Florida as well as Valencia College which has allowed for many students to obtain the opportunity to gain access to the education found between the walls of the University of Central Florida. Though the city has its defects including its rising crime rates and overflow of undocumented citizens, Apopka is a beautiful place to buy fresh foods, mingle between the diverse races among its population and seek and find the amazing opportunities awaiting those who seek a higher education and lifestyle.
  • Former Resident
  • 13 days ago
I enjoy the small town feel of Apopka. Some areas definitely need some work, but we have made good progress lately. They recently added an amphitheater, and have some great parks!
  • Current Resident
  • 1 month ago
What I like about Apopka is that it is rather removed from the center of things. You feel like you are a part of the city without all the extra hustle and bustle of downtown and crazy parking regulations. You're relatively close too many of the things that you need to get to without having to deal with the traffic of its existence.

For the most part a lot of nature still exists in the area including the nature drive that is over on Lust Road, it adds to Apopka Beauty.

However, what I dislike about Apopka is probably it's under belly. What lies in South Apopka in the way of crime and poverty is a harsh contrast to the other half of Apopka filled with beautiful houses in clean neighborhoods and safe zones.
  • Current Resident
  • 26 days ago