About Sanford, FL (Lake Monroe / Saint Josephs)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Lake Monroe / Saint Josephs median real estate price is $235,182, which is more expensive than 41.7% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 48.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Lake Monroe / Saint Josephs is currently $1,846, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 40.4% of Florida neighborhoods.

Lake Monroe / Saint Josephs is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Sanford, Florida.

Lake Monroe / Saint Josephs real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Lake Monroe / Saint Josephs neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Lake Monroe / Saint Josephs are 6.7%, which is lower than one will find in 62.4% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Lake Monroe / Saint Josephs is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Lake Monroe / Saint Josephs neighborhood's real estate landscape than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 59.3% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.

Notable & Unique: People

According to NeighborhoodScout's research, Lake Monroe / Saint Josephs is better suited for first-time home buyers than 85.1% of neighborhoods in the state. Most homes here are priced below the state's median house value, yet maintain comparably good appreciation rates over the last decade relative to other neighborhoods in Florida. Along with an exclusive multi-metric measure of neighborhood quality developed by NeighborhoodScout that scores high here in this neighborhood, this means that buying into the neighborhood is not only an accessible option but considered a decent first time home buyer choice for building equity in your first home, while being in a quality neighborhood

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Lake Monroe / Saint Josephs neighborhood has more Puerto Rican and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 2.7% have Haitian ancestry.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Lake Monroe / Saint Josephs neighborhood in Sanford are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 49.0% of the neighborhoods in America. With 44.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 90.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Lake Monroe / Saint Josephs neighborhood, 40.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 23.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.6%), and 16.7% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Lake Monroe / Saint Josephs neighborhood is English, spoken by 71.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Lake Monroe / Saint Josephs neighborhood in Sanford, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (13.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.4%), and residents who report German roots (8.7%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (5.2%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.9%), among others. In addition, 15.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Lake Monroe / Saint Josephs neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (90.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to FL* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Sanford Middle School
1700 S French Ave
Sanford, FL 32771
06-08
Seminole High School
2701 Ridgewood Ave
Sanford, FL 32773
09-12
Wilson Elementary School
985 S Orange Blvd
Sanford, FL 32771
PK-05
Idyllwilde Elementary School
430 Vihlen Rd
Sanford, FL 32771
PK-05
Lake Mary High School
655 Longwood Lake Mary Rd
Lake Mary, FL 32746
09-12
Greenwood Lakes Middle School
601 Lake Park Dr
Lake Mary, FL 32746
06-08
Bentley Elementary School
2190 S Oregon Ave
Sanford, FL 32771
PK-05
Markham Woods Middle School
6003 Markham Woods Rd
Lake Mary, FL 32746
06-08
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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