Palm Coast One of America’s 50 Best Cities to Live Says Study

Wall St. 24/7 study was based on a range of variables, including crime rates, employment growth, access to restaurants and attractions, educational attainment, and housing affordability.

Palm Coast City HallPALM COAST, FL – November 9, 2015 – As reported in the Orlando Business Journal, a 24/7 Wall St. study ranked Palm Coast among the 50 Best Cities to Live. Palm Coast ranked #39.

The study acknowledged that Florida was hit by the housing crisis more than most other states and that Palm Coast suffered as well with an unemployment rate at 7.4%. On the other hand, strong job growth continues to draw people to Palm Coast. Palm Coast’s job growth from 2012 through 2014 was 5%, according to the study, compared to the 1.8% national rate. The city’s population has grown 14.8% over the past five years, more than double the national growth rate.

Four other Florida cities made the list:

  • Cape Coral #27
  • Pembroke Pines #29
  • Boca Raton #37
  • Palm Coast #39
  • Port St. Lucie #40

Palm Coast statistics cited by the study include:

Population: 82,388
Median home value: $159,300
Poverty rate: 10.6%
Pct. with at least a bachelor’s degree: 18.4%
Amenities per 100,000 residents: 160.2

You can read the full 24/7 Wall St. study here.

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  1. George Edward Chuddy
    George Edward Chuddy says:

    Palm Coast is now in ‘ The Smithsonian ‘

    I have a massive ‘ Bucket List ‘. Our little rag tag neighborhood Group – Levitt & I.T.T.’s ‘Showcase Golf Course Neighborhood Group’ is sometimes overwhelmed but we go forward. One of the items on my ‘ Bucket List’ was to answer last Aprils’ request from ‘ The Smithsonian ‘. Today I finally started and just sent two discs on which some of what our United States National Museum of American History is asking for.
    For me this is a very joyous day. As a Palm Coast Pioneer, having bought from Levitt & I.T.T. before ‘ The Palm Coast Project ‘ opened…I now have been part of seeing ‘ The Palm Coast Project’ in The Smithsonian. Tho’ there is so much more that they are asking for I will slowly continue and this was the start and first step.

    What a joyous day . I hope that this helps give a ‘ sense of place ‘ to the newer Palm Coasters. I hope you will be proud too !
    Thank you for your support.

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