The 10 Cheapest Orlando, FL Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Orlando are the cheapest of the cheap.

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in Orlando.
Cheapest Neighborhoods In Orlando

Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I’d much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I’d rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in Orlando might be more expensive than living in rural Florida, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those Orlando neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further — you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Orlando are the cheapest.

What’s the cheapest neighborhood to live in Orlando for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Rock Lake looks to be the cheaptest Orlando neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for — some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Orlando. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Orlando that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Orlando.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from cheapest to most expensive.

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How We Determined The Cheapest Orlando Hoods In 2019

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Orlando, we had to determine what criteria defines ‘cheap’.

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 104 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the ‘Cheapest City Neighborhood In Orlando.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Rock Lake.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the cheapest places Orlando. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.

The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Orlando For 2019

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 1,065
Cost Of Living Index: 80 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.7 (5th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.014 (12th cheapest)
More on Rock Lake: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Rock Lake comes in at $35,830 and the median home value is $60,450 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 480
Cost Of Living Index: 81 (4th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.6 (29th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.017 (28th cheapest)
More on Lorna Doone: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Lorna Doone comes in at $26,401 and the median home value is $69,300 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 688
Cost Of Living Index: 84 (10th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.3 (1st cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.025 (60th cheapest)
More on South Division: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in South Division comes in at $40,178 and the median home value is $51,800 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 8,857
Cost Of Living Index: 83 (8th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.3 (15th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.025 (57th cheapest)
More on Rosemont: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Rosemont comes in at $29,968 and the median home value is $67,875 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 9,224
Cost Of Living Index: 87 (25th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.4 (25th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.021 (39th cheapest)
More on Englewood Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Englewood Park comes in at $38,653 and the median home value is $93,760 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 2,009
Cost Of Living Index: 91 (42nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.0 (46th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.008 (3rd cheapest)
More on Dover Shores East: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Dover Shores East comes in at $52,540 and the median home value is $159,500 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 705
Cost Of Living Index: 86 (20th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.6 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.026 (68th cheapest)
More on Lake Richmond: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Lake Richmond comes in at $41,272 and the median home value is $66,100 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 2,712
Cost Of Living Index: 89 (34th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.1 (12th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.023 (47th cheapest)
More on Wadeview Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Wadeview Park comes in at $44,144 and the median home value is $93,833 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

2
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Population: 1,011
Cost Of Living Index: 83 (8th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.4 (23rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.025 (64th cheapest)
More on Johnson Village: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Johnson Village comes in at $28,281 and the median home value is $66,700 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 252
Cost Of Living Index: 82 (5th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.4 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.03 (88th cheapest)
More on Pershing: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Pershing comes in at $31,731 and the median home value is $43,600 for 2019.

Summing Up The Cheapest Places In Orlando

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Orlando where prices are low and it’s cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Orlando aren’t all cheap. Spring Lake takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Orlando.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Orlando For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Rock Lake 80
2 Lorna Doone 81
3 South Division 84
4 Rosemont 83
5 Englewood Park 87
6 Dover Shores East 91
7 Lake Richmond 86
8 Wadeview Park 89
9 Johnson Village 83
10 Pershing 82
11 Eagles Nest 86
12 Audubon Park 97
13 Lake Frendrica 83
14 Carver Shores 87
15 Rosemont North 87
16 Holden-Parramore 79
17 Mercy Drive 80
18 Dover Shores West 97
19 Lake Sunset 83
20 Park Central 92
21 33rd Saint Industrial 86
22 Dixie Belle 91
23 Dover Estates 91
24 Boggy Creek 93
25 Millenia 89
26 Bryn Mawr 95
27 Mariners Village 93
28 Park Lake-Highland 107
29 Richmond Heights 86
30 Florida Center North 87
31 Airport North 90
32 Lake Fairview 91
33 South Orange 93
34 Richmond Estates 85
35 Roosevelt Park 85
36 Ventura 87
37 Vista Park 98
38 Coytown 96
39 Baldwin Park 112
40 Kirkman North 88
41 Lake Mann Estates 86
42 Washington Shores 85
43 Vista East 98
44 West Colonial 91
45 Signal Hill 89
46 Lake Como 104
47 Colonial Town Center 96
48 Thornton Park 113
49 Lake Copeland 100
50 Lake Mann Gardens 85
51 Hibiscus 88
52 Delancy Park 107
53 Metro West 96
54 Countryside 86
55 Rowena Gardens 125
56 Malibu Groves 84
57 Florida Center 98
58 South Semoran 93
59 Lancaster Park 121
60 Monterey 91
61 Orlando International Airport 108
62 Orwin Manor 118
63 Lake Terrace 97
64 Lake Weldona 117
65 Rose Isle 129
66 Palomar 104
67 Lake Shore Village 104
68 Southport 93
69 Lake Nona Central 122
70 Lake Nona Estates 122
71 City Of Orlando-Goaa 122
72 Lake Nona South 122
73 New Malibu 85
74 Lawsona-Fern Creek 110
75 Lake Underhill 100
76 Lake Davis-Greenwood 116
77 Central Business District 103
78 Pineloch 97
79 The Willows 91
80 Seaboard Industrial 91
81 Bel Air 103
82 Catalina 88
83 North Orange 107
84 College Park 114
85 Southern Oaks 102
86 Camellia Gardens 88
87 Clear Lake 88
88 Colonicaltown North 101
89 Lake Eola Heights 109
90 Lake Formosa 117
91 Crescent Park 98
92 Lake Cherokee 104
93 The Dovers 94
94 Dover Manor 94
95 Kirkman South 100
96 Colonicaltown South 106
97 Princeton-Silver Star 106
98 East Central Park 100
99 Rio Grande Park 90
100 Wedgewood Groves 95
101 Lake Holden 99
102 South Eola 124
103 Windhover 98
104 Spring Lake 145

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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