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Frequently asked questions

What type of rental buildings are in Live Oak, FL?

In Live Oak 52% of the housing is rented out compared to 48% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 2% of Live Oak’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 31% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 26% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Live Oak, FL?

The average age of rental buildings in Live Oak is 0 years old, with none being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 0 stories, of which none are garden-style apartment communities, none are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Live Oak, FL?

Rental apartments in Live Oak come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 0% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 0% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 0% of all rentals in Live Oak. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Living in Live Oak, FL

Live Oak is a postage-sized city of only seven square miles in northern Florida. It’s part of Suwannee County and is 82 miles east of Tallahassee via Interstate 10 West. The geography of Live Oak is especially beautiful with many natural springs located around town. Fishing in this type of fresh water is a very popular activity among renters and visitors alike. There’s also world-renowned cave diving in the area. Another popular attraction in town is the Live Oak Plantation, a horse racing facility that’s owned by the heiress of the Campbell’s Soup Company. Because the weather is considered mostly sunny and warm year-round in a humid, subtropical environment, renters can look forward to enjoying many nice parks around town, including Heritage Parks and Gardens, as well as Millennium Park, which has picnic tables and a playground for kids.

Renting in Live Oak, FL

Because Live Oak is fairly small, the number of rental apartments is limited. A little less than half of the population rents their homes in this sparsely suburban area. For renters with young families, the public schools in Live Oak are above average. The type of rental apartments available are typically in smaller buildings that are usually ranch-style with only one story. They do have some amenities for renters, like pools, playgrounds, laundry facilities, and walking paths for pets. Some of these rental apartments are within walking distance of grocery stores or convenience marts.

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Shopping in Live Oak, FL

The South Oaks Shopping Center and Live Oak Crossing are the main shopping options in Live Oak. These plazas are right on U.S. 129, making them centrally located near rental apartments. The shops here feature home goods, apparel and small restaurants. Another fun place to shop in Live Oak is the Live Oak Antique Mall. This is a huge store with a lot of character and antiques to spruce up any rental home. It’s a cool place to spend a couple of hours walking around and exploring all of the vintage goods. Grocery stores near rental apartments include Publix and Winn-Dixie, as well as a Save A Lot for discount groceries and pharmacy items. For an indoor mall, renters can travel to Lake City Mall, which is about 28 minutes away.

Transportation in Live Oak, FL

For public transportation, renters can use the Suwannee Valley Transit Authority’s bus system. It goes through Live Oak, stopping in various popular places around town near rental apartments. Otherwise, there are three main highways that go through Live Oak — including U.S. Highway 90; U.S. Highway 129; and Interstate 10 — which make it easy to get around town or travel to other cities, like Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Gainesville. Each of these cities is around an hour and 15 minutes away by car. For air travel, renters can use the Suwannee County Airport, which is 2.5 miles away. This small airport also has some connecting commercial flights that go to other, larger airports in Florida, like Miami, Tampa and Orlando.

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