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Frequently asked questions

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

In Live Oak, 43% of the residents are renting compared to 57% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent none of Live Oak’s rentals, 31% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 26% are single-family rentals.

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

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Live Oak are about 0 years old, on average. Of these, none have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 0 stories. About none of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, none are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Live Oak, FL?

Studio apartments in Live Oak are around 0% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 0% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 0% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more 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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Live Oak, FL demographics

Live Oak, FL has a population of 6,929 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,464 of Live Oak’s residents are women and 3,465 are men. The median age of those who live in Live Oak, FL is 40.7.

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.

Live Oak, FL households

  • 1,401 Family
    1,049 Non-family
  • 517 Children
    1,933 No Children
  • 2,450Total Number of Households
  • 2.65Average People Per Household
  • $44,505Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 2,450 households in Live Oak, FL. 1,401 are family households and 1,049 are non-family households. There are 517 households with children in Live Oak and 1,933 households without children. On average, about 2.65 people live in a household in Live Oak, FL.

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.

Live Oak, FL education statistics

The level of education of the population of Live Oak, FL is as follows: 2% have no high school education, 46% completed some high school, 26% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 10% have a Bachelor Degree, and 8% have a Graduate Degree.

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