Auburndale : Florida

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What it's Like to Retire in Auburndale

Auburndale is a small but growing town of about 14,000 in Central Florida near Winter Haven. The area is dotted with many lakes.  It is popular with retirees because of its low cost of living and warm winters. See our review of Winter Haven for more details about the region.

Where to Retire in Auburndale and Home Prices

There are many active communities in and around the Auburndale region (see our Florida Directory). The median price of a home in mid-2015 was about $143,000 (


What is special about Auburndale

Low cost of Living


What is not special about Auburndale

Crime rate is higher than the national average.


Who will like retirement in Auburndale

Retirees who want a low cost of living in a walkable community may enjoy living here.  Disney World, Epcot, and Universal Studios are about 35 miles away.


Local economy is driven by

Construction and Retail


Climate and Physical Environment

There are many lakes in the region. Average January temperature is over 60.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Auburndale has restaurants, parks and Lake Myrtle Sports Complex, but for the cultural scene and a lot of fun, Orlando is just 35 miles away.



The crime rate is well above the national average (index of 479 vs. 319).

Medical facilities

Morrow Memorial Hospital is in Auburndale



Winter Haven Area Transit services Auburndale;  Amtrak is six miles away in Winter Haven; the Closest intenational airport is in Orlando about 50 miles away.


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Facts about AUBURNDALE
  • State: FL
  • Environment: Rural,Small Town,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 61 +
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: NA
  • Total Crime Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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