The 10 Cheapest Orlando, FL Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


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

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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 2022? 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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The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Orlando For 2022

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Population: 1,065
Cost Of Living Index: 78 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.7 (5th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.014 (13th cheapest)
More on Rock Lake: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 783
Cost Of Living Index: 87 (28th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.5 (28th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.0 (cheapest)
More on Orlando Executive: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 480
Cost Of Living Index: 81 (5th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.6 (30th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.017 (29th cheapest)
More on Lorna Doone: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 688
Cost Of Living Index: 85 (18th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.3 (cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.025 (6cheapest)
More on South Division: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 705
Cost Of Living Index: 83 (8th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.6 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.026 (69th cheapest)
More on Lake Richmond: Homes For Sale | Data

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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 (58th cheapest)
More on Rosemont: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 9,224
Cost Of Living Index: 85 (18th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.4 (25th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.021 (40th cheapest)
More on Englewood Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,712
Cost Of Living Index: 88 (33rd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.1 (12th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.023 (48th cheapest)
More on Wadeview Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 252
Cost Of Living Index: 80 (4th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.4 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.03 (89th cheapest)
More on Pershing: Homes For Sale | Data

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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 (65th cheapest)
More on Johnson Village: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Cheapest Orlando Hoods In 2022

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 105 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.

Summary: Lowest Cost Places To Live 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 2022

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Rock Lake 78
2 Orlando Executive 87
3 Lorna Doone 81
4 South Division 85
5 Lake Richmond 83
6 Rosemont 83
7 Englewood Park 85
8 Wadeview Park 88
9 Pershing 80
10 Johnson Village 83
11 Dover Shores East 92
12 Eagles Nest 86
13 Audubon Park 96
14 Carver Shores 86
15 Lake Frendrica 84
16 Holden-Parramore 78
17 Rosemont North 87
18 Mercy Drive 80
19 Park Central 91
20 Boggy Creek 90
21 Dixie Belle 88
22 Lake Sunset 84
23 Dover Shores West 97
24 Richmond Heights 84
25 Dover Estates 90
26 33rd Saint Industrial 86
27 Mariners Village 92
28 Florida Center North 86
29 Kirkman North 86
30 Richmond Estates 84
31 Vista Park 95
32 Millenia 90
33 Park Lake-Highland 108
34 Bryn Mawr 95
35 West Colonial 88
36 Roosevelt Park 85
37 South Orange 93
38 Airport North 91
39 Coytown 95
40 Lake Fairview 92
41 Baldwin Park 113
42 Vista East 96
43 Ventura 88
44 Lake Mann Estates 86
45 Colonial Town Center 93
46 Washington Shores 85
47 Lake Como 104
48 Thornton Park 112
49 Lake Mann Gardens 84
50 Signal Hill 90
51 Delancy Park 104
52 Hibiscus 87
53 Lake Copeland 101
54 Malibu Groves 82
55 Metro West 95
56 Rowena Gardens 127
57 Countryside 86
58 Florida Center 99
59 Orlando International Airport 105
60 Lancaster Park 121
61 Lake Terrace 94
62 South Semoran 94
63 Monterey 91
64 Palomar 102
65 Orwin Manor 115
66 Lake Weldona 115
67 Rose Isle 128
68 City Of Orlando-Goaa 122
69 Lake Nona Central 122
70 Lake Nona Estates 122
71 Lake Nona South 123
72 New Malibu 84
73 Lawsona-Fern Creek 107
74 Lake Shore Village 105
75 Southport 94
76 Lake Davis-Greenwood 113
77 Lake Underhill 100
78 Pineloch 94
79 Seaboard Industrial 90
80 Catalina 87
81 Central Business District 103
82 Bel Air 103
83 The Willows 91
84 North Orange 108
85 College Park 115
86 Southern Oaks 102
87 Colonicaltown North 100
88 Camellia Gardens 88
89 Clear Lake 89
90 Lake Eola Heights 109
91 Crescent Park 97
92 Lake Formosa 116
93 The Dovers 92
94 Colonicaltown South 103
95 Lake Cherokee 105
96 Dover Manor 93
97 Kirkman South 100
98 East Central Park 100
99 Princeton-Silver Star 106
100 Rio Grande Park 90
101 Lake Holden 99
102 Wedgewood Groves 95
103 South Eola 124
104 Windhover 96
105 Spring Lake 144

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our third time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in Orlando.

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.

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