The laid back community of Jensen Beach, FL, sits on the Atlantic coast. The area is a small 8.1 square miles, meaning every home is close to the beach. Houses and condos are abundant, but you won't find as many apartments or trailer parks in this area. Home ownership is the way to go, as the housing market sees 12.8 percent annual appreciation.
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Jensen is a prosperous town. Unemployment is low, sitting right at 5.7 percent, and job growth is explosive at 3.69 percent. The median income is a healthy $43,540 a year, and that amount is amplified by a cost of living that is 4.9 percent lower than the national average. Schools are properly competitive in the region with a student to teacher ratio of 17, and over 80 percent of the population achieves a high school diploma or higher. There are several colleges within the city limits, and its proximity to Miami brings world class education within a commutable distance.