Alva is a very small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 2,596 people and just one neighborhood, Alva is the 334th largest community in Florida.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Alva are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.
Occupations and Workforce
Alva is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Alva is a town of managers, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alva who work in management occupations (17.83%), office and administrative support (17.45%) and teaching (8.10%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 17.37% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Alva is worth considering.
In Alva, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.50 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Alva doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.