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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 17.37% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Alva has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Alva a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Alva is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Alva, the average commute to work is 35.50 minutes, which is quite a bit 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.