Real Estate Prices and Overview
Villas median real estate prices are $145,331, which is more expensive than 43.5% of the neighborhoods
in Florida and 43.8% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Villas are currently
$1,341, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 69.3%
of the neighborhoods in Florida.
Villas is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Fort Myers, Florida.
Villas real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Villas neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in
Villas. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 21.3%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 86.8% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods
dominated by seasonal homes (such as vacation areas), and occasionally
it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college
students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session.
But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that
can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you
may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Fort Myers,
the Villas neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Villas neighborhood has more
Haitian and Cuban ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 1.2% have Cuban ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
Astoundingly, the Villas neighborhood has one of the highest
concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.4%
of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce
more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they
become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in
this particular Fort Myers neighborhood.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a
neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood
may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand
the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the
federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with
a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than
another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the
conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Villas neighborhood in Fort Myers are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 52.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 29.9% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 73.2%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has
a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about
the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the Villas neighborhood, 39.7%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 22.8% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(20.3%), and 17.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities
and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods
with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries
will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun
to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly,
why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the Villas neighborhood in Fort Myers, FL, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(13.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (8.8%) , and residents who report Italian roots (6.8%) , and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (6.3%) , along with some Haitia ancestry residents (3.3%), among others. In addition, 18.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Villas
neighborhood is English, spoken by 78.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (14.0%).
Getting to Work
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your
place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in
just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a
long and arduous commute.
The greatest number of commuters in Villas neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.6% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (88.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.