Real Estate Prices and Overview
Sarasota Heights median real estate prices are $178,943, which is more expensive than 60.6% of the neighborhoods
in Florida and 55.9% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Sarasota Heights are currently
$1,153, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 68.7%
of the neighborhoods in Florida.
Sarasota Heights is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Sarasota, Florida.
Sarasota Heights 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 Sarasota Heights neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Sarasota Heights has a 12.6% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
65.1% of American neighborhoods). This could either
signal that there is weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood,
or that much of the housing stock is seasonally occupied,
which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes.
Either way, if you live here year round, you will find many of the homes
or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
With more than 1.9% of residents living with a same sex partner,
Sarasota Heights is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in
this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that
this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than
96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Sarasota Heights neighborhood has more
Cuban and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Cuban ancestry and 0.6% have Brazilian ancestry.
Sarasota Heights is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Sarasota Heights neighborhood in Sarasota are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 49.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 18.1% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 54.9%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Sarasota Heights neighborhood, 45.4%
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 24.5% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(15.6%), and 14.5% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Sarasota Heights neighborhood in Sarasota, FL, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(16.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.2%) , and residents who report English roots (9.3%) , and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (6.0%) , along with some French ancestry residents (5.6%), among others. In addition, 10.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are
tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are
at home with their families.
The most common language spoken in the Sarasota Heights
neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.
Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your
day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially
with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and
means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically
located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set
up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike.
The greatest number of commuters in Sarasota Heights neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.4% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (91.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.