Real Estate Prices and Overview
Sarasota Heights median real estate prices are $178,943, which is more expensive than 60.4% of the neighborhoods
in Florida and 55.8% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Sarasota Heights are currently
$1,424, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 75.4%
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
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
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
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 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
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel
rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if
most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is
the shear diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits
your lifestyle and aspirations.
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 shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
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.