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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Florence Gardens median real estate price is $105,682, which is less expensive than 94.4% of Arizona neighborhoods and 91.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Florence Gardens is currently $2,626, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 52.0% of Arizona neighborhoods.

Florence Gardens is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Florence, Arizona.

Florence Gardens real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) mobile homes and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Florence Gardens neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Florence Gardens. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 45.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 98.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (38.4%). This can occur in 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. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

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.

Real Estate

The Florence Gardens neighborhood stands out for having the majority of its residential real estate made up of mobile homes. In fact, 76.2% of the occupied real estate here are mobile homes, which is a greater proportion than is found in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. If you like mobile homes, this might be a great neighborhood in which to look for real estate.

In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 45.7% of the residential real estate vacant, the Florence Gardens neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

Furthermore, one of the notable things about Florence Gardens is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Also of note, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Florence Gardens stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 88.1% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.

People

Of note, 100.0% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.

In addition, an interesting characteristic about the Florence Gardens neighborhood is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.1% of neighborhoods in the U.S. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, currently with 1 out of every 100 adults in the country are incarcerated as a punishment for crimes committed. The extremely high incarceration rate of this neighborhood could mean that a prison, juvenile detention facility or other correctional facility occupies a large proportion of the neighborhood, or contains a large portion of the neighborhood's population.

Also, if you are planning to retire in Arizona, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Florence Gardens may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Arizona, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 95.6% of neighborhoods in AZ. If a Arizona retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Occupations

The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Florence Gardens neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 22.1% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Furthermore, it used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the Florence Gardens neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 8.9% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Florence Gardens neighborhood buck this trend. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 38.4% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 97.7% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Modes of Transportation

Our research reveals that 91.1% of commuters who live in the Florence Gardens neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Significantly, 0.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Florence Gardens neighborhood in Florence are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 90.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 100.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Florence Gardens neighborhood, 75.3% of the working population is employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions, with 22.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing (8.9%), and 7.9% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

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 Florence Gardens neighborhood is English, spoken by 73.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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 Florence Gardens neighborhood in Florence, AZ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (25.2%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (14.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.6%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (5.5%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (4.5%), among others. In addition, 10.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Florence Gardens neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (52.1% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (91.1%) 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 (8.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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