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: Real Estate
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Gulf Blvd / Sand Key Estates Dr neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
In addition to being coastal, Gulf Blvd / Sand Key Estates Dr is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Gulf Blvd / Sand Key Estates Dr 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, 93.5% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Furthermore, the real estate in the Gulf Blvd / Sand Key Estates Dr neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 91.2% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.7% of American neighborhoods.
Also of note, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Gulf Blvd / Sand Key Estates Dr neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 45.0%, which is higher than 98.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Finally, the Gulf Blvd / Sand Key Estates Dr neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 84.9% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Gulf Blvd / Sand Key Estates Dr neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Gulf Blvd / Sand Key Estates Dr community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a
truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the folks of the Gulf Blvd / Sand Key Estates Dr neighborhood may actually hold
the key. 71.2% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 98.8% of the neighborhoods
Also, if you are planning to retire in Florida, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Gulf Blvd / Sand Key Estates Dr
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 Florida,
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 97.6% of neighborhoods in
FL. If a Florida retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Gulf Blvd / Sand Key Estates Dr neighborhood has more
Canadian and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 6.8% have Greek ancestry.
Gulf Blvd / Sand Key Estates Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 1.6% of employed workers living in the
Gulf Blvd / Sand Key Estates Dr neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 96.3% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.