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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Crystal River East median real estate price is $234,159, which is less expensive than 78.5% of Florida neighborhoods and 68.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Crystal River East is currently $1,468, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 93.4% of Florida neighborhoods.

Crystal River East is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Crystal River, Florida.

Crystal River East real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Crystal River East 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 Crystal River East. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 17.1%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 82.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (14.9%). 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

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 Crystal River, the Crystal River East neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Diversity

Did you know that the Crystal River East neighborhood has more Dutch and Hungarian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 2.2% have Hungarian ancestry.

Crystal River East is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 11.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.5% 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 Crystal River East neighborhood in Crystal River are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 88.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 34.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 85.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 Crystal River East neighborhood, 35.7% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (23.4%), and 16.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Crystal River East neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.7% of households. Some people also speak Italian (11.8%).

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 Crystal River East neighborhood in Crystal River, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (16.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.0%), and residents who report German roots (13.7%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (6.4%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (4.2%), among others.

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 Crystal River East neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (52.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (86.7%) 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.


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