Everglades is a tiny coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 410 people and just one neighborhood, Everglades is the 456th largest community in Florida.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Everglades are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Everglades is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Everglades is a city of service providers, farmers, fishers, or foresters and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Everglades who work in food service (26.57%), farm management occupations (23.08%) and management occupations (14.69%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.86% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Everglades is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Everglades’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Everglades has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Everglades has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Everglades than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Everglades may be for you.
One of the nice things about Everglades is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 11.95 minutes getting to work every day.
Everglades is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.