Olympia Pointe / Horse Creek median real estate price is $448,429, which is more expensive than 61.2% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 67.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Olympia Pointe / Horse Creek is currently $3,277, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 70.4% of the neighborhoods in Florida.
Olympia Pointe / Horse Creek is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Fort Myers, Florida.
Olympia Pointe / Horse Creek 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 Olympia Pointe / Horse Creek neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Olympia Pointe / Horse Creek. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 18.6%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 83.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (10.0%). 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.
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 Fort Myers, the Olympia Pointe / Horse Creek neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Did you know that the Olympia Pointe / Horse Creek neighborhood has more Yugoslav and Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 2.8% have Swiss ancestry.
Olympia Pointe / Horse Creek is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% 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 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Olympia Pointe / Horse Creek neighborhood in Fort Myers are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 74.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 75.4% of America'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 Olympia Pointe / Horse Creek neighborhood, 39.7% 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 22.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (20.0%), and 18.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
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 Olympia Pointe / Horse Creek neighborhood is English, spoken by 79.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Polish and Italian.
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 Olympia Pointe / Horse Creek neighborhood in Fort Myers, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (13.5%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (11.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.4%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (6.5%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (4.6%), among others. In addition, 12.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 Olympia Pointe / Horse Creek neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (83.2%) 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 (7.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.