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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Pelican Preserve median real estate price is $615,357, which is more expensive than 75.4% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 76.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Pelican Preserve is currently $3,244, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 73.6% of the neighborhoods in Florida.

Pelican Preserve is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Fort Myers, Florida.

Pelican Preserve real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Pelican Preserve 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 Pelican Preserve. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 21.3%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 88.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (19.0%). 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.

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.

People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Pelican Preserve neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 99.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Pelican Preserve neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if you are single, you might not find many other singles here.

Also, if you are planning to retire in Florida, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Pelican Preserve 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 96.3% of neighborhoods in FL. If a Florida retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Real Estate

If you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Pelican Preserve neighborhood. A whopping 98.1% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new. In fact, the concentration of newer homes here is so great that they completely dominate the landscape. In most neighborhoods, there is a mixture of ages of residential real estate, but here it is almost completely built during one time frame: 2000 through today.

In addition, real estate in the Pelican Preserve neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.

Furthermore, one of the notable things about Pelican Preserve 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.

Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Pelican Preserve neighborhood, analysis shows that 46.7% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Pelican Preserve neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Pelican Preserve neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 61.4% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Diversity

Did you know that the Pelican Preserve neighborhood has more Lithuanian and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Lithuanian ancestry and 2.2% have Slovak ancestry.

Pelican Preserve is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.3% 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 Pelican Preserve 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 81.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% 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 Pelican Preserve neighborhood, 59.8% 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 31.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (11.2%), and 6.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 Pelican Preserve neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French.

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 Pelican Preserve neighborhood in Fort Myers, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (23.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (19.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.1%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (9.8%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.8%), 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 Pelican Preserve neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (61.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (53.3%) 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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