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 San Carlos Blvd / Kelly Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note, 100.0% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the San Carlos Blvd / Kelly Rd neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (44.7%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the San Carlos Blvd / Kelly Rd neighborhood has more
Canadian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 1.3% have Eastern European ancestry.
San Carlos Blvd / Kelly Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the San Carlos Blvd / Kelly Rd 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 61.0%, which is higher than 99.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the San Carlos Blvd / Kelly Rd 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 86.0% 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.
Also of note, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 95.4% of all neighborhoods in America, with 30.8% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.