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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour median real estate price is $672,394, which is more expensive than 73.0% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 75.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour is currently $2,586, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 50.4% of Florida neighborhoods.

Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Fort Myers, Florida. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour 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 Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 31.1%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 95.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (28.4%). 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.

Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 31.1% of the residential real estate vacant, the Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 99.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour 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, Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour 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 98.1% of neighborhoods in FL. If a Florida retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Occupations

There are more people living in the Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (48.3%) 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.

Modes of Transportation

If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 5.3% of residents in the Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 98.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Diversity

Did you know that the Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour neighborhood has more Swiss and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 5.2% have Dutch ancestry.

Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.7% 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 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour neighborhood in Fort Myers are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 81.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. 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.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour neighborhood, 51.7% 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 executive, management, and professional occupations, with 36.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (6.9%), and 4.6% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

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 Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour neighborhood in Fort Myers, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (20.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (10.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.8%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.3%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (5.2%), among others. In addition, 11.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

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 Tahitian Shores / St Charles Harbour neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (67.9%) 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 (13.2%) and 5.3% of residents also bicycle for their daily commute. 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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