Fort Walton Beach, FL (Racetrack Rd NW / James Lee Rd)




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About Fort Walton Beach, FL (Racetrack Rd NW / James Lee Rd)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Racetrack Rd NW / James Lee Rd median real estate price is $154,277, which is less expensive than 62.1% of Florida neighborhoods and 62.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Racetrack Rd NW / James Lee Rd is currently $1,052, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 75.2% of Florida neighborhoods.

Racetrack Rd NW / James Lee Rd is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Racetrack Rd NW / James Lee Rd real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Racetrack Rd NW / James Lee Rd neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Racetrack Rd NW / James Lee Rd has a 13.5% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 69.5% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Walton Beach, the Racetrack Rd NW / James Lee Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

With 1.8% of employed workers living in the Racetrack Rd NW / James Lee Rd neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 96.9% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Furthermore, there are more people living in the Racetrack Rd NW / James Lee Rd neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (56.1%) 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 Racetrack Rd NW / James Lee Rd neighborhood has more Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Racetrack Rd NW / James Lee Rd neighborhood in Fort Walton Beach are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 84.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 55.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 93.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Racetrack Rd NW / James Lee Rd neighborhood, 43.9% 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 manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 29.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (17.0%), and 9.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Racetrack Rd NW / James Lee Rd neighborhood in Fort Walton Beach, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (12.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.9%), and residents who report German roots (8.9%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (5.7%), along with some French ancestry residents (4.0%), among others. In addition, 15.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Racetrack Rd NW / James Lee Rd neighborhood is English, spoken by 71.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (25.9%).

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 Racetrack Rd NW / James Lee Rd neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (81.7%) 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 (9.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Fort Walton Beach 0.101011101001110
Florida 4.62
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Fort Walton Beach 0.101011101001110
Florida 64

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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