Forest Ridge / Edgewood Hills median real estate price is $358,557, which is more expensive than 48.0% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 56.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Forest Ridge / Edgewood Hills is currently $2,327, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 67.9% of Florida neighborhoods.
Forest Ridge / Edgewood Hills is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Gainesville, Florida.
Forest Ridge / Edgewood Hills real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more 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 Forest Ridge / Edgewood Hills neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Forest Ridge / Edgewood Hills has a 10.9% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 63.8% 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.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
If knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the Forest Ridge / Edgewood Hills neighborhood, where 41.2% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 13.1% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, a majority of the adults in the Forest Ridge / Edgewood Hills neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for Florida by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in Florida.
Did you know that the Forest Ridge / Edgewood Hills neighborhood has more British and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.8% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 3.3% have French Canadian ancestry.
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 Forest Ridge / Edgewood Hills neighborhood in Gainesville are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 81.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.5% 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 70.0% 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 Forest Ridge / Edgewood Hills neighborhood, 65.7% 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 14.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.8%), and 7.9% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
The most common language spoken in the Forest Ridge / Edgewood Hills neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.7%).
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 Forest Ridge / Edgewood Hills neighborhood in Gainesville, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (13.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.1%), and residents who report English roots (11.3%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (7.9%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (4.8%), among others.
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 Forest Ridge / Edgewood Hills neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (58.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (73.1%) 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 (10.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.