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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Greenacres South median real estate price is $185,376, which is less expensive than 84.6% of Florida neighborhoods and 76.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Greenacres South is currently $2,618, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 60.2% of Florida neighborhoods.

Greenacres South is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Greenacres, Florida.

Greenacres South 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 small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Greenacres South neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Greenacres South. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 25.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 91.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (20.9%). 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

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 Greenacres, the Greenacres South neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Greenacres South 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 Greenacres South community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, astoundingly, the Greenacres South neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in this particular Greenacres neighborhood.

Real Estate

Most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Greenacres South stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 91.1% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.

In addition, the Greenacres South 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 89.5% 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.

Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Greenacres South neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 95.1% of all American neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Greenacres South neighborhood has more South American and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 22.0% of this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry and 7.6% have Haitian ancestry.

Greenacres South is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.2% 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 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Greenacres South neighborhood. What is interesting to note, is that the Greenacres South neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (44.2%) than are found in 95.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

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 Greenacres South neighborhood in Greenacres are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 94.0% 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.

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 Greenacres South neighborhood, 38.7% 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 26.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (24.6%), and 8.9% 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 Greenacres South neighborhood is English, spoken by 47.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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 Greenacres South neighborhood in Greenacres, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as South American (22.0%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (10.8%), and residents who report Cuban roots (8.3%), and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (7.9%), along with some Haitian ancestry residents (7.6%), among others. In addition, 44.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Greenacres South neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (56.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (88.9%) 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 (7.1%) . 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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