Gulf Breeze, FL
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Gulf Breeze is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 6,900 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Gulf Breeze is the 260th largest community in Florida.

Gulf Breeze home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Gulf Breeze real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Gulf Breeze is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Gulf Breeze is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gulf Breeze who work in management occupations (17.59%), healthcare (10.65%), and business and financial occupations (10.58%).

Of important note, Gulf Breeze is also a city of artists. Gulf Breeze has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Gulf Breeze’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.98% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Gulf Breeze is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Gulf Breeze really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Gulf Breeze perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Gulf Breeze is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

As is often the case in a small city, Gulf Breeze doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

If knowledge is power, Gulf Breeze is a pretty powerful place. 56.64% of the adults in Gulf Breeze have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Gulf Breeze in 2018 was $57,072, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $228,288 for a family of four.

The people who call Gulf Breeze home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gulf Breeze residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gulf Breeze include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Gulf Breeze is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.


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