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 6,716 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 93.64% 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 (17.89%), sales jobs (12.85%), and healthcare (11.47%).
Also of interest is that Gulf Breeze has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
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. 56.21% 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 2010 was $58,934, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $235,736 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Gulf Breeze include German, English, Irish, European, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Gulf Breeze is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.