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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Leisure City West median real estate price is $547,143, which is more expensive than 72.6% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 73.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Leisure City West is currently $2,124, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 70.2% of Florida neighborhoods.

Leisure City West is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Homestead, Florida.

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

Real estate vacancies in Leisure City West are 4.7%, which is lower than one will find in 68.6% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Leisure City West is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

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 Homestead, the Leisure City West neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Leisure City West neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 99.1% of all American neighborhoods.

Modes of Transportation

In the Leisure City West neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 25.1% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 97.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Leisure City West neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 11.5% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.8% of all neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the Leisure City West neighborhood has more Cuban and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 27.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Cuban ancestry and 15.0% have Haitian ancestry.

Leisure City West is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 18.2% 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 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. What is interesting to note, is that the Leisure City West neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (51.3%) than are found in 98.0% 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 Leisure City West neighborhood in Homestead are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 85.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 39.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 88.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Leisure City West neighborhood, 47.4% 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 21.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (19.1%), and 10.7% 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 Leisure City West neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 71.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include French and English.

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 Leisure City West neighborhood in Homestead, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Cuban (27.2%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (15.7%), and residents who report Haitian roots (15.0%), and some of the residents are also of Spanish ancestry (10.9%), along with some Puerto Rican ancestry residents (7.8%), among others. In addition, 51.3% 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 Leisure City West neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (28.9% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (70.7%) 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 (25.1%) . 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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