Indian Shores is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 1,444 people and just one neighborhood, Indian Shores is the 390th largest community in Florida.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Indian Shores are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.
Occupations and Workforce
Indian Shores is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Indian Shores is a town of sales and office workers, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Indian Shores who work in sales jobs (22.92%), management occupations (22.57%) and personal care services (9.72%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.63% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Indian Shores is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
One of the nice things about Indian Shores is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Indian Shores is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.