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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Orangewood Highlands / Sandy Woods median real estate price is $594,392, which is more expensive than 70.6% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 72.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Orangewood Highlands / Sandy Woods is currently $3,037, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 66.5% of the neighborhoods in Florida.

Orangewood Highlands / Sandy Woods is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Largo, Florida.

Orangewood Highlands / Sandy Woods real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Orangewood Highlands / Sandy Woods neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Orangewood Highlands / Sandy Woods has a 14.9% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 77.8% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (9.2%), which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. If you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the Orangewood Highlands / Sandy Woods neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 1.9% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Florida. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children and highly educated executives.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Orangewood Highlands / Sandy Woods neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 14.1% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Real Estate

Most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Orangewood Highlands / Sandy Woods 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, 85.5% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.

Diversity

Did you know that the Orangewood Highlands / Sandy Woods neighborhood has more Portuguese and Cuban ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 4.4% have Cuban ancestry.

Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. More residents of the Orangewood Highlands / Sandy Woods neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Orangewood Highlands / Sandy Woods neighborhood in Largo are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 79.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.0% 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 68.0% of America'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 Orangewood Highlands / Sandy Woods neighborhood, 50.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 19.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.2%), and 13.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Orangewood Highlands / Sandy Woods neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.5%).

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 Orangewood Highlands / Sandy Woods neighborhood in Largo, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (16.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (14.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.8%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (6.2%), along with some Puerto Rican ancestry residents (5.6%), among others.

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 Orangewood Highlands / Sandy Woods neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (77.8%) 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 (11.7%) . 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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