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 Longboat Key,
the Gulf Of Mexico Dr / Longboat Club Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Gulf Of Mexico Dr / Longboat Club Rd is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the
waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery.
In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood
waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation.
In addition to being coastal, Gulf Of Mexico Dr / Longboat Club Rd is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Gulf Of Mexico Dr / Longboat Club Rd neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 62.0%, which is higher than 99.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the real estate in the Gulf Of Mexico Dr / Longboat Club Rd neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 80.5% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 97.3% of American neighborhoods.
Also of note, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Gulf Of Mexico Dr / Longboat Club Rd 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, 80.0% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Notable & Unique: People
Priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a
truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the folks of the Gulf Of Mexico Dr / Longboat Club Rd neighborhood may actually hold
the key. 76.5% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 99.8% of the neighborhoods
In addition, if you are planning to retire in Florida, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Gulf Of Mexico Dr / Longboat Club Rd
may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above
average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Florida,
while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with
the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose
to live here, makes the neighborhood more
retiree-friendly than 98.0% of neighborhoods in
FL. If a Florida retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and highly educated executives.
Also, the rate of college educated adults in the Gulf Of Mexico Dr / Longboat Club Rd neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 67.5% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Gulf Of Mexico Dr / Longboat Club Rd neighborhood has more
Canadian and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 2.2% have Lithuanian ancestry.
Gulf Of Mexico Dr / Longboat Club Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Gulf Of Mexico Dr / Longboat Club Rd neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 16.6% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 98.8% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Also, while most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the
Gulf Of Mexico Dr / Longboat Club Rd neighborhood stands out by having 95.2% of commuters
doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work
than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.1% of all American
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 68.3% of the workforce
in the Gulf Of Mexico Dr / Longboat Club Rd neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 97.5% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.