Oceanfront Southwest median real estate price is $1,163,053, which is more expensive than 69.7% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 74.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Oceanfront Southwest is currently $2,713, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 50.5% of Florida neighborhoods.
Oceanfront Southwest is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Miami Beach, Florida. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
Oceanfront Southwest real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Oceanfront Southwest neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Oceanfront Southwest. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 43.3%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 97.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (24.3%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Oceanfront Southwest 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, Oceanfront Southwest 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, the real estate in the Oceanfront Southwest 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, 98.1% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.6% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 43.3% of the residential real estate vacant, the Oceanfront Southwest neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
Also of note, the Oceanfront Southwest neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 90.1% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 23.2% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
More people in Oceanfront Southwest choose to walk to work each day (12.7%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.
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. What is interesting to note, is that the Oceanfront Southwest neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (78.3%) than are found in 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Did you know that the Oceanfront Southwest neighborhood has more Cuban and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 41.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Cuban ancestry and 23.4% have South American ancestry.
Oceanfront Southwest is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 76.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Oceanfront Southwest neighborhood in Miami Beach are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 88.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 31.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 81.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the Oceanfront Southwest neighborhood, 53.5% 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 38.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (11.5%), and 5.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
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 Oceanfront Southwest neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 76.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English and Portuguese.
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 Oceanfront Southwest neighborhood in Miami Beach, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Cuban (41.6%). There are also a number of people of South American ancestry (23.4%), and residents who report Italian roots (11.7%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (4.3%), along with some Jamaican ancestry residents (3.7%), among others. In addition, 78.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 Oceanfront Southwest neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (61.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (62.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (12.7%) and 11.0% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.