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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Sandestin median real estate price is $857,071, which is more expensive than 84.8% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 84.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Sandestin is currently $3,463, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 80.1% of the neighborhoods in Florida.

Sandestin is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Miramar Beach, Florida. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Sandestin 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 owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Sandestin neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Sandestin. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 38.3%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 97.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (26.0%). 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.

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.

Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Sandestin neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Sandestin 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, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 38.3% of the residential real estate vacant, the Sandestin neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.2% 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.

Furthermore, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Sandestin neighborhood. A whopping 66.3% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 95.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.

People

If you are planning to retire in Florida, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Sandestin 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 99.7% of neighborhoods in FL. If a Florida retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

In addition, 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 Sandestin neighborhood may actually hold the key. 72.5% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Sandestin neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 98.2% of all American neighborhoods.

Modes of Transportation

In the Sandestin neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 27.5% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 98.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Sandestin neighborhood has more Scottish and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 2.9% have Brazilian ancestry.

Sandestin is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Sandestin neighborhood in Miramar Beach are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 77.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 12.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 54.6% 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 Sandestin neighborhood, 43.8% 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 executive, management, and professional occupations, with 36.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (10.5%), and 9.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Sandestin neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.7% of households.

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 Sandestin neighborhood in Miramar Beach, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (14.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.3%), and residents who report Scottish roots (9.6%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (9.5%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (8.6%), among others. In addition, 14.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Sandestin neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (56.1%) 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 (27.5%) . 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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