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
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Gulf Shore Blvd N / Park Shore Dr 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 Shore Blvd N / Park Shore Dr 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 Gulf Shore Blvd N / Park Shore Dr 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, 95.1% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.2% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 57.0% of the residential real estate vacant, the Gulf Shore Blvd N / Park Shore Dr neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 99.1% 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, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Gulf Shore Blvd N / Park Shore Dr 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, 91.0% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Gulf Shore Blvd N / Park Shore Dr neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would
purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them
regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets
to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't
do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy
and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in
the Gulf Shore Blvd N / Park Shore Dr neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more
"urban sophisticates" live than 95.5% of neighborhoods
across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane
tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy,
educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or
not they live in or near a big city.
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Gulf Shore Blvd N / Park Shore Dr neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 28.7% 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 99.8% 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.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Gulf Shore Blvd N / Park Shore Dr neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (41.8%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Gulf Shore Blvd N / Park Shore Dr neighborhood has more
Canadian and Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 0.7% have Iranian ancestry.
Gulf Shore Blvd N / Park Shore Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America.