Gulf Shore Boulevard median real estate price is $1,636,454, which is more expensive than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 97.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Gulf Shore Boulevard is currently $8,071, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 100.0% of the neighborhoods in Florida.
Gulf Shore Boulevard is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Naples, Florida. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
Gulf Shore Boulevard 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 small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Gulf Shore Boulevard neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Gulf Shore Boulevard. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 55.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 99.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (50.3%). 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.
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Gulf Shore Boulevard 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, Gulf Shore Boulevard 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 Shore Boulevard 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 55.7%, which is higher than 99.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Gulf Shore Boulevard neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 91.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 98.4% of all neighborhoods in America.
If you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 3.3% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Gulf Shore Boulevard neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, Gulf Shore Boulevard also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.
In addition, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 81.0% of the adults living in the Gulf Shore Boulevard neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Also, divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 21.0% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Finally, the Gulf Shore Boulevard neighborhood stands out within Florida for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 6.2% of college-friendly places to live in FL. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees, highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Gulf Shore Boulevard neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 34.1% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 100.0% of all neighborhoods in America.
Executives, managers and professionals make up 92.8% of the workforce in the Gulf Shore Boulevard neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Did you know that the Gulf Shore Boulevard neighborhood has more French and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.3% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 1.5% have Canadian ancestry.
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 Gulf Shore Boulevard neighborhood in Naples are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% 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 Gulf Shore Boulevard neighborhood, 92.8% 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 6.0% of the residents employed.
The most common language spoken in the Gulf Shore Boulevard neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.6% of households.
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 Gulf Shore Boulevard neighborhood in Naples, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (26.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (22.9%), and residents who report French roots (15.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (14.8%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (4.0%), among others. In addition, 11.9% 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 Gulf Shore Boulevard neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America. However, there is also a significant group of residents (34.1%) who commute over an hour in each direction.
Here most residents (85.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.