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 Naples,
the Vanderbilt Dr / Bentley Dr neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Vanderbilt Dr / Bentley Dr 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, Vanderbilt Dr / Bentley 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, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 38.2% of the residential real estate vacant, the Vanderbilt Dr / Bentley Dr neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 96.9% 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, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Vanderbilt Dr / Bentley 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, 82.6% 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
Vanderbilt Dr / Bentley Dr neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, if you are planning to retire in Florida, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Vanderbilt Dr / Bentley Dr
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 98.7% of neighborhoods in
FL. If a Florida retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research reveals that 97.4% of commuters who live in the
Vanderbilt Dr / Bentley Dr neighborhood get to work each day by driving
alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than
99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Vanderbilt Dr / Bentley Dr
neighborhood, analysis shows that 13.8% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
97.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Vanderbilt Dr / Bentley Dr neighborhood has more
Greek and Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 1.8% have Swiss ancestry.
Vanderbilt Dr / Bentley Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.