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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Bethune Volusia Beach / Bethune Beach median real estate price is $591,587, which is more expensive than 80.5% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 79.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Bethune Volusia Beach / Bethune Beach is currently $3,485, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 71.4% of the neighborhoods in Florida.

Bethune Volusia Beach / Bethune Beach is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Bethune Volusia Beach / Bethune Beach 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 single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Bethune Volusia Beach / Bethune Beach neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Bethune Volusia Beach / Bethune Beach. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 61.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 99.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (48.7%). 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

Bethune Volusia Beach / Bethune Beach 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, Bethune Volusia Beach / Bethune Beach 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. One of the notable things about Bethune Volusia Beach / Bethune Beach is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 61.0% of the residential real estate vacant, the Bethune Volusia Beach / Bethune Beach neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 99.4% 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.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Bethune Volusia Beach / Bethune Beach neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Bethune Volusia Beach / Bethune Beach community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, if you are planning to retire in Florida, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Bethune Volusia Beach / Bethune Beach 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 99.3% of neighborhoods in FL. If a Florida retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Diversity

Did you know that the Bethune Volusia Beach / Bethune Beach neighborhood has more Welsh and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 1.5% have Finnish ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Bethune Volusia Beach / Bethune Beach neighborhood in New Smyrna 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 68.0% 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 Bethune Volusia Beach / Bethune Beach neighborhood, 55.7% 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 31.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (8.6%), and 4.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Bethune Volusia Beach / Bethune Beach neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.9% 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 Bethune Volusia Beach / Bethune Beach neighborhood in New Smyrna Beach, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (13.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (12.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.7%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (5.9%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (3.2%), among others.

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 Bethune Volusia Beach / Bethune Beach neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (72.4%) 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.


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