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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Canal Downtown median real estate price is $462,968, which is more expensive than 58.4% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 64.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Canal Downtown is currently $1,805, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 89.5% of Florida neighborhoods.

Canal Downtown is a suburban 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).

Canal Downtown real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four 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 Canal Downtown neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Canal Downtown. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 30.1%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 94.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (19.2%). 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

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 New Smyrna Beach, the Canal Downtown neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

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Canal Downtown 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, Canal Downtown 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.

Modes of Transportation

In the Canal Downtown neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 30.9% 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 98.9% 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.

Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Canal Downtown neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 97.2% of all American neighborhoods.

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 Canal Downtown neighborhood in New Smyrna Beach are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 65.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 47.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 92.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Canal Downtown neighborhood, 41.9% 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 32.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (15.1%), and 10.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Canal Downtown neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Canal Downtown neighborhood in New Smyrna Beach, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (19.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.6%), and residents who report English roots (11.0%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (5.2%), along with some French ancestry residents (4.1%), among others. In addition, 10.0% 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 Canal Downtown neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (50.3%) 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 (17.9%) . 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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