Okeechobee, FL (Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd)




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About Okeechobee, FL (Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd median real estate price is $101,926, which is less expensive than 83.2% of Florida neighborhoods and 83.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd is currently $1,445, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 62.7% of the neighborhoods in Florida.

Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Okeechobee, Florida.

Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) mobile homes and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd 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 Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 38.4%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 96.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (28.3%). 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.

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.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd neighborhood stands out for having the majority of its residential real estate made up of mobile homes. In fact, 63.3% of the occupied real estate here are mobile homes, which is a greater proportion than is found in 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. If you like mobile homes, this might be a great neighborhood in which to look for real estate.

In addition, one of the notable things about Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd 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.

Furthermore, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 38.4% of the residential real estate vacant, the Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd 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.

Also of note, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd 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, 81.0% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd neighborhood has more Danish and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 11.8% have French ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 12.0% 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 96.3% 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.

Also, while most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd neighborhood stands out by having 93.8% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.9% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.6% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 96.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Furthermore, more people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd neighborhood than in 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 8.3% 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 95.5% of all neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd neighborhood in Okeechobee are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 76.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 23.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 62.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd neighborhood, 39.4% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 26.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (21.3%), and 8.3% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd neighborhood in Okeechobee, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (19.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.6%), and residents who report French roots (11.8%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (10.9%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.6%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (9.1%).

Getting to Work

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 Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (8.3%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (93.8%) 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.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Okeechobee 0.101011101001110
Florida 4.62
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Route 98 / SE 126th Blvd 0.101011101001110
Okeechobee 0.101011101001110
Florida 28.13
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Okeechobee 0.101011101001110
Florida 64

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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OKEECHOBEE


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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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