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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Lake Fountain Highlands / Oakhurst Golf Estates median real estate price is $316,620, which is more expensive than 36.3% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 43.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Lake Fountain Highlands / Oakhurst Golf Estates is currently $2,722, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 44.1% of Florida neighborhoods.

Lake Fountain Highlands / Oakhurst Golf Estates is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Orange City, Florida.

Lake Fountain Highlands / Oakhurst Golf Estates real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Lake Fountain Highlands / Oakhurst Golf Estates 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.

Lake Fountain Highlands / Oakhurst Golf Estates has a 13.6% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 74.3% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are 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.

Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Lake Fountain Highlands / Oakhurst Golf Estates neighborhood stands out by having 93.7% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.1% 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 Lake Fountain Highlands / Oakhurst Golf Estates neighborhood in Orange City are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 75.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 8.0% 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 55.9% of America'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 Lake Fountain Highlands / Oakhurst Golf Estates neighborhood, 58.4% 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 16.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (14.3%), and 10.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Lake Fountain Highlands / Oakhurst Golf Estates neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (7.3%).

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 Lake Fountain Highlands / Oakhurst Golf Estates neighborhood in Orange City, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (17.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.6%), and residents who report English roots (8.9%), and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (5.8%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (3.6%), among others.

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 Lake Fountain Highlands / Oakhurst Golf Estates neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (93.7%) 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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