When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
S Ocean Blvd / Ocean Blvd 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, S Ocean Blvd / Ocean Blvd 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, real estate in the S Ocean Blvd / Ocean Blvd neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood. Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 58.4% of the residential real estate vacant, the S Ocean Blvd / Ocean Blvd neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 99.2% 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, the real estate in the S Ocean Blvd / Ocean Blvd neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 92.5% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.9% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the S Ocean Blvd / Ocean Blvd neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 35.8% 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 99.9% 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.
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
S Ocean Blvd / Ocean Blvd neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 53.1%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 98.0% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
Also, if you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the
S Ocean Blvd / Ocean Blvd neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider
for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by
NeighborhoodScout as among the top 8.5% of retiree-friendly
neighborhoods in Florida, combining peace and quiet, safety from
crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can
choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion
of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other
age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies
this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking
of or planning to retire in Florida.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Ocean Blvd / Ocean Blvd neighborhood has more
Russian and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 21.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 7.4% have Austrian ancestry.
S Ocean Blvd / Ocean Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the S Ocean Blvd / Ocean Blvd neighborhood buck
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 23.4% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 97.0% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.