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 Palmetto,
the Gillette neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the
Gillette neighborhood stands out by having 95.6% of commuters
doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work
than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.6% of all American
Notable & Unique: People
Astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single
neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here
than 98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have
school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the
Gillette neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many
people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if
you are single, you might not find many other singles here.
In addition, if you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no
further than the Gillette neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools,
above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in
predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood
among the top 11.9% of family-friendly neighborhoods
across the state of Florida. In addition, there are a high proportion
of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy
for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community
support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected
by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational
attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Gillette neighborhood has more
Dutch and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 1.7% have Jamaican ancestry.
Gillette is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Gujarati, which is native to the Indian state of Gujarat, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Gillette neighborhood. A whopping 64.5% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 97.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.
Furthermore, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Gillette neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 96.9% of neighborhoods in America.