Punta Gorda South median real estate price is $775,135, which is more expensive than 90.8% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 88.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Punta Gorda South is currently $3,470, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 76.4% of the neighborhoods in Florida.
Punta Gorda South is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Punta Gorda, Florida. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
Punta Gorda South real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two 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 Punta Gorda South 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 Punta Gorda South. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 28.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 93.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (21.9%). 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.
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.
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Punta Gorda South neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Punta Gorda South 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.
Priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the Punta Gorda South neighborhood may actually hold the key. 77.5% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, if you are planning to retire in Florida, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Punta Gorda South may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Florida, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 95.9% of neighborhoods in FL. If a Florida retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.
The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Punta Gorda South neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 15.0% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 97.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Did you know that the Punta Gorda South neighborhood has more Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry.
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 Punta Gorda South neighborhood in Punta Gorda are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 65.7% of the neighborhoods in America. With 21.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 69.6% 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 Punta Gorda South neighborhood, 57.1% 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 24.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (15.0%), and 10.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Punta Gorda South neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.0% of households.
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 Punta Gorda South neighborhood in Punta Gorda, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (21.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.6%), and residents who report English roots (14.6%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (11.8%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (4.6%), among others. In addition, 10.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 Punta Gorda South neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (77.1%) 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 (5.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.