Sarasota, FL (Ridge Wood Heights)




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About Sarasota, FL (Ridge Wood Heights)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Ridge Wood Heights median real estate price is $222,346, which is more expensive than 60.5% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 59.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Ridge Wood Heights is currently $1,209, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 59.5% of Florida neighborhoods.

Ridge Wood Heights is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Sarasota, Florida.

Ridge Wood Heights real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Ridge Wood Heights neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Ridge Wood Heights has a 16.3% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 77.7% 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.

Notable & Unique: People

Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 24.5% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Ridge Wood Heights neighborhood has more Romanian and Hungarian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Romanian ancestry and 2.9% have Hungarian ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer. But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that the Ridge Wood Heights neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 4.2% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Ridge Wood Heights neighborhood in Sarasota are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 51.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 10.1% 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 64.3% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Ridge Wood Heights neighborhood, 33.2% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 30.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.4%), and 16.8% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Ridge Wood Heights neighborhood in Sarasota, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (19.4%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (12.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.4%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (7.0%), along with some French ancestry residents (5.3%), among others. In addition, 10.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Ridge Wood Heights neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.3%).

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 Ridge Wood Heights neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (83.5%) 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 (9.9%) . 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. 1 Condition Alert found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Ridge Wood Heights 0.101011101001110
Sarasota 0.101011101001110
Florida 4.62
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Ridge Wood Heights 0.101011101001110
Sarasota 0.101011101001110
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Sarasota 0.101011101001110
Florida 64

Neighborhood Public School Data

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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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