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 St. Petersburg,
the Bahia Del Mar Cir / Bahia Del Mar Blvd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Bahia Del Mar Cir / Bahia Del Mar Blvd 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, Bahia Del Mar Cir / Bahia Del Mar 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, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Bahia Del Mar Cir / Bahia Del Mar Blvd stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 95.4% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Furthermore, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 58.4% of the residential real estate vacant, the Bahia Del Mar Cir / Bahia Del Mar 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.
Also of note, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Bahia Del Mar Cir / Bahia Del Mar Blvd neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 90.4% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 98.6% of all neighborhoods in America.
Finally, the Bahia Del Mar Cir / Bahia Del Mar Blvd neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 90.7% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the
Bahia Del Mar Cir / Bahia Del Mar Blvd neighborhood stands out by having 100.0% of commuters
doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work
than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.9% of all American
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Bahia Del Mar Cir / Bahia Del Mar Blvd neighborhood has more
Hungarian and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry and 3.1% have Canadian ancestry.
Bahia Del Mar Cir / Bahia Del Mar Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note, 79.4% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Bahia Del Mar Cir / Bahia Del Mar Blvd neighborhood stands out nationally for having
a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than
98.8% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you
will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work,
and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.
Furthermore, the Bahia Del Mar Cir / Bahia Del Mar Blvd neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
95.8% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 64.5%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.