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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Kingsley / Kingsley Beach median real estate price is $758,247, which is more expensive than 88.0% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 85.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Kingsley / Kingsley Beach is currently $1,786, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 83.8% of Florida neighborhoods.

Kingsley / Kingsley Beach is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Starke, Florida.

Kingsley / Kingsley Beach real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Kingsley / Kingsley Beach neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Kingsley / Kingsley Beach. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 62.8%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 99.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (59.6%). 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.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Starke, the Kingsley / Kingsley Beach neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Kingsley / Kingsley Beach neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Kingsley / Kingsley Beach community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, kingsley / Kingsley Beach has the amazing distinction of housing more same sex couples living together than 98.6% of neighborhoods in the U.S. If you are seeking such a neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that this is one place that you should consider.

Also, if you are planning to retire in Florida, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Kingsley / Kingsley Beach 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 97.9% of neighborhoods in FL. If a Florida retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children.

Occupations

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 Kingsley / Kingsley Beach neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 27.3% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Furthermore, the Kingsley / Kingsley Beach neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 96.6% 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.

Real Estate

Despite all of the residential real estate here in the Kingsley / Kingsley Beach neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 62.8%, which is higher than 99.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, this neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 4 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 98.6% of America. One of the notable things about Kingsley / Kingsley Beach is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the Kingsley / Kingsley Beach neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 38.7% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 97.7% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Kingsley / Kingsley Beach (24.8%) than in 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the Kingsley / Kingsley Beach neighborhood has more Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry.

Kingsley / Kingsley Beach is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Kingsley / Kingsley Beach neighborhood in Starke are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 82.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America'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 Kingsley / Kingsley Beach neighborhood, 39.8% 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 32.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (27.3%), and 18.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Kingsley / Kingsley Beach neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.4% of households. Some people also speak Italian (7.6%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Kingsley / Kingsley Beach neighborhood in Starke, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (16.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (7.7%), and residents who report Italian roots (4.2%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (3.9%), along with some Greek ancestry residents (2.4%), among others.

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 Kingsley / Kingsley Beach neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (35.4% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (66.4%) 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 (24.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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