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 Tampa,
the W Bearss Ave / N Florida Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W Bearss Ave / N Florida Ave neighborhood has more
Spanish and Cuban ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Spanish ancestry and 11.6% have Cuban ancestry.
W Bearss Ave / N Florida Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
W Bearss Ave / N Florida Ave 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
W Bearss Ave / N Florida Ave community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, astoundingly, the W Bearss Ave / N Florida Ave neighborhood has one of the highest
concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.3%
of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce
more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they
become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in
this particular Tampa neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research reveals that 97.1% of commuters who live in the
W Bearss Ave / N Florida Ave neighborhood get to work each day by driving
alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than
99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, in the W Bearss Ave / N Florida Ave neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 11.4% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 95.5% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 1.4% of employed workers living in the
W Bearss Ave / N Florida Ave neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 96.1% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 98.4% of all neighborhoods in America, with 42.7% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.
Furthermore, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the W Bearss Ave / N Florida Ave 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, 88.0% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.