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.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
St. Simons Town Center is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the
waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery.
In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood
waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation.
In addition to being coastal, St. Simons Town Center 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, despite all of the residential real estate here in the St. Simons Town Center 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 67.8%, which is higher than 99.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the St. Simons Town Center neighborhood has more
Welsh and English ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 14.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 24.7% have English ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research reveals that 97.6% of commuters who live in the
St. Simons Town Center neighborhood get to work each day by driving
alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than
99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, in the St. Simons Town Center neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 12.7% 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 96.9% 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: People
If you are planning to retire in Georgia, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, St. Simons Town Center
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 Georgia,
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 99.2% of neighborhoods in
GA. If a Georgia 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 urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Residents of the St. Simons Town Center neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 60.1% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 63.4% of the workforce
in the St. Simons Town Center neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 95.2% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.