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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Sampson median real estate price is $597,363, which is more expensive than 71.2% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 73.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Sampson is currently $3,955, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 88.1% of the neighborhoods in Florida.

Sampson is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in St. Johns, Florida.

Sampson real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Sampson neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Sampson are 3.6%, which is lower than one will find in 75.9% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Sampson is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

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.

People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Sampson is among the best neighborhoods for families in Florida. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 99.9% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Florida. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Sampson neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.

In addition, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 98.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Sampson neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if you are single, you might not find many other singles here.

Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Sampson neighborhood, analysis shows that 31.8% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 97.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Real Estate

One way that the Sampson neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

In addition, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Sampson neighborhood's real estate landscape than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 75.9% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.

Diversity

Did you know that the Sampson neighborhood has more Haitian and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 1.0% have Brazilian ancestry.

Sampson is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.2% 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 Sampson neighborhood in St. Johns are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 92.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.7% 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 65.7% 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 Sampson neighborhood, 51.2% 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 25.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (12.6%), and 10.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Sampson neighborhood is English, spoken by 67.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Sampson neighborhood in St. Johns, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (12.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (8.9%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.4%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (5.5%), along with some German ancestry residents (5.2%), among others. In addition, 25.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Sampson neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (60.0%) 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 (8.2%) . 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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