Over the years, vegetable farming became a most important industry in Ruskin. With miles of riverfront, bay shoreline and estuaries Ruskin is also a Mecca for boating, fishing & for experiencing the ecology of SouthShore Tampa Bay's wetlands.
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Forecast for Ruskin, FL- Tampa Bay Homes and Ruskin Real Estate
1. Senior Sun Seekers
Escaping from cold winter climates, many Senior Sun Seekers have relocated permanently to warmer regions, and others are snowbirds that move south only for the winter. Most are retired or anticipate retirement. The median age of the population in this market is 51.5 years, but over 60 percent of the householders are 55 years or older. The areas favored by the seniors are growth markets, especially in Florida, with available seasonal housing. Most of the housing is either single-family or mobile homes, with a median home value of $91,500.
Young, mobile families in mobile homes typify Crossroads. Found most often in small towns throughout the South and West, these growing neighborhoods are home to families with children, both married-couple and single parent. Over half of these young families own mobile homes. Median home value is $56,400. Employment is mainly in the manufacturing, construction and retail sectors.
3. Industrious Urban Fringe
Settled on the fringe of metropolitan cities, this market employs both its proximity to metropolitan cities and its location to earn a living. These diverse families rely on manufacturing, construction, retail-and agriculture-for their livelihood. Median household income is $39,000. Family is important to Industrious Urban Fringe. Many are multi-generational households; over half of all households have children. Two thirds own their homes, mostly older, single-family houses with a median value of $105,000.
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