Real Estate Prices and Overview
Lakeview / Crossroads median real estate prices are $120,655, which is more expensive than 69.7% of the neighborhoods
in Alabama and 33.7% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Lakeview / Crossroads are currently
$630, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 56.2% of Alabama neighborhoods.
Lakeview / Crossroads is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Guntersville, Alabama.
Lakeview / Crossroads 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Lakeview / Crossroads neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Lakeview / Crossroads has a 14.5% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
72.1% of American neighborhoods). This could either
signal that there is weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood,
or that much of the housing stock is seasonally occupied,
which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes.
Either way, if you live here year round, you will find many of the homes
or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.
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
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Lakeview / Crossroads neighborhood has more
Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry.
Lakeview / Crossroads is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Navajo at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Lakeview / Crossroads neighborhood stands out nationally for having
a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than
95.0% 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.
The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Lakeview / Crossroads neighborhood in Guntersville are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 65.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 41.9% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 85.3%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel
rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if
most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is
the shear diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits
your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the Lakeview / Crossroads neighborhood, 29.5%
of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.2% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants
(27.9%), and 12.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities
and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods
with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries
will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun
to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly,
why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the Lakeview / Crossroads neighborhood in Guntersville, AL, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(11.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (6.1%) , and residents who report German roots (4.3%) , and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (4.2%) , along with some Mexican ancestry residents (4.1%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Lakeview / Crossroads
neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.6%).
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 Lakeview / Crossroads neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.1% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (84.4%) 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 (13.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.