Real Estate Prices and Overview
Wheelerville median real estate prices are $116,991, which is more expensive than 67.3% of the neighborhoods
in Alabama and 32.2% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Wheelerville are currently
$602, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 66.4%
of the neighborhoods in Alabama.
Wheelerville is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Mobile, Alabama.
Wheelerville real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Wheelerville neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.3% in
Wheelerville. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 55.6% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately
near the middle range for vacancies.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
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 Mobile,
the Wheelerville 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 Wheelerville neighborhood has more
Scots-Irish and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 0.9% have Lithuanian ancestry.
Wheelerville is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
The Wheelerville neighborhood stands out within Alabama
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 6%
of college-friendly places to live in AL.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Wheelerville 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, 83.2% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
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 Wheelerville neighborhood in Mobile are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 84.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 39.3% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 83.2%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has
a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about
the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the Wheelerville neighborhood, 41.8%
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 30.9% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(14.6%), and 12.7% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Wheelerville neighborhood in Mobile, AL, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(8.6%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (6.0%) , and residents who report Irish roots (4.3%) , and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (3.9%) , along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (3.5%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Wheelerville
neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.8% of households.
Getting to Work
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your
place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in
just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a
long and arduous commute.
The greatest number of commuters in Wheelerville neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.9% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (81.3%) 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 (15.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.