Real Estate Prices and Overview
Median real estate prices in the City Center of Helena-West Helena are $71,322, which is less expensive than 70.6% of Arkansas neighborhoods
and 90.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Helena-West Helena City Center are currently
$543, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 77.3% of Arkansas neighborhoods.
Helena-West Helena City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.
Real estate in the City Center of Helena-West Helena, AR is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the City Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Helena-West Helena
City Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 29.4%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 93.8% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods
dominated by seasonal homes (such as vacation areas), and occasionally
it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college
students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session.
But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that
can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you
may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
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 Helena-West Helena,
the City Center 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 Helena-West Helena City Center neighborhood has more
Belgian and African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 4.3% have African ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Helena-West Helena City Center neighborhood has more single mother
households than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
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 Helena-West Helena City Center neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 64.6% 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 96.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
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 City Center neighborhood in Helena-West Helena are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 94.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 56.5% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 94.0%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
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 Helena-West Helena City Center neighborhood, 31.6%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
manufacturing and laborer 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
(27.6%), and 11.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The Neighbors: 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 City Center neighborhood in Helena-West Helena, AR, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African
(4.3%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (4.3%) , and residents who report Irish roots (2.8%) , and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (2.0%) , along with some Belgian ancestry residents (1.9%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Helena-West Helena City Center
neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.7% 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 Helena-West Helena City Center neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (64.6% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (87.1%) 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 (12.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.