Real Estate Prices and Overview
Brookland median real estate prices are $423,980, which is more expensive than 54.9% of the neighborhoods
in the District of Columbia and 89.0% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Brookland are currently
$1,248, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 44.9% of District of Columbia neighborhoods.
Brookland is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Washington, District of Columbia.
Brookland 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 Brookland neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
In Brookland, the current vacancy rate is 1.1%,
which is a lower rate of vacancies than 94.9% of all neighborhoods
in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Brookland
is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
Think about the people you know personally. How many of them would
purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them
regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets
to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't
do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy
and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in
the Brookland neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more
"urban sophisticates" live than 98.5% of neighborhoods
across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane
tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy,
educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or
not they live in or near a big city.
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children.
In addition, Brookland has the amazing distinction of housing more same
sex couples living together than 98.3% of neighborhoods
in the U.S. If you are seeking such a neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that this is one place that you should consider.
Also, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood
where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters,
law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in
the Brookland neighborhood, where 31.1% have
earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in
America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree,
and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood
has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 95.6%
of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Brookland neighborhood has more
Spanish and Ukrainian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Spanish ancestry and 1.2% have Ukrainian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Brookland neighborhood, 34.5% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 97.9% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Brookland neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 60.7% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
The Neighbors: Income
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 Brookland neighborhood in Washington are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 81.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 22.4% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 62.4%
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 Brookland neighborhood, 59.6%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 16.7% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants
(16.7%), and 10.3% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves,
Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily
from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods
home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more
unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households
– and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live
in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents
or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the Brookland neighborhood in Washington, DC, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(5.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (2.2%) , and residents who report Asian roots (2.1%) , and some of the residents are also of Spanish ancestry (2.0%) , along with some South American ancestry residents (1.6%), among others. In addition, 10.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: 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 Brookland
neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.
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 Brookland neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.4% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (44.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (34.5%) and 8.8% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.