Real Estate Prices and Overview
W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd median real estate prices are $109,044, which is less expensive than 76.1% of Florida neighborhoods
and 71.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd are currently
$1,062, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 60.1% of Florida neighborhoods.
W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Tallahassee, Florida.
W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes.
Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of
the residences in the W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd has a 11.5% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
60.7% 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
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 Tallahassee,
the W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
An extraordinary 53.4% of the residents of the
W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
In addition, the W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 96.9% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (76.2%) than found in
98.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
Also, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 88% of the neighborhoods in
FL. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
Notable & Unique: Migration/Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
In the W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.2% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (49.1%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd neighborhood has more
Haitian and Cuban ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 1.7% have Cuban ancestry.
W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Gujarati, which is native to the Indian state of Gujarat, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 88.1% of the real estate in the W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
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 W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd neighborhood in Tallahassee are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 96.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 76.2% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.8%
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 W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd neighborhood, 50.9%
of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
executive, management, and professional occupations, with 25.5% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(15.4%), and 8.1% 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 W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd neighborhood in Tallahassee, FL, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(6.0%). There are also a number of people of Haitia ancestry (5.1%) , and residents who report African roots (2.5%) , and some of the residents are also of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (2.5%) , along with some English ancestry residents (2.3%), among others. In addition, 10.6% 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 W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd
neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and South Asian languages.
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 W Tharpe St / Old Bainbridge Rd neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (51.6% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (80.7%) 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 (6.5%) and 6.2% 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.