Real Estate Prices and Overview
East Highlands / Weracoba Heights median real estate prices are $105,390, which is more expensive than 37.9% of the neighborhoods
in Georgia and 26.8% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in East Highlands / Weracoba Heights are currently
$384, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 92.0% of Georgia neighborhoods.
East Highlands / Weracoba Heights is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Columbus, Georgia.
East Highlands / Weracoba Heights real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the East Highlands / Weracoba Heights neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.3% in
East Highlands / Weracoba Heights. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 55.5% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately
near the middle range for vacancies.
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: Occupations
With 6.8% of employed workers living in the
East Highlands / Weracoba Heights neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 99.2% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the East Highlands / Weracoba Heights neighborhood has more
Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Migration/Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
In the East Highlands / Weracoba Heights neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 96.0% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
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 East Highlands / Weracoba Heights neighborhood in Columbus are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 91.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 50.1% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 90.9%
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 East Highlands / Weracoba Heights neighborhood, 36.0%
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 23.6% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants
(22.0%), and 18.3% 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 East Highlands / Weracoba Heights neighborhood in Columbus, GA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(6.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (5.5%) , and residents who report Scottish roots (3.9%) , and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (3.5%) , along with some Dutch ancestry residents (2.6%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the East Highlands / Weracoba Heights
neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.9%).
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 East Highlands / Weracoba Heights neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.3% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (85.8%) 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 (6.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.