Real Estate Prices and Overview
Wilmington Island median real estate prices are $232,907, which is more expensive than 87.4% of the neighborhoods
in Georgia and 68.1% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Wilmington Island are currently
$1,012, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 83.6%
of the neighborhoods in Georgia.
Wilmington Island is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Savannah, Georgia. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
Wilmington Island real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Wilmington Island 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 10.1% in
Wilmington Island. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 45.7% 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 Savannah,
the Wilmington Island neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Wilmington Island neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Wilmington Island neighborhood has more
Eastern European and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 3.3% have Scots-Irish ancestry.
Wilmington Island is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
If you are planning to retire in Georgia, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Wilmington Island
may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above
average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Georgia,
while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with
the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose
to live here, makes the neighborhood more
retiree-friendly than 96.5% of neighborhoods in
GA. If a Georgia retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and college students.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complimentary 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 Wilmington Island neighborhood in Savannah are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 81.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 7.1% of the children seventeen and under
living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which
is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 70.0%
of America'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 Wilmington Island neighborhood, 46.6%
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 21.9% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(16.0%), and 15.1% 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 Wilmington Island neighborhood in Savannah, GA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(16.4%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (9.3%) , and residents who report English roots (9.3%) , and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (3.3%) , along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.1%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Wilmington Island
neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.6% 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 Wilmington Island neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.3% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (91.8%) 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 (5.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.