Real Estate Prices and Overview
Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd median real estate prices are $356,874, which is more expensive than 75.4% of the neighborhoods
in Maryland and 83.9% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd are currently
$1,862, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 85.2%
of the neighborhoods in Maryland.
Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Columbia, Maryland.
Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd 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 Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View 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.
In Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd, the current vacancy rate is 1.9%,
which is a lower rate of vacancies than 92.6% of all neighborhoods
in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd
is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
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: People
Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder.
If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood
will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd neighborhood is wealthier than 96.6%
of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in
a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the
shear amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic
downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less
and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic
of this neighborhood.
As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this,
Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd also has one of the lowest ratings of child
poverty in the nation.
In addition, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But
in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis reveals that 33.2% of the adults here have
earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a
higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in
96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American
neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are
highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
Also, the Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd neighborhood is a great option for families,
as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The
combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied
single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top
7.7% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the
state of Maryland. Many other families also live here, making
it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition,
families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of
the local schools.
In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates , highly educated executives and active retirees.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd neighborhood has more
Lithuanian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Lithuanian ancestry and 1.5% have Eastern European ancestry.
Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
95.4% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 62.9%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 98.8% of all American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 98.7% of neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, one way that the Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
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 Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd neighborhood in Columbia are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 0.0% 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 99.9%
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 Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd neighborhood, 62.9%
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 18.6% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(10.1%), and 10.1% 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 Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd neighborhood in Columbia, MD, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English
(12.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (9.7%) , and residents who report German roots (6.7%) , and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (6.0%) , along with some Sub-Saharan African ancestry residents (4.3%), among others. In addition, 19.2% 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 Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd
neighborhood is English, spoken by 79.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include South Asian languages, Urdu (the national language of Pakistan), Spanish and French.
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 Thunder Hill Rd / Lightning View Rd neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.9% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (81.2%) 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 (15.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.