Real Estate Prices and Overview
Orchard Hills / Devonshire Forest median real estate prices are $285,591, which is more expensive than 55.7% of the neighborhoods
in Maryland and 76.2% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Orchard Hills / Devonshire Forest are currently
$925, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 65.4% of Maryland neighborhoods.
Orchard Hills / Devonshire Forest is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Lutherville Timonium, Maryland.
Orchard Hills / Devonshire Forest real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Orchard Hills / Devonshire Forest neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
In Orchard Hills / Devonshire Forest, the current vacancy rate is 2.8%,
which is a lower rate of vacancies than 88.6% of all neighborhoods
in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Orchard Hills / Devonshire Forest
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: Diversity
Did you know that the Orchard Hills / Devonshire Forest neighborhood has more
Irish and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 19.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 2.1% have Greek ancestry.
Orchard Hills / Devonshire Forest is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the really interesting characteristics about the
Orchard Hills / Devonshire Forest neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 4.7% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Maryland.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and families with school-aged children.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Orchard Hills / Devonshire Forest neighborhood, is that an incredible 88.5% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.
Furthermore, real estate in the Orchard Hills / Devonshire Forest neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.
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 Orchard Hills / Devonshire Forest neighborhood in Lutherville Timonium 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 86.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 3.0% 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 81.7%
of America'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 Orchard Hills / Devonshire Forest neighborhood, 56.9%
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 23.9% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(12.5%), and 6.9% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
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 Orchard Hills / Devonshire Forest neighborhood in Lutherville Timonium, MD, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(19.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (17.2%) , and residents who report Asian roots (8.9%) , and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.0%) , along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.6%), among others. In addition, 10.3% 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 Orchard Hills / Devonshire Forest
neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region) and Greek.
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 Orchard Hills / Devonshire Forest neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.6% 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 (10.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.