Real Estate Prices and Overview
Median real estate prices in the Town Center of Sanford are $165,732, which is more expensive than 59.1% of the neighborhoods
in Maine and 51.7% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Sanford Town Center are currently
$805, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 63.0%
of the neighborhoods in Maine.
Sanford Town Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Sanford, Maine.
Real estate in the Town Center of Sanford, ME is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Town Center neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.7% in Sanford
Town Center. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 59.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately
near the middle range for vacancies.
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 Sanford Town Center neighborhood has more
French Canadian and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 2.8% have Finnish ancestry.
Sanford Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Sanford Town Center neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 37.0% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Town Center neighborhood in Sanford are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 77.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 31.4% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 75.0%
of U.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 Sanford Town Center neighborhood, 38.8%
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 21.9% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(21.6%), and 16.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
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 Town Center neighborhood in Sanford, ME, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as French
(14.1%). There are also a number of people of French Canadian ancestry (12.3%) , and residents who report Irish roots (12.1%) , and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (10.0%) , along with some Italian ancestry residents (4.4%), among others.
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 Sanford Town Center
neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include French and Chinese.
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 Sanford Town Center neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.7% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (79.2%) 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 (11.3%) and 5.1% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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.