Real Estate Prices and Overview
Toepfer Dr / Gratiot Ave median real estate prices are $85,739, which is less expensive than 71.1% of Michigan neighborhoods
and 82.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Toepfer Dr / Gratiot Ave are currently
$1,570, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 96.1%
of the neighborhoods in Michigan.
Toepfer Dr / Gratiot Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Eastpointe, Michigan.
Toepfer Dr / Gratiot Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Toepfer Dr / Gratiot Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.2% in
Toepfer Dr / Gratiot Ave. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 56.3% 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: Diversity
Did you know that the Toepfer Dr / Gratiot Ave neighborhood has more
Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Romanian ancestry.
Toepfer Dr / Gratiot Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
The Toepfer Dr / Gratiot Ave neighborhood stands out within Michigan
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 7%
of college-friendly places to live in MI.
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 Toepfer Dr / Gratiot Ave neighborhood, is that an incredible 89.0% 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, 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 Toepfer Dr / Gratiot Ave 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 99.1% of all American neighborhoods.
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 Toepfer Dr / Gratiot Ave neighborhood in Eastpointe are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 41.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 43.2% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 86.3%
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 Toepfer Dr / Gratiot Ave neighborhood, 31.7%
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
manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.5% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(22.9%), and 20.9% in executive, management, and professional 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 Toepfer Dr / Gratiot Ave neighborhood in Eastpointe, MI, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian
(7.1%). There are also a number of people of Polish ancestry (6.2%) , and residents who report German roots (3.6%) , and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (3.2%) , along with some Dutch ancestry residents (1.9%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Toepfer Dr / Gratiot Ave
neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.6%).
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 Toepfer Dr / Gratiot Ave neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.9% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (89.4%) 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 (5.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.