Real Estate Prices and Overview
Palmer Rd / S Wildwood St median real estate prices are $103,881, which is more expensive than 42.5% of the neighborhoods
in Michigan and 25.9% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Palmer Rd / S Wildwood St are currently
$851, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 47.5% of Michigan neighborhoods.
Palmer Rd / S Wildwood St is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Westland, Michigan.
Palmer Rd / S Wildwood St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Palmer Rd / S Wildwood St neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Palmer Rd / S Wildwood St has a 16.2% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
77.0% of American neighborhoods). This could either
signal that there is weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood,
or that much of the housing stock is seasonally occupied,
which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes.
Either way, if you live here year round, you will find many of the homes
or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.
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 Palmer Rd / S Wildwood St neighborhood has more
Canadian and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 0.9% have Romanian ancestry.
Palmer Rd / S Wildwood St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Navajo at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Palmer Rd / S Wildwood St neighborhood in Westland are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 68.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 19.6% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 57.7%
of U.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 Palmer Rd / S Wildwood St neighborhood, 31.6%
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 24.0% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(22.4%), and 22.0% 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 Palmer Rd / S Wildwood St neighborhood in Westland, MI, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(11.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (7.3%) , and residents who report Polish roots (6.9%) , and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (6.4%) , along with some Canadian ancestry residents (2.8%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Palmer Rd / S Wildwood St
neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.1%).
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 Palmer Rd / S Wildwood St neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.8% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
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 (14.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.