Real Estate Prices and Overview
Highwood median real estate prices are $193,617, which is more expensive than 62.2% of the neighborhoods
in Minnesota and 59.7% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Highwood are currently
$759, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 50.2% of Minnesota neighborhoods.
Highwood is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Highwood real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two 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 Highwood neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Real estate vacancies in Highwood are 6.1%,
which is lower than one will find in 69.6% of American
neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Highwood
is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either
price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
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 Highwood neighborhood has more
Sub-Saharan African and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 16.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 1.1% have Finnish ancestry.
Highwood is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 17.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
There is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (0.9%)
living in the Highwood 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 Highwood neighborhood in St. Paul are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 67.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 44.0% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 87.0%
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 Highwood neighborhood, 35.5%
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 30.9% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(18.0%), and 15.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
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 Highwood neighborhood in St. Paul, MN, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African
(16.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (13.5%) , and residents who report Asian roots (10.3%) , and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (5.5%) , along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (5.2%), among others. In addition, 25.6% 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 Highwood
neighborhood is English, spoken by 66.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Spanish.
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 Highwood neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.5% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (79.9%) 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 (12.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.