Real Estate Prices and Overview
E 39th St / Forest Ave median real estate prices are $55,215, which is less expensive than 95.2% of Missouri neighborhoods
and 96.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in E 39th St / Forest Ave are currently
$510, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 59.1% of Missouri neighborhoods.
E 39th St / Forest Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Kansas City, Missouri.
E 39th St / Forest Ave 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 E 39th St / Forest Ave 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 1940 and 1969.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in
E 39th St / Forest Ave. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 37.1%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 96.7% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods
dominated by seasonal homes (such as vacation areas), and occasionally
it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college
students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session.
But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that
can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you
may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Kansas City,
the E 39th St / Forest Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the E 39th St / Forest Ave neighborhood has more
African and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 2.6% have Jamaican ancestry.
E 39th St / Forest Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.1% 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 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 37.1% of the residential real estate vacant, the E 39th St / Forest Ave neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
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 E 39th St / Forest Ave neighborhood in Kansas City are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 90.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 31.6% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 75.3%
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 E 39th St / Forest Ave neighborhood, 32.9%
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 29.6% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(20.1%), and 17.4% in manufacturing and laborer 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 E 39th St / Forest Ave neighborhood in Kansas City, MO, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African
(6.3%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (6.3%) , and residents who report German roots (4.1%) , and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (2.7%) , along with some Jamaican ancestry residents (2.6%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the E 39th St / Forest Ave
neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.1% of households. Some people also speak African languages (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 E 39th St / Forest Ave neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.1% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (63.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (22.9%) and 9.3% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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.