Real Estate Prices and Overview
Median real estate prices in the Town Center of Atlantic Beach are $337,380, which is more expensive than 95.0% of the neighborhoods
in North Carolina and 82.1% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Atlantic Beach Town Center are currently
$591, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 57.4% of North Carolina neighborhoods.
Atlantic Beach Town Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
Real estate in the Town Center of Atlantic Beach, NC 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 Town Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Atlantic Beach
Town Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 83.2%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 99.9% 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 Atlantic Beach,
the Town Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Atlantic Beach Town Center is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the
waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery.
In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood
waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation.
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 83.2% of the residential real estate vacant, the Atlantic Beach Town Center neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 99.9% 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.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 6.9% of residents in
the Atlantic Beach Town Center neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
98.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Atlantic Beach Town Center neighborhood has more
Dutch and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 3.8% have Scots-Irish ancestry.
Atlantic Beach Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hindi, which is the official language of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Atlantic Beach Town Center
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 97.6% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Atlantic Beach
Town Center neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider
for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by
NeighborhoodScout as among the top 7.7% of retiree-friendly
neighborhoods in North Carolina, combining peace and quiet, safety from
crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can
choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion
of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other
age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies
this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking
of or planning to retire in North Carolina.
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 Town Center neighborhood in Atlantic Beach are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 78.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 49.1% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 90.3%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has
a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about
the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the Atlantic Beach Town Center neighborhood, 46.0%
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 26.1% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(15.2%), and 12.7% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Town Center neighborhood in Atlantic Beach, NC, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English
(13.4%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (12.0%) , and residents who report Irish roots (10.3%) , and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (5.8%) , along with some Italian ancestry residents (4.2%), 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 Atlantic Beach Town Center
neighborhood is English, spoken by 88.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Hindi (which is the official language of India), South Asian languages and French.
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 Atlantic Beach Town Center neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (53.7% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (75.4%) 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 (8.3%) and 6.9% of residents also bicycle 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.