Found within zip codes: 28428
Popular real estate near Carolina Beach, NC (Town Center)
Median real estate prices in the Town Center of Carolina Beach are $245,975, which is more expensive than 88.9% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina and 70.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Carolina Beach Town Center are currently $798, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 85.5% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina.
Carolina Beach Town Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Carolina 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 Carolina Beach, NC is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. 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 2000 and the present.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Carolina Beach Town Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 50.8%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 98.8% 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 Carolina 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
Carolina 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 to being coastal, Carolina Beach Town Center is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 50.8% of the residential real estate vacant, the Carolina Beach Town Center neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.8% 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: People
Astoundingly, the Town Center neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in this particular Carolina Beach neighborhood.Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Carolina Beach Town Center neighborhood has more Croatian and Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 2.9% have Iranian ancestry.The Neighbors 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 Town Center neighborhood in Carolina Beach are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 42.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.1% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 82.9% of America'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 Carolina Beach Town Center neighborhood, 46.8% 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 21.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.0%), and 13.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco. In the Town Center neighborhood in Carolina Beach, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (17.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (13.2%) , and residents who report Italian roots (10.2%) , and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (7.9%) , along with some Scottish ancestry residents (5.9%), among others.The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Carolina Beach Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.0% of households.Getting to Work
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Carolina Beach Town Center neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.5% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (81.2%) 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 (13.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
|MEDIAN HOUSE VALUE||$245,975|
HOUSE VALUE RANGE
|RENTAL PRICE||Very high cost relative to NC, medium cost relative to the nation|
|NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK, FEEL, & CHARACTER||DETAILS|
|THE SETTING||Suburban (based on population density) , coastal|
|TYPE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Complexes/high rise apartments, some Single-family homes, some Small apartment buildings, some Mobile homes and a few Rowhouses & attached homes|
|SIZE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Small dwellings (1, 2, or no bedrooms), some Medium-sized dwellings (3 or 4 bedrooms) and a few Large dwellings (4 or 5 bedrooms)|
|AGE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Established but not old (Built 1970 – 1999), some Newer Homes (Built 2000 or later), some Well established older homes (Built 1940 - 1969) and some Historic homes (Built 1939 or earlier)|
|HOMEOWNERSHIP||Mixed owners & renters|
|SPECIAL CHARACTER||Mostly Nautical, Hip & Trendy and Quiet|
|AGE & LIFESTYLE||Mostly Young singles-upwardly mobile (young, educated, professionally employed, and single), some Mixed ages, some Seniors (people 65 and over) and some Families with children (family households with school-aged children)|
|EDUCATION LEVEL||Rating: 7 (5 is average for the U.S., 10 is most educated)|
|INCOME||Middle income (near average income for America)|
|OCCUPATIONS||Mostly Executive, managerial & professional, some Sales & Service workers, some Manufacturing & Laborers, some Clerical, assistants & technical support and some Government employees|
|ETHNICITY / ANCESTRY||Mostly White (non-Hispanic), some Italian ancestry, some Irish ancestry and some Hispanic|
|LANGUAGES||Mostly English speaking|
|SCHOOLS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD||GRADES|
|There are no schools physically located in this neighborhood.|
This neighborhood is served by one 1 district.
24,806 Students enrolled in District
READING & MATH
|ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|WHITE (NON-HISPANIC) (%)||63.6||53.2|
|ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER (%)||1.6||2.4|
|AMERICAN INDIAN OR NATIVE OF ALASKA (%)||0.5||1.5|
|ECONOMIC GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED (%)||42.6||50.2|
|FOR THIS DISTRICT||PER STUDENT||TOTAL||% OF TOTAL|
|NEIGHBORHOOD EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT|
|ADULTS IN NEIGHBORHOOD WITH COLLEGE DEGREE OR HIGHER (%)||33.2|
|CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING IN POVERTY (%)||2.1|
|PERIOD||TOTAL APPRECIATION||AVG. ANNUAL RATE||COMPARED TO NC*||COMPARED TO AMERICA*|
|LAST 10 YEARS|
|LAST 5 YEARS|
|LAST 2 YEARS|
|LAST 12 MONTHS|
|* 10 is highest|
Town Center neighborhood appreciation rates are for subscribers only. Carolina Beach, NC appreciation rates (city-wide averages) are open to all visitors.
National Median 3.9
My chances of becoming a victim
in Town Center SUBSCRIBE FOR DETAIL
in Carolina Beach 1 in 323
in North Carolina 1 in 286
National Median 29.1
My chances of becoming a victim
in Town Center SUBSCRIBE FOR DETAIL
in Carolina Beach 1 in 21
in North Carolina 1 in 28
Town Center neighborhood Crime data are subscription only. Carolina Beach, NC crime rates (city-wide averages) are open to all visitors.
Get the Ultimate Realtor…
We screen Realtors according to rigorous sales and service benchmarks, and we constantly survey our customers to make sure that Realtors in our elite network are meeting your highest standards. We guarantee it.†
…Plus a Cash Award
How much cash could I get?
Select an option below. You'll hear from us within 1 business hour.
Carolina Beach Realtors
Find a Realtor® and get up to $2,000 Cash Back.
How it works
Ready to find a Realtor?