Real Estate Prices and Overview
Rocky River median real estate prices are $184,205, which is more expensive than 75.3% of the neighborhoods
in North Carolina and 57.2% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Rocky River are currently
$1,125, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 91.3%
of the neighborhoods in North Carolina.
Rocky River is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Harrisburg, North Carolina.
Rocky River real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Rocky River 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.
Real estate vacancies in Rocky River are 5.4%,
which is lower than one will find in 73.9% of American
neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Rocky River
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 Rocky River neighborhood has more
Scots-Irish and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 4.0% have Scottish ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
The Rocky River neighborhood is a great option for families,
as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The
combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied
single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top
5.8% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the
state of North Carolina. Many other families also live here, making
it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition,
families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of
the local schools.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complementary 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 Rocky River neighborhood in Harrisburg are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 82.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 27.0% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 69.4%
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 Rocky River neighborhood, 51.9%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 18.6% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(18.3%), and 10.6% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
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 Rocky River neighborhood in Harrisburg, NC, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(8.0%). There are also a number of people of Scots-Irish ancestry (5.3%) , and residents who report English roots (5.1%) , and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (4.3%) , along with some Scottish ancestry residents (4.0%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Rocky River
neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.4%).
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 Rocky River neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.7% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (91.9%) 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 (8.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.