Real Estate Prices and Overview
Median real estate prices in the City Center of New Bern are $296,306, which is more expensive than 92.4% of the neighborhoods
in North Carolina and 77.5% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in New Bern City Center are currently
$436, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 98.3% of North Carolina neighborhoods.
New Bern City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in New Bern, North Carolina. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
Real estate in the City Center of New Bern, 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 renter occupied. Many of
the residences in the City Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in New Bern
City Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 17.5%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 80.1% 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 New Bern,
the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The New Bern City Center neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
Notable & Unique: People
The New Bern City Center neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 97.2% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The New Bern City Center neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (93.1%) than found in
99.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
In addition, of particular note, 8.0% of the people in the City Center
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the New Bern City Center neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (47.1%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the New Bern City Center neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
28.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 City Center neighborhood in New Bern are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 97.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 93.1% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 99.8%
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 New Bern City Center neighborhood, 52.9%
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
manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 22.8% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations
(18.1%), and 5.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 City Center neighborhood in New Bern, NC, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(5.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (5.6%) , and residents who report Asian roots (3.7%) , and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (2.9%) , along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (2.0%), among others. In addition, 10.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the New Bern City Center
neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.7% 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 New Bern City Center neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (58.0% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (67.6%) 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 (19.5%) and 6.5% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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.