Real Estate Prices and Overview
Palmetto Bluff median real estate prices are $150,542, which is more expensive than 72.4% of the neighborhoods
in South Carolina and 46.0% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Palmetto Bluff are currently
unreported, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Palmetto Bluff is a rural neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Bluffton, South Carolina. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
Palmetto Bluff 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 Palmetto Bluff neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in
Palmetto Bluff. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 37.0%.
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 Bluffton,
the Palmetto Bluff neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Unpopulated, and rural, the Palmetto Bluff neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 94.0% of the neighborhoods in America. Palmetto Bluff 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, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Palmetto Bluff neighborhood. A whopping 66.1% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 98.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.
Furthermore, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Palmetto Bluff neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 95.0% of neighborhoods in America. Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 37.0% of the residential real estate vacant, the Palmetto Bluff 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.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Palmetto Bluff neighborhood has more
English and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 22.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 11.6% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
Palmetto Bluff is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Palmetto Bluff choose to walk to work each day
(12.7%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
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 Palmetto Bluff neighborhood in Bluffton are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 55.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 9.0% 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 65.1%
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 Palmetto Bluff neighborhood, 45.2%
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 34.8% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(16.2%), and 3.8% 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 Palmetto Bluff neighborhood in Bluffton, SC, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English
(22.2%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (11.6%) , and residents who report Mexican roots (8.1%) , and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (4.2%) , along with some Irish ancestry residents (3.1%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Palmetto Bluff
neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (7.3%).
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 Palmetto Bluff neighborhood spend
between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.7% of working
residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S.
Here most residents (80.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (12.7%) and 6.5% 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.