Real Estate Prices and Overview
Dataw Island median real estate prices are $288,681, which is more expensive than 94.1% of the neighborhoods
in South Carolina and 76.5% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Dataw Island are currently
$1,124, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 90.0%
of the neighborhoods in South Carolina.
Dataw Island is a rural neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Saint Helena Island, South Carolina. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
Dataw Island real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Dataw Island 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
Dataw Island. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 25.5%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 91.2% 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
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Dataw Island 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.
One of the notable things about Dataw Island is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Significantly, 1.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the
Dataw Island neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider
for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by
NeighborhoodScout as among the top 8.2% of retiree-friendly
neighborhoods in South 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 South Carolina.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.
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 Dataw Island neighborhood in Saint Helena Island are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 69.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 39.1% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 83.0%
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 Dataw Island neighborhood, 32.9%
of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
executive, management, and professional occupations, with 32.7% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants
(23.2%), and 11.1% 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 Dataw Island neighborhood in Saint Helena Island, SC, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(9.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (8.3%) , and residents who report Irish roots (7.2%) , and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (3.3%) , along with some French ancestry residents (2.4%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Dataw Island
neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.1% of households.
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 Dataw Island neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.3% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (88.5%) 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 (9.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.