Real Estate Prices and Overview
Hilltop median real estate prices are $73,125, which is less expensive than 79.6% of South Carolina neighborhoods
and 89.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Hilltop are currently
$787, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 62.2%
of the neighborhoods in South Carolina.
Hilltop is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Hilltop real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Hilltop 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
Hilltop. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 23.1%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 89.0% 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
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: People
An interesting characteristic about the Hilltop neighborhood
is that there are more incarcerated people living here than 99.0%
of neighborhoods in the U.S. The United States has the highest rate of
incarceration in the world, currently with 1 out of every 100 adults in the
country are incarcerated as a punishment for crimes committed. The extremely
high incarceration rate of this neighborhood could mean that a prison, juvenile
detention facility or other correctional facility occupies a large proportion
of the neighborhood, or contains a large portion of the neighborhood's population.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Hilltop neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 3.5% have Scottish ancestry.
Hilltop is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Mon-Khmer, which is the dominant language of Cambodia, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Hilltop neighborhood in Spartanburg are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 81.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 28.6% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 71.6%
of U.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 Hilltop neighborhood, 32.5%
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 24.7% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(21.6%), and 21.3% in executive, management, and professional 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 Hilltop neighborhood in Spartanburg, SC, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican
(6.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (6.1%) , and residents who report Scottish roots (3.5%) , and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (3.2%) , along with some Asian ancestry residents (3.2%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Hilltop
neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (7.5%).
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 Hilltop neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.8% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (85.7%) 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 (11.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.