Real Estate Prices and Overview
Little Vista Heights median real estate prices are $87,626, which is more expensive than 34.8% of the neighborhoods
in South Carolina and 18.2% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Little Vista Heights are currently
$561, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 59.6% of South Carolina neighborhoods.
Little Vista Heights is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Little Vista Heights real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Little Vista Heights neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Little Vista Heights has a 17.1% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
79.1% of American neighborhoods). This could either
signal that there is weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood,
or that much of the housing stock is seasonally occupied,
which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes.
Either way, if you live here year round, you will find many of the homes
or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.
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 Spartanburg,
the Little Vista Heights neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Little Vista Heights neighborhood has more
Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complimentary 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 Little Vista Heights 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 63.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 43.9% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 86.9%
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 Little Vista Heights neighborhood, 34.4%
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
executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.8% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(18.4%), and 17.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Little Vista Heights neighborhood in Spartanburg, SC, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(7.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (6.3%) , and residents who report Scots-Irish roots (3.2%) , and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (2.5%) , along with some Asian ancestry residents (2.4%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Little Vista Heights
neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.2%).
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 Little Vista Heights neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.8% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (83.9%) 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 (12.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.