Found within zip codes: 29306
Popular real estate near Spartanburg, SC (Washington Heights)
Washington Heights median real estate prices are $59,622, which is less expensive than 91.9% of South Carolina neighborhoods and 94.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Washington Heights are currently $211, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 99.7% of South Carolina neighborhoods.
Washington Heights is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Washington Heights real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Washington Heights 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 Washington Heights. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 22.1%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 87.8% 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 Spartanburg, the Washington Heights neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the Washington Heights neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 37.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.Notable & Unique: People
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that the Washington Heights neighborhood has more single mother households than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts, crime, and other societal problems.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Washington Heights neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America. Also of note, 81.7% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.
Also, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 97.5% of the adult residents in the Washington Heights neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.Notable & Unique: Migration/Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the Washington Heights neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 96.0% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Washington Heights neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 85.9%, which is higher than 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Washington Heights neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 35.6% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.The Neighbors 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 Washington Heights neighborhood in Spartanburg are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 81.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 99.4% 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 Washington Heights neighborhood, 36.5% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 31.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (20.1%), and 12.4% in executive, management, and professional 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 Washington Heights neighborhood in Spartanburg, SC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (1.2%).The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Washington Heights neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% 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 Washington Heights neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (57.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (58.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (12.7%) and 7.6% 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.
|MEDIAN HOUSE VALUE||$59,622|
HOUSE VALUE RANGE
|RENTAL PRICE||Very low cost relative to SC, very low cost relative to the nation|
|NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK, FEEL, & CHARACTER||DETAILS|
|THE SETTING||Urban (based on population density)|
|TYPE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Single-family homes, some Small apartment buildings and a few Complexes/high rise apartments|
|SIZE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Small dwellings (1, 2, or no bedrooms), some Medium-sized dwellings (3 or 4 bedrooms) and a few Large dwellings (4 or 5 bedrooms)|
|AGE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Well established older homes (Built 1940 - 1969), some Established but not old (Built 1970 – 1999) and some Historic homes (Built 1939 or earlier)|
|SPECIAL CHARACTER||Mostly Walkable|
|AGE & LIFESTYLE||Mostly Young singles-upwardly mobile (young, educated, professionally employed, and single), some Mixed ages and some Seniors (people 65 and over)|
|EDUCATION LEVEL||Rating: 1 (5 is average for the U.S., 10 is most educated)|
|INCOME||Low income (among the 15% lowest income communities in America)|
|OCCUPATIONS||Mostly Manufacturing & Laborers, some Sales & Service workers, some Clerical, assistants & technical support and some Executive, managerial & professional|
|ETHNICITY / ANCESTRY||Mostly Black, some White (non-Hispanic), some Hispanic and some Mexican|
|LANGUAGES||Mostly English speaking|
|SCHOOLS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD||GRADES|
|There are no schools physically located in this neighborhood.|
This neighborhood is served by one 1 district.
7,262 Students enrolled in District
READING & MATH
|ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|WHITE (NON-HISPANIC) (%)||33.6||53.4|
|ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER (%)||3.0||1.3|
|AMERICAN INDIAN OR NATIVE OF ALASKA (%)||0.2||0.3|
|ECONOMIC GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED (%)||67.0||54.4|
|FOR THIS DISTRICT||PER STUDENT||TOTAL||% OF TOTAL|
|NEIGHBORHOOD EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT|
|ADULTS IN NEIGHBORHOOD WITH COLLEGE DEGREE OR HIGHER (%)||2.5|
|CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING IN POVERTY (%)||81.7|
|PERIOD||TOTAL APPRECIATION||AVG. ANNUAL RATE||COMPARED TO SC*||COMPARED TO AMERICA*|
|LAST 10 YEARS|
|LAST 5 YEARS|
|LAST 2 YEARS|
|LAST 12 MONTHS|
|* 10 is highest|
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National Median 3.9
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in Spartanburg 1 in 57
in South Carolina 1 in 175
National Median 29.1
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in Spartanburg 1 in 13
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