Real Estate Prices and Overview
Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St median real estate prices are $227,063, which is more expensive than 87.0% of the neighborhoods
in Texas and 67.0% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St are currently
$695, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 76.9% of Texas neighborhoods.
Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Houston, Texas.
Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes.
Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of
the residences in the Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St 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
Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 24.7%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 90.5% 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: Diversity
Did you know that the Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St neighborhood has more
West Indian and Lebanese ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have West Indian ancestry and 1.5% have Lebanese ancestry.
Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
56.9% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 4.5% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Texas.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St choose to walk to work each day
(25.7%) 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.
Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St
neighborhood, analysis shows that 14.1% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
97.9% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Notable & Unique: Migration/Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
In the Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 95.5% 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, 82.7% of the real estate in the Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
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 Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St neighborhood in Houston are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 92.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
In addition, 11.2% 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 59.6%
of America'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 Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St neighborhood, 43.0%
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 35.6% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(14.8%), and 6.6% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St neighborhood in Houston, TX, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian
(14.4%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (6.2%) , and residents who report Irish roots (4.3%) , and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (3.5%) , along with some English ancestry residents (3.2%), among others. In addition, 14.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are
tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are
at home with their families.
The most common language spoken in the Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St
neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese and South Asian languages.
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 Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.4% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (65.7%) 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 (25.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.