Real Estate Prices and Overview
Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St median real estate prices are $227,063, which is more expensive than 86.9% 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 77.7% 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
An extraordinary 56.9% of the residents of the
Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
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
In the Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 25.7%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.4% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, in the Cullen Blvd / Wheeler St neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 14.1% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 97.9% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
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
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 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
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 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
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 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.