Real Estate Prices and Overview
Norfolk Highlands median real estate prices are $178,623, which is more expensive than 37.1% of the neighborhoods
in Virginia and 55.8% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Norfolk Highlands are currently
$873, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 53.6% of Virginia neighborhoods.
Norfolk Highlands is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Norfolk Highlands 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 Norfolk Highlands neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 10.8% in
Norfolk Highlands. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 42.3% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately
near the middle range for vacancies.
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 Chesapeake,
the Norfolk Highlands neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Astoundingly, the Norfolk Highlands neighborhood has one of the highest
concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.9%
of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce
more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they
become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in
this particular Chesapeake neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Norfolk Highlands neighborhood has more
African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry.
Norfolk Highlands is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.4% of the neighborhoods 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 Norfolk Highlands neighborhood in Chesapeake are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 59.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 25.2% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 66.8%
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 Norfolk Highlands neighborhood, 29.7%
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 28.7% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations
(25.4%), and 16.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Norfolk Highlands neighborhood in Chesapeake, VA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(11.8%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (9.0%) , and residents who report Irish roots (7.1%) , and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (3.3%) , along with some Sub-Saharan African ancestry residents (3.1%), among others.
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 Norfolk Highlands
neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and German.
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 Norfolk Highlands neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.4% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (87.2%) 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 (8.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.