Real Estate Prices and Overview
Grandy Park median real estate prices are $136,393, which is less expensive than 78.7% of Virginia neighborhoods
and 59.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Grandy Park are currently
$532, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 93.8% of Virginia neighborhoods.
Grandy Park is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Norfolk, Virginia.
Grandy Park real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Grandy Park neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Grandy Park has a 16.2% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
76.9% 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 Norfolk,
the Grandy Park neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 Grandy Park neighborhood has more single mother
households than 99.8% 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.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Grandy Park neighborhood has more
Sub-Saharan African and African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 4.6% have African ancestry.
Grandy Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(23.7% ride the bus) than 97.9% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
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 Grandy Park neighborhood in Norfolk are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 89.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 58.8% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 94.9%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Grandy Park neighborhood, 38.4%
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
manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 22.9% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(19.9%), and 18.8% in executive, management, and professional 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 Grandy Park neighborhood in Norfolk, VA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African
(8.7%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (4.6%) , and residents who report English roots (3.0%) , and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (1.4%) , along with some Puerto Rican ancestry residents (1.3%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Grandy Park
neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.7% of households. Some people also speak African languages (3.2%).
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 Grandy Park 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 (68.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (23.7%) and 7.2% 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.