Found within zip codes: 23221
Popular real estate near Richmond, VA (Kensington Ave / N Thompson St)
Kensington Ave / N Thompson St median real estate prices are $286,098, which is more expensive than 64.8% of the neighborhoods in Virginia and 76.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Kensington Ave / N Thompson St are currently $763, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 56.6% of Virginia neighborhoods.
Kensington Ave / N Thompson St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Richmond, Virginia.
Kensington Ave / N Thompson 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 small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Kensington Ave / N Thompson St neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Kensington Ave / N Thompson St has a 13.9% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 70.6% 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
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 Kensington Ave / N Thompson St neighborhood has more Scottish and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 5.5% have Scots-Irish ancestry.
Kensington Ave / N Thompson St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 9.0% of residents in the Kensington Ave / N Thompson St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 99.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.Notable & Unique: People
One of the really interesting characteristics about the Kensington Ave / N Thompson 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 1.2% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Virginia. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.
In addition, Kensington Ave / N Thompson St has the amazing distinction of housing more same sex couples living together than 97.4% of neighborhoods in the U.S. If you are seeking such a neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that this is one place that you should consider.
Also, the rate of college educated adults in the Kensington Ave / N Thompson St neighborhood is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 67.0% of adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.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 Kensington Ave / N Thompson St neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 96.1% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.The Neighbors 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 Kensington Ave / N Thompson St neighborhood in Richmond are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 50.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.8% 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 68.5% 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 Kensington Ave / N Thompson St neighborhood, 55.1% 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 25.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (10.2%), and 9.2% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures. In the Kensington Ave / N Thompson St neighborhood in Richmond, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (14.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (13.1%) , and residents who report Irish roots (9.2%) , and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (7.5%) , along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (5.5%), among others.The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Kensington Ave / N Thompson St neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.2%).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 Kensington Ave / N Thompson St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (76.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also bicycle to get to work (9.0%) and 6.9% 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||$286,098|
HOUSE VALUE RANGE
|RENTAL PRICE||Medium cost relative to VA, medium cost relative to the nation|
|NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK, FEEL, & CHARACTER||DETAILS|
|THE SETTING||Urban (based on population density)|
|TYPE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Complexes/high rise apartments, some Small apartment buildings, some Single-family homes and a few Rowhouses & attached homes|
|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 Historic homes (Built 1939 or earlier), some Well established older homes (Built 1940 - 1969) and some Established but not old (Built 1970 – 1999)|
|SPECIAL CHARACTER||Mostly Hip & Trendy and Walkable|
|AGE & LIFESTYLE||Mostly Young singles-upwardly mobile (young, educated, professionally employed, and single), some College students (people currently attending college), some Seniors (people 65 and over), some Mixed ages and some Families with children (family households with school-aged children)|
|EDUCATION LEVEL||Rating: 10 (5 is average for the U.S., 10 is most educated)|
|INCOME||Middle income (near average income for America)|
|OCCUPATIONS||Mostly Executive, managerial & professional, some Sales & Service workers, some Clerical, assistants & technical support, some Manufacturing & Laborers and some Government employees|
|ETHNICITY / ANCESTRY||Mostly White (non-Hispanic), some Irish ancestry, some Hispanic, some Black, some Italian ancestry, some Mexican, some East Asian and some Asian Indian|
|LANGUAGES||Mostly English speaking and some Spanish speaking|
|SCHOOLS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD *||GRADES|
ALBERT HILL MIDDLE
3400 PATTERSON AVE, RICHMOND, VA 23221
* Depending on where you live in this neighborhood, your children may attend these schools or other schools outside the neighborhood. Always check with your local school department to determine which schools your children may attend based on your specific address and your child's grade-level.
This neighborhood is served by one 1 district.
23,454 Students enrolled in District
READING & MATH
|ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|WHITE (NON-HISPANIC) (%)||8.6||54.1|
|ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER (%)||0.7||5.9|
|AMERICAN INDIAN OR NATIVE OF ALASKA (%)||0.1||0.3|
|ECONOMIC GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED (%)||69.4||36.7|
|FOR THIS DISTRICT||PER STUDENT||TOTAL||% OF TOTAL|
|NEIGHBORHOOD EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT|
|ADULTS IN NEIGHBORHOOD WITH COLLEGE DEGREE OR HIGHER (%)||67.0|
|CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING IN POVERTY (%)||6.8|
|PERIOD||TOTAL APPRECIATION||AVG. ANNUAL RATE||COMPARED TO VA*||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
My chances of becoming a victim
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in Richmond 1 in 141
in Virginia 1 in 508
National Median 29.1
My chances of becoming a victim
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in Richmond 1 in 22
in Virginia 1 in 44
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