Real Estate Prices and Overview
20th Ave / E Union St median real estate prices are $373,065, which is more expensive than 82.0% of the neighborhoods
in Washington and 85.3% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in 20th Ave / E Union St are currently
$1,079, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 48.2% of Washington neighborhoods.
20th Ave / E Union St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Seattle, Washington.
20th Ave / E Union 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 20th Ave / E Union 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 1970 and 1999.
In 20th Ave / E Union St, the current vacancy rate is 4.3%,
which is a lower rate of vacancies than 80.5% of all neighborhoods
in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in 20th Ave / E Union St
is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
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 Seattle,
the 20th Ave / E Union St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
20th Ave / E Union St neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
20th Ave / E Union St community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, the first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 4.5% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.8% of the neighborhoods in
America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly
neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the
20th Ave / E Union St neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
Also, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the 20th Ave / E Union St
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
11.9% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Finally, the 20th Ave / E Union St neighborhood stands out within Washington
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 7%
of college-friendly places to live in WA.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.
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 8.5% of residents in
the 20th Ave / E Union St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
99.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 98.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Finally, more people in 20th Ave / E Union St choose to walk to work each day
(20.4%) 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.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the 20th Ave / E Union St neighborhood has more
British and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 1.3% have Eastern European ancestry.
20th Ave / E Union St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The 20th Ave / E Union St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the 20th Ave / E Union St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 73.2% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 96.3% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, the 20th Ave / E Union St neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 82.3% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
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 20th Ave / E Union St neighborhood in Seattle are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 60.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
In addition, 0.0% 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 99.9%
of America'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 20th Ave / E Union St neighborhood, 57.1%
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 21.0% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(15.6%), and 6.3% 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 20th Ave / E Union St neighborhood in Seattle, WA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(11.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (9.7%) , and residents who report Asian roots (7.2%) , and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.6%) , along with some Mexican ancestry residents (5.4%), among others. In addition, 16.5% 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 20th Ave / E Union St
neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.
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 20th Ave / E Union St neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.2% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (37.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (25.2%) and 20.4% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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.