Real Estate Prices and Overview
Median real estate prices in the City Center of University Place are $266,037, which is more expensive than 58.4% of the neighborhoods
in Washington and 73.6% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in University Place City Center are currently
$1,004, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 57.4% of Washington neighborhoods.
University Place City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in University Place, Washington. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
Real estate in the City Center of University Place, WA is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the City Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.6% in University Place
City Center. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 53.7% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately
near the middle range for vacancies.
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: Real Estate
University Place City Center is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the
waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery.
In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood
waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 9.2% of employed workers living in the University Place
City Center neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 99.4% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the University Place City Center neighborhood has more
Danish and Ukrainian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 1.2% have Ukrainian ancestry.
University Place City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the University Place City Center neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 88% of the neighborhoods in
WA. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
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 City Center neighborhood in University Place are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 68.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 8.3% 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 66.8%
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 University Place City Center neighborhood, 44.6%
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 27.2% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(15.4%), and 12.8% 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 City Center neighborhood in University Place, WA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(11.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (6.8%) , and residents who report Asian roots (6.1%) , and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (5.1%) , along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (4.5%), among others. In addition, 16.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the University Place City Center
neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.0% of households. Some people also speak Korean (6.8%).
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 University Place City Center neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.3% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (86.4%) 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 (9.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.