Real Estate Prices and Overview
Lashmeet median real estate prices are $59,914, which is less expensive than 89.0% of West Virginia neighborhoods
and 94.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Lashmeet are currently
$624, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 84.7%
of the neighborhoods in West Virginia.
Lashmeet is a rural neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Princeton, West Virginia.
Lashmeet real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Lashmeet neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in
Lashmeet. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 18.7%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 82.5% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods
dominated by seasonal homes (such as vacation areas), and occasionally
it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college
students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session.
But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that
can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you
may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
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 Princeton,
the Lashmeet neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Lashmeet neighborhood has more
English ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 16.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Lashmeet
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Lashmeet neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
8.5% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.8%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 98.2% of all neighborhoods in America, with 41.1% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.
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 Lashmeet neighborhood in Princeton are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 77.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 37.4% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 81.5%
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 Lashmeet neighborhood, 32.3%
of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 25.7% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(22.0%), and 20.1% 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 Lashmeet neighborhood in Princeton, WV, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English
(16.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.0%) , and residents who report German roots (9.0%) , and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (1.9%) , along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (1.5%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Lashmeet
neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.0% of households.
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 Lashmeet neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.5% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (8.5%) who
commute over an hour in each direction.
Here most residents (77.0%) 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 (20.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.