Ashland, AL (Cragford / Mellow Valley)




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About Ashland, AL (Cragford / Mellow Valley)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Cragford / Mellow Valley median real estate price is $82,611, which is less expensive than 70.4% of Alabama neighborhoods and 70.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Cragford / Mellow Valley is currently $610, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 93.8% of Alabama neighborhoods.

Cragford / Mellow Valley is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Ashland, Alabama.

Cragford / Mellow Valley 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 Cragford / Mellow Valley neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Cragford / Mellow Valley. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 18.4%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 82.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. 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 Ashland, the Cragford / Mellow Valley neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Cragford / Mellow Valley neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 46.4% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 98.8% of American neighborhoods.

Furthermore, it used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the Cragford / Mellow Valley neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 3.9% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 95.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 19 residents per square mile, Cragford / Mellow Valley is less crowded than 95.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. One of the notable things about Cragford / Mellow Valley is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

In addition, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 95.3% of all neighborhoods in America, with 30.5% 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

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 Cragford / Mellow Valley neighborhood in Ashland are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 82.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 34.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 77.4% 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 Cragford / Mellow Valley neighborhood, 46.4% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 21.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (14.8%), and 13.7% 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 Cragford / Mellow Valley neighborhood in Ashland, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (10.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (7.5%), and residents who report German roots (4.1%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (1.2%).

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Cragford / Mellow Valley neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.6% 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 Cragford / Mellow Valley neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (89.9%) 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 (9.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

44 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Cragford / Mellow Valley 0.101011101001110
Ashland 0.101011101001110
Alabama 4.72

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Cragford / Mellow Valley 0.101011101001110
Ashland 0.101011101001110
Alabama 29.79

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Cragford / Mellow Valley 0.101011101001110
Ashland 0.101011101001110
Alabama 15

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Better than of AL school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Central Clay County Jr High School
1 Bob Riley Drive
Lineville, AL, 36266
07-08
Clay Co High School
1001 Taylor Road
Lineville, AL, 36266
N-N
Ashland Elem School
223 3 Rd Street Sw
Ashland, AL, 36251
KG-06
Clay Co High School
220 3 Rd St Sw
Ashland, AL, 36251
07-12
Lineville Elem School
18 West Main
Lineville, AL, 36266
KG-06
Lineville High School
18 W Main St
Lineville, AL, 36266
07-12
Clay County Jr High School
1001 Taylor Road
Lineville, AL, 36266
N-N
Future Clay Co High School
1 Bob Riley Drive
Lineville, AL, 36266
09-12

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