Battles Wharf / City Center median real estate price is $665,085, which is more expensive than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in Alabama and 83.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Battles Wharf / City Center is currently $2,761, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in Alabama.
Battles Wharf / City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Fairhope, Alabama. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
Battles Wharf / City Center real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Battles Wharf / City Center neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Battles Wharf / City Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 22.8%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 89.3% 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.
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 Fairhope, the Battles Wharf / City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Battles Wharf / 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. In addition to being coastal, Battles Wharf / City Center is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.
If you are planning to retire in Alabama, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Battles Wharf / City Center may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Alabama, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 99.8% of neighborhoods in AL. If a Alabama retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and families with school-aged children.
In the Battles Wharf / City Center neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 25.5% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Did you know that the Battles Wharf / City Center neighborhood has more English and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 21.5% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 5.6% have Scottish ancestry.
There are two complementary 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 Battles Wharf / City Center neighborhood in Fairhope are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 45.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 9.1% 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 53.6% of America's neighborhoods.
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 Battles Wharf / City Center neighborhood, 52.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 20.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.9%), and 6.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Battles Wharf / City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.9% of households. Some people also speak Italian (3.7%).
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 Battles Wharf / City Center neighborhood in Fairhope, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (21.5%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (10.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (6.7%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (5.7%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (5.6%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Battles Wharf / City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (67.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.