Florence, AL (City Center / U of North Alabama)




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About Florence, AL (City Center / U of North Alabama)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

City Center / U of North Alabama median real estate price is $57,295, which is less expensive than 92.1% of Alabama neighborhoods and 92.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in City Center / U of North Alabama is currently $739, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 76.1% of Alabama neighborhoods.

City Center / U of North Alabama is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Florence, Alabama.

City Center / U of North Alabama real estate 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 renter occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in City Center / U of North Alabama. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 24.6%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 90.8% 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

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: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 0.3% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Alabama.

In addition, an extraordinary 48.5% of the residents of the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

Also, of particular note, 7.4% of the people in the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.

Finally, one of the unique characteristics of the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood. In the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 98.3% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 15.9% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 96.8% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

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 City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 62.7% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (58.3%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

83.2% of the real estate in the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood in Florence are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 97.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 46.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 88.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood, 41.7% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 22.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.5%), and 17.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 / U of North Alabama neighborhood in Florence, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (9.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (8.0%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (3.7%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (3.5%), along with some English ancestry residents (3.4%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.0%).

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 City Center / U of North Alabama neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (62.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (79.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (15.9%) . 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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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City Center / U of North Alabama 0.101011101001110
Florence 0.101011101001110
Alabama 4.72

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City Center / U of North Alabama 0.101011101001110
Florence 0.101011101001110
Alabama 29.79

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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City Center / U of North Alabama 0.101011101001110
Florence 0.101011101001110
Alabama 15

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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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

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District Quality Compared to Alabama

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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
Florence Learning Ctr School
610 W. College St
Florence, AL, 35630
06-12
Handy School
955 Beale Street
Florence, AL, 35633
PK-PK
Florence High School
1201 Bradshaw Dr
Florence, AL, 35630
10-12
Florence Freshman Ctr School
1203 Bradshaw Drive
Florence, AL, 35630
09-09
Harlan Elem School
2233 Mcburney Dr
Florence, AL, 35630
PK-04
Weeden Elem School
400 Baldwin Street
Florence, AL, 35630
KG-04
Florence Middle School
648 N. Cherry Street
Florence, AL, 35630
07-08
Hibbett School
1601 Appleby Blvd
Florence, AL, 35630
05-06
Forest Hills School
101 Stovall Dr
Florence, AL, 35633
KG-04

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