Bristow / Dixon Shop median real estate price is $161,818, which is more expensive than 40.2% of the neighborhoods in Alabama and 20.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Bristow / Dixon Shop is currently $1,097, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 85.8% of Alabama neighborhoods.
Bristow / Dixon Shop is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Leesburg, Alabama.
Bristow / Dixon Shop 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 Bristow / Dixon Shop 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 Bristow / Dixon Shop. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 22.2%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 88.6% 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.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Bristow / Dixon Shop neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Bristow / Dixon Shop neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 10.4% 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.
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 45 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 90.1% of America.
Did you know that the Bristow / Dixon Shop neighborhood has more Scottish and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 7.0% have Russian ancestry.
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 Bristow / Dixon Shop neighborhood in Leesburg are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 72.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 5.8% 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 62.8% of America's neighborhoods.
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 Bristow / Dixon Shop neighborhood, 34.3% 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 26.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (26.1%), and 12.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Bristow / Dixon Shop neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.4%).
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 Bristow / Dixon Shop neighborhood in Leesburg, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Scottish (7.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (7.5%), and residents who report Russian roots (7.0%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (6.0%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (4.8%), among others.
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 Bristow / Dixon Shop neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America. However, there is also a significant group of residents (10.4%) who commute over an hour in each direction.
Here most residents (79.7%) 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 (18.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.