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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Sun Hills / Pleasant View Estates median real estate price is $665,418, which is more expensive than 64.6% of the neighborhoods in Colorado and 80.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Sun Hills / Pleasant View Estates is currently $2,660, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 62.4% of the neighborhoods in Colorado.

Sun Hills / Pleasant View Estates is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Sun Hills / Pleasant View Estates real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Sun Hills / Pleasant View Estates 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.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.4% in Sun Hills / Pleasant View Estates. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 45.8% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Sun Hills / Pleasant View Estates neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Sun Hills / Pleasant View Estates community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Sun Hills / Pleasant View Estates 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 1.4% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Colorado. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives, urban sophisticates and families with school-aged children.

Real Estate

One way that the Sun Hills / Pleasant View Estates neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

Occupations

With 1.6% of employed workers living in the Sun Hills / Pleasant View Estates neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 95.4% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Diversity

Did you know that the Sun Hills / Pleasant View Estates neighborhood has more Eastern European and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 1.9% have Austrian ancestry.

Sun Hills / Pleasant View Estates is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Sun Hills / Pleasant View Estates neighborhood in Colorado Springs are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 94.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% 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 Sun Hills / Pleasant View Estates neighborhood, 56.5% 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 18.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.1%), and 8.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Sun Hills / Pleasant View Estates neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.8%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Sun Hills / Pleasant View Estates neighborhood in Colorado Springs, CO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (19.9%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (17.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.9%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.2%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (5.4%), among others.

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 Sun Hills / Pleasant View Estates neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (73.4%) 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 (5.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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