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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Crystal Park median real estate price is $614,072, which is more expensive than 57.4% of the neighborhoods in Colorado and 77.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Crystal Park is currently $1,784, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 81.3% of Colorado neighborhoods.

Crystal Park is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Manitou Springs, Colorado.

Crystal Park real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Crystal Park neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Crystal Park has a 10.5% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 63.9% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (6.0%), which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. If you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.

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 Manitou Springs, the Crystal Park neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Diversity

Did you know that the Crystal Park neighborhood has more Lithuanian and Hungarian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Lithuanian ancestry and 3.3% have Hungarian ancestry.

Crystal Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.6% 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 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Crystal Park neighborhood in Manitou Springs are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 66.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 5.0% 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 64.8% of America's neighborhoods.

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 Crystal Park neighborhood, 57.6% 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 21.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (15.0%), and 5.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Crystal Park neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Russian.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Crystal Park neighborhood in Manitou Springs, CO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (29.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.7%), and residents who report English roots (14.5%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (8.4%), along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (5.6%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 Crystal Park neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (59.2%) 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 (6.6%) and 6.0% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. 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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