Southwood Acres median real estate price is $284,796, which is less expensive than 70.4% of Connecticut neighborhoods and 55.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Southwood Acres is currently $2,586, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 43.8% of Connecticut neighborhoods.
Southwood Acres is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Enfield, Connecticut.
Southwood Acres real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more 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 Southwood Acres neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
In Southwood Acres, the current vacancy rate is 1.6%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 89.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Southwood Acres is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
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 Enfield, the Southwood Acres neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Did you know that the Southwood Acres neighborhood has more Puerto Rican and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 18.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 10.2% have French 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 Southwood Acres neighborhood in Enfield are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 70.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.3% 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 67.6% 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 Southwood Acres neighborhood, 40.1% 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 24.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.9%), and 14.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Southwood Acres neighborhood is English, spoken by 85.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (10.4%).
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 Southwood Acres neighborhood in Enfield, CT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (18.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.6%), and residents who report English roots (14.7%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (14.0%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (10.3%), 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 Southwood Acres neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (84.9%) 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 (5.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.