Washington, DC (Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE)




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About Washington, DC (Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE median real estate price is $1,152,761, which is more expensive than 93.5% of the neighborhoods in the District Of Columbia and 98.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE is currently $2,280, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 76.8% of the neighborhoods in the District Of Columbia.

Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Washington, District Of Columbia.

Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) townhomes 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 Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE 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 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 23.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 89.8% 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

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 Washington, the Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

If you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 0.8% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.

In addition, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 90.6% of the adults living in the Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

Also, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner, than you're in good company with the people of the Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 99.8% of neighborhoods across the country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own. They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes, cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you, than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees, highly educated executives and families with school-aged children.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 86.5% of the workforce in the Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 100.0% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Furthermore, the government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 26.3% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE neighborhood could be your paradise. With 57.1% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 0.9% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.

In addition, even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are also very walkable. The Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.

Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 84.6% of the residential real estate in the Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 99.7% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 8.3% of residents in the Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 99.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Also, in the Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE neighborhood, 39.1% of people ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of train ridership than in 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Finally, in the Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE 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 15.6% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 96.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 1.2% have Romanian ancestry.

Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE neighborhood buck this trend. 29.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.


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 Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE neighborhood in Washington 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 99.2% 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 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 Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE neighborhood, 86.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions, with 26.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (6.8%), and 5.5% 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 Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE neighborhood in Washington, DC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (20.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (18.1%), and residents who report English roots (16.4%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (6.1%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (4.4%), among others. In addition, 10.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: 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 Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, French and Spanish.

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 Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (39.1%) take the train to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (31.4%) and 15.6% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. This neighborhood is distinguished by the high number of residents who take the train to work each day, which can be a very good way to get to work at a lower cost and with less pollution.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Washington 0.101011101001110
District Of Columbia 12.69
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Independence Ave SE / N Carolina Ave SE 0.101011101001110
Washington 0.101011101001110
District Of Columbia 46.76
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Washington 0.101011101001110
District Of Columbia 585

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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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
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