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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Bay Vista median real estate price is $711,115, which is more expensive than 80.1% of the neighborhoods in Delaware and 76.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Bay Vista is currently $2,363, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 65.3% of the neighborhoods in Delaware.

Bay Vista is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Bay Vista real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Bay Vista 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.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Bay Vista. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 38.4%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 97.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (35.5%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

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Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Bay Vista neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Bay Vista is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Bay Vista neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 38.4%, which is higher than 97.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Bay Vista 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 Bay Vista community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, the first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is that an astounding 5.8% of the households are same sex couples. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of same sex households than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the Bay Vista neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to consider.

Also, if you are planning to retire in Delaware, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Bay Vista may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Delaware, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 98.5% of neighborhoods in DE. If a Delaware retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Finally, the rate of college educated adults in the Bay Vista neighborhood is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 74.0% of adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to the average neighborhood in America, which has 34.3% of the adults with a bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Bay Vista neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Bay Vista neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 66.9% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Diversity

Did you know that the Bay Vista neighborhood has more English and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 32.3% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 8.2% have Scottish ancestry.

Bay Vista is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 18.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.6% 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 Bay Vista neighborhood in Rehoboth Beach are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 77.5% 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.

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 Bay Vista neighborhood, 41.9% 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 31.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (22.8%), and 6.2% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Bay Vista neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.8% of households. Some people also speak Italian (18.4%).

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 Bay Vista neighborhood in Rehoboth Beach, DE, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (32.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (27.9%), and residents who report German roots (18.7%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (13.2%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (8.2%), 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 Bay Vista neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (66.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (81.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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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