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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Magnolia Shores median real estate price is $596,629, which is more expensive than 89.0% of the neighborhoods in Delaware and 79.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Magnolia Shores is currently $2,184, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 47.3% of Delaware neighborhoods.

Magnolia Shores is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Selbyville, Delaware. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Magnolia Shores 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 Magnolia Shores neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Magnolia Shores. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 29.6%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 94.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (27.7%). 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 Magnolia Shores 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, Magnolia Shores 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. One of the notable things about Magnolia Shores is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

In addition, real estate in the Magnolia Shores neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.

Furthermore, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Magnolia Shores neighborhood. A whopping 75.4% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 96.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.

People

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

In addition, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the Magnolia Shores neighborhood may actually hold the key. 79.8% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, if you're planning where to retire, the Magnolia Shores neighborhood in Selbyville is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in DE, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 89.2% of the neighborhoods in Delaware. If you are considering retiring to Delaware, this is a good neighborhood to look at. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.

Modes of Transportation

In the Magnolia Shores neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 30.1% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

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 Magnolia Shores neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Magnolia Shores neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 11.4% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.7% of all neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the Magnolia Shores neighborhood has more Scottish and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 29.5% have English ancestry.

Magnolia Shores is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 11.1% 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 98.3% 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 Magnolia Shores neighborhood in Selbyville are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 84.8% 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 Magnolia Shores neighborhood, 43.9% 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 32.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (16.2%), and 7.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Magnolia Shores neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.9% of households. Some people also speak Italian (11.1%).

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 Magnolia Shores neighborhood in Selbyville, DE, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (29.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (20.2%), and residents who report German roots (19.9%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (10.8%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (9.0%), 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 Magnolia Shores neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (51.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (11.4%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (64.5%) 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 (5.4%) . 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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