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Real Estate Prices & Overview

The Highlands median real estate price is $449,189, which is more expensive than 61.7% of the neighborhoods in Delaware and 60.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in The Highlands is currently $2,235, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 42.1% of Delaware neighborhoods.

The Highlands is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Wilmington, Delaware.

The Highlands 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 The Highlands neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In The Highlands, the current vacancy rate is 2.3%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 84.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in The Highlands is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

People

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

Diversity

Did you know that the The Highlands neighborhood has more Yugoslav and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 0.7% have Belgian ancestry.

The Highlands is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.1% 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 The Highlands neighborhood in Wilmington are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 81.5% 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 The Highlands neighborhood, 50.2% 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 23.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (13.8%), and 12.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the The Highlands neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.5%).

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 The Highlands neighborhood in Wilmington, DE, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (15.5%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (13.9%), and residents who report English roots (13.6%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (11.4%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (7.3%), among others. In addition, 10.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 The Highlands neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (74.1%) 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 (7.9%) . 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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