College Heights / Agnes Scott College median real estate price is $826,769, which is more expensive than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in Georgia and 89.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in College Heights / Agnes Scott College is currently $3,412, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 87.3% of the neighborhoods in Georgia.
College Heights / Agnes Scott College is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Decatur, Georgia.
College Heights / Agnes Scott College 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the College Heights / Agnes Scott College neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 9.6% in College Heights / Agnes Scott College. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 41.8% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.
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.
The College Heights / Agnes Scott College neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 80.6% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.
One of the really interesting characteristics about the College Heights / Agnes Scott College neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 0.9% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Georgia. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and highly educated executives.
In addition, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the College Heights / Agnes Scott College neighborhood, where 45.5% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 13.1% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the College Heights / Agnes Scott College neighborhood is wealthier than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood.
In the College Heights / Agnes Scott College neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 25.0% 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 96.5% 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.
Did you know that the College Heights / Agnes Scott College neighborhood has more Romanian and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Romanian ancestry and 3.7% have Scots-Irish ancestry.
College Heights / Agnes Scott College is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 College Heights / Agnes Scott College neighborhood in Decatur 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 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.2% 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 74.8% 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 College Heights / Agnes Scott College neighborhood, 80.6% 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 9.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (5.1%), and 5.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
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 College Heights / Agnes Scott College neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Spanish.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the College Heights / Agnes Scott College neighborhood in Decatur, GA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (19.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.8%), and some of the residents are also of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (8.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.9%), among others. In addition, 12.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 College Heights / Agnes Scott College neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.8% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (54.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (7.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.