McCaysville, GA (Higdon / Colwell)




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About McCaysville, GA (Higdon / Colwell)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Higdon / Colwell median real estate price is $199,278, which is more expensive than 71.3% of the neighborhoods in Georgia and 53.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Higdon / Colwell is currently $782, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 75.8% of Georgia neighborhoods.

Higdon / Colwell is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in McCaysville, Georgia.

Higdon / Colwell real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Higdon / Colwell 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 Higdon / Colwell. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 28.2%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 93.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (22.8%). 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

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 McCaysville, the Higdon / Colwell neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the Higdon / Colwell neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 40.0% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 98.1% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Higdon / Colwell neighborhood has more French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.8% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 21 residents per square mile, Higdon / Colwell is less crowded than 94.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. One of the notable things about Higdon / Colwell 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.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Higdon / Colwell neighborhood stands out by having 93.7% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.6% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're planning where to retire, the Higdon / Colwell neighborhood in McCaysville 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 GA, 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 85.3% of the neighborhoods in Georgia. If you are considering retiring to Georgia, this is a good neighborhood to look at.


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 Higdon / Colwell neighborhood in McCaysville are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 83.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 43.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 86.0% of U.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 Higdon / Colwell neighborhood, 34.0% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 31.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (22.9%), and 11.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Higdon / Colwell neighborhood in McCaysville, GA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (12.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (6.4%), and residents who report German roots (4.5%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (4.5%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (3.8%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Higdon / Colwell neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households.

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 Higdon / Colwell neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (93.7%) 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 (6.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Higdon / Colwell 0.101011101001110
McCaysville 0.101011101001110
Georgia 3.78
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Higdon / Colwell 0.101011101001110
McCaysville 0.101011101001110
Georgia 30.22
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McCaysville 0.101011101001110
Georgia 30

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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FANNIN COUNTY


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to GA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Fannin County Middle School
4560 Old Highway 76
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
06-08
West Fannin Elementary School
5060 Blue Ridge Dr
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
KG-05
East Fannin Elementary School
1 Elementary Cir
Morganton, GA, 30560
KG-05
Fannin County High School
360 Rebels Cir
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
09-12
Blue Ridge Elementary School
224 E Highland St
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
PK-05

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