St. Simons Heights median real estate price is $684,225, which is more expensive than 93.4% of the neighborhoods in Georgia and 84.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in St. Simons Heights is currently $2,252, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 47.2% of Georgia neighborhoods.
St. Simons Heights is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in St. Simons Island, Georgia.
St. Simons Heights 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 owner occupied. Many of the residences in the St. Simons Heights neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in St. Simons Heights. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 16.9%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 80.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (11.4%). 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.
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.
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the St. Simons Heights 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 St. Simons Heights community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, if you are planning to retire in Georgia, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, St. Simons Heights 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 Georgia, 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 97.7% of neighborhoods in GA. If a Georgia retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the St. Simons Heights neighborhood buck this trend. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 35.3% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
Did you know that the St. Simons Heights neighborhood has more Scottish and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 24.2% have English ancestry.
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 St. Simons Heights neighborhood in St. Simons Island are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 75.9% 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.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the St. Simons Heights neighborhood, 34.8% 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 executive, management, and professional occupations, with 27.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (22.8%), and 15.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the St. Simons Heights neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.4% of households.
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 St. Simons Heights neighborhood in St. Simons Island, GA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (24.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.7%), and residents who report Scottish roots (10.2%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (7.2%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.3%), among others.
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 St. Simons Heights neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (51.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (81.9%) 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 (7.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.