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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Fairhope / Pine Harbor median real estate price is $138,670, which is less expensive than 85.6% of Georgia neighborhoods and 86.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Fairhope / Pine Harbor is currently $1,459, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 84.3% of Georgia neighborhoods.

Fairhope / Pine Harbor is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Townsend, Georgia. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Fairhope / Pine Harbor real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) mobile homes and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Fairhope / Pine Harbor 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 Fairhope / Pine Harbor. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 36.3%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 96.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, 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 Townsend, the Fairhope / Pine Harbor neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

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Unpopulated, and rural, the Fairhope / Pine Harbor neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 93.6% of the neighborhoods in America. Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Fairhope / Pine Harbor 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, Fairhope / Pine Harbor 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 Fairhope / Pine Harbor 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, the Fairhope / Pine Harbor neighborhood stands out for having the majority of its residential real estate made up of mobile homes. In fact, 53.8% of the occupied real estate here are mobile homes, which is a greater proportion than is found in 99.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. If you like mobile homes, this might be a great neighborhood in which to look for real estate.

Furthermore, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Fairhope / Pine Harbor neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 36.3%, which is higher than 96.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

People

If you're planning where to retire, the Fairhope / Pine Harbor neighborhood in Townsend 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 87.2% of the neighborhoods in Georgia. If you are considering retiring to Georgia, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. More residents of the Fairhope / Pine Harbor neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.

Diversity

Did you know that the Fairhope / Pine Harbor neighborhood has more Hungarian and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry and 2.7% have French Canadian ancestry.

Fairhope / Pine Harbor is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% 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 95.7% 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 Fairhope / Pine Harbor neighborhood in Townsend are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 81.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 17.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 64.0% of U.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 Fairhope / Pine Harbor neighborhood, 40.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 27.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (19.0%), and 13.2% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Fairhope / Pine Harbor neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households. Some people also speak Polish (4.6%).

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 Fairhope / Pine Harbor neighborhood in Townsend, GA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (12.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.1%), and residents who report German roots (6.2%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (5.5%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (3.9%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 Fairhope / Pine Harbor neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.7% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (79.5%) 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 (17.2%) . 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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