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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Shamrock Lakes median real estate price is $183,115, which is more expensive than 42.8% of the neighborhoods in Indiana and 22.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Shamrock Lakes is currently $1,211, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 85.8% of Indiana neighborhoods.

Shamrock Lakes is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Hartford City, Indiana.

Shamrock Lakes 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 Shamrock Lakes neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Shamrock Lakes has a 11.6% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 66.6% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are 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 Hartford City, the Shamrock Lakes neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

If you are planning to retire in Indiana, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Shamrock Lakes 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 Indiana, 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 98.3% of neighborhoods in IN. If a Indiana retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

In addition, there is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (1.3%) living in the Shamrock Lakes neighborhood.

Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the Shamrock Lakes 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 91.0% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about Shamrock Lakes 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.

Diversity

Did you know that the Shamrock Lakes neighborhood has more Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry.

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 Shamrock Lakes neighborhood in Hartford City are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 60.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 26.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 76.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Shamrock Lakes neighborhood, 45.7% 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 22.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.0%), and 10.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Shamrock Lakes neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.2% of households.

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 Shamrock Lakes neighborhood in Hartford City, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (26.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.9%), and residents who report English roots (11.1%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (5.4%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (1.7%), among others.

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 Shamrock Lakes neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (83.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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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