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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Fort Riley East median real estate price is $283,697, which is more expensive than 75.6% of the neighborhoods in Kansas and 45.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Fort Riley East is currently $1,602, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 69.7% of the neighborhoods in Kansas.

Fort Riley East is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Fort Riley, Kansas.

Fort Riley East real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) small apartment buildings and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Fort Riley East neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Fort Riley East has a 10.4% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 61.7% 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

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.

Occupations

With 43.6% of employed workers living in the Fort Riley East neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 99.9% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Fort Riley East neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Fort Riley East neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 84.7% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Modes of Transportation

More people in Fort Riley East choose to walk to work each day (31.6%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Real Estate

98.6% of the real estate in the Fort Riley East neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Fort Riley East neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 38.9% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

People

With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the Fort Riley East neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 86.4% of the neighborhoods in KS. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Fort Riley East neighborhood in Fort Riley are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 80.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 12.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 53.0% 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 Fort Riley East neighborhood, 43.6% of the working population is employed in the military. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 33.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (25.6%), and 20.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Fort Riley East neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (6.7%).

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 Fort Riley East neighborhood in Fort Riley, KS, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (16.9%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (12.0%), and residents who report English roots (8.8%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (7.4%), along with some Sub-Saharan African ancestry residents (3.8%), 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 Fort Riley East neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (84.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (55.1%) 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 (31.6%) and 9.5% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. 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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