Bellingrath Lakes / Geo-Je's median real estate price is $369,938, which is more expensive than 85.2% of the neighborhoods in Louisiana and 56.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Bellingrath Lakes / Geo-Je's is currently $1,470, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 62.5% of the neighborhoods in Louisiana.
Bellingrath Lakes / Geo-Je's is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Central, Louisiana.
Bellingrath Lakes / Geo-Je's real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Bellingrath Lakes / Geo-Je's 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.
Bellingrath Lakes / Geo-Je's has a 15.1% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 76.8% 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.
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 Central, the Bellingrath Lakes / Geo-Je's neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Bellingrath Lakes / Geo-Je's is among the best neighborhoods for families in Louisiana. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 99.1% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Louisiana. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Bellingrath Lakes / Geo-Je's neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.
Owner-occupied real estate dominates the Bellingrath Lakes / Geo-Je's neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 96.6% of neighborhoods in America.
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Bellingrath Lakes / Geo-Je's neighborhood stands out by having 90.3% 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.
Did you know that the Bellingrath Lakes / Geo-Je's neighborhood has more French and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.5% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 2.7% have French Canadian 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 Bellingrath Lakes / Geo-Je's neighborhood in Central are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 84.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 10.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 50.7% 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 Bellingrath Lakes / Geo-Je's neighborhood, 43.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 22.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.2%), and 13.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Bellingrath Lakes / Geo-Je's neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.1% of households. Some people also speak Italian (5.3%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Bellingrath Lakes / Geo-Je's neighborhood in Central, LA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as French (15.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (11.9%), and residents who report Italian roots (10.7%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (7.9%), along with some German ancestry residents (6.2%), among others.
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 Bellingrath Lakes / Geo-Je's neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (90.3%) 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.