Laurel, MD (Sandy Spring Rd / Gorman Ave)








About Laurel, MD (Sandy Spring Rd / Gorman Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Sandy Spring Rd / Gorman Ave median real estate price is $351,502, which is more expensive than 51.3% of the neighborhoods in Maryland and 63.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Sandy Spring Rd / Gorman Ave is currently $2,510, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 83.5% of the neighborhoods in Maryland.

Sandy Spring Rd / Gorman Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Laurel, Maryland.

Sandy Spring Rd / Gorman Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) townhomes and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Sandy Spring Rd / Gorman Ave 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.

Sandy Spring Rd / Gorman Ave has a 14.4% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 72.6% 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

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.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

If you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Sandy Spring Rd / Gorman Ave 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, 74.7% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

In addition, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Sandy Spring Rd / Gorman Ave stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 81.8% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Sandy Spring Rd / Gorman Ave neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 15.7% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 97.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

According to NeighborhoodScout's research, Sandy Spring Rd / Gorman Ave is better suited for first-time home buyers than 89.0% of neighborhoods in the state. Most homes here are priced below the state's median house value, yet maintain comparably good appreciation rates over the last decade relative to other neighborhoods in Maryland. Along with an exclusive multi-metric measure of neighborhood quality developed by NeighborhoodScout that scores high here in this neighborhood, this means that buying into the neighborhood is not only an accessible option but considered a decent first time home buyer choice for building equity in your first home, while being in a quality neighborhood In addition to being an excellent choice for first-time home buyers, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Sandy Spring Rd / Gorman Ave neighborhood has more Romanian and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Romanian ancestry and 1.8% have Brazilian ancestry.

Sandy Spring Rd / Gorman Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 9.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Sandy Spring Rd / Gorman Ave neighborhood in Laurel are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 83.3% of the neighborhoods in America. With 22.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 65.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Sandy Spring Rd / Gorman Ave neighborhood, 57.9% 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 17.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (15.7%), and 13.6% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Sandy Spring Rd / Gorman Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 72.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include African languages, Spanish, Langs. of India and Portuguese.

The Neighbors: 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 Sandy Spring Rd / Gorman Ave neighborhood in Laurel, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (17.6%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (8.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.6%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (6.4%), along with some Romanian ancestry residents (4.0%), among others. In addition, 23.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Sandy Spring Rd / Gorman Ave neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (80.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (10.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Real Estate Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Demographics Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Crime Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Source
School Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MD* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Bond Mill Elementary School
16001 Sherwood Ave
Laurel, MD 20707
KG-05
Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School
13725 Briarwood Dr
Laurel, MD 20708
06-08
Laurel Elementary School
516 Montgomery St
Laurel, MD 20707
PK-05
Laurel High School
8000 Cherry Ln
Laurel, MD 20707
09-12
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
4545 Ammendale Rd
Beltsville, MD 20705
06-08
Scotchtown Hills Elementary School
15950 Dorset Rd
Laurel, MD 20707
PK-06
Vansville Elementary School
6813 Ammendale Rd
Beltsville, MD 20705
PK-05
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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Better than of MD school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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