James Creek median real estate price is $515,491, which is more expensive than 73.8% of the neighborhoods in Maryland and 75.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in James Creek is currently $2,953, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 81.9% of the neighborhoods in Maryland.
James Creek is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Olney, Maryland.
James Creek 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 James Creek 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.
Real estate vacancies in James Creek are 4.5%, which is lower than one will find in 71.6% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in James Creek is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
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 Olney, the James Creek neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
If you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the James Creek 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, 56.5% 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 James Creek 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, 88.5% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Did you know that the James Creek neighborhood has more South American and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.5% of this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry and 4.0% have Jamaican ancestry.
James Creek is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.4% 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 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 James Creek neighborhood in Olney are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 90.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.1% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 56.2% of America'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 James Creek neighborhood, 56.8% 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 17.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.5%), and 12.2% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
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 James Creek neighborhood is English, spoken by 65.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, African languages, Korean and Chinese.
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 James Creek neighborhood in Olney, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (22.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.9%), and residents who report South American roots (7.5%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.7%), along with some German ancestry residents (6.5%), among others. In addition, 29.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 James Creek neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.2% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (63.1%) 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 (8.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.