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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park median real estate price is $951,581, which is more expensive than 93.9% of the neighborhoods in Maryland and 90.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park is currently $2,469, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 48.5% of Maryland neighborhoods.

Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park are 3.9%, which is lower than one will find in 74.1% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park 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.

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 Silver Spring, the Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

If knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park neighborhood, where 41.0% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 13.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 10.8% of the Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 95.3% of America's neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park neighborhood has more Eastern European and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 17.5% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.

Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.8% 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 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park neighborhood in Silver Spring are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 78.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 10.6% 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.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park neighborhood, 52.7% 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 22.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (12.7%), and 12.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park neighborhood is English, spoken by 65.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, African languages and French.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park neighborhood in Silver Spring, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (17.5%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (7.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (6.0%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (5.3%), along with some English ancestry residents (5.0%), among others. In addition, 28.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Rock Creek Forest / Forest Glen Park neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (59.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (10.8%) and 9.0% 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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