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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Sherlock Holmes Estates / Freedom Forest median real estate price is $589,653, which is more expensive than 73.2% of the neighborhoods in Maryland and 76.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Sherlock Holmes Estates / Freedom Forest is currently $2,842, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 68.1% of the neighborhoods in Maryland.

Sherlock Holmes Estates / Freedom Forest is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Sykesville, Maryland.

Sherlock Holmes Estates / Freedom Forest real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Sherlock Holmes Estates / Freedom Forest neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Sherlock Holmes Estates / Freedom Forest, the current vacancy rate is 0.8%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 92.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Sherlock Holmes Estates / Freedom Forest is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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.

People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Sherlock Holmes Estates / Freedom Forest neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Sherlock Holmes Estates / Freedom Forest neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 1.4% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Maryland. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children and urban sophisticates.

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 Sherlock Holmes Estates / Freedom Forest neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 13.1% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 95.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Sherlock Holmes Estates / Freedom Forest neighborhood has more Hungarian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry.

Sherlock Holmes Estates / Freedom Forest is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 9.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.5% 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 Sherlock Holmes Estates / Freedom Forest neighborhood in Sykesville 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 92.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America'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 Sherlock Holmes Estates / Freedom Forest neighborhood, 56.7% 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 22.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (13.1%), and 10.9% 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 Sherlock Holmes Estates / Freedom Forest neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.

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 Sherlock Holmes Estates / Freedom Forest neighborhood in Sykesville, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (28.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.1%), and residents who report Italian roots (13.8%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (12.3%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (5.2%), 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 Sherlock Holmes Estates / Freedom Forest neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (29.8% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (73.7%) 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.


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