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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Pleasant Valley / McDaniel College median real estate price is $552,329, which is more expensive than 65.1% of the neighborhoods in Maryland and 71.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Pleasant Valley / McDaniel College is currently $2,285, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 60.0% of Maryland neighborhoods.

Pleasant Valley / McDaniel College is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Westminster, Maryland.

Pleasant Valley / McDaniel College real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Pleasant Valley / McDaniel College neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Pleasant Valley / McDaniel College, the current vacancy rate is 0.6%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 92.6% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Pleasant Valley / McDaniel College is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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 Westminster, the Pleasant Valley / McDaniel College neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

An extraordinary 30.3% of the residents of the Pleasant Valley / McDaniel College neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Pleasant Valley / McDaniel College 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 4.3% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Maryland.

Diversity

Did you know that the Pleasant Valley / McDaniel College neighborhood has more Ukrainian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Ukrainian ancestry.

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 Pleasant Valley / McDaniel College neighborhood in Westminster 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 87.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.4% 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 77.3% 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 Pleasant Valley / McDaniel College neighborhood, 43.1% 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 25.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.3%), and 12.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Pleasant Valley / McDaniel College neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.1%).

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 Pleasant Valley / McDaniel College neighborhood in Westminster, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (16.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.9%), and residents who report English roots (9.6%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (7.5%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (6.7%), among others.

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 Pleasant Valley / McDaniel College neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (71.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (8.3%) . 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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