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Real Estate Prices & Overview

White Pine Acres / Fair Lea Hills median real estate price is $612,087, which is more expensive than 75.6% of the neighborhoods in Maryland and 76.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in White Pine Acres / Fair Lea Hills is currently $1,934, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 79.7% of Maryland neighborhoods.

White Pine Acres / Fair Lea Hills is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Westminster, Maryland.

White Pine Acres / Fair Lea Hills 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 owner occupied. Many of the residences in the White Pine Acres / Fair Lea Hills 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.

In White Pine Acres / Fair Lea Hills, the current vacancy rate is 2.1%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 86.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in White Pine Acres / Fair Lea Hills 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 White Pine Acres / Fair Lea Hills neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, White Pine Acres / Fair Lea Hills is among the best neighborhoods for families in Maryland. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 96.3% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Maryland. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the White Pine Acres / Fair Lea Hills neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.

Diversity

Did you know that the White Pine Acres / Fair Lea Hills neighborhood has more British and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.3% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 6.6% have Scottish ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 White Pine Acres / Fair Lea Hills 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 88.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.9% 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 56.1% 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 White Pine Acres / Fair Lea Hills neighborhood, 50.7% 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 21.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.0%), and 12.4% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the White Pine Acres / Fair Lea Hills neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.8% of households. Some people also speak Polish (5.2%).

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 White Pine Acres / Fair Lea Hills neighborhood in Westminster, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (30.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (22.4%), and residents who report English roots (12.6%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (6.6%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.3%), 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 White Pine Acres / Fair Lea Hills neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (33.3% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (74.0%) 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 (11.8%) . 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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