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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Whitney Park Historic District / Thomas Hill District median real estate price is $260,099, which is less expensive than 70.2% of Maine neighborhoods and 65.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Whitney Park Historic District / Thomas Hill District is currently $1,437, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 64.1% of Maine neighborhoods.

Whitney Park Historic District / Thomas Hill District is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bangor, Maine.

Whitney Park Historic District / Thomas Hill District real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four 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 Whitney Park Historic District / Thomas Hill District neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Whitney Park Historic District / Thomas Hill District has a 14.6% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 76.9% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

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

Of particular note, 5.2% of the people in the Whitney Park Historic District / Thomas Hill District neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.

Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Whitney Park Historic District / Thomas Hill District (22.6%) than in 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Real Estate

Do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Whitney Park Historic District / Thomas Hill District neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 65.8% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Diversity

Did you know that the Whitney Park Historic District / Thomas Hill District neighborhood has more French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.2% of this neighborhood's residents have French 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 Whitney Park Historic District / Thomas Hill District neighborhood in Bangor are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 79.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 5.2% 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 63.9% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Whitney Park Historic District / Thomas Hill District neighborhood, 53.7% 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 20.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (12.6%), and 12.5% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Whitney Park Historic District / Thomas Hill District neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

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 Whitney Park Historic District / Thomas Hill District neighborhood in Bangor, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (18.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.5%), and residents who report French roots (15.2%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.1%), along with some German ancestry residents (4.9%), 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 Whitney Park Historic District / Thomas Hill District neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (56.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (55.8%) 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 (22.6%) . 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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