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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Cooks Corner / Harding median real estate price is $206,420, which is less expensive than 74.9% of Maine neighborhoods and 74.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Cooks Corner / Harding is currently $3,606, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in Maine.

Cooks Corner / Harding is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Brunswick, Maine. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Cooks Corner / Harding real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Cooks Corner / Harding 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.

Cooks Corner / Harding has a 11.2% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 65.0% 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

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 Brunswick, the Cooks Corner / Harding neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

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Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Cooks Corner / Harding neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Cooks Corner / Harding is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 96.3% of all neighborhoods in America, with 34.0% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.

Occupations

With 1.7% of employed workers living in the Cooks Corner / Harding neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 96.1% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Diversity

Did you know that the Cooks Corner / Harding neighborhood has more French Canadian and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.9% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 2.6% have Slovak 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 Cooks Corner / Harding neighborhood in Brunswick are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 70.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 28.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 79.3% 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 Cooks Corner / Harding neighborhood, 33.3% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 31.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.8%), and 11.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Cooks Corner / Harding neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.9% of households. Some people also speak Polish (2.5%).

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 Cooks Corner / Harding neighborhood in Brunswick, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (23.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (21.0%), and residents who report French roots (9.8%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (9.4%), along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (7.9%), 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 Cooks Corner / Harding neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (80.4%) 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 (10.3%) . 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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