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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Bar Mills / Town Center median real estate price is $409,017, which is more expensive than 66.0% of the neighborhoods in Maine and 56.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Bar Mills / Town Center is currently $2,730, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 94.1% of the neighborhoods in Maine.

Bar Mills / Town Center is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Buxton, Maine.

Bar Mills / Town Center real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Bar Mills / Town Center 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.

Bar Mills / Town Center has a 14.1% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 75.8% 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 Buxton, the Bar Mills / Town Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Bar Mills / Town Center neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, bar Mills / Town Center has the amazing distinction of housing more same sex couples living together than 97.5% of neighborhoods in the U.S. If you are seeking such a neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that this is one place that you should consider.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the Bar Mills / Town Center neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 98.8% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the Bar Mills / Town Center neighborhood has more English and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 37.9% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 7.8% have French Canadian 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 Bar Mills / Town Center neighborhood in Buxton are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 63.0% 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.

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 Bar Mills / Town Center neighborhood, 32.8% 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 23.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (19.1%), and 15.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Bar Mills / Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.2% of households.

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 Bar Mills / Town Center neighborhood in Buxton, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (37.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.8%), and residents who report French Canadian roots (7.8%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (7.5%), along with some French ancestry residents (6.9%), 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 Bar Mills / Town Center neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.3% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (84.2%) 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 (9.5%) . 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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