East Lansing, MI (City Center)




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About East Lansing, MI (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of East Lansing is $197,191, which is more expensive than 78.7% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 53.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in East Lansing City Center is currently $1,553, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 92.8% of the neighborhoods in Michigan.

East Lansing City Center is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in East Lansing, Michigan.

Real estate in the City Center of East Lansing, MI is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

East Lansing City Center has a 11.8% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 62.9% 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.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. In the East Lansing City Center neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: People

An extraordinary 87.4% of the residents of the East Lansing City Center 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 East Lansing City Center 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 0.3% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Michigan. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.

Also, the East Lansing City Center neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 11.8% of residents in the East Lansing City Center neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 99.6% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Also, in the East Lansing City Center neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 44.8% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 99.5% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the East Lansing City Center neighborhood has more Finnish and Polish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Finnish ancestry and 12.7% have Polish ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

92.3% of the real estate in the East Lansing City Center neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The East Lansing City Center neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 95.5% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 City Center neighborhood in East Lansing are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 41.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 84.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 East Lansing City Center neighborhood, 38.6% 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 35.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (20.7%), and 5.2% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 City Center neighborhood in East Lansing, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (21.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (18.6%), and residents who report Polish roots (12.7%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.2%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (6.7%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the East Lansing City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.4% of households. Some people also speak Chinese (2.4%).

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 East Lansing City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (54.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (44.8%) hop out the door and walk to work to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (36.4%) and 11.8% of residents also bicycle for their daily commute. This is a special neighborhood for the number of people who walk to work. Combining exercise, low cost, and reduced pollution, plus the chance to see your neighbors, walking to work is fairly uncommon in America but likely to increase as people try to reduce their dependence on automobiles, and this neighborhood offers that opportunity today.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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City Center 0.101011101001110
East Lansing 0.101011101001110
Michigan 4.16
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City Center 0.101011101001110
East Lansing 0.101011101001110
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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East Lansing 0.101011101001110
Michigan 28

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 
School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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EAST LANSING SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Better than of MI school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MI Quality Rating Compared to Nation
East Lansing High School
509 Burcham Dr
East Lansing, MI, 48823
09-12
Glencairn School
939 North Harrison Rd
East Lansing, MI, 48823
KG-05
Pinecrest School
1811 Pinecrest Dr
East Lansing, MI, 48823
PK-05
Whitehills Elementary School
621 Pebblebrook Ln
East Lansing, MI, 48823
KG-05
Marble School
729 North Hagadorn Rd
East Lansing, MI, 48823
KG-05
Donley Elementary School
2961 East Lake Lansing Rd
East Lansing, MI, 48823
KG-05
Macdonald Middle School
1601 Burcham Dr
East Lansing, MI, 48823
06-08
Red Cedar School
1110 Narcissus Dr
East Lansing, MI, 48823
M-M

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