Ferndale, MI (City Center)




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About Ferndale, MI (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Ferndale is $236,735, which is more expensive than 86.9% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 61.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Ferndale City Center is currently $1,025, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 60.7% of the neighborhoods in Michigan.

Ferndale City Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Ferndale, Michigan.

Real estate in the City Center of Ferndale, MI is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center 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.

Real estate vacancies in Ferndale City Center are 5.0%, which is lower than one will find in 76.0% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Ferndale City Center is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

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 Ferndale, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Ferndale City Center neighborhood has more Belgian and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 3.2% have Greek ancestry.

Ferndale City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner, than you're in good company with the people of the Ferndale City Center neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 97.9% of neighborhoods across the country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own. They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes, cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you, than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Ferndale City Center neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.

In addition, with more than 2.0% of residents living with a same sex partner, City Center is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the Ferndale City Center neighborhood, where 30.6% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America.


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 Ferndale are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 79.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.5% 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 79.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Ferndale City Center neighborhood, 59.7% 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 21.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.5%), and 7.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 City Center neighborhood in Ferndale, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (20.4%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (18.8%), and residents who report English roots (13.6%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (11.3%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (8.1%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Ferndale City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.5% of households. Some people also speak German (2.5%).

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 Ferndale City Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (86.0%) 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 (8.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Ferndale 0.101011101001110
Michigan 4.16
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Ferndale 0.101011101001110
Michigan 28

Neighborhood Public School Data

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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
Roosevelt Primary School
2610 Pinecrest Dr
Ferndale, MI, 48220
KG-03
Ferndale Adult Education
22001 Republic Ave
Oak Park, MI, 48237
09-12
Ferndale Middle School
725 Pinecrest Dr
Ferndale, MI, 48220
07-08
University High School
1244 Paxton St
Ferndale, MI, 48220
09-12
Coolidge Intermediate School
2521 Bermuda St
Ferndale, MI, 48220
04-06
Ferndale High School
881 Pinecrest Dr
Ferndale, MI, 48220
09-12
Digital Learning Center
427 Allen St
Ferndale, MI, 48220
09-12
University Middle School
1244 Paxton
Ferndale, MI, 48220
07-08
John F. Kennedy School
24220 Rosewood St
Oak Park, MI, 48237
KG-06

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