Grand Rapids, MI (Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW)




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About Grand Rapids, MI (Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW median real estate price is $91,396, which is less expensive than 67.4% of Michigan neighborhoods and 67.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW is currently $886, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 59.0% of Michigan neighborhoods.

Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW 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.

Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW has a 16.5% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 78.5% 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: Diversity

Did you know that the Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW neighborhood has more Dutch and Polish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 16.1% have Polish ancestry.

Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 18.2% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW 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 4.5% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Michigan.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 37.8% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 71.6% of the residential real estate in the Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 98.2% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW neighborhood in Grand Rapids are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 84.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 33.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 76.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW neighborhood, 39.3% 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 manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 25.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (18.4%), and 14.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW neighborhood in Grand Rapids, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (21.2%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (20.1%), and residents who report Polish roots (16.1%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (13.1%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (10.1%), among others. In addition, 12.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW neighborhood is English, spoken by 79.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (17.7%).

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 Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (77.9%) 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 (8.3%) and 7.1% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. 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

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Grand Rapids 0.101011101001110
Michigan 4.16

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Butterworth St SW / Front Ave SW 0.101011101001110
Grand Rapids 0.101011101001110
Michigan 18.86

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Grand Rapids 0.101011101001110
Michigan 28

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Better than of MI school districts.

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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

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