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Real Estate Prices & Overview

West Highland median real estate price is $317,048, which is more expensive than 60.7% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 43.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in West Highland is currently $1,943, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 79.1% of the neighborhoods in Michigan.

West Highland is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Highland, Michigan.

West Highland real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the West Highland 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.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.3% in West Highland. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 46.5% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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

Real Estate

The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 97.4% of all neighborhoods in America, with 38.4% 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.

In addition, owner-occupied real estate dominates the West Highland neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 95.7% of neighborhoods in America.

Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the West Highland neighborhood stands out by having 90.4% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.9% of all American neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the West Highland neighborhood has more Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Finnish ancestry.

West Highland is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 12.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 West Highland neighborhood in Highland are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 64.8% of the neighborhoods in America. With 25.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 76.7% 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 West Highland neighborhood, 42.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.8%), and 9.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the West Highland neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.9% of households. Some people also speak Polish (12.5%).

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 West Highland neighborhood in Highland, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (22.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (18.8%), and residents who report English roots (12.4%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (9.1%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (3.4%), among others.

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 West Highland neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (28.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (90.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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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