Houghton Lake, MI (Sharps Corners)




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About Houghton Lake, MI (Sharps Corners)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Sharps Corners median real estate price is $151,576, which is more expensive than 61.6% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 39.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Sharps Corners is currently $862, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 61.5% of Michigan neighborhoods.

Sharps Corners is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Houghton Lake, Michigan.

Sharps Corners real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Sharps Corners neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Sharps Corners. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 47.9%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 98.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (43.9%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually 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 Houghton Lake, the Sharps Corners neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Despite all of the residential real estate here in the Sharps Corners neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 47.9%, which is higher than 98.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, one of the notable things about Sharps Corners is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Sharps Corners neighborhood has more French and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.6% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 3.3% have French Canadian ancestry.


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 Sharps Corners neighborhood in Houghton Lake are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 78.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 1.9% 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 86.9% 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 Sharps Corners neighborhood, 40.5% 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 34.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (15.6%), and 9.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Sharps Corners neighborhood in Houghton Lake, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (32.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.0%), and residents who report English roots (12.3%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (11.9%), along with some French ancestry residents (9.6%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Sharps Corners neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.6% of households.

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 Sharps Corners neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (90.3%) 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 (7.0%) . 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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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Sharps Corners 0.101011101001110
Houghton Lake 0.101011101001110
Michigan 4.16
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Houghton Lake 0.101011101001110
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Sharps Corners 0.101011101001110
Houghton Lake 0.101011101001110
Michigan 28

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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HOUGHTON LAKE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS


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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
Houghton Lake Adult Education
179 Cloverleaf Ln
Houghton Lake, MI, 48629
09-12
Second Chance Academy
500 Lake St
Roscommon, MI, 48653
05-12
Houghton Lake High School
4433 West Houghton Lake Dr
Houghton Lake, MI, 48629
08-12
Houghton Lake Middle School
4441 West Houghton Lake Dr
Houghton Lake, MI, 48629
04-07
Collins Elementary School
4451 West Houghton Lake Dr
Houghton Lake, MI, 48629
PK-03

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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ROSCOMMON AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to Michigan

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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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MI Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Roscommon High School
10600 Oakwood Dr
Roscommon, MI, 48653
09-12
Roscommon Elementary School
175 West Sunset Dr
Roscommon, MI, 48653
PK-05
Roscommon Middle School
299 H West Sunset Dr
Roscommon, MI, 48653
05-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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