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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Colony Farm / Hill N' Brook median real estate price is $226,548, which is more expensive than 46.7% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 28.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Colony Farm / Hill N' Brook is currently $1,579, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 45.5% of Michigan neighborhoods.

Colony Farm / Hill N' Brook is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Colony Farm / Hill N' Brook real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Colony Farm / Hill N' Brook neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 6.1% in Colony Farm / Hill N' Brook. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 59.3% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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.

People

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 Colony Farm / Hill N' Brook neighborhood, where 36.3% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 13.4% 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 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

In addition, if you are planning to retire in Michigan, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Colony Farm / Hill N' Brook may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Michigan, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 95.4% of neighborhoods in MI. If a Michigan retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Diversity

Did you know that the Colony Farm / Hill N' Brook neighborhood has more Arab and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Arab ancestry and 7.8% have Scottish ancestry.

Colony Farm / Hill N' Brook is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 11.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.7% 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 Colony Farm / Hill N' Brook neighborhood in Kalamazoo are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 47.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 47.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 93.1% 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 Colony Farm / Hill N' Brook neighborhood, 58.9% 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 24.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (8.4%), and 7.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Colony Farm / Hill N' Brook neighborhood is English, spoken by 83.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic, Polish and Spanish.

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 Colony Farm / Hill N' Brook neighborhood in Kalamazoo, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (27.6%). There are also a number of people of Arab ancestry (13.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (12.1%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (7.8%), among others. In addition, 10.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Colony Farm / Hill N' Brook neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (87.8%) 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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