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Real Estate Prices & Overview

W H Ave / Northfield Trl median real estate price is $642,051, which is more expensive than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 82.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in W H Ave / Northfield Trl is currently $1,899, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 68.1% of the neighborhoods in Michigan.

W H Ave / Northfield Trl is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

W H Ave / Northfield Trl real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the W H Ave / Northfield Trl 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.

Real estate vacancies in W H Ave / Northfield Trl are 5.1%, which is lower than one will find in 67.7% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in W H Ave / Northfield Trl 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

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

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the W H Ave / Northfield Trl neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America, has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 67.0%. This is a higher percent living alone than we found in 99.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.

Also, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the W H Ave / Northfield Trl neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 16.8% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the W H Ave / Northfield Trl neighborhood stands out by having 96.7% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.6% of all American neighborhoods.

Real Estate

Renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the W H Ave / Northfield Trl neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 94.5%, which is higher than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.

In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the W H Ave / Northfield Trl neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 74.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 95.8% of all neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the W H Ave / Northfield Trl neighborhood has more Slovak and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Slovak ancestry and 9.9% have Dutch ancestry.

W H Ave / Northfield Trl is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the W H Ave / Northfield Trl neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 98.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

The Neighbors

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 W H Ave / Northfield Trl neighborhood in Kalamazoo are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 76.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America'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 W H Ave / Northfield Trl neighborhood, 54.2% 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 18.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.8%), and 12.3% in manufacturing and laborer 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 W H Ave / Northfield Trl neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include African languages, Polish and German/Yiddish.

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 W H Ave / Northfield Trl neighborhood in Kalamazoo, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (12.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (11.6%), and residents who report Dutch roots (9.9%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (7.9%), along with some Slovak ancestry residents (6.6%), among others.

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 W H Ave / Northfield Trl neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (96.7%) 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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