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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Anchor Bay Harbor median real estate price is $366,577, which is more expensive than 79.4% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 55.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Anchor Bay Harbor is currently $1,593, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 54.9% of Michigan neighborhoods.

Anchor Bay Harbor is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in New Baltimore, Michigan.

Anchor Bay Harbor real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Anchor Bay Harbor 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 8.1% in Anchor Bay Harbor. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 49.5% 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 New Baltimore, the Anchor Bay Harbor neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the Anchor Bay Harbor 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 1.8% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Michigan. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children.

Modes of Transportation

Our research reveals that 90.2% of commuters who live in the Anchor Bay Harbor neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 95.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Anchor Bay Harbor neighborhood has more Belgian and Polish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 17.8% have Polish ancestry.

Anchor Bay Harbor is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 15.4% 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 99.4% 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 Anchor Bay Harbor neighborhood in New Baltimore are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 75.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.3% 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 58.3% of America's neighborhoods.

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 Anchor Bay Harbor neighborhood, 31.6% 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 29.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.7%), and 19.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Anchor Bay Harbor neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.2% of households. Some people also speak Polish (15.4%).

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 Anchor Bay Harbor neighborhood in New Baltimore, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (20.2%). There are also a number of people of Polish ancestry (17.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (15.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (9.9%), along with some French ancestry residents (9.5%), 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 Anchor Bay Harbor neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (28.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (90.2%) 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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