Cressey / Doster median real estate price is $389,493, which is more expensive than 81.8% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 58.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Cressey / Doster is currently $1,041, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 96.1% of Michigan neighborhoods.
Cressey / Doster is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Plainwell, Michigan.
Cressey / Doster 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 Cressey / Doster neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Cressey / Doster. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 22.1%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 88.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (17.1%). 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.
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 Plainwell, the Cressey / Doster neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Cressey / Doster is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 5.5% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Michigan, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Michigan. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.
Did you know that the Cressey / Doster neighborhood has more Dutch and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 2.1% have Lithuanian ancestry.
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 Cressey / Doster neighborhood in Plainwell are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 52.8% of the neighborhoods in America. With 11.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 52.1% 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 Cressey / Doster neighborhood, 46.2% 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 22.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.5%), and 10.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Cressey / Doster neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.8% of households. Some people also speak Italian (3.2%).
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 Cressey / Doster neighborhood in Plainwell, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (26.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (16.3%), and residents who report Dutch roots (12.4%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (6.8%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (4.5%), among others.
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 Cressey / Doster neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (81.3%) 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 (9.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.