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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Whitby Way / Benedict Ln median real estate price is $447,803, which is more expensive than 85.8% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 63.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Whitby Way / Benedict Ln is currently $2,852, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 94.6% of the neighborhoods in Michigan.

Whitby Way / Benedict Ln is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Utica, Michigan.

Whitby Way / Benedict Ln real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Whitby Way / Benedict Ln neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in Whitby Way / Benedict Ln are 4.3%, which is lower than one will find in 72.6% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Whitby Way / Benedict Ln 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.

Real Estate

Owner-occupied real estate dominates the Whitby Way / Benedict Ln neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 96.1% of neighborhoods in America.

In addition, one way that the Whitby Way / Benedict Ln neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

People

The Whitby Way / Benedict Ln neighborhood stands out within Michigan for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 5.7% of college-friendly places to live in MI. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives, active retirees and urban sophisticates.

Diversity

Did you know that the Whitby Way / Benedict Ln neighborhood has more Lithuanian and Polish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Lithuanian ancestry and 21.3% have Polish ancestry.

Whitby Way / Benedict Ln is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.0% 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 Whitby Way / Benedict Ln neighborhood in Utica are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 83.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 12.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 53.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 Whitby Way / Benedict Ln neighborhood, 44.7% 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 24.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.9%), and 14.4% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Whitby Way / Benedict Ln neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.7% of households. Some people also speak Arabic (2.7%).

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 Whitby Way / Benedict Ln neighborhood in Utica, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Polish (21.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (15.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.8%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (12.6%), along with some English ancestry residents (8.0%), among others. In addition, 16.0% 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 Whitby Way / Benedict Ln neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (83.5%) 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 (11.1%) . 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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