Median real estate price in the City Center of Bellefontaine Neighbors is $114,540, which is less expensive than 82.4% of Missouri neighborhoods and 89.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Bellefontaine Neighbors City Center is currently $1,426, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 50.6% of Missouri neighborhoods.
Bellefontaine Neighbors City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri.
Real estate in the City Center of Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Bellefontaine Neighbors City Center has a 10.1% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 60.5% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are 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 Bellefontaine Neighbors, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Bellefontaine Neighbors City Center neighborhood, is that an incredible 87.8% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Did you know that the Bellefontaine Neighbors City Center neighborhood has more African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.9% of this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry.
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 City Center neighborhood in Bellefontaine Neighbors are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 86.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 41.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 89.8% 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 Bellefontaine Neighbors City Center neighborhood, 35.0% 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 28.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (21.9%), and 14.4% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Bellefontaine Neighbors City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.8% of households.
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 City Center neighborhood in Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (11.6%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (6.9%), and residents who report African roots (6.9%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (2.7%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (2.4%), 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 Bellefontaine Neighbors City Center neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.9% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (75.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (12.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.