Asheville, NC (U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave)



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About Asheville, NC (U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave median real estate price is $315,135, which is more expensive than 82.6% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina and 65.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave is currently $1,135, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 40.7% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Asheville, North Carolina.

U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.7% in U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 57.0% 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 Asheville, the U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave 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 0.6% of college-friendly places to live in the state of North Carolina.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 39.6% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Also, with more than 1.8% of residents living with a same sex partner, U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than 95.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer. But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that the U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 6.4% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, more people in U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave choose to walk to work each day (17.7%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 95.6% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave neighborhood has more Scottish and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 4.8% have Scots-Irish ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. In the U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 96.4% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave neighborhood in Asheville are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 63.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 9.7% 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 63.8% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave neighborhood, 41.9% 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 33.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.6%), and 9.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.9%).

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave neighborhood in Asheville, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (14.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (13.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.4%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (6.4%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (4.8%), 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 U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (57.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (66.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (17.7%) and 6.4% of residents also bicycle for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

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U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave 0.101011101001110
Asheville 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 3.72

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U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave 0.101011101001110
Asheville 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 27.37

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Asheville 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 28

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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District Quality Compared to North Carolina

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Better than of NC school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NC Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Asheville High School
419 Mc Dowell Street
Asheville, NC, 28803
09-12
Hall Fletcher Elementary School
60 Ridgelawn Road
Asheville, NC, 28806
PK-05
Claxton Elementary School
241 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC, 28801
KG-05
Ira B Jones Elementary School
544 Kimberly Avenue
Asheville, NC, 28804
PK-05
Asheville Middle School
211 S French Broad Avenue
Asheville, NC, 28801
06-08
Vance Elementary School
98 Sulphur Springs Road
Asheville, NC, 28806
KG-05
Isaac Dickson Elementary School
125 Hill Street
Asheville, NC, 28801
PK-05
School Of Inquiry And Life Sciences
419 Mc Dowell Street
Asheville, NC, 28803
09-12

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