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 $260,834, which is more expensive than 83.5% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina and 65.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave is currently $1,215, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 79.8% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina.

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 7.9% in U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 57.6% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

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, an extraordinary 37.7% of the residents of the U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 4.8% have Scottish ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave choose to walk to work each day (22.0%) 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.

Also, 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 4.9% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 97.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 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 73.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 8.8% 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 67.6% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave neighborhood, 37.5% 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 30.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.4%), and 15.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 German (15.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (13.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.9%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (4.8%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (4.7%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.2%).

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 (54.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (63.9%) 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 (22.0%) and 5.5% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Asheville 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 3.47
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U of North Carolina at Asheville / Merrimon Ave 0.101011101001110
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North Carolina 27.50
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Asheville 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 
School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Better than of NC school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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
419 Mcdowell Street
Asheville, NC, 28803
09-12
Hall Fletcher Elementary
60 Ridgelawn Avenue
Asheville, NC, 28806
KG-05
Ira B Jones Elementary
544 Kimberly Avenue
Asheville, NC, 28804
KG-05
Asheville Middle
197 S French Broad Avenue
Asheville, NC, 28801
06-08
Vance Elementary
98 Sulphur Springs Road
Asheville, NC, 28806
KG-05
Isaac Dickson Elementary
90 Montford Ave.
Asheville, NC, 28801
KG-05
School Of Inquiry And Life Sciences
419 Mcdowell Street
Asheville, NC, 28803
09-12
Claxton Elementary
241 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC, 28801
KG-05

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