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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Funston / Kendall Chapel median real estate price is $215,559, which is more expensive than 33.7% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina and 29.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Funston / Kendall Chapel is currently $1,168, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 96.1% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

Funston / Kendall Chapel is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Funston / Kendall Chapel real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Funston / Kendall Chapel neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Funston / Kendall Chapel. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 22.4%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 88.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (16.8%). 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.

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 Boiling Spring Lakes, the Funston / Kendall Chapel neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

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This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 40 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 90.9% of America. Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Funston / Kendall Chapel neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Funston / Kendall Chapel is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of. One of the notable things about Funston / Kendall Chapel is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

In addition, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 97.7% of all neighborhoods in America, with 40.1% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.

Occupations

With 3.2% of employed workers living in the Funston / Kendall Chapel neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 98.0% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Diversity

Did you know that the Funston / Kendall Chapel neighborhood has more Canadian and Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 6.3% have Welsh ancestry.

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 Funston / Kendall Chapel neighborhood in Boiling Spring Lakes are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 92.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 20.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 67.9% 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 Funston / Kendall Chapel neighborhood, 41.7% 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 24.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (23.5%), and 10.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Funston / Kendall Chapel neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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 Funston / Kendall Chapel neighborhood in Boiling Spring Lakes, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (28.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (16.9%), and residents who report German roots (8.3%), and some of the residents are also of Welsh ancestry (6.3%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.6%), 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 Funston / Kendall Chapel neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (85.3%) 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 (10.9%) . 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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