Boone, NC (Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill)




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About Boone, NC (Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill median real estate price is $240,555, which is more expensive than 81.5% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina and 62.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill is currently $774, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 68.6% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Boone, North Carolina.

Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill real estate 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 Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill 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 Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 55.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 99.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (48.6%). 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

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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 18.6% have English ancestry.

Notable & Unique: People

If you are planning to retire in North Carolina, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in North Carolina, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 99.6% of neighborhoods in NC. If a North Carolina retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 15.5% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Despite all of the residential real estate here in the Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 55.7%, which is higher than 99.0% of all 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 Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 6.1% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.


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 Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill neighborhood in Boone are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 91.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 30.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 72.8% of U.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 Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill neighborhood, 42.5% 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 30.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.3%), and 7.4% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill neighborhood in Boone, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (18.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (15.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (14.4%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (8.2%), along with some French ancestry residents (5.2%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (6.8%).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (70.8%) 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 (18.1%) and 6.1% 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

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill 0.101011101001110
Boone 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 3.47
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Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill 0.101011101001110
Boone 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 27.50
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Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill 0.101011101001110
Boone 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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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
Cove Creek Elementary
930 Vanderpool Rd
Vilas, NC, 28692
KG-08
Bethel Elementary
138 Bethel School Rd
Sugar Grove, NC, 28679
KG-08
Blowing Rock Elementary
165 Morris Street
Blowing Rock, NC, 28605
KG-08
Green Valley Elementary
189 Big Hill Road
Boone, NC, 28607
PK-08
Hardin Park Elementary
361 Jefferson Road
Boone, NC, 28607
PK-08
Parkway Elementary
160 Parkway School Dr
Boone, NC, 28607
PK-08
Valle Crucis Elementary
2998 Broadstone Road
Sugar Grove, NC, 28679
PK-08
Watauga High
300 Go Pioneers Drive
Boone, NC, 28607
09-12
Mabel Elementary
404 Mabel School Road
Zionville, NC, 28698
KG-08

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