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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Forest Hills / Rocky Hill median real estate price is $472,580, which is more expensive than 78.9% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina and 66.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Forest Hills / Rocky Hill is currently $1,462, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 77.7% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

Forest Hills / Rocky Hill is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Brevard, North Carolina.

Forest Hills / Rocky Hill real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Forest Hills / Rocky Hill neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Forest Hills / Rocky Hill. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 17.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 81.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (13.3%). 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.

People

If you are planning to retire in North Carolina, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Forest Hills / Rocky Hill 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 98.1% of neighborhoods in NC. If a North Carolina retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Forest Hills / Rocky Hill neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Forest Hills / Rocky Hill neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 57.9% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Diversity

Did you know that the Forest Hills / Rocky Hill neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 1.5% have Haitian ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Forest Hills / Rocky Hill neighborhood in Brevard are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 47.6% of the neighborhoods in America. With 15.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 60.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Forest Hills / Rocky Hill neighborhood, 48.4% 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 26.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (12.6%), and 12.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Forest Hills / Rocky Hill neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.1% of households. Some people also speak Italian (4.3%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Forest Hills / Rocky Hill neighborhood in Brevard, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (12.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.3%), and residents who report German roots (9.7%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (5.8%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (3.1%), among others.

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 Forest Hills / Rocky Hill neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (57.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (84.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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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