About Carrboro, NC (Pine Knolls NCD / Cole Heights)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Pine Knolls NCD / Cole Heights median real estate price is $491,309, which is more expensive than 88.3% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina and 73.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Pine Knolls NCD / Cole Heights is currently $2,000, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 87.6% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina.

Pine Knolls NCD / Cole Heights is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Carrboro, North Carolina.

Pine Knolls NCD / Cole Heights 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 Pine Knolls NCD / Cole Heights neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Pine Knolls NCD / Cole Heights has a 10.3% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 60.3% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are 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: 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 Pine Knolls NCD / Cole Heights neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 17.4% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 96.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Finally, in the Pine Knolls NCD / Cole Heights neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 18.3% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Notable & Unique: People

If knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the Pine Knolls NCD / Cole Heights neighborhood, where 41.7% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 12.7% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

In addition, the Pine Knolls NCD / Cole Heights neighborhood stands out within North Carolina for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 5.7% of college-friendly places to live in NC. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The Pine Knolls NCD / Cole Heights neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 71.7% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.


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 Pine Knolls NCD / Cole Heights neighborhood in Carrboro are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 63.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 21.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 68.9% 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 Pine Knolls NCD / Cole Heights neighborhood, 71.7% 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 15.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (6.7%), and 6.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Pine Knolls NCD / Cole Heights neighborhood is English, spoken by 88.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

The Neighbors: 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 Pine Knolls NCD / Cole Heights neighborhood in Carrboro, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (24.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.2%), and residents who report English roots (11.3%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (7.6%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (3.5%), 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 Pine Knolls NCD / Cole Heights neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (53.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (54.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also bicycle to get to work (17.4%) and 16.8% of residents also ride the bus 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 Q4 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

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AGE OF Carrboro, NC (Pine Knolls NCD / Cole Heights) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

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:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

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 about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

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

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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 about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

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:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NC* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Carrboro Elementary School
400 Shelton St
Carrboro, NC 27510
PK-05
Chapel Hill High School
9217 Seawell School Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
09-12
Fpg Elementary School
101 Smith Level Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
PK-05
Mcdougle Middle School
900 Old Fayetteville Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
06-08
Mcdougle Elementary School
890 Old Fayetteville Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
PK-05
Smith Middle School
9201 Seawell School Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
06-08
Carrboro High School
201 Rock Haven Rd
Carrboro, NC 27510
09-12
Phoenix Academy High School
750 S Merritt Mill Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
08-12
Northside Elementary School
350 Caldwell St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
PK-05
Virtual Academy School
750 S Merritt Mill Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

CHAPEL HILL-CARRBORO CITY SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to North Carolina

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Better than of NC school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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