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
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Emerald Dr / Old Ferry Rd 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, Emerald Dr / Old Ferry Rd 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.
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Emerald Dr / Old Ferry Rd 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 67.3%, which is higher than 99.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 98.7% of all neighborhoods in America, with 44.7% 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.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Emerald Dr / Old Ferry Rd neighborhood has more
Scots-Irish and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 1.6% have Belgian ancestry.
Emerald Dr / Old Ferry Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Emerald Dr / Old Ferry Rd neighborhood stands out nationally for having
a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than
99.3% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you
will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work,
and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're planning where to retire, the Emerald Dr / Old Ferry Rd neighborhood in
Emerald Isle is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has
above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in NC,
offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an
enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better
for retirement living than 85.5% of the neighborhoods
in North Carolina. If you are considering retiring to North Carolina, this
is a good neighborhood to look at.