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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Blackmon Crossroads / Oak Forest median real estate price is $251,864, which is more expensive than 44.9% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina and 37.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Blackmon Crossroads / Oak Forest is currently $1,447, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 79.1% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

Blackmon Crossroads / Oak Forest is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Four Oaks, North Carolina.

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

Blackmon Crossroads / Oak Forest has a 15.2% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 77.2% 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.

Real Estate

The Blackmon Crossroads / Oak Forest neighborhood stands out for having the majority of its residential real estate made up of mobile homes. In fact, 52.5% of the occupied real estate here are mobile homes, which is a greater proportion than is found in 99.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. If you like mobile homes, this might be a great neighborhood in which to look for real estate.

People

With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the Blackmon Crossroads / Oak Forest neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 89.8% of the neighborhoods in NC. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees.

Diversity

Did you know that the Blackmon Crossroads / Oak Forest neighborhood has more Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish 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 Blackmon Crossroads / Oak Forest neighborhood in Four Oaks are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 74.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 11.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 51.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Blackmon Crossroads / Oak Forest neighborhood, 32.7% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 26.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (22.7%), and 18.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Blackmon Crossroads / Oak Forest neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (10.2%).

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 Blackmon Crossroads / Oak Forest neighborhood in Four Oaks, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (15.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (9.1%), and residents who report Scots-Irish roots (4.2%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (2.9%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (1.2%), 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 Blackmon Crossroads / Oak Forest neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (51.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (86.8%) 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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