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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Sparrow Springs Rd / Dover Rd median real estate price is $196,166, which is less expensive than 75.3% of North Carolina neighborhoods and 77.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Sparrow Springs Rd / Dover Rd is currently $1,631, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 56.7% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

Sparrow Springs Rd / Dover Rd is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Sparrow Springs Rd / Dover Rd real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Sparrow Springs Rd / Dover Rd neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Sparrow Springs Rd / Dover Rd has a 13.5% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 74.0% 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.

Modes of Transportation

Our research reveals that 98.0% of commuters who live in the Sparrow Springs Rd / Dover Rd neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Sparrow Springs Rd / Dover Rd neighborhood buck this trend. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 37.8% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 97.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

People

The Sparrow Springs Rd / Dover Rd neighborhood has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (62.5%) than found in 97.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.

Real Estate

The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 95.5% of all neighborhoods in America, with 31.3% 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.

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 Sparrow Springs Rd / Dover Rd neighborhood in Gastonia are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 85.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 62.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 97.4% 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 Sparrow Springs Rd / Dover Rd neighborhood, 30.9% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.9%), and 17.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Sparrow Springs Rd / Dover Rd neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.3%).

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 Sparrow Springs Rd / Dover Rd neighborhood in Gastonia, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (10.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (7.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (6.7%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (3.8%), along with some Puerto Rican ancestry residents (2.0%), 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 Sparrow Springs Rd / Dover Rd neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (98.0%) 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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