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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Harrisburg Southwest median real estate price is $599,201, which is more expensive than 88.5% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina and 76.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Harrisburg Southwest is currently $3,079, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina.

Harrisburg Southwest is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Harrisburg, North Carolina.

Harrisburg Southwest real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Harrisburg Southwest neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Harrisburg Southwest are 4.4%, which is lower than one will find in 70.7% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Harrisburg Southwest is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Harrisburg, the Harrisburg Southwest neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Harrisburg Southwest neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Harrisburg Southwest community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Harrisburg Southwest is among the best neighborhoods for families in North Carolina. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 99.6% of neighborhoods in the entire state of North Carolina. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Harrisburg Southwest neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students, highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.

Real Estate

One way that the Harrisburg Southwest neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

In addition, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Harrisburg Southwest neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 98.9% of neighborhoods in America.

Furthermore, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Harrisburg Southwest neighborhood. A whopping 76.8% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 97.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.

Diversity

Did you know that the Harrisburg Southwest neighborhood has more Dominican and Ukrainian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 1.6% have Ukrainian ancestry.

Harrisburg Southwest is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Harrisburg Southwest neighborhood in Harrisburg are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 94.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America'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 Harrisburg Southwest neighborhood, 62.0% 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 16.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (13.1%), and 7.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 Harrisburg Southwest neighborhood is English, spoken by 70.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Polish, Arabic and Langs. of India.

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 Harrisburg Southwest neighborhood in Harrisburg, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (16.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (9.2%), and residents who report English roots (8.6%), and some of the residents are also of Dominican ancestry (4.4%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.5%), among others. In addition, 15.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Harrisburg Southwest neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (73.1%) 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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