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: Diversity
Did you know that the Highlands Town Center neighborhood has more
Scots-Irish and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 5.1% have Dutch ancestry.
Highlands Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
With more than 2.4% of residents living with a same sex partner,
Town Center is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in
this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that
this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than
96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
In addition, if you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Highlands
Town Center neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider
for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by
NeighborhoodScout as among the top 5.1% of retiree-friendly
neighborhoods in North Carolina, combining peace and quiet, safety from
crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can
choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion
of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other
age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies
this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking
of or planning to retire in North Carolina.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Highlands Town Center neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (56.5%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 28.81 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 93.1% of America.
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Highlands Town Center 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 59.7%, which is higher than 99.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.