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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Half Moon median real estate price is $365,760, which is more expensive than 68.9% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina and 56.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Half Moon is currently $1,112, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 97.9% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

Half Moon is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Half Moon 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 Half Moon neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Half Moon, the current vacancy rate is 1.8%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 88.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Half Moon is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Modes of Transportation

In the Half Moon neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 35.6% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 99.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Occupations

The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Half Moon neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 14.5% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

People

The Half Moon neighborhood stands out within North Carolina for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 6.7% of college-friendly places to live in NC.

Diversity

Did you know that the Half Moon neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 2.6% have Armenian ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Half Moon neighborhood in Jacksonville are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 44.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 16.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 62.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Half Moon neighborhood, 40.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 28.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.6%), and 14.5% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Half Moon neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households. Some people also speak Polish (2.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Half Moon neighborhood in Jacksonville, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (14.6%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (11.2%), and residents who report German roots (9.6%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (7.9%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (7.5%), 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 Half Moon neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (30.8% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (62.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (35.6%) . 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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