Mars Hill, NC (Paint Fork / Buckner)




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About Mars Hill, NC (Paint Fork / Buckner)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Paint Fork / Buckner median real estate price is $193,386, which is more expensive than 72.0% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina and 52.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Paint Fork / Buckner is currently $814, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 62.3% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

Paint Fork / Buckner is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Mars Hill, North Carolina.

Paint Fork / Buckner 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 Paint Fork / Buckner neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Paint Fork / Buckner. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 24.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 90.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Paint Fork / Buckner neighborhood has more Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Paint Fork / Buckner neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 21.4% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 96.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're planning where to retire, the Paint Fork / Buckner neighborhood in Mars Hill is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in NC, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 87.7% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina. If you are considering retiring to North Carolina, this is a good neighborhood to look at. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Paint Fork / Buckner neighborhood in Mars Hill are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 65.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 21.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 58.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Paint Fork / Buckner neighborhood, 31.9% 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 30.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (22.1%), and 15.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Paint Fork / Buckner neighborhood in Mars Hill, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (13.4%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (11.4%), and residents who report German roots (9.7%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (7.9%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (4.6%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Paint Fork / Buckner neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.3%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Paint Fork / Buckner neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (78.6%) 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 (21.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Paint Fork / Buckner 0.101011101001110
Mars Hill 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 3.47
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Paint Fork / Buckner 0.101011101001110
Mars Hill 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 27.50
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Paint Fork / Buckner 0.101011101001110
Mars Hill 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NC Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Mars Hill Elementary
200 School House Lane
Mars Hill, NC, 28754
KG-05
Madison Middle
95 Upper Brush Creek Rd
Marshall, NC, 28753
06-08
Hot Springs Elementary
63 Serpentine Ave
Hot Springs, NC, 28743
KG-05
Laurel Elementary
4100 Highway 212
Marshall, NC, 28753
KG-05
Madison High
5740 Us Hwy 25 70
Marshall, NC, 28753
09-12
Brush Creek Elementary
265 Upper Brush Creek Road
Marshall, NC, 28753
KG-05
Madison Early College High
800 Bailey Street
Mars Hill, NC, 28754
09-12

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