Murphy, NC (Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill)




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About Murphy, NC (Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill median real estate price is $160,199, which is more expensive than 57.6% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina and 42.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill is currently $853, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 62.8% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Murphy, North Carolina.

Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill 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 Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill 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 Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 54.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 99.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (47.3%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, 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: Real Estate

Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 54.7% of the residential real estate vacant, the Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 11.3% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.1% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill neighborhood has more Dutch and Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 2.5% have Native American ancestry.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill neighborhood in Murphy are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 72.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 16.2% 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 50.5% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill neighborhood, 33.4% 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 26.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (26.2%), and 12.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill neighborhood in Murphy, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (14.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.1%), and residents who report English roots (11.7%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (5.4%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (5.0%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.7% of households.

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 Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (11.3%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (88.5%) 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 (8.5%) . 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

44 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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AGE OF Murphy, NC (Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill 0.101011101001110
Murphy 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 3.47

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill 0.101011101001110
Murphy 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 27.50

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Hiwassee Village / Pleasant Hill 0.101011101001110
Murphy 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Better than of NC school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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

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