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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Blackmans Mills / Town Center median real estate price is $132,603, which is less expensive than 88.6% of North Carolina neighborhoods and 87.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Blackmans Mills / Town Center is currently $1,657, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 61.9% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

Blackmans Mills / Town Center is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Newton Grove, North Carolina.

Blackmans Mills / Town Center real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Blackmans Mills / Town Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Blackmans Mills / Town Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 19.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 85.5% 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

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 Newton Grove, the Blackmans Mills / Town Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Blackmans Mills / Town Center neighborhood stands out by having 94.3% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.9% of all American neighborhoods.

People

If you're planning where to retire, the Blackmans Mills / Town Center neighborhood in Newton Grove 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 85.6% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina. If you are considering retiring to North Carolina, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Diversity

Did you know that the Blackmans Mills / Town Center neighborhood has more Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Arab ancestry.

Blackmans Mills / Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.4% 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 98.1% 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 Blackmans Mills / Town Center neighborhood in Newton Grove are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 62.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 38.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 87.9% 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 Blackmans Mills / Town Center neighborhood, 41.0% 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 26.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (24.2%), and 9.9% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

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 Blackmans Mills / Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Blackmans Mills / Town Center neighborhood in Newton Grove, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (9.9%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (5.5%), and residents who report Arab roots (5.5%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (3.8%), along with some Sub-Saharan African ancestry residents (2.7%), 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 Blackmans Mills / Town Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (94.3%) 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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