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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Downtown North median real estate price is $721,853, which is more expensive than 93.1% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina and 82.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Downtown North is currently $1,719, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 51.3% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

Downtown North is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Downtown North real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Downtown North neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

In Downtown North, the current vacancy rate is 2.8%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 81.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Downtown North 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.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Downtown North neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Downtown North community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Downtown North neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 2.3% of college-friendly places to live in the state of North Carolina.

Also, an extraordinary 14.2% of the residents of the Downtown North neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

Modes of Transportation

In the Downtown North neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 23.3% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 96.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Occupations

The Downtown North neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 69.4% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.

Diversity

Did you know that the Downtown North neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and Ukrainian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 5.4% have Ukrainian 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 Downtown North neighborhood in Raleigh are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 76.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Downtown North neighborhood, 69.4% 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 20.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (9.7%), and 7.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Downtown North neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.6%).

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 Downtown North neighborhood in Raleigh, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (15.9%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (15.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.1%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (8.0%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (7.7%), 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 Downtown North neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (56.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (50.6%) 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 (23.3%) and 6.0% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. 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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