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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Shelby East median real estate price is $186,969, which is less expensive than 77.4% of North Carolina neighborhoods and 79.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Shelby East is currently $1,286, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 82.8% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

Shelby East is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Shelby, North Carolina.

Shelby East 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Shelby East neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Shelby East has a 12.6% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 71.3% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are 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 Shelby, the Shelby East neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Shelby East neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 65.1% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Diversity

Did you know that the Shelby East neighborhood has more Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish 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 Shelby East neighborhood in Shelby are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 45.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.0% 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 55.8% of America's neighborhoods.

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 Shelby East neighborhood, 37.4% 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 29.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (24.3%), and 7.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Shelby East neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.8%).

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 Shelby East neighborhood in Shelby, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (8.8%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (7.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.6%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (4.4%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (3.1%), among others.

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 Shelby East neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (65.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (86.9%) 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 (7.9%) . 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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