Sylva, NC (Greens Creek / Savannah)




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About Sylva, NC (Greens Creek / Savannah)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Greens Creek / Savannah median real estate price is $162,168, which is more expensive than 57.3% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina and 42.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Greens Creek / Savannah is currently $780, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 68.0% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

Greens Creek / Savannah is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Sylva, North Carolina.

Greens Creek / Savannah 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 Greens Creek / Savannah 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 Greens Creek / Savannah. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 34.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 95.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (25.2%). 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

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Greens Creek / Savannah neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 1.8% have Portuguese ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Greens Creek / Savannah neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 96.3% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 34.0% of the residential real estate vacant, the Greens Creek / Savannah neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.7% 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.

In addition, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 95.2% of all neighborhoods in America, with 30.3% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.


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 Greens Creek / Savannah neighborhood in Sylva are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 72.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 31.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 73.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Greens Creek / Savannah neighborhood, 43.6% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 23.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (16.8%), and 16.2% 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 Greens Creek / Savannah neighborhood in Sylva, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (12.5%). There are also a number of people of Scots-Irish ancestry (11.3%), and residents who report German roots (8.7%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.9%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (5.8%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Greens Creek / Savannah neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (6.2%).

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 Greens Creek / Savannah neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (85.5%) 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 (12.5%) . 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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Greens Creek / Savannah 0.101011101001110
Sylva 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 3.47
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Greens Creek / Savannah 0.101011101001110
Sylva 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 27.50
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Sylva 0.101011101001110
North Carolina 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

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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
Blue Ridge School
95 Bobcat Drive
Cashiers, NC, 28717
KG-06
Fairview Elementary
251 Big Orange Way
Sylva, NC, 28779
KG-08
Scotts Creek Elementary
516 Parris Branch
Sylva, NC, 28779
KG-08
Smoky Mountain High
100 Smoky Mountain Drive
Sylva, NC, 28779
09-12
Smokey Mountain Elementary
884 Us Hwy 441 N
Whittier, NC, 28789
KG-08
Jackson Co Sch Of Alternatives
3770 Skyland Drive
Sylva, NC, 28779
KG-12
Blue Ridge Early College
95 Bobcat Dr
Cashiers, NC, 28717
07-12
Jackson Co Early College
404 College Drive
Sylva, NC, 28779
09-12
Cullowhee Valley School
240 Wisdom Drive
Cullowhee, NC, 28723
KG-08

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