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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Brookwood median real estate price is $142,464, which is less expensive than 88.6% of North Carolina neighborhoods and 88.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Brookwood is currently $1,159, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 91.2% of North Carolina neighborhoods.

Brookwood is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Brookwood real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Brookwood neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Brookwood. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 16.2%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 80.5% 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 Winston-Salem, the Brookwood neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

One of the unique characteristics of the Brookwood neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

In addition, one of the most interesting things about the Brookwood neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 53.2% of the households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Brookwood neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 97.5% of all American neighborhoods.

Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Brookwood neighborhood buck this trend. 20.5% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Brookwood neighborhood has more Sub-Saharan African and African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 21.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 13.1% have African ancestry.

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 Brookwood neighborhood in Winston-Salem are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 98.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 34.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 85.2% of U.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 Brookwood neighborhood, 42.0% 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 22.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (20.1%), and 15.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Brookwood neighborhood is English, spoken by 78.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (20.1%).

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 Brookwood neighborhood in Winston-Salem, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (21.9%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (14.4%), and residents who report African roots (13.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (1.5%), along with some Puerto Rican ancestry residents (1.1%), 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 Brookwood neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (62.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (74.3%) 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 (11.5%) and 6.8% of residents also ride the bus 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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