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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Greensburg West median real estate price is $348,592, which is more expensive than 68.8% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 50.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Greensburg West is currently $1,586, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 54.5% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

Greensburg West is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Greensburg West 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 Greensburg West neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Greensburg West, the current vacancy rate is 2.2%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 85.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Greensburg West is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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 Greensburg, the Greensburg West neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Greensburg West 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 Greensburg West community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Greensburg West is among the best neighborhoods for families in Pennsylvania. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 99.3% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Pennsylvania. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Greensburg West neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees.

Real Estate

Owner-occupied real estate dominates the Greensburg West neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 99.2% of neighborhoods in America.

In addition, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Greensburg West neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 96.4% of all American neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Greensburg West neighborhood has more Czechoslovakian and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry and 4.5% have Slovak ancestry.

Greensburg West is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 20.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.7% 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 Greensburg West neighborhood in Greensburg are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 73.2% 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 Greensburg West neighborhood, 48.9% 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 27.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (12.9%), and 10.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 Greensburg West neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Greensburg West neighborhood in Greensburg, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (23.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (19.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (15.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (11.6%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.4%), 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 Greensburg West neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (75.3%) 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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