Lighthouse Point / Fort Johnson Estates median real estate price is $620,620, which is more expensive than 93.3% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina and 81.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Lighthouse Point / Fort Johnson Estates is currently $3,512, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina.
Lighthouse Point / Fort Johnson Estates is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Charleston, South Carolina. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
Lighthouse Point / Fort Johnson Estates real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Lighthouse Point / Fort Johnson Estates 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.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.6% in Lighthouse Point / Fort Johnson Estates. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 51.8% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.
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 Charleston, the Lighthouse Point / Fort Johnson Estates neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Lighthouse Point / Fort Johnson Estates is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Lighthouse Point / Fort Johnson Estates is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Lighthouse Point / Fort Johnson Estates neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.
In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Lighthouse Point / Fort Johnson Estates is among the best neighborhoods for families in South Carolina. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 97.8% of neighborhoods in the entire state of South Carolina. 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 Lighthouse Point / Fort Johnson Estates neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.
Did you know that the Lighthouse Point / Fort Johnson Estates neighborhood has more Greek and Lebanese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 1.0% have Lebanese ancestry.
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 Lighthouse Point / Fort Johnson Estates neighborhood in Charleston are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 78.3% 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.
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 Lighthouse Point / Fort Johnson Estates neighborhood, 53.0% 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 27.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (11.8%), and 7.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Lighthouse Point / Fort Johnson Estates neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.2% of households. Some people also speak Polish (3.9%).
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 Lighthouse Point / Fort Johnson Estates neighborhood in Charleston, SC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (19.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.2%), and residents who report German roots (11.1%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (4.1%), along with some Greek ancestry residents (3.1%), among others.
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 Lighthouse Point / Fort Johnson Estates neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (51.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (79.9%) 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 (10.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.