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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Long Cove / Wexford Plantation median real estate price is $1,066,573, which is more expensive than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina and 94.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Long Cove / Wexford Plantation is currently $3,369, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 93.6% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina.

Long Cove / Wexford Plantation is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Long Cove / Wexford Plantation real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two 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 Long Cove / Wexford Plantation 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 Long Cove / Wexford Plantation. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 34.6%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 96.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (32.6%). 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

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Long Cove / Wexford Plantation neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Long Cove / Wexford Plantation 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 addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 34.6% of the residential real estate vacant, the Long Cove / Wexford Plantation neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 96.0% 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.

Furthermore, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Long Cove / Wexford Plantation stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 81.5% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.

Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Long Cove / Wexford Plantation neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 99.8% of all American neighborhoods.

People

If you're planning where to retire, the Long Cove / Wexford Plantation neighborhood in Hilton Head Island is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in SC, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 87.8% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina. If you are considering retiring to South Carolina, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Diversity

Did you know that the Long Cove / Wexford Plantation neighborhood has more Canadian and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 8.9% have French ancestry.

Long Cove / Wexford Plantation is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.8% 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 Long Cove / Wexford Plantation neighborhood in Hilton Head Island are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 72.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.6% 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 60.4% 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 Long Cove / Wexford Plantation neighborhood, 58.7% 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 29.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (9.8%), and 2.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Long Cove / Wexford Plantation neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.8%).

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 Long Cove / Wexford Plantation neighborhood in Hilton Head Island, SC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (26.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.7%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (8.9%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.1%), 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 Long Cove / Wexford Plantation neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (51.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (83.0%) 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 (5.4%) . 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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