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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Wachesaw Plantation East median real estate price is $528,176, which is more expensive than 86.1% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina and 70.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Wachesaw Plantation East is currently $2,523, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 87.3% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina.

Wachesaw Plantation East is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.

Wachesaw Plantation East 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 Wachesaw Plantation East neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Wachesaw Plantation East has a 15.4% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 78.8% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (15.4%), which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. If you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.

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.

Real Estate

If you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Wachesaw Plantation East neighborhood. A whopping 73.6% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 96.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.

Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Wachesaw Plantation East neighborhood stands out by having 89.0% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.0% of all American neighborhoods.

People

If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Wachesaw Plantation East is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 7.8% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in South Carolina, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in South Carolina.

Diversity

Did you know that the Wachesaw Plantation East neighborhood has more British and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.3% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 8.0% have Scottish ancestry.

Wachesaw Plantation East is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Wachesaw Plantation East neighborhood in Murrells Inlet are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 57.9% of the neighborhoods in America. With 42.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 90.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Wachesaw Plantation East neighborhood, 51.9% 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 31.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.0%), and 5.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Wachesaw Plantation East neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.6% of households. Some people also speak Polish (6.6%).

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 Wachesaw Plantation East neighborhood in Murrells Inlet, SC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (27.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (22.1%), and residents who report English roots (21.4%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (8.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (6.0%), 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 Wachesaw Plantation East neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (89.0%) 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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