Saint Helena Island, SC (Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21)




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About Saint Helena Island, SC (Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 median real estate price is $527,675, which is more expensive than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina and 89.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 is currently $1,277, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 84.0% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina.

Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Saint Helena Island, South Carolina. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 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 Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 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 Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 77.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 99.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (60.0%). 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

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 Saint Helena Island, the Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 94.7% of the neighborhoods in America. Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 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, Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 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. One of the notable things about Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 77.5% of the residential real estate vacant, the Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 99.8% 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.

Notable & Unique: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 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 Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if you are single, you might not find many other singles here.

Also, if you are planning to retire in South Carolina, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in South Carolina, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 96.8% of neighborhoods in SC. If a South Carolina retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.

Finally, the rate of college educated adults in the Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 neighborhood is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 66.4% of adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 neighborhood has more Croatian and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 8.0% have Scots-Irish ancestry.

Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 neighborhood, analysis shows that 15.0% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 98.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 69.2% of the workforce in the Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 neighborhood in Saint Helena Island are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 87.6% 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.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 neighborhood, 69.2% 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 24.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (4.2%).

The Neighbors: 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 Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 neighborhood in Saint Helena Island, SC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (22.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (16.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.4%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.6%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (8.0%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.0% of households.

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 Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (91.0%) 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 (7.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Saint Helena Island 0.101011101001110
South Carolina 5.04
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South Carolina 32.93
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Tarpon Blvd / U.S. Route 21 0.101011101001110
Saint Helena Island 0.101011101001110
South Carolina 35

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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