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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Fairview median real estate price is $633,738, which is more expensive than 88.0% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina and 74.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Fairview is currently $1,410, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 71.7% of South Carolina neighborhoods.

Fairview is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Seneca, South Carolina.

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

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Fairview. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 17.4%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 82.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (12.7%). 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 Seneca, the Fairview neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

If you're planning where to retire, the Fairview neighborhood in Seneca 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 87.9% 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 Fairview neighborhood has more Scots-Irish 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 Scots-Irish ancestry and 6.0% have Scottish ancestry.

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 Fairview neighborhood in Seneca are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 62.3% of the neighborhoods in America. With 12.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 55.4% of U.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 Fairview neighborhood, 31.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 28.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (28.5%), and 11.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Fairview neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.7% of households. Some people also speak Italian (3.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Fairview neighborhood in Seneca, SC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (17.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.2%), and residents who report German roots (11.4%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (6.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.1%), 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 Fairview neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (53.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (84.8%) 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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