Hillcrest median real estate price is $218,132, which is more expensive than 44.6% of the neighborhoods in South Carolina and 30.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Hillcrest is currently $1,761, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 42.3% of South Carolina neighborhoods.
Hillcrest is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Hillcrest real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Hillcrest neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Hillcrest. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 25.2%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 91.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
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.
Hillcrest has the amazing distinction of housing more same sex couples living together than 98.6% of neighborhoods in the U.S. If you are seeking such a neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that this is one place that you should consider.
Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the Hillcrest neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 95.5% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
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 Hillcrest neighborhood in Spartanburg are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 76.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 12.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 53.7% 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 Hillcrest neighborhood, 31.3% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 30.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (20.8%), and 13.1% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the Hillcrest neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.9% of households.
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 Hillcrest neighborhood in Spartanburg, SC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (7.5%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (7.5%), and residents who report English roots (4.8%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (4.6%), along with some French ancestry residents (4.5%), among others.
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 Hillcrest neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (31.6% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (81.0%) 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 (13.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.