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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Highland Park median real estate price is $140,190, which is less expensive than 86.5% of Tennessee neighborhoods and 86.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Highland Park is currently $1,285, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 89.3% of Tennessee neighborhoods.

Highland Park is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Highland Park real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Highland Park neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.6% in Highland Park. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 46.6% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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 Kingsport, the Highland Park neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Modes of Transportation

Our research reveals that 91.6% of commuters who live in the Highland Park neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 97.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

People

The Highland Park neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Diversity

Did you know that the Highland Park neighborhood has more English and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 21.2% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 4.3% have Dutch ancestry.

Highland Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.3% 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 Highland Park neighborhood in Kingsport are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 95.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 32.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 82.6% of U.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 Highland Park neighborhood, 39.5% 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 28.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.3%), and 13.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Highland Park neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.4% of households. Some people also speak Italian (4.1%).

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 Highland Park neighborhood in Kingsport, TN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (21.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.8%), and residents who report German roots (12.1%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (4.5%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (4.3%), 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 Highland Park neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (91.6%) 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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