Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University median real estate price is $315,914, which is more expensive than 60.5% of the neighborhoods in Texas and 48.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University is currently $1,269, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 91.6% of Texas neighborhoods.
Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Abilene, Texas.
Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University 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 renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University 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 Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 30.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 94.5% 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.
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 76.2% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 47.6% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, the Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Also, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 88.7% of the neighborhoods in TX. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.
In the Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 16.2% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 97.4% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 98.1% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Did you know that the Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University neighborhood has more Lebanese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry.
Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Vietnamese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University neighborhood in Abilene are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 95.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 4.7% 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 66.1% of America'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 Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University neighborhood, 43.8% 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 33.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.7%), and 7.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University neighborhood is English, spoken by 83.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.
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 Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University neighborhood in Abilene, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (11.4%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (8.6%), and residents who report Asian roots (8.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.1%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (5.9%), among others. In addition, 11.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (76.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (71.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (16.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.