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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University median real estate price is $352,869, which is more expensive than 64.7% of the neighborhoods in Texas and 50.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University is currently $1,254, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 87.3% 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 32.4%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 95.6% 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.

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 Abilene, the Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. 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. 79.7% 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 99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

People

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 50.8% 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 within Texas for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 9.1% of college-friendly places to live in TX.

Modes of Transportation

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 15.3% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 97.2% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Real Estate

Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 32.4% of the residential real estate vacant, the Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.6% 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.

Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University neighborhood. 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 97.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Diversity

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, 1.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry.

Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.6% 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 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 87.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 5.1% 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 64.2% 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, 43.3% 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 27.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.9%), and 10.2% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

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 86.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.

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 Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University neighborhood in Abilene, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (11.3%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (9.4%), and residents who report German roots (9.0%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (6.3%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (6.2%), 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 Abilene Heights Area / Abilene Christian University neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (79.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (73.9%) 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 (15.3%) . 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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