Cobb Park Area North median real estate price is $81,942, which is less expensive than 94.7% of Texas neighborhoods and 95.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Cobb Park Area North is currently $1,318, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 89.0% of Texas neighborhoods.
Cobb Park Area North is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Abilene, Texas.
Cobb Park Area North real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Cobb Park Area North neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Cobb Park Area North. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 20.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 86.9% 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.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Cobb Park Area North neighborhood, is that an incredible 84.7% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.
In the Cobb Park Area North neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 25.5% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 97.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The Cobb Park Area North 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 6.9% of college-friendly places to live in TX.
Did you know that the Cobb Park Area North neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 55.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
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 Cobb Park Area North neighborhood in Abilene are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 70.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 24.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 74.4% 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 Cobb Park Area North neighborhood, 32.2% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (23.2%), and 20.6% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Cobb Park Area North neighborhood is English, spoken by 63.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (36.2%).
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 Cobb Park Area North neighborhood in Abilene, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (55.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (4.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (4.0%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (3.6%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (1.2%), among others. In addition, 10.4% 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 Cobb Park Area North neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (55.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (70.2%) 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 (25.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.