Original Town South median real estate price is $50,164, which is less expensive than 98.6% of Texas neighborhoods and 98.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Original Town South is currently $1,118, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 96.0% of Texas neighborhoods.
Original Town South is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Abilene, Texas.
Original Town South real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four 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 Original Town South neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Original Town South. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 21.4%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 87.8% 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.
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 Original Town South neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
The Original Town South neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 93.9% of the adult residents in the Original Town South neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Original Town South neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Original Town South neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 59.9% 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 96.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.
In the Original Town South 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 10.8% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 95.2% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Significantly, 2.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Original Town South 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 96.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 51.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 94.3% 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 Original Town South neighborhood, 36.3% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 35.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (16.2%), and 10.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Original Town South neighborhood is English, spoken by 56.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Polish and Greek.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Original Town South neighborhood in Abilene, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (49.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (5.4%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (3.5%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (3.2%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (2.3%), among others. In addition, 13.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 Original Town South neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (59.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (65.7%) 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 (10.8%) and 10.7% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.