Sears Park Area South median real estate price is $67,908, which is less expensive than 97.1% of Texas neighborhoods and 97.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Sears Park Area South is currently $1,020, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 97.4% of Texas neighborhoods.
Sears Park Area South is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Abilene, Texas.
Sears Park Area 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 owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Sears Park Area South neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Sears Park Area South has a 15.8% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 78.5% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are 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 Sears Park Area South neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
The Sears Park Area South neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 98.5% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.
One of the unique characteristics of the Sears Park Area South neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 95.9% 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 Sears Park Area 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 95.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 31.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 82.0% 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 Sears Park Area South neighborhood, 40.1% of the working population is employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 23.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (22.8%), and 13.4% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Sears Park Area South neighborhood is English, spoken by 56.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (42.2%).
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 Sears Park Area South neighborhood in Abilene, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (51.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (5.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (2.5%), and some of the residents are also of Spanish ancestry (2.2%), along with some German ancestry residents (1.3%), among others.
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 Sears Park Area South neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (77.7%) 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 (21.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.