Northwood / Preston Oaks median real estate price is $553,998, which is more expensive than 89.5% of the neighborhoods in Texas and 77.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Northwood / Preston Oaks is currently $3,636, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in Texas.
Northwood / Preston Oaks is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Austin, Texas.
Northwood / Preston Oaks real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Northwood / Preston Oaks neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.
In Northwood / Preston Oaks, the current vacancy rate is 1.8%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 88.6% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Northwood / Preston Oaks is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
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.
A majority of the adults in the Northwood / Preston Oaks neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for Texas by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in Texas. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates, active retirees and families with school-aged children.
In addition, with more than 1.7% of residents living with a same sex partner, Northwood / Preston Oaks is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than 95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
In the Northwood / Preston Oaks neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 24.8% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Northwood / Preston Oaks stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 83.6% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Did you know that the Northwood / Preston Oaks neighborhood has more West Indian and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.3% of this neighborhood's residents have West Indian ancestry and 0.7% have Brazilian ancestry.
Northwood / Preston Oaks is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.9% 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 Northwood / Preston Oaks neighborhood in Austin are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 88.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 5.5% 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 63.6% 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 Northwood / Preston Oaks neighborhood, 67.5% 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 18.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (11.1%), and 9.0% 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 Northwood / Preston Oaks neighborhood is English, spoken by 80.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).
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 Northwood / Preston Oaks neighborhood in Austin, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (17.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.6%), and residents who report Asian roots (13.1%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (10.6%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (6.8%), among others. In addition, 14.0% 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 Northwood / Preston Oaks neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (52.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (68.1%) 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 (5.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.