Friendswood Forest / Polly Ranch Estates median real estate price is $602,168, which is more expensive than 88.8% of the neighborhoods in Texas and 78.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Friendswood Forest / Polly Ranch Estates is currently $2,138, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 64.4% of the neighborhoods in Texas.
Friendswood Forest / Polly Ranch Estates is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Friendswood, Texas.
Friendswood Forest / Polly Ranch Estates real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Friendswood Forest / Polly Ranch Estates 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 Friendswood Forest / Polly Ranch Estates, the current vacancy rate is 3.0%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 81.5% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Friendswood Forest / Polly Ranch Estates is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
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 Friendswood, the Friendswood Forest / Polly Ranch Estates neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
If you are planning to retire in Texas, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Friendswood Forest / Polly Ranch Estates may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Texas, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 97.1% of neighborhoods in TX. If a Texas retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and families with school-aged children.
Did you know that the Friendswood Forest / Polly Ranch Estates neighborhood has more English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 24.2% of this neighborhood's residents have English 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 Friendswood Forest / Polly Ranch Estates neighborhood in Friendswood 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 90.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.4% 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 77.5% 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 Friendswood Forest / Polly Ranch Estates neighborhood, 59.6% 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 20.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (10.2%), and 9.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Friendswood Forest / Polly Ranch Estates neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (6.8%).
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 Friendswood Forest / Polly Ranch Estates neighborhood in Friendswood, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (24.2%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (20.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.9%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.6%), along with some French ancestry residents (6.7%), among others.
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 Friendswood Forest / Polly Ranch Estates neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (71.7%) 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 (7.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.