Lamar / Holiday Beach median real estate price is $382,670, which is more expensive than 70.7% of the neighborhoods in Texas and 57.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Lamar / Holiday Beach is currently $1,926, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 48.5% of Texas neighborhoods.
Lamar / Holiday Beach is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Rockport, Texas. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
Lamar / Holiday Beach real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four 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 Lamar / Holiday Beach 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.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Lamar / Holiday Beach. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 40.6%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 97.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (34.0%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, 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 Rockport, the Lamar / Holiday Beach neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Unpopulated, and rural, the Lamar / Holiday Beach neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America. Lamar / Holiday Beach is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Lamar / Holiday Beach is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Lamar / Holiday Beach neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 40.6%, which is higher than 97.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
There are more people living in the Lamar / Holiday Beach neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (49.4%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Lamar / Holiday Beach neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 18.1% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.3% of all neighborhoods in America.
Of note, 71.5% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.
In the Lamar / Holiday Beach neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 24.7% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 97.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Did you know that the Lamar / Holiday Beach neighborhood has more Irish and Polish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 36.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 21.1% have Polish ancestry.
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the Lamar / Holiday Beach neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 96.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
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 Lamar / Holiday Beach neighborhood in Rockport are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 90.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 71.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.7% 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 Lamar / Holiday Beach neighborhood, 50.6% 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 executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (19.8%).
The most common language spoken in the Lamar / Holiday Beach neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.9%).
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 Lamar / Holiday Beach neighborhood in Rockport, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (36.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (29.7%), and residents who report Polish roots (21.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.5%), along with some French ancestry residents (3.9%), 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 Lamar / Holiday Beach neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America. However, there is also a significant group of residents (18.1%) who commute over an hour in each direction.
Here most residents (58.2%) 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 (24.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.