Blacksburg / Greenfield median real estate price is $328,251, which is less expensive than 57.6% of Virginia neighborhoods and 49.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Blacksburg / Greenfield is currently $1,352, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 85.9% of Virginia neighborhoods.
Blacksburg / Greenfield is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Abingdon, Virginia.
Blacksburg / Greenfield real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two 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 Blacksburg / Greenfield neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.1% in Blacksburg / Greenfield. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 49.2% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.
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.
If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Blacksburg / Greenfield is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 6.4% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Virginia, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Virginia.
Did you know that the Blacksburg / Greenfield neighborhood has more British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.7% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry.
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 Blacksburg / Greenfield neighborhood in Abingdon are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 70.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 4.6% 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 66.4% 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 Blacksburg / Greenfield neighborhood, 29.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 27.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.5%), and 18.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Blacksburg / Greenfield neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.8%).
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 Blacksburg / Greenfield neighborhood in Abingdon, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (11.2%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (8.9%), and residents who report Mexican roots (4.6%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (4.5%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (2.9%), 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 Blacksburg / Greenfield neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (89.5%) 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 (5.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.