Afton, VA (Town Center)




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About Afton, VA (Town Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Town Center of Afton is $316,157, which is more expensive than 59.6% of the neighborhoods in Virginia and 68.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Afton Town Center is currently $865, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 78.0% of Virginia neighborhoods.

Afton Town Center is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Afton, Virginia.

Real estate in the Town Center of Afton, VA is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two 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 Town Center 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 Afton Town Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 50.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 98.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (43.9%). 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.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

Notable & Unique: People

If you are planning to retire in Virginia, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Afton Town Center 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 Virginia, 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 99.3% of neighborhoods in VA. If a Virginia retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 50.5% of the residential real estate vacant, the Afton Town Center neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

In addition, one of the notable things about Afton Town Center is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Afton Town Center neighborhood has more English and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 23.2% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 4.1% have Scots-Irish ancestry.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Town Center neighborhood in Afton are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 64.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.0% 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 74.8% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Afton Town Center neighborhood, 33.6% 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 32.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.5%), and 13.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Town Center neighborhood in Afton, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (23.2%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (21.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.8%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (5.5%), along with some French ancestry residents (4.9%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Afton Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.1% of households.

Getting to Work

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 Afton Town Center neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.4% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (88.1%) 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 (8.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Afton 0.101011101001110
Virginia 1.96
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Afton 0.101011101001110
Virginia 19

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to VA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Nelson County High
6919 Thomas Nelson Hwy
Lovingston, VA, 22949
09-12
Nelson Middle
6925 Thomas Nelson Highway
Lovingston, VA, 22949
06-08
Tye River Elem
5198 Thomas Nelson Hwy
Arrington, VA, 22922
PK-05
Rockfish River Elem
200 Chapel Hollow Rd
Afton, VA, 22920
PK-05

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