About Arlington, VA (Foxcroft Heights / Penrose)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Foxcroft Heights / Penrose median real estate price is $818,699, which is more expensive than 91.2% of the neighborhoods in Virginia and 90.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Foxcroft Heights / Penrose is currently $2,488, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 80.8% of the neighborhoods in Virginia.

Foxcroft Heights / Penrose is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Arlington, Virginia.

Foxcroft Heights / Penrose real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Foxcroft Heights / Penrose neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Foxcroft Heights / Penrose are 5.2%, which is lower than one will find in 67.9% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Foxcroft Heights / Penrose is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Foxcroft Heights / Penrose neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 18.1% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 98.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (18.2% ride the bus) than 97.3% of all American neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to consider.

Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 13.1% of the Foxcroft Heights / Penrose neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 95.1% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

Think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the Foxcroft Heights / Penrose neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 95.3% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Foxcroft Heights / Penrose neighborhood has more Yugoslav and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 2.7% have Greek ancestry.

Foxcroft Heights / Penrose is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.


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 Foxcroft Heights / Penrose neighborhood in Arlington 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 86.6% of the neighborhoods in America. With 11.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 50.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Foxcroft Heights / Penrose neighborhood, 67.3% 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 18.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (18.1%), and 7.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

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 Foxcroft Heights / Penrose neighborhood is English, spoken by 63.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, African languages, German/Yiddish and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Foxcroft Heights / Penrose neighborhood in Arlington, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (9.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (9.7%), and residents who report South American roots (8.8%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (7.8%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (7.5%), among others. In addition, 24.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Foxcroft Heights / Penrose neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (31.6% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (59.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (18.2%) and 13.1% of residents also take the train for their daily commute. 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

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to VA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Alice West Fleet Elementary School
115 S Old Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22204
PK-05
Jefferson Middle School
125 S Old Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22204
06-08
Long Branch Elem School
33 N Fillmore St
Arlington, VA 22201
PK-05
Tech. Ed. & Career Ctr. School
816 S Walter Reed Dr
Arlington, VA 22204
UG-UG
Wakefield High School
1325 S. Dinwiddie Street
Arlington, VA 22206
09-12
Washington Liberty High School
1301 N Stafford St
Arlington, VA 22201
09-12
Hoffman-Boston Elem School
1415 S Queen St
Arlington, VA 22204
PK-05
Campbell Elem School
737 S. Carlin Springs Rd.
Arlington, VA 22204
PK-05
Claremont Immersion School
4700 S. Chesterfield Rd.
Arlington, VA 22206
PK-05
Arlington Community High School
800 S. Walter Reed Dr
Arlington, VA 22204
09-12
Governor's Academy For Cte In Arlington School
816 South Walter Reed Drive
Arlington, VA 22204
UG-UG
Montessori Public School Of Arlington
701 S Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22204
PK-05
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

ARLINGTON CO PBLC SCHS


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Better than of VA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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