Bells Mill median real estate price is $437,951, which is more expensive than 60.3% of the neighborhoods in Virginia and 65.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Bells Mill is currently $3,587, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 92.2% of the neighborhoods in Virginia.
Bells Mill is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Bells Mill real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Bells Mill 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 Bells Mill, the current vacancy rate is 2.4%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 84.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Bells Mill 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 Chesapeake, the Bells Mill neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Of particular note, 17.4% of the people in the Bells Mill neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.
With 2.0% of employed workers living in the Bells Mill neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 96.6% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
One way that the Bells Mill neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
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 Bells Mill neighborhood in Chesapeake 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 90.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.1% 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 75.1% 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 Bells Mill neighborhood, 59.2% 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 20.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (10.6%), and 9.6% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
The most common language spoken in the Bells Mill neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.3%).
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 Bells Mill neighborhood in Chesapeake, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (12.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (11.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.0%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (5.7%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (4.6%), 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 Bells Mill neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (82.2%) 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 (9.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.