Poplar Ridge median real estate price is $452,835, which is more expensive than 63.5% of the neighborhoods in Virginia and 68.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Poplar Ridge is currently $3,939, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in Virginia.
Poplar Ridge is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Poplar Ridge real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Poplar Ridge neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
In Poplar Ridge, the current vacancy rate is 2.4%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 85.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Poplar Ridge 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 Poplar Ridge neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
With 7.7% of employed workers living in the Poplar Ridge neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 99.2% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Poplar Ridge neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 97.6% of all American neighborhoods.
In addition, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Poplar Ridge neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 96.7% of neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, one way that the Poplar Ridge neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 96.5% 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.
According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Poplar Ridge is among the best neighborhoods for families in Virginia. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 95.4% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Virginia. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Poplar Ridge neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
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 Poplar Ridge 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 90.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.0% 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 78.6% of America'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 Poplar Ridge neighborhood, 54.7% 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 20.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (13.8%), and 11.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
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 Poplar Ridge neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.
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 Poplar Ridge neighborhood in Chesapeake, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (18.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (14.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.8%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (5.2%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (3.2%), 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 Poplar Ridge neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (86.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.