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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Crystal Lake / Fairfield median real estate price is $446,656, which is more expensive than 57.6% of the neighborhoods in Virginia and 63.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Crystal Lake / Fairfield is currently $2,325, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 43.5% of Virginia neighborhoods.

Crystal Lake / Fairfield is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Crystal Lake / Fairfield 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 Crystal Lake / Fairfield neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Crystal Lake / Fairfield, the current vacancy rate is 2.1%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 85.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Crystal Lake / Fairfield is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Fredericksburg, the Crystal Lake / Fairfield neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

If you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Crystal Lake / Fairfield neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 38.0% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

In addition, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Crystal Lake / Fairfield neighborhood's real estate landscape than 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 71.0% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.

Occupations

The Crystal Lake / Fairfield neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.

People

With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the Crystal Lake / Fairfield neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 88.5% of the neighborhoods in VA. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.

Diversity

Did you know that the Crystal Lake / Fairfield neighborhood has more Croatian and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 3.6% have Dutch ancestry.

Crystal Lake / Fairfield is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Crystal Lake / Fairfield neighborhood in Fredericksburg are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 84.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 5.8% 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 62.1% of America's neighborhoods.

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 Crystal Lake / Fairfield neighborhood, 48.2% 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 20.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (16.1%), and 15.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 Crystal Lake / Fairfield neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Polish and Urdu (the national language of Pakistan).

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 Crystal Lake / Fairfield neighborhood in Fredericksburg, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (11.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.4%), and residents who report German roots (7.4%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (4.1%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (3.8%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Crystal Lake / Fairfield neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (35.8% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (68.9%) 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 (13.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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