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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Thelma / Zion median real estate price is $532,121, which is more expensive than 66.9% of the neighborhoods in Virginia and 71.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Thelma / Zion is currently $2,600, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 68.5% of the neighborhoods in Virginia.

Thelma / Zion is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Gordonsville, Virginia.

Thelma / Zion real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more 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 Thelma / Zion neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Thelma / Zion are 4.9%, which is lower than one will find in 67.5% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Thelma / Zion 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

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 Gordonsville, the Thelma / Zion neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Thelma / Zion neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Thelma / Zion community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, if you are planning to retire in Virginia, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Thelma / Zion 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 97.3% of neighborhoods in VA. If a Virginia retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Also, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the Thelma / Zion neighborhood may actually hold the key. 70.9% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Real Estate

Homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Thelma / Zion neighborhood's real estate landscape than 95.2% 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, 67.0% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.

Diversity

Did you know that the Thelma / Zion neighborhood has more Austrian and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Austrian ancestry and 3.8% have Scots-Irish ancestry.

Thelma / Zion is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.3% 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 Thelma / Zion neighborhood in Gordonsville are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 82.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% 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 Thelma / Zion neighborhood, 57.0% 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 17.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.2%), and 8.8% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Thelma / Zion neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.6%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Thelma / Zion neighborhood in Gordonsville, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (20.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.8%), and residents who report German roots (10.9%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (4.3%), along with some Scots-Irish 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 Thelma / Zion neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (78.5%) 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 (9.1%) . 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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