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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Blue Ridge Shores median real estate price is $277,303, which is more expensive than 27.7% of the neighborhoods in Virginia and 37.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Blue Ridge Shores is currently $1,968, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 58.6% of Virginia neighborhoods.

Blue Ridge Shores is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Louisa, Virginia.

Blue Ridge Shores 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 Blue Ridge Shores neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Blue Ridge Shores. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 30.8%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 95.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (28.5%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Blue Ridge Shores 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 Blue Ridge Shores community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Blue Ridge Shores neighborhood buck this trend. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 39.3% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 97.9% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Real Estate

Despite all of the residential real estate here in the Blue Ridge Shores neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 30.8%, which is higher than 95.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Blue Ridge Shores neighborhood has more English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 22.5% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Blue Ridge Shores neighborhood in Louisa are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 56.8% 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.

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 Blue Ridge Shores neighborhood, 36.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 30.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (21.2%), and 12.3% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Blue Ridge Shores neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.8% of households.

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 Blue Ridge Shores neighborhood in Louisa, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (22.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.0%), and residents who report German roots (12.0%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (3.1%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (1.9%), among others.

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 Blue Ridge Shores neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (40.1% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (74.5%) 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 (17.2%) . 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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