Turtle Creek / Keystone Forest median real estate price is $297,731, which is more expensive than 37.4% of the neighborhoods in Virginia and 47.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Turtle Creek / Keystone Forest is currently $1,684, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 72.9% of Virginia neighborhoods.
Turtle Creek / Keystone Forest is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Turtle Creek / Keystone Forest real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Turtle Creek / Keystone Forest 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.
Turtle Creek / Keystone Forest has a 14.0% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 73.9% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Turtle Creek / Keystone Forest neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 17.3% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.
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 Turtle Creek / Keystone Forest neighborhood in Lynchburg are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 68.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 9.7% 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 52.2% 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 Turtle Creek / Keystone Forest neighborhood, 45.8% 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 27.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.1%), and 10.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Turtle Creek / Keystone Forest neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.7% of households.
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 Turtle Creek / Keystone Forest neighborhood in Lynchburg, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (19.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (11.7%), and residents who report Scottish roots (3.3%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (3.1%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (1.8%), among others.
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 Turtle Creek / Keystone Forest neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (56.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (83.1%) 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 (5.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.