Vista Acres / Southland Acres median real estate price is $268,452, which is less expensive than 71.1% of Virginia neighborhoods and 59.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Vista Acres / Southland Acres is currently $1,563, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 79.5% of Virginia neighborhoods.
Vista Acres / Southland Acres is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Vista Acres / Southland Acres real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Vista Acres / Southland Acres neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Vista Acres / Southland Acres has a 16.3% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 79.6% 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.
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 Lynchburg, the Vista Acres / Southland Acres neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
An extraordinary 16.3% of the residents of the Vista Acres / Southland Acres neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.
Did you know that the Vista Acres / Southland Acres neighborhood has more South American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.9% of this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry.
Vista Acres / Southland Acres is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Vista Acres / Southland Acres neighborhood in Lynchburg are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 90.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 21.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 70.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the Vista Acres / Southland Acres neighborhood, 39.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 25.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (25.1%), and 10.4% 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 Vista Acres / Southland Acres neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese and Korean.
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 Vista Acres / Southland Acres neighborhood in Lynchburg, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as South American (9.9%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (8.2%), and residents who report English roots (5.7%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (5.7%), along with some Sub-Saharan African ancestry residents (4.6%), 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 Vista Acres / Southland Acres 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 (86.0%) 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 (11.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.