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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Lowes Island median real estate price is $993,213, which is more expensive than 93.1% of the neighborhoods in Virginia and 92.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Lowes Island is currently $3,721, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 94.3% of the neighborhoods in Virginia.

Lowes Island is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Sterling, Virginia.

Lowes Island 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 Lowes Island 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.

Real estate vacancies in Lowes Island are 4.1%, which is lower than one will find in 72.5% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Lowes Island 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 Sterling, the Lowes Island neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the Lowes Island neighborhood is wealthier than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, Lowes Island also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.

In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Lowes Island neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 2.2% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Virginia. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates, highly educated executives and families with school-aged children.

Also, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 74.6% of the adults living in the Lowes Island neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

Real Estate

One way that the Lowes Island neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Lowes Island 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, 30.3% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Lowes Island neighborhood, analysis shows that 28.2% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 95.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Diversity

Did you know that the Lowes Island neighborhood has more Iranian and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry and 2.0% have Danish ancestry.

Lowes Island is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.9% 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 Lowes Island neighborhood in Sterling are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 99.5% 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 Lowes Island neighborhood, 62.5% 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 22.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (9.0%), and 8.8% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

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 Lowes Island neighborhood is English, spoken by 72.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Lowes Island neighborhood in Sterling, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (12.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.1%), and residents who report English roots (9.8%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (9.7%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (7.5%), among others. In addition, 19.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Lowes Island neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (60.1%) 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 (7.3%) . 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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