Williamsburg, VA (Colonial Park / James Terrace)




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About Williamsburg, VA (Colonial Park / James Terrace)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Colonial Park / James Terrace median real estate price is $487,206, which is more expensive than 79.3% of the neighborhoods in Virginia and 83.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Colonial Park / James Terrace is currently $1,282, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 48.8% of Virginia neighborhoods.

Colonial Park / James Terrace is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Colonial Park / James Terrace 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 Colonial Park / James Terrace 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.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Colonial Park / James Terrace. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 21.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 87.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

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 Williamsburg, the Colonial Park / James Terrace neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

If you are planning to retire in Virginia, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Colonial Park / James Terrace 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 99.6% of neighborhoods in VA. If a Virginia retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Colonial Park / James Terrace neighborhood has more British and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 1.1% have Austrian ancestry.

Colonial Park / James Terrace is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Colonial Park / James Terrace neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 12.1% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One of the notable things about Colonial Park / James Terrace is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

In addition, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Colonial Park / James Terrace neighborhood could be your paradise. With 23.8% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 4.8% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.

Furthermore, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Colonial Park / James Terrace stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 81.9% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Colonial Park / James Terrace neighborhood in Williamsburg 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 90.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.3% 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 71.2% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Colonial Park / James Terrace neighborhood, 49.2% 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 29.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (12.5%), and 8.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Colonial Park / James Terrace neighborhood in Williamsburg, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (17.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.2%), and residents who report English roots (13.8%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (7.8%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (3.5%), among others. In addition, 13.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Colonial Park / James Terrace neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.9% of households. Some people also speak Chinese (3.8%).

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 Colonial Park / James Terrace neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (92.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Colonial Park / James Terrace 0.101011101001110
Williamsburg 0.101011101001110
Virginia 1.96
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Colonial Park / James Terrace 0.101011101001110
Williamsburg 0.101011101001110
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Colonial Park / James Terrace 0.101011101001110
Williamsburg 0.101011101001110
Virginia 19

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of VA school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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