Powhatan Woods / Powhatan Plantation median real estate price is $372,250, which is more expensive than 49.8% of the neighborhoods in Virginia and 56.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Powhatan Woods / Powhatan Plantation is currently $2,370, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 61.7% of the neighborhoods in Virginia.
Powhatan Woods / Powhatan Plantation is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Powhatan Woods / Powhatan Plantation real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Powhatan Woods / Powhatan Plantation 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 Powhatan Woods / Powhatan Plantation. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 25.2%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 91.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (13.3%). 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.
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 Powhatan Woods / Powhatan Plantation neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Powhatan Woods / Powhatan Plantation 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 Powhatan Woods / Powhatan Plantation community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, if you are planning to retire in Virginia, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Powhatan Woods / Powhatan Plantation 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 96.4% of neighborhoods in VA. If a Virginia retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.
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 Powhatan Woods / Powhatan Plantation neighborhood could be your paradise. With 26.9% 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 4.0% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.
Did you know that the Powhatan Woods / Powhatan Plantation neighborhood has more English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 22.4% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry.
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 Powhatan Woods / Powhatan Plantation neighborhood in Williamsburg are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 78.7% 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.
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 Powhatan Woods / Powhatan Plantation neighborhood, 61.2% 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 18.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (10.6%), and 10.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Powhatan Woods / Powhatan Plantation neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.7%).
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 Powhatan Woods / Powhatan Plantation neighborhood in Williamsburg, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (22.4%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (21.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (14.0%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (6.4%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (3.1%), 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 Powhatan Woods / Powhatan Plantation neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (84.2%) 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.