Winchester, VA (Amherst St / Whittier Ave)




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About Winchester, VA (Amherst St / Whittier Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Amherst St / Whittier Ave median real estate price is $286,094, which is more expensive than 59.2% of the neighborhoods in Virginia and 67.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Amherst St / Whittier Ave is currently $1,286, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 55.9% of Virginia neighborhoods.

Amherst St / Whittier Ave is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Winchester, Virginia.

Amherst St / Whittier Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Amherst St / Whittier Ave neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Amherst St / Whittier Ave has a 12.3% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 65.4% 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.

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 Winchester, the Amherst St / Whittier Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Amherst St / Whittier Ave neighborhood has more English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 19.0% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry.

Amherst St / Whittier Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Amherst St / Whittier Ave neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Amherst St / Whittier Ave neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 60.6% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're planning where to retire, the Amherst St / Whittier Ave neighborhood in Winchester is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in VA, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 85.6% of the neighborhoods in Virginia. If you are considering retiring to Virginia, this is a good neighborhood to look at.


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 Amherst St / Whittier Ave neighborhood in Winchester are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 44.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.9% 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 72.1% 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 Amherst St / Whittier Ave neighborhood, 38.7% 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 27.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.6%), and 13.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Amherst St / Whittier Ave neighborhood in Winchester, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (19.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (17.9%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.6%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (4.9%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (4.7%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Amherst St / Whittier Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 88.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (7.2%).

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 Amherst St / Whittier Ave neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (60.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (70.3%) 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 (16.3%) and 10.5% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. 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

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Crime
Amherst St / Whittier Ave 0.101011101001110
Winchester 0.101011101001110
Virginia 1.96

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Amherst St / Whittier Ave 0.101011101001110
Winchester 0.101011101001110
Virginia 18.67

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Amherst St / Whittier Ave 0.101011101001110
Winchester 0.101011101001110
Virginia 19

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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School Rating Information

 

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to VA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
New John Kerr Elem School
427 Meadow Branch Ave
Winchester, VA, 22601
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Virginia Ave. Charlotte Dehart Elem School
550 Virginia Ave
Winchester, VA, 22601
PK-04
John Kerr Elem School
536 Jefferson Street
Winchester, VA, 22601
PK-04
John Handley High School
425 Handley Blvd
Winchester, VA, 22601
09-12
Garland R. Quarles Elem School
1310 S Loudoun St
Winchester, VA, 22601
PK-04
Frederick Douglass Elem School
100 Cedarmeade Ave
Winchester, VA, 22601
PK-04
Daniel Morgan Middle School
48 S Purcell Ave
Winchester, VA, 22601
05-08

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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