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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Sunnyside median real estate price is $234,509, which is less expensive than 78.7% of Virginia neighborhoods and 71.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Sunnyside is currently $1,885, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 62.9% of Virginia neighborhoods.

Sunnyside is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Winchester, Virginia.

Sunnyside real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Sunnyside 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.

Sunnyside has a 10.9% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 65.5% 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 Sunnyside neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

Of particular note, 6.5% of the people in the Sunnyside neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.

Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Sunnyside neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 11.0% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.4% of all neighborhoods in America.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the Sunnyside neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 95.0% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Diversity

Significantly, 0.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Mon-Khmer, which is the dominant language of Cambodia, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.5% 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 Sunnyside 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 41.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 21.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 70.9% of U.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 Sunnyside neighborhood, 30.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.7%), and 16.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Sunnyside neighborhood is English, spoken by 74.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (23.4%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Sunnyside neighborhood in Winchester, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (18.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (10.6%), and residents who report German roots (8.8%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (6.6%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.2%), among others. In addition, 15.5% 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 Sunnyside neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America. However, there is also a significant group of residents (11.0%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (78.2%) 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 (12.4%) . 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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