Blaine, WA (Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach)




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About Blaine, WA (Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach median real estate price is $292,662, which is less expensive than 51.9% of Washington neighborhoods and 51.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach is currently $1,528, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 46.3% of Washington neighborhoods.

Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Blaine, Washington. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach 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 owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach 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 Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 29.8%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 94.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (25.9%). 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.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of. One of the notable things about Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach 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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach neighborhood has more Canadian and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 1.3% have Austrian ancestry.

Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Vietnamese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach neighborhood in Blaine are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 64.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.3% 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 79.8% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach neighborhood, 37.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 21.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.3%), and 20.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach neighborhood in Blaine, WA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (17.6%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (15.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.0%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (10.1%), along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (5.8%), among others. In addition, 27.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: 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 Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese, Russian and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).

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 Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (53.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (84.9%) 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 (8.0%) . 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 Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach 0.101011101001110
Blaine 0.101011101001110
Washington 2.84
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Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach 0.101011101001110
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Semiahmoo / Cottonwood Beach 0.101011101001110
Blaine 0.101011101001110
Washington 56

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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BLAINE SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Better than of WA school districts.

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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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to WA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Point Roberts Primary
Pt. Roberts Primary
Point Roberts, WA, 98281
KG-03
Blaine Primary School
Blaine Primary School
Blaine, WA, 98230
KG-02
Blaine Elementary School
Blaine Elementary
Blaine, WA, 98230
03-05
Blaine Middle School
Blaine Middle School
Blaine, WA, 98230
06-08
Blaine High School
Blaine High School
Blaine, WA, 98230
09-12
Blaine Home Connections
580 C Street
Blaine, WA, 98230
KG-11

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