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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Chester median real estate price is $540,946, which is more expensive than 50.3% of the neighborhoods in Washington and 75.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Chester is currently $5,259, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in Washington.

Chester is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Spokane Valley, Washington.

Chester real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more 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 Chester 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.

In Chester, the current vacancy rate is 1.0%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 91.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Chester is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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.

Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Chester neighborhood buck this trend. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 37.1% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 97.2% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

People

A majority of the adults in the Chester neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for Washington by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in Washington. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.

Diversity

Did you know that the Chester neighborhood has more Eastern European and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 5.0% have Scottish ancestry.

Chester is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% 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 95.9% 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 Chester neighborhood in Spokane Valley are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 83.0% of the neighborhoods in America. With 11.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 51.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 Chester neighborhood, 59.4% 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 14.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (13.5%), and 12.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 Chester neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

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 Chester neighborhood in Spokane Valley, WA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (27.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (16.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.0%), and some of the residents are also of Eastern European ancestry (6.8%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (5.0%), among others.

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 Chester neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (60.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (82.0%) 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.


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