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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Southgate median real estate price is $453,062, which is more expensive than 35.2% of the neighborhoods in Washington and 66.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Southgate is currently $1,995, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 75.1% of Washington neighborhoods.

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

Southgate 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 Southgate 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.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 6.5% in Southgate. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 58.2% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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 Spokane, the Southgate neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

Astoundingly, the Southgate neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in this particular Spokane neighborhood.

In addition, if you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Southgate is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 9.0% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Washington, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Washington.

Diversity

Did you know that the Southgate neighborhood has more Swiss and Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 2.8% have Welsh ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Southgate neighborhood in Spokane are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 69.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 11.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 50.9% 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 Southgate neighborhood, 60.1% 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 15.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (11.9%), and 11.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Southgate neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.0%).

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 Southgate neighborhood in Spokane, WA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (22.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (16.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.8%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (5.0%), along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (4.8%), 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 Southgate neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (74.7%) 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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