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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Milam / Fisher median real estate price is $177,946, which is more expensive than 59.4% of the neighborhoods in West Virginia and 21.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Milam / Fisher is currently $1,290, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 49.2% of West Virginia neighborhoods.

Milam / Fisher is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Moorefield, West Virginia.

Milam / Fisher 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 Milam / Fisher 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 Milam / Fisher. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 25.8%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 91.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (13.0%). 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

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 Moorefield, the Milam / Fisher neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

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The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 95.3% of all neighborhoods in America, with 31.0% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.

In addition, uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 22 residents per square mile, Milam / Fisher is less crowded than 94.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Milam / Fisher neighborhood has more Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry.

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 Milam / Fisher neighborhood in Moorefield are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 76.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 26.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 76.5% 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 Milam / Fisher neighborhood, 38.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 28.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (21.3%), and 12.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Milam / Fisher neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.7%).

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 Milam / Fisher neighborhood in Moorefield, WV, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (14.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (6.5%), and residents who report English roots (5.3%), and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (2.2%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (2.0%), among others.

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 Milam / Fisher neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (79.3%) 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 (6.5%) . 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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