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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Fairmount Southwest median real estate price is $1,051,777, which is more expensive than 92.2% of the neighborhoods in Colorado and 93.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Fairmount Southwest is currently $3,186, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 82.4% of the neighborhoods in Colorado.

Fairmount Southwest is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Golden, Colorado.

Fairmount Southwest 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 Fairmount Southwest 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 Fairmount Southwest, the current vacancy rate is 2.6%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 82.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Fairmount Southwest 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.

People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Fairmount Southwest neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the Fairmount Southwest neighborhood, where 39.2% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 13.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, a majority of the adults in the Fairmount Southwest 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 Colorado by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 96.1% of the neighborhoods in Colorado. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.

Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Fairmount Southwest neighborhood, analysis shows that 27.3% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 95.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Diversity

Did you know that the Fairmount Southwest neighborhood has more Austrian and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Austrian ancestry and 0.8% have Belgian 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 Fairmount Southwest neighborhood in Golden are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 94.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Fairmount Southwest neighborhood, 65.3% 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 20.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (7.9%), and 7.8% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Fairmount Southwest neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.6% of households.

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 Fairmount Southwest neighborhood in Golden, CO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (21.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.0%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (5.4%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (3.8%), 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 Fairmount Southwest neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.9% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (62.0%) 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 (9.0%) . 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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