Waterville West median real estate price is $288,814, which is more expensive than 49.8% of the neighborhoods in Maine and 47.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Waterville West is currently $1,771, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 41.3% of Maine neighborhoods.
Waterville West is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Waterville, Maine.
Waterville West real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Waterville West neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Real estate vacancies in Waterville West are 3.4%, which is lower than one will find in 78.7% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Waterville West is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
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 Waterville, the Waterville West neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
The Waterville West neighborhood is considered a solid choice for executive lifestyles. NeighborhoodScout's analysis ranks it as better than 92.9% of Maine neighborhoods for executive living, based on the wealthy, educated professionals, executives, and managers who choose to reside here, the spacious homes that are prominent features of the real estate in the neighborhood, and the high real estate appreciation rates found here relative to other neighborhoods in the state.
Did you know that the Waterville West neighborhood has more French and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 32.6% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 12.1% have French Canadian ancestry.
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 Waterville West neighborhood in Waterville are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 69.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.8% 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 57.0% 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 Waterville West neighborhood, 54.5% 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 29.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (9.9%), and 6.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Waterville West neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.5% of households.
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 Waterville West neighborhood in Waterville, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as French (32.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (16.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.1%), and some of the residents are also of French Canadian ancestry (12.1%), along with some German ancestry residents (11.8%), among others.
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 Waterville West neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (51.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (80.5%) 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 (11.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.