Marine Corps Base Hawaii West median real estate price is $1,372,919, which is more expensive than 91.5% of the neighborhoods in Hawaii and 97.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Marine Corps Base Hawaii West is currently $4,943, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 84.4% of the neighborhoods in Hawaii.
Marine Corps Base Hawaii West is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Kailua, Hawaii. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
Marine Corps Base Hawaii West real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) townhomes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Marine Corps Base Hawaii West neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Real estate vacancies in Marine Corps Base Hawaii West are 6.0%, which is lower than one will find in 61.5% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Marine Corps Base Hawaii 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.
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.
Marine Corps Base Hawaii West is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Marine Corps Base Hawaii West is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.
In addition, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Marine Corps Base Hawaii West neighborhood could be your paradise. With 76.0% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 0.3% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Marine Corps Base Hawaii West neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 100.0%, which is higher than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
With 43.1% of employed workers living in the Marine Corps Base Hawaii West neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 99.9% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Furthermore, from major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Marine Corps Base Hawaii West neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 99.1% of all American neighborhoods.
In addition, the Marine Corps Base Hawaii West neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Marine Corps Base Hawaii West neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 79.1% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.
In the Marine Corps Base Hawaii West neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 19.0% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 98.0% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
One of the really interesting characteristics about the Marine Corps Base Hawaii West neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 2.5% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Hawaii.
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 Marine Corps Base Hawaii West neighborhood in Kailua are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 74.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 14.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 58.6% of U.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 Marine Corps Base Hawaii West neighborhood, 48.9% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is the military, with 43.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (25.8%), and 14.8% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
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 Marine Corps Base Hawaii West neighborhood is English, spoken by 85.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Italian and Polish.
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 Marine Corps Base Hawaii West neighborhood in Kailua, HI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (17.4%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (16.7%), and residents who report German roots (9.6%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (6.4%), along with some English ancestry residents (5.5%), 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 Marine Corps Base Hawaii West neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (79.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (59.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (19.0%) and 16.8% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.