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August 15th, 2015

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Wahiawa City Center Neighborhood

Wahiawa, Hawaii Homes for Sale

WAHIAWA CITY CENTERThe median real estate price in the Town Center of Wahiawa is $544,580, which is more expensive than 41.0% of the neighborhoods in Hawaii and 92.0 percent of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Wahiawa Town Center is currently $996 and rents here are currently lower in price than 90.7 percent of Hawaii neighborhoods.

The vacancy rates are 9.5 percent in Wahiawa Town Center and the rate is lower than 48.7 percent of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Wahiawa Town Center is an urban neighborhood primarily made up of small studio to two bedroom to medium sized three or four bedroom single-family homes and condominiums. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Town Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999 with a number of residences built between 1940 and 1969.

For many reasons, Lehiwa Dr/Meheula Pky area is an ideal neighborhood for first-time home buyers in the state of Hawaii. Homes here are priced below median housing values in the state. While many first time home buyers focus purely on low cost and convenient location, which can risk your investment in your first home and put you in a less than desirable neighborhood, this neighborhood is a true standout for a lot of reasons, and definitely worth a look if you are a first time home buyer. In addition to being an excellent choice for first-time home buyers, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees.

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

Your future neighbors in the Town Center neighborhood in Wahiawa enjoy  middle class incomes and this neighborhood has a higher income than 50.5 percent of the neighborhoods in America.

In the Wahiawa Town Center neighborhood, 35.7 percent 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 manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 27.5 percent of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations at 23.0 percent and 13.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

With 5.5 percent of employed workers living in the Wahiawa Town Center neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 99.0 percent of American neighborhoods and shapes of the neighborhood’s culture and character.

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 ancestry 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 Town Center neighborhood in Wahiawa, HI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian at 41.3 percent. There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry at 13.2 percent and residents who report Mexican roots at 1.7 percent. Some of the residents are also of Portuguese ancestry at 1.1 percent, along with some German ancestry residents at1.1 percent, among others. In addition, 26.1 percent of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Wahiawa Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 67.6 percent of households. Other important languages here include Tagalog, the first language of the Philippine region and spoken by 12.1 percent of households, followed by Spanish.

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