The Home Buyer's Korner

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September 25th, 2016

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EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH 

Zion City/Howell 70811 Neighborhood

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

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The median real estate price in the Zion City/Howell (Fortune Addition) neighborhood of Baton Rouge, Louisiana is $94,125, which is less expensive than nearly 76 percent of all the neighborhoods in the state and almost 83 percent of all neighborhoods in the country.

The average rental price in the Zion City/Howell neighborhood is currently $800 a month, and rents here are currently lower in price than over 66 percent of all the neighborhoods in Louisiana. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters

Zion City/Howell area is a suburban neighborhood located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and residential real estate is primarily made up of medium sized three and four bedroom to small studios or two bedroom single-family homes and other multi-family housing options like condominiums, town homes, duplexes, and apartments.

Many of the residences in the Zion City/Howell neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969, while a number of residences were built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant homes or apartments are a fact of life in Zion City/Howell neighborhood and the current real estate vacancy rate here is over 19 percent. To learn more about this neighborhood’s vacancy rate and its effect on your home buying or selling options, consult your real estate agent.

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular flair and why it’s important to learn all you can about the neighborhood you plan to call home.

More residents of the Zion City/Howell neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in nearly 96 percent of all the neighborhoods in the country. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don’t move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.

Your future neighbors in the Zion City/Howell neighborhood of Baton Rouge earn modest incomes, and this neighborhood has an income lower than over 85 percent of all the neighborhoods in America. 

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. The Zion City/Howell neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than over 98 percent of all other neighborhoods in the country. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.

In the Zion City/Howell neighborhood, over 34 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 clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with nearly 25 percent of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations at nearly 22 percent, and almost 20 percent in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Culture is the shared learning behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or other ethnicity or ancestry will express those cultures. 

In the Zion City/Howell neighborhood of Baton Rouge, LA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African at over seven percent, and other residents who report Haitian roots at over six percent. Some of the residents are also of Jamaican ancestry at three percent, along with some Mexican ancestry residents at nearly two percent, among others.

The most common language spoken in the Zion City/Howell neighborhood is English, spoken by 97 percent of households, while nearly one percent speaks Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan.

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Install, replace or repair gutters and downspouts

Replace, repair or upgrade your HVAC system

Repair or replace plumbing

Install, repair or replace electrical systems

Kitchen remodeling (including the purchase and installation of appliances)

Bathroom remodeling, Full interior painting, Total exterior painting

Repair or replace a septic system and/or well

Disability access (wheelchair ramp, elevator, widen doorways)

Build, repair or replace deck, patio or porch

Basement waterproofing and finishing

Abatement/Stabilization of lead-based paint hazards

Replace old windows, Room additions, Finish an attic

Add a second story to your home

Replace a termite damaged sill plate (a water-damaged sill plate also)

Possible landscaping items such as correction of grading & drainage problems,

tree removal, repair a driveway and sidewalks

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