Indian Trail 64 Good
Indian Trail Livability #303 ranked city in North Carolina#12,709 ranked city in the USARanks better than 56% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Indian Trail

  • Employment

    This area scores extremely well in the employment category. This is primarily due to the combination of low unemployment rates, higher median home income and income per capita.

  • Housing

    The housing category in this area boasts higher than average scores, likely influenced by a positive home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Ratings

    Local residents have positive feedback regarding the convenience of amenities, parks, public transit, the friendliness of neighbors, the strong sense of community, and the overall safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    It appears that many amenities may not be conveniently situated within walking distance, potentially necessitating the use of a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    Commuters in this area may experience longer-than-average work commute times due to limited public transportation access.

  • Health & Safety

    Factors like poor air quality and the absence of essential health-related facilities like hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and pharmacies could have played a role in the low score in this category.

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What's it like Living in Indian Trail?

Indian Trail, North Carolina is a medium-sized city with a population of 39,644 residents. According to the most recent Census, 82% of Indian Trail residents are White, 9% Black and 3% Asian. When traveling to work, spending unnecessary time in your vehicle is not ideal and downright frustrating. Across all of America, the average one way commute time is 26 minutes, unfortunately, living in Indian Trail offers up a higher than average one way commute time of 32 minutes.

Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Indian Trail could be a positive experience compared to other cities in North Carolina if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. To help you find the best places to live in and around Indian Trail, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, employment and more.

Using data and statistics Indian Trail has received a livability score of 64/100. This score is ranked in the 58th percentile when compared to all other cities. If we consider each of the categories individually, we see that Indian Trail ranks well for cost of living (B), employment (A) and housing (A+). On a less positive note, Indian Trail does not have favorable ranks for the following: amenities (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Real estate represents the most substantial investment for homebuyers, constituting their most valuable asset. Renters, on the other hand, typically see their monthly rent as their most significant expense. The Indian Trail market earns a high score in the housing category, surpassing the national average in factors like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates. This robust real estate market not only benefits individual homeowners and renters but also spurs vigorous local economic activity and job growth, solidifying its significance in driving the region's prosperity and financial well-being.

Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Indian Trail. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Indian Trail are affordable. The median home price for Indian Trail homes is $238,800, which is 52% higher than the North Carolina average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Indian Trail, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 15.2% lower than the North Carolina average.

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      Indian Trail transportation information

      Statistic Indian Trail North Carolina National
      Average one way commute32min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.9%81.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.9%9.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.2%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.4%1.8%2.8%
      Working from home11.8%4.8%4.6%
      Source: The Indian Trail, NC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).