Hi! Great question. There are many variables that go into estimating values in a particular area. The area that you are inquiring about, Highland Mills, has an above average value ratio compared with surrounding areas. Even here in Highland Mills, there are areas that have mixed values due to the same conditions that would affect other locations (i.e.-school district, age of construction, local amenities, commercial/industrial areas, etc). There are 2 ways to get a better understanding of area values: first is to do what you're doing-research! You can never have too much information when it comes to real estate! Second, stop in and visit a realtor that works in that area. We're all extremely friendly and willing to help you in any way. We can show you comparable sales in a given area, take you on a tour of that area and show you the most recent numbers in this area regarding sales, current listings, and tax information.
This is a great area to live in and I hope you choose to stay here! Have a great day!