Real Estate Prices and Overview
Brooktrails median real estate prices are $312,402, which is more expensive than 34.2% of the neighborhoods
in California and 79.3% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Brooktrails are currently
$1,362, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 65.0% of California neighborhoods.
Brooktrails is a rural neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Willits, California.
Brooktrails real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Brooktrails neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Brooktrails has a 13.6% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
69.1% of American neighborhoods). This could either
signal that there is weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood,
or that much of the housing stock is seasonally occupied,
which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes.
Either way, if you live here year round, you will find many of the homes
or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
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 Willits,
the Brooktrails neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Brooktrails neighborhood has more
Danish and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 4.0% have Dutch ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 24.19 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 94.0% of America. One of the notable things about Brooktrails is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Brooktrails
neighborhood, analysis shows that 11.1% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
95.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
The Neighbors: Income
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 Brooktrails neighborhood in Willits are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 65.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 16.0% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 50.8%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
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 Brooktrails neighborhood, 30.6%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.9% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(21.2%), and 19.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
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 ancestries 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 Brooktrails neighborhood in Willits, CA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(15.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (10.0%) , and residents who report Mexican roots (8.6%) , and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (4.9%) , along with some Dutch ancestry residents (4.0%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Brooktrails
neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (7.5%).
Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your
day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially
with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and
means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically
located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set
up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike.
The greatest number of commuters in Brooktrails neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.5% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (85.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.