Real Estate Prices and Overview
Watson median real estate prices are $159,674, which is more expensive than 74.2% of the neighborhoods
in Louisiana and 49.7% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Watson are currently
$811, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 75.7%
of the neighborhoods in Louisiana.
Watson is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Denham Springs, Louisiana.
Watson real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Watson neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.
In Watson, the current vacancy rate is 3.9%,
which is a lower rate of vacancies than 82.8% of all neighborhoods
in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Watson
is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
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 Denham Springs,
the Watson 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 Watson neighborhood has more
French and English ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 17.2% have English ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Watson
is among the best neighborhoods for families in Louisiana. In fact, this neighborhood is
more family-friendly than 96.0% of neighborhoods
in the entire state of Louisiana. Its combination of top public
schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives
this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other
families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong
sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents
influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will
find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the
In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Watson neighborhood. A whopping 45.7% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 95.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complimentary 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 Watson neighborhood in Denham Springs are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 77.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 2.5% of the children seventeen and under
living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which
is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 83.3%
of America's neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has
a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about
the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the Watson neighborhood, 35.6%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 25.9% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(19.2%), and 19.2% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves,
Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily
from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods
home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more
unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households
– and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live
in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents
or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the Watson neighborhood in Denham Springs, LA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English
(17.2%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (15.1%) , and residents who report Italian roots (8.5%) , and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (7.8%) , along with some Irish ancestry residents (5.0%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Watson
neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.2%).
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 Watson neighborhood spend
between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (30.8% of working
residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (91.6%) 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 (7.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.