Real Estate Prices and Overview
Mesilla Park median real estate prices are $74,839, which is less expensive than 87.6% of New Mexico neighborhoods
and 88.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Mesilla Park are currently
$748, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 47.7% of New Mexico neighborhoods.
Mesilla Park is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Mesilla Park real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) mobile homes and single-family homes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Mesilla Park 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.
Real estate vacancies in Mesilla Park are 6.8%,
which is lower than one will find in 65.0% of American
neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Mesilla Park
is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either
price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
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 Las Cruces,
the Mesilla Park neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Mesilla Park
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
16.0% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Mesilla Park neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 57.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 98.9% of all neighborhoods in America, with 46.9% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.
The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Mesilla Park neighborhood in Las Cruces are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 85.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 37.5% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 81.6%
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 Mesilla Park neighborhood, 34.1%
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 30.6% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(19.0%), and 15.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
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 Mesilla Park neighborhood in Las Cruces, NM, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican
(57.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (4.1%) , and residents who report Irish roots (3.3%) , and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (3.1%) , along with some Native American ancestry residents (1.2%), among others. In addition, 13.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Mesilla Park
neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 54.6% of households. Some people also speak English (45.4%).
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 Mesilla Park neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.3% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (85.9%) 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 (11.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.