Real Estate Prices and Overview
Happy Hill median real estate prices are $87,834, which is less expensive than 67.0% of Texas neighborhoods
and 81.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Happy Hill are currently
$898, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 46.4% of Texas neighborhoods.
Happy Hill is a rural neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Alvarado, Texas.
Happy Hill real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) mobile homes and single-family homes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Happy Hill 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.
Happy Hill has a 12.2% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
63.9% 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
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 96.0%
of the adult residents in the Happy Hill neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the Happy Hill neighborhood stands out for having the majority of its residential real estate made up of mobile homes. In fact, 54.3% of the occupied real estate here are mobile homes, which is a greater proportion than is found in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. If you like mobile homes, this might be a great neighborhood in which to look for real estate.
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 Happy Hill neighborhood in Alvarado are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 51.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 28.6% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 71.6%
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 Happy Hill neighborhood, 37.3%
of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
executive, management, and professional occupations, with 22.4% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(20.9%), and 19.4% 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 Happy Hill neighborhood in Alvarado, TX, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican
(19.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.1%) , and residents who report English roots (10.9%) , and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (10.7%) , along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.1%), among others. In addition, 10.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Happy Hill
neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (18.0%).
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 Happy Hill neighborhood spend
between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.7% of working
residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S.
Here most residents (90.6%) 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 (9.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.