Real Estate Prices and Overview
John West Rd / La Prada Dr median real estate prices are $107,797, which is more expensive than 47.7% of the neighborhoods
in Texas and 27.9% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in John West Rd / La Prada Dr are currently
$849, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 52.9% of Texas neighborhoods.
John West Rd / La Prada Dr is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Dallas, Texas.
John West Rd / La Prada Dr real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the John West Rd / La Prada Dr 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.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in
John West Rd / La Prada Dr. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 19.2%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 83.4% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods
dominated by seasonal homes (such as vacation areas), and occasionally
it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college
students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session.
But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that
can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you
may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
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: Migration/Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
In the John West Rd / La Prada Dr neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 97.2% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Significantly, 3.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Vietnamese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the John West Rd / La Prada Dr neighborhood has more single mother
households than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
In addition, the John West Rd / La Prada Dr neighborhood has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (62.6%) than found in
96.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
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 John West Rd / La Prada Dr neighborhood in Dallas are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 93.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 62.6% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 96.1%
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 John West Rd / La Prada Dr neighborhood, 34.7%
of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 33.7% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(18.6%), and 12.8% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities
and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods
with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries
will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun
to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly,
why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the John West Rd / La Prada Dr neighborhood in Dallas, TX, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican
(32.6%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (3.8%) , and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (3.3%) , and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (2.8%) , along with some English ancestry residents (1.1%), among others. In addition, 24.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are
tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are
at home with their families.
The most common language spoken in the John West Rd / La Prada Dr
neighborhood is English, spoken by 57.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Vietnamese and South Asian languages.
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 John West Rd / La Prada Dr neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (24.7% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (80.4%) 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 (11.9%) and 5.5% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.