Real Estate Prices and Overview
Melody Hills median real estate prices are $75,684, which is less expensive than 77.5% of Texas neighborhoods
and 88.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Melody Hills are currently
$710, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 50.6% of Texas neighborhoods.
Melody Hills is a rural neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Fort Worth, Texas.
Melody Hills real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Melody Hills neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in
Melody Hills. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 23.8%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 89.7% 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
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Melody Hills neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
58.4% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Melody Hills neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.0% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Melody Hills
neighborhood than in 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite
the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains
a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many
laborers and manufacturers.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 97.2%
of the adult residents in the Melody Hills neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Melody Hills neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 59.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
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 Melody Hills neighborhood in Fort Worth are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 88.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 49.5% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 90.5%
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 Melody Hills neighborhood, 45.9%
of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 28.1% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations
(21.1%), and 4.9% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
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 Melody Hills neighborhood in Fort Worth, TX, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican
(59.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (8.4%) , and residents who report German roots (5.3%) , and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (3.3%) . 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 Melody Hills
neighborhood is English, spoken by 68.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (30.3%).
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 Melody Hills neighborhood spend
between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.2% of working
residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S.
Here most residents (58.4%) carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (41.6%) . Despite relying on the automobile to get to work, residents of this neighborhood
share the ride more than most neighborhoods, reducing traffic, pollution, and saving money.