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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Badger / Clear Creek Park median real estate price is $313,422, which is more expensive than 30.6% of the neighborhoods in Alaska and 44.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Badger / Clear Creek Park is currently $2,345, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 84.8% of the neighborhoods in Alaska.

Badger / Clear Creek Park is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in North Pole, Alaska.

Badger / Clear Creek Park real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Badger / Clear Creek 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.

Badger / Clear Creek Park has a 13.6% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 74.2% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

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 North Pole, the Badger / Clear Creek Park neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Badger / Clear Creek Park neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Badger / Clear Creek Park community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

Occupations

The Badger / Clear Creek Park neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 96.8% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the Badger / Clear Creek Park neighborhood has more Czechoslovakian and Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry and 4.5% have Native American ancestry.

Badger / Clear Creek Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary 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 Badger / Clear Creek Park neighborhood in North Pole are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 54.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Badger / Clear Creek Park neighborhood, 34.2% 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 executive, management, and professional occupations, with 31.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (21.0%), and 12.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 Badger / Clear Creek Park neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian, Native American languages and German/Yiddish.

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 Badger / Clear Creek Park neighborhood in North Pole, AK, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (12.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (8.9%), and residents who report Native American roots (4.5%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (3.2%), along with some French ancestry residents (1.9%), among others.

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 Badger / Clear Creek Park neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (56.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (88.2%) 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 (8.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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