Wacoochee Valley median real estate price is $308,942, which is more expensive than 63.0% of the neighborhoods in Alabama and 44.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Wacoochee Valley is currently $1,430, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 50.9% of Alabama neighborhoods.
Wacoochee Valley is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Smiths Station, Alabama.
Wacoochee Valley real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Wacoochee Valley 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 Wacoochee Valley. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 29.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 94.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (21.5%). This can occur in 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. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
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 get around.
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Wacoochee Valley 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 Wacoochee Valley community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, if you're planning where to retire, the Wacoochee Valley neighborhood in Smiths Station is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in AL, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 87.5% of the neighborhoods in Alabama. If you are considering retiring to Alabama, this is a good neighborhood to look at. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.
The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 95.0% of all neighborhoods in America, with 30.4% 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.
Did you know that the Wacoochee Valley neighborhood has more Brazilian and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 4.2% have Scots-Irish ancestry.
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. More residents of the Wacoochee Valley neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 96.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
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 Wacoochee Valley neighborhood in Smiths Station are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 64.2% 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.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the Wacoochee Valley neighborhood, 67.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 18.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (10.5%), and 4.6% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
The most common language spoken in the Wacoochee Valley neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.4% of households.
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 Wacoochee Valley neighborhood in Smiths Station, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (13.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (7.1%), and residents who report French roots (5.0%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (4.5%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (4.2%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Wacoochee Valley neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.3% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (65.4%) 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 (17.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.