Apache Junction, AZ (Route 60 / U.S. Route 60)




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About Apache Junction, AZ (Route 60 / U.S. Route 60)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 median real estate price is $112,987, which is less expensive than 80.5% of Arizona neighborhoods and 80.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 is currently $1,327, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 61.3% of the neighborhoods in Arizona.

Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Apache Junction, Arizona.

Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) mobile homes and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Route 60 / U.S. Route 60. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 41.3%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 97.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (39.5%). 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.

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 Apache Junction, the Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 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 Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, if you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 5.8% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Arizona, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Arizona. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for first-time home buyers.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 neighborhood stands out for having the majority of its residential real estate made up of mobile homes. In fact, 74.7% of the occupied real estate here are mobile homes, which is a greater proportion than is found in 99.9% 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.

In addition, unpopulated, and rural, the Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 92.4% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Furthermore, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 neighborhood's real estate landscape than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 79.0% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.

Also of note, real estate in the Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood. Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 41.3% of the residential real estate vacant, the Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

Finally, the Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 81.5% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 99.9% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 neighborhood has more Canadian and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 1.9% have Slovak ancestry.


The Neighbors

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 Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 neighborhood in Apache Junction are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 40.9% 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.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 neighborhood, 62.5% 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 18.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.4%), and 7.4% 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 Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 neighborhood in Apache Junction, AZ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (24.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.5%), and residents who report English roots (11.8%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (5.5%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (5.4%), among others. In addition, 10.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.8% of households.

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 Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.9% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (91.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (8.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

44 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Route 60 / U.S. Route 60 0.101011101001110
Apache Junction 0.101011101001110
Arizona 4.10
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Arizona 31

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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APACHE JUNCTION UNIFIED DISTRICT


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AZ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Cactus Canyon Junior High
801 West Southern Avenue
Apache Junction, AZ, 85220
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Four Peaks Elementary School
1755 N Idaho Road
Apache Junction, AZ, 85219
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Superstition Mountain Elementary School
550 South Ironwood
Apache Junction, AZ, 85220
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Apache Junction High School
2525 S Ironwood Dr
Apache Junction, AZ, 85220
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Mountain Shadows Education Center Closed
2805 S. Ironwood Dr.
Apache Junction, AZ, 85220
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Superstition Mountain On Line School
1575 W. Southern Ave.
Apache Junction, AZ, 85120
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Desert Vista Elementary School
3701 E Broadway
Apache Junction, AZ, 85219
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Peralta Trail Elementary School
10965 E. Peralta Rd.
Apache Junction, AZ, 85218
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