Whetstone median real estate price is $240,440, which is less expensive than 78.8% of Arizona neighborhoods and 63.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Whetstone is currently $1,766, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 81.8% of Arizona neighborhoods.
Whetstone is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Huachuca City, Arizona.
Whetstone real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Whetstone 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.
Whetstone has a 11.9% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 67.5% 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.
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 Huachuca City, the Whetstone neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Whetstone neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 38.7% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 96.7% of all neighborhoods in America, with 35.6% 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.
In addition, uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 27 residents per square mile, Whetstone is less crowded than 93.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
If you are planning to retire in Arizona, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Whetstone may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Arizona, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 95.2% of neighborhoods in AZ. If a Arizona retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.
Did you know that the Whetstone neighborhood has more Lebanese and Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 2.9% have Welsh ancestry.
Whetstone is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.1% 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 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Whetstone neighborhood in Huachuca City are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 52.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 26.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 76.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Whetstone neighborhood, 38.7% of the working population is employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 36.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (30.0%), and 22.1% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the Whetstone neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (6.5%).
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 Whetstone neighborhood in Huachuca City, AZ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (22.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (12.6%), and residents who report Italian roots (7.1%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (5.9%), along with some Spanish ancestry residents (5.7%), among others.
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 Whetstone neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (81.8%) 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 (14.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.