Lake Havasu City, AZ (Desert Hills)




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About Lake Havasu City, AZ (Desert Hills)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Desert Hills median real estate price is $145,044, which is less expensive than 68.2% of Arizona neighborhoods and 68.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Desert Hills is currently $1,171, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 52.4% of Arizona neighborhoods.

Desert Hills is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Desert Hills 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 Desert Hills 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 Desert Hills. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 40.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 97.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (32.2%). 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 Lake Havasu City, the Desert Hills neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

Of note, 88.6% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The Desert Hills neighborhood stands out for having the majority of its residential real estate made up of mobile homes. In fact, 52.4% of the occupied real estate here are mobile homes, which is a greater proportion than is found in 99.4% 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, uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 24 residents per square mile, Desert Hills is less crowded than 94.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. One of the notable things about Desert Hills 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, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Desert Hills neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 40.0%, which is higher than 97.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Desert Hills neighborhood in Lake Havasu City are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 90.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 88.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 99.7% of U.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 Desert Hills neighborhood, 36.6% 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 manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 25.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (24.5%), and 13.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Desert Hills neighborhood in Lake Havasu City, AZ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (18.9%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (18.9%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (12.8%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (4.3%), among others. In addition, 12.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Desert Hills neighborhood is English, spoken by 88.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (10.2%).

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 Desert Hills neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (86.3%) 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 (9.7%) . 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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Lake Havasu City 0.101011101001110
Arizona 4.10
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Arizona 31

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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This neighborhood is served by 3 districts:

LAKE HAVASU UNIFIED DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Arizona

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Better than of AZ school districts.

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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
Havasuonline
2200 Havasupai Boulevard
Lake Havasu City, AZ, 86403
N-N
Daytona Middle School
98 Swanson Plaza
Lake Havasu City, AZ, 86403
N-N
Thunderbolt Middle School
695 Thunderbolt Avenue
Lake Havasu City, AZ, 86406
N-N
Havasupai Elementary School
880 Cashmere Dr
Lake Havasu City, AZ, 86404
N-N
Starline Elementary School
3150 Starline Dr.
Lake Havasu City, AZ, 86406
N-N
Lake Havasu High School
2675 S. Palo Verde Blvd.
Lake Havasu City, AZ, 86403
N-N
Nautilus Elementary School
1425 Patrician Drive
Lake Havasu City, AZ, 86404
N-N
Oro Grande Elementary School
1250 Pawnee Drive
Lake Havasu City, AZ, 86406
N-N
Smoketree Elementary School
2395 Smoketree Ave
Lake Havasu City, AZ, 86403
N-N
Jamaica Elementary School
3437 Jamaica Blvd. So.
Lake Havasu City, AZ, 86406
N-N

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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COLORADO RIVER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Arizona

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Better than of AZ school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
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
Colorado River Union High School District Online
5221 Hwy 95
Fort Mohave, AZ, 86426
N-N
River Valley High School
2250 E. Laguna
Mohave Valley, AZ, 86440
N-N
Mohave High School
2251 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ, 86442
N-N

School District Enrollment By Group

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TOPOCK ELEMENTARY DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Arizona

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Better than of AZ school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
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
Topock Elementary School
5083 Tule Dr.
Topock, AZ, 86436
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School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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