When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Leisure World 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
Leisure World community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, if you are planning to retire in Arizona, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Leisure World
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 96.4% of neighborhoods in
AZ. If a Arizona retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Leisure World neighborhood has more
English and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 26.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 1.9% have Finnish ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Leisure World neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
21.6% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
96.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Leisure World stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 94.1% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Furthermore, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Leisure World 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 33.0%, which is higher than 95.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.